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PJC Regents commend students, learn of higher enrollment

Published or Revised April 03, 2019

PJC students at Regent meeting

Shown at the Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 Paris Junior College Board of Regents meeting are the students who represented PJC at Community College Day at the Texas State Capitol: from left, Cyan Burkhart, Kyson Hogue, Sylvia Feijen (PJC-Sulphur Springs Center), Tabitha Kelly (PJC-Greenville Center), Johnathan Stevenson, and Giselle Benitez, along with PJC Student Life Director Kenneth Webb.

Paris Junior College was well represented at Community College Day at the Texas Capital late last month, regents learned at their meeting Monday evening, Feb. 25, 2019.

Cyan Burkhart, Kyson Hogue, Sylvia Feijen, Tabitha Kelly, Johnathan Stevenson, and Giselle Benitez were recognized by the Regents. While in Austin for Community College Day on Jan. 30, the students were able to meet Rep. Dan Flynn and Rep. Gary VanDeaver.

“I really enjoyed the personal tour from Rep. Flynn,” said Benitez. “It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot.”

“Having Rep. Flynn explain the history and having such a good background on everything was really eye-opening,” said Kelly. “My favorite thing was getting personally recognized on the House floor by Rep. Gary VanDeaver.”

All the students took turns sharing their impressions of the day with the regents and thanked them for the opportunity to attend.

“We had the best students there,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. “They made us proud.”

More good news was received with the spring enrollment report of 4,629 students. This is an increase of 4.54 percent in contact hour generation and in head count of 7.8 percent. Applied Sciences was up 10 percent over the previous year and the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center had an increase of 40 percent.

“They were given their goals, and they worked to keep every student they could,” said Dr. Anglin of the workforce instructors and the 10 percent increase. “They did an amazing job and got their numbers up.”

In other business, the Regents:


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