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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.

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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February 16, 2024

PJC releases Fall 2023 President’s and Dean’s List

The dedication and hard work of Paris Junior College students is being recognized as more than 200 students have been named to the President’s and Dean’s lists for academic achievement in the Fall 2023 semester.

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February 01, 2024

Paris realtors donate $21,000 to PJC for scholarships

Starting in the Fall 2024 semester, Paris Junior College students will have additional scholarship help available thanks to a $21,000 donation from Paris, Texas realtors.

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January 25, 2024

PJC accreditation renewed for ten years

At the end of 2023, Paris Junior College received official news of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). PJC's institutional accreditation was reaffirmed with no recommendations for improvement, an important feat.

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January 10, 2024

PJC receives 2023 “Exemplar” ROSE Award

Paris Junior College was recently selected as the recipient of the 2023 “Exemplar” ROSE award in Recognition of Scaling Excellence. PJC is the first community college in the state to have achieved the goal of reaching scale in the essential practices across all four pillars of the Texas Pathways strategy.

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January 01, 2024

PJC welcomes interim president with new year

When Paris Junior College reopens on January 2, 2024, a new era begins at the institution. Dr. Jerry King, former president of Trinity Valley Community College and a dedicated educator, will take the helm as PJC's interim president while a search is conducted to replace Dr. Pamela Anglin, who resigned at the end of 2023.

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December 06, 2023

“1940’s Christmas Carol: A Radio Play” opens Thursday at PJC

An intrepid cast in a 1940 radio show learns a few minutes before show time that they have nothing with which to make sounds just before going live with a performance of “A Christmas Carol.” So begins the show opening Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Paris Junior College.

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December 04, 2023

Tuesday evening the PJC Chorale holds free performance

The Paris Junior College Chorale, led by PJC music faculty member Alaina Downing, will perform a free concert on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Shaw Recital Hall.

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December 04, 2023

Free PJC music student recital Monday evening

Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2023 at 7 p.m., Paris Junior College voice, guitar, and piano students will perform at a free recital in the Shaw Recital Hall.

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December 01, 2023

Register early for chance at free laptop

To encourage early registration for popular classes in the Spring 2024 semester - while seats are still available - Paris Junior College is giving away 50 free laptops to eligible students, whether full- or part-time.

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November 28, 2023

PJC student art show opens Tuesday

Paris Junior College will hold an opening reception for the Fall Student Art Show and student awards from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 in the Foyer Gallery.

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November 08, 2023

PJC Veterans Day Ceremony slated for Friday, Nov. 10

Paris Junior College will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. The ceremony will begin in the DeShong Chapel and move outside to the PJC Veterans Memorial, just north of the Administration building.

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November 07, 2023

2023 PJC Homecoming King and Queen crowned

As part of Paris Junior College’s 99th Homecoming festivities, the 2023 King and Queen were crowned during halftime of the men’s basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. Chosen were Caydence Gonzalez and Oscar Hernández Lesage. PJC’s 1998 PJC Homecoming Queen LaKeysha Brown joined Director of Student Life Kenneth Webb in crowning the King and Queen. Afterwards, Brown received a special commemorative award celebrating the 25th anniversary of her crowning.

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