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Paris Junior College News Archive

Welcome to the PJC News Archive. Listed on the pages below are the hundreds of news items released by PJC over the previous few years.

July 22, 2024

Baseball tops in national GPA

For the second year in row, a grade point average (GPA) of 3.88 clinched the number one spot nationally for the Paris Junior College baseball team, according to the National Junior College Athletic Association. PJC also had 55 athletes named to All Academic teams.

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July 05, 2024

Sign up by July 11 for free PJC fast track GED courses

Free GED classes are being offered by Paris Junior College's Adult Education Department that can help students get their GED in as little as 10 weeks. Registration runs until Thursday, July 11, 2024 for classes starting Monday, July 15 in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center at PJC.

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June 27, 2024

PJC’s newest vice president pursues passion for student success

For many years, Paris Junior College has been transitioning beyond being an "open door" college where everyone is welcome towards a primary focus of successful completion for every student. A major step on this path has been taken with the hiring of Dr. Lisa Elliott as Vice President of Student Access and Success. She starts July 1, 2024.

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June 26, 2024

PJC offering six free robotics coding camps

Paris Junior College is offering six free, week-long Robotics Coding Camps that take an interactive approach to designing and coding robots through coding and use of Sphero BOLT and VEX V5 robots. Campers will be presented challenging and innovative concepts in learning, problem solving and analytical skills while fostering an interest in computer coding/programming.

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June 17, 2024

Ninth PJC president begins tenure

Dr. Stephen Michael Benson, the ninth president to serve Paris Junior College as it enters its 100th year, began his tenure on Monday, June 3, 2024. His first two weeks have helped him craft a short-term listening plan.

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June 09, 2024

PJC holding Kids College July 8-11, 2024

The ever-popular Kids College offered by the Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department returns July 8-11, 2024.

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June 09, 2024

PJC holding two basketball camps, starting June 10

Now that summer has official started, parents are looking for things to keep their children busy and engaged. Paris Junior College is holding two basketball camps, one starting Monday, June 10, and the other beginning June 17.

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April 29, 2024

Support PJC on East Texas Giving Day, April 30

Paris Junior College is proud to announce its participation in East Texas Giving Day on April 30, 2024, joining over 195 nonprofit organizations across north and east Texas in a collective effort to raise critical funds for the local community.

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April 26, 2024

PJC offering two free musical evenings, April 29 and 30

Back-to-back free musical events are being held by Paris Junior College on Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30, 2024 in the Shaw Recital Hall at 7 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

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April 26, 2024

Job Fair at PJC on Monday, April 29

Paris Junior College is holding a Job Fair for graduating students and community members from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024 in the PJC Student Center Ballroom.

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April 26, 2024

PJC Men’s Basketball holding open tryout this Sunday

Paris Junior College Men's Basketball is holding an open tryout this Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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April 25, 2024

Princess Camp: The Musical opens Thursday, April 25

"Princess Camp: The Musical" is a fun, family-friendly production that takes the audience on an adventure to be true to oneself. It opens Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Paris Junior College.

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April 04, 2024

PJC Holding Soccer and Basketball Camps

Paris Junior College have three upcoming athletic camps, with the Men's Soccer ID Camp on Saturday, April 6, 2024 leading off, then Women's Basketball Mini-Camps and Tryout on April 12-14 and a later camp on June 19-20; and a Men's Basketball Camp on June 10-13.

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April 02, 2024

PJC Music & Cheer unite for Avante-garde recital, Tuesday, April 2

Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024 the Paris Junior College cheer squad will perform interpretive movements as part of a free recital showcasing the work of John Milton Cage, Jr. Dr. Michael Holderer, music faculty, will perform the selections and give a lecture about Cage.

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March 29, 2024

PJC doubles down on graduating H.S. senior scholarships

Paris Junior College is doubling down on scholarships this summer for graduating high school seniors from the PJC service area. The 2024 summer scholarship will cover tuition and fees for any two courses offered in Summer I, II, Long, or Extended terms.

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March 22, 2024

Dr. Stephen Benson sole finalist for 9th PJC President

Paris Junior College has named Dr. Stephen Benson as sole finalist to be the ninth president of the college since 1924. He is expected to start around the beginning of June 2024. The search process was conducted by the Association of Community College Trustees.

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March 19, 2024

Presidential candidate forums in-person and online

Paris Junior College will hold in-person and online forums Wednesday through Friday

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March 11, 2024

PJC Presidential Search Committee names three finalists

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents met Thursday, March 7, 2024 and received the formal recommendations from the PJC Presidential Search Committee of three finalists for the next President of the College.

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March 06, 2024

2024 Mr. & Miss PJC announced with historic twist

Paris Junior College has been naming a Mr. and Miss PJC each spring for decades, but Wednesday night, a tie resulted in a Mr. and Miss... and Miss PJC. The announcement came during halftime of the men's basketball game on March 6, 2024.

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March 05, 2024

2024 Mr. & Miss PJC to be announced Wednesday

The 2024 Mr. and Miss Paris Junior College will be announced on Wednesday evening, March 6, 2024 during halftime of the 7:30 p.m. men's basketball game against Navarro College in the Hunt Center.

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