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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.


October 30, 2020

PJC Board of Regents receive update on nursing programs

New equipment and future plans for the nursing programs were showcased in a report to the Paris Junior College Board of Regents during a virtual meeting held Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

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October 26, 2020

Dylan Ballard Scholarship Created at PJC for Lamar County students

The legacy centered on the loss of a son will continue to live on through the students of Paris Junior College, after the Dylan’s Drivers organization ceased operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resources endowed a new Dylan Ballard scholarship at PJC.

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October 24, 2020

October 29-30 auditions slated for second PJC virtual drama

Virtual auditions to be held by the Paris Junior College Drama Department on October 29-30, 2020.

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October 08, 2020

PJC drama offering virtual performances this fall

Though drama at Paris Junior College has had to step back from public performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two free, virtual shows will be offered via Zoom for the fall 2020 semester. PJC is following the lead of many professional theater companies around the globe currently offering performances of this type.

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October 02, 2020

Brookshires establishes endowed scholarship at PJC

Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud to announce the establishment of the “Focus on the Future” scholarship program in partnership with more than 40 universities and colleges in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including Paris Junior College in September 2020.

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September 29, 2020

PJC Regents approve tax increase, receive enrollment update

After receiving no adverse comments on a proposed tax increase, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents adopted a 2020 tax rate of $0.089 per $100 valuation at their Monday evening meeting, Sept. 28, 2020.

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August 26, 2020

PJC Board of Regents approve 2020-21 budget

The Paris Junior College Board held a formal public hearing on the 2020-21 budget, receiving no public comment, prior to their regular meeting held Monday, August 24, 2020. During the meeting that followed, Regents approved the budget of $33,360,516, about $2.9 million less than the previous year's budget.

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July 22, 2020

PJC releases certified roll of 2020 spring graduates

Paris Junior College is pleased to release the certified roll of graduates from the spring graduation ceremony of May 22, 2020, that was held virtually.

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July 16, 2020

PJC athletes and baseball team receive national academic honors

Paris Junior College athletes earned both individual and team academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association. Despite the difficulties this year from the COVID-19 pandemic, 9,555 student-athletes from around the nation achieved a 3.60 GPA or higher.

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July 15, 2020

NJCAA updates 2020-21 Plan of Action

Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. Following the Board of Regents' vote on Monday, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.

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July 06, 2020

PJC hires Shelby Shelton as head softball coach

Shelby Shelton, the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the head softball coach at Paris Junior College for the 2020-2021 season after spending the past year as an assistant at Louisiana Tech University.

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June 30, 2020

PJC again proven a great bargain with new ranking

Paris Junior College has achieved another top ranking that demonstrates it is one of the best value institutions of higher education in the State of Texas.

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June 25, 2020

PJC continues to be a highly efficient institution

At its June 22, 2020 meeting, the Paris Junior College Board of Regents received the 2019 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Feedback Report.

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June 03, 2020

PJC names students to spring 2020 President’s and Dean’s Lists

Paris Junior College is pleased to announce that over 160 students were named to the President’s and Dean’s lists for academic achievement during the spring 2020 semester.

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May 26, 2020

PJC offering aid to students; deadline approaching

While remote registration for summer and fall 2020 classes continue at Paris Junior College, students have several financial aid options available, from regular sources and special assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 25, 2020

PJC’s 95th graduation held virtually

The 95th spring graduation ceremony of Paris Junior College presented a marked departure from the past, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and PJC's closure mandated by the State of Texas. Instead of an in-person ceremony at Noyes Stadium, a virtual graduation video was released on Friday, May 22, 2020, to honor the graduates.

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May 14, 2020

PJC workforce students return Monday to finish spring semester

While most sophomores at Paris Junior College have finished their online classes and applied for graduation, students in some workforce programs will return on Monday, May 18, 2020 as part of a phased-in reopening process.

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May 04, 2020

PJC to hold virtual graduation May 22

Paris Junior College graduates will be recognized in a virtual commencement ceremony on May 22, 2020. Students are being offered curbside pickup of their caps and gowns. They are also being asked to submit a photo to be made into a video of the graduation ceremony.

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May 03, 2020

National Champion Coach Bill Foy returns to PJC

Former Paris Junior College Head Men’s Basketball Coach and 2005 National Coach of the Year Bill Foy is returning to PJC in the dual roles of Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach, effective May 1, 2020. In 2005, Foy led the Dragons to a National Junior College Athletic Association championship title.

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May 01, 2020

PJC Continuing Education offers free online courses to June 30

Ten free online courses are being offered by the Paris Junior College Continuing Education Department, now through June 30, 2020.

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