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PJC freshman rises to regional leadership challenge

PJC freshman rises to regional leadership challenge

Though he is not yet eligible to hold an office with the Student Government Association at Paris Junior College, freshman Arron Newman found himself taking on the role of SGA Region III secretary at a recent meeting in Tyler, Texas. “He presided as Secretary at the last minute, and he...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC offering first police academy in Lamar County

PJC offering first police academy in Lamar County

Paris Junior College is offering its first-ever Police Academy in Lamar County through a partnership with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. PJC has offered police academies, but only in Hunt County before now. To accommodate people working full-time, the training will be offered in the...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

Student organizations, faculty and staff of Paris Junior College donated 47 coats to Lamar County Head Start just in time for cold weather recently, and one PJC student group donated enough hats and gloves to go with them. The in-kind donation was worth nearly $1,500, according to Head...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC students do well at Annual North Texas Drama Auditions

PJC students do well at Annual North Texas Drama Auditions

Six Paris Junior College students with widely varying interests recently attended the Annual North Texas Drama Auditions in Plano and came away with many transfer offers to four year universities. Tyaisha Allen, Haley Hines, Rheston Sills, Riley Collard, Cody Rice and Andy Johnson were...

12/09/2014 by eParisExtra
Continuing Education in December at PJC

Continuing Education in December at PJC

Several continuing education course are available from Paris Junior College in December. All classes are in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center, unless noted otherwise. Call the PJC Continuing Education Department at 903-782-0447 or go to www.parisjc.edu/ce for further...

12/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Two PJC baseball players sign with four-year schools

Two PJC baseball players sign with four-year schools

Two sophomores from the Paris Junior College Dragons’ baseball team move on next year to four year schools. Austin McDaniel, a right-handed pitcher, has signed to play for the U.S. Air Force Academy (Division 1 Mountain West Conference) and outfielder Logan Sepanek has signed to play for...

12/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Tuesday reception marks opening of PJC student art exhibit

Tuesday reception marks opening of PJC student art exhibit

The public is invited to attend a reception and enjoy the work of Paris Junior College visual art students on Tuesday Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The semester exhibit is in the Foyer Gallery, located on the southeast corner of the Paris Campus. “This fall 2014 semester will highlight the...

11/30/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC announces spring registration, second chance scholarship

PJC announces spring registration, second chance scholarship

Along with early registration for Paris Junior College’s spring 2015-semester going on now, PJC offers financial aid and scholarships, including a new scholarship designed to encourage former students to finish college. Those wanting to apply for scholarships or financial aid need to complete...

11/28/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Career Coach

PJC Career Coach

The Paris Junior College webpage offers the free online tool Career Coach, allowing individuals to see what jobs are available in the region and research employment prospects for careers of interest. Users can explore potential careers, assess the skills they would need and what type of...

11/26/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC to Hold Holiday Concert and Student Recital Dec. 3 & 4

PJC to Hold Holiday Concert and Student Recital Dec. 3 & 4

Paris Junior College’s Music Department will present “Christmas in the Chapel” on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the DeShong Chapel on the PJC campus. Then on Thursday, Dec. 4, PJC students will perform their end-of-semester selections in the Shaw Recital Hall in the Music...

11/26/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC 90th Homecoming

PJC 90th Homecoming

A busy 90th Homecoming weekend at Paris Junior College entertained many with a birthday party, parade, pep rally and President’s Reception, but the main events were all held on Saturday, Nov. 8. Six former students of Paris Junior College were honored with either the 2014 Distinguished Alumni...

11/17/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Veterans Day Ceremony, new veterans group formed

PJC Veterans Day Ceremony, new veterans group formed

Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Paris Junior College will hold its annual remembrance at the DeShong Chapel, including a performance of “America the Beautiful” by the PJC chamber singers, followed by a wreath-laying at the PJC Veterans Memorial outside and the playing of taps. Also involved...

11/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Texas A&M affirms PJC biomedical program excellence with second articulation agreement

Texas A&M affirms PJC biomedical program excellence with second articulation agreement

A new articulation agreement has just been signed between Paris Junior College and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health. The agreement will facilitate admission and academic transfer of PJC students into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at...

11/08/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC hosts speaker on the US Battleship Texas

PJC hosts speaker on the US Battleship Texas

Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society at Paris Junior College, is sponsoring a program on the centennial celebration of the battleship Texas. Jack Ashmore, retired Captain United States Navy, will speak in the Rheudasil Learning Center library foyer at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov....

11/08/2014 by eParisExtra

"The All Night Strut!" hits the boards at the Ray Karrer Theater

Paris Junior College students will be celebrating great American music with “The All Night Strut: A Musical Review of the 1930s and 1940s” in the Ray Karrer Theater Nov. 14, 15 and 16. A band will accompany the performance by singers/dancers as they showcase such popular tunes as...

11/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Phi Theta Kappa inducts large number of PJC students

Phi Theta Kappa inducts large number of PJC students

A double celebration highlighted the recent fall induction of Paris Junior College students into the Beta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society. This is PJC’s 90th year and the 82nd anniversary of the chapter at PJC. “As I travel to other community colleges and...

11/05/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Homecoming 2014 Celebrations

PJC Homecoming 2014 Celebrations

The Paris Junior College will be celebrating 90 years of education this week as Homecoming 2014 festivities get under way. Beginning on Thursday, November 6 there will be a PJC Birthday Party from 2:30-3:30pm at the McLemore Student Center Ballroom. At 4pm the PJC Homecoming Parade will start...

11/03/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Phi Theta Kappa members attend leadership conference

PJC Phi Theta Kappa members attend leadership conference

Members of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society at Paris Junior College, attended PTK’s 2014 Texas Leadership Conference held recently at Grayson College in Denison, Texas, bringing back valuable leadership lessons and recognition for the PJC chapter, Beta Zeta. The conference,...

10/30/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Homecoming Ticket Deadline Approaching, Birthday Party on Tap

PJC Homecoming Ticket Deadline Approaching, Birthday Party on Tap

Paris Junior College will celebrate 90 years and kick off Homecoming festivities with a birthday party for the public at 2:30 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 6. “Everyone is invited to join us in celebrating 90 years of academic excellence,” said PJC President...

10/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Four to be inducted in PJC Academic Hall of Honor, one to Athletic Hall of Fame

Four to be inducted in PJC Academic Hall of Honor, one to Athletic Hall of Fame

As part of the 90th Homecoming at Paris Junior College on Nov. 8, four former PJC students will be inducted into the PJC Academic Hall of Honor: Don Haley (1948-49), Perry Hill (Class of 1973), Camellia St. John (Class of 1962) and Ray Moran (1953-54). Hill will also be inducted into the PJC...

10/27/2014 by eParisExtra