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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 09, 2021

PJC joins annual Giving Day with East Texas Communities Foundation

On April 27, 2021 Paris Junior College will join over 195 nonprofit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day.

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April 09, 2021

Summer 2021 registration now open at PJC

Paris Junior College is offering five terms this summer, ranging from three to 13 weeks in length starting May 17 until August 17, 2021.

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March 29, 2021

PJC Regents keep COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Facing uncertainties about the aftereffects of Spring Break and more virulent strains of COVID-19, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents voted to maintain current safety protocols at their meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021.

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March 01, 2021

PJC tuition and fees to remain unchanged

Paris Junior College tuition and fees are slightly below the state average, and Monday evening, Feb. 22, 2021 the Board of Regents approved keeping the same rates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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February 25, 2021

Sixth PJC New Works Festival opens Thursday

With a very timely theme of “Shipwreck’d,” the Sixth Annual Pyro Playfest opens virtually this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Free live performances continue on Zoom Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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February 18, 2021

PJC named 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School

Paris Junior College announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.

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February 08, 2021

PJC aids Lamar County COVID-19 vaccinations

Students of Paris Junior College had readily taken the opportunity to step up and help in the Paris and Lamar County COVID-19 vaccination effort begun in late January. A majority of students in the PJC nursing programs were joined by students in the emergency medical services program, nursing and EMS faculty, and faculty and staff from PJC to assist in getting hundreds of people vaccinated over two Fridays (Jan. 22 and 29, 2021) at the Hunt Center.

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January 27, 2021

PJC Regents receive clean audit, modify nursing program

A clean audit report for Paris Junior College and the PJC Memorial Foundation was presented to the College Board of Regents by Teffany Kavanaugh, audit manager for McClanahan and Holmes, at their monthly meeting held Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Regents also approved changes to the College’s nursing program.

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January 21, 2021

PJC announces Fall 2020 President’s and Dean’s List

Paris Junior College is pleased to announce that 173 students were named to the President’s and Dean’s lists for academic achievement during the Fall 2020 semester.

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January 08, 2021

Paul Keith Denney Endowment created at PJC

Architect and Paris Junior College alumnus and regent Paul Keith Denney passed away on July 18, 2019 after a 16-month battle with brain cancer. Now, thanks to his friend Linda Vandiver, Denney's musical legacy will live on in an endowment created to award music scholarships to PJC.

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January 04, 2021

PJC scholarships available; spring classes start Jan. 11

Paris Junior College has scholarships available for students to use in the Spring Semester, but applicants should take action now to gain funding for classes that begin Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. PJC is offering face-to-face, interactive video, hybrid, and online classes so students may best meet their educational needs.

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December 15, 2020

PJC programs, important dates for 2020-21 Winter Break

Paris Junior College is registering students for both the Winter Mini-Term and the 2021 Spring Semester, and continues a program allowing enrolled students to borrow laptops to help with their studies.

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December 10, 2020

Roan Oak Masonic Lodge awards PJC nursing scholarships

The Roan Oak Masonic Lodge #860 of Garrett’s Bluff has donated $500 scholarships to five Paris Junior College nursing students. The scholarships will help the students with tuition, fees and related expenses in the 2020-2021 academic year.

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December 03, 2020

“Alice in Cyberland” opens virtually Dec. 3 at PJC

Paris Junior College's Drama Department offers the second free virtual performance of the fall semester starting Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. "Alice in Cyberspace," a one-act production targeting young audiences and families at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. More live virtual shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5, 2020 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.

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December 03, 2020

PJC Music Department holds virtual recital

A free virtual concert from the Paris Junior College Music Department will premiere on the PJC YouTube channel on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.

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November 25, 2020

PJC dual credit opportunities growing, Regents learn

Opportunities for dual credit students at Paris Junior College continue to expand, according to a report presented Monday evening, Nov. 23, 2020 to the PJC Board of Regents.

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November 17, 2020

Atmos Energy boosts PJC early childhood education students

Paris Junior College has received a $10,000 donation for early childhood education scholarships from Atmos Energy. The first-time partnership between PJC and Atmos will assist education students attending PJC in Paris, Greenville and Sulphur Springs.

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November 13, 2020

PJC JobReady provides quick start for high demand positions

Paris Junior College is joining community colleges across Texas to meet the needs of Texans who need to upgrade their skills in the midst of the current economic crisis. Through the Texas Community College Teachers Association, PJC has partnered with JobReady to offer high-quality skills training at an affordable price.

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November 11, 2020

Virtual “Rossum’s Universal Robots” opens Nov. 12 at PJC

The Paris Junior College Drama Department will open the free drama "Robert's Universal Robots" or "RUR" on a virtual stage this Thursday. The play will be performed live on Zoom Nov. 12-14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2020.

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November 06, 2020

PJC to observe Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Paris Junior College will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The ceremony will be held entirely outside this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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