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PJC Regents bid farewell, take in new member

Published or Revised July 02, 2014

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Top, PJC Board of Regents president Curtis Fendley presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing regent Frankie Norwood. Below, incoming regent Jim Bell is sworn in.

A plaque of appreciation was presented to outgoing Paris Junior College regent Frankie Norwood at the PJC Board of Regents’ meeting Monday night by PJC Board President Curtis Fendley, who thanked him for 23 years of dedication to the community and the college.

“My daddy said, ‘son, the decisions that you have to make, always use what knowledge you have, but always ripen it with common wisdom.’ I hope that’s what I did in these 23 years. I’ve enjoyed serving at PJC, and saw a lot of changes,” said Norwood. “Continue to keep PJC strong, viable and affordable for all our kids because it’s the greatest place here.”

Incoming regent Jim Bell was sworn in, and the board elected officers to two-year terms by acclamation. Fendley was reelected to serve two more years, as was Board Secretary Berdie Gibson. Regent Ann Wyche was elected Vice President.

The regents heard of an articulation agreement under negotiation from PJC biology instructor Jack Brown, who also heads PJC’s biomedical sciences program. Brown briefed the regents the agreement will be with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

“They came to visit and liked how modern our labs are,” said Brown. “This articulation agreement will greatly expand the options for PJC students.”

When finalized, the agreement will be similar to the one PJC has with the biomedical science program within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University-College Station. For both institutions, successful completion of PJC’s biomedical sciences program guarantees entree into highly competitive programs.
In other business, the Board of Regents:


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