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PJC, A&M ink biomedical sciences agreement

Published or Revised September 27, 2006

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Paris Junior College President Dr. Pamela Anglin, right, and Dr. H. Richard Adams, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, congratulate one another on the signing of a new biomedical sciences articulation agreement.

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Paris Junior College recently signed a 2+2 Articulation Agreement to facilitate the admission and academic transfer of students from PJC into the Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Program at Texas A&M.

Paris Junior College is the 11th community college to enter into such an agreement with the university.

As Paris Junior College students progress toward the completion of their associate’s degree, this agreement will ensure seamless transition into the BIMS program, according to the provisions and conditions of the agreement.

Paris Junior College students must maintain a cumulative 3.6 GPA, or above, in their community college courses, must not have any grade below a B in all of their “Common Body of Knowledge” science and math course work, and must be eligible for graduation from the community college. Students who meet these requirements and complete the approved degree plan as full-time students will be admitted to the BIMS program.

Biomedical sciences is the largest major on the Texas A&M University campus, with approximately 2,000 students enrolled. Most students pursuing this degree are preparing for a career in the allied health field, which includes such professions as medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, nursing, ophthalmology and dentistry.

“Partnerships in education are one key to providing opportunities for our high achieving students,” said Dr. H. Richard Adams, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. “The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to join Paris Junior College in offering this opportunity to students in the Paris area.”

President of Paris Junior College, Dr. Pamela Anglin, noted, “We are so pleased. This is a huge opportunity for our students of Northeast Texas. This agreement will help students achieve their dreams.”

This agreement is renewable every five years.

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