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PJC Prepares For Aug. 30 Fall Semester Start

English Instructor Chris Nichols just made it to the Convocation meeting last week in time to receive his 10-year service pin from PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin.

Paris Junior College has seen a lot of activity as the campus prepares for the fall semester starting Monday, Aug. 30.

The college is offering a free vaccination clinic to keep students as safe as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be on that first day of class at the Paris campus. The clinic will run from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm in the Student Center Ballroom, and all students, faculty, and staff who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to get their first shot. As encouragement, those who show proof of complete vaccination will receive $100 later this semester.

“While we do not require face masks,” said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin, “we are encouraging students, faculty, and staff to look out for the safety of themselves and others.”

Typically all PJC faculty and staff gather for a Convocation to receive updates and training ready for the fall semester. Due to continued challenges from COVID-19, we held a series of four meetings last week introducing new staff and faculty, and we recognized PJC employees with work anniversaries.

Receiving 10-year service pins were South Campus Residence Hall Supervisor Stacy Dangerfield; Campus Police Officer-Greenville Billy Miller, Continuing Education Clerk Allen Moore, English Instructor Chris Nichols, and Student Records and Recruiting Coordinator Norma Wright.
Fifteen-year service pins went to Speech Instructor Paul May, Student Success Coach/Financial Aid Advisor-Greenville Daniel Parham; Gerald Ringwald, Maintenance; Sociology Instructor Jon Rutherford; Vice President of Workforce Education John Spradling, and Student Success Coach Natasha Whitaker.

Those receiving 20-year service pins included Educational Opportunity Center Advisor Karen Ballard; Mathematics Instructors Chastity Woodson and John Fornof; and Director of Library Services Joe Jackson.
Twenty-five-year service pins went to Psychology Instructor Linda Miles, History Instructor Matt White, and Off-Campus Centers Librarian Carl Covert.

Vice President of Student Access and Success Sheila Reece and Library Services Supervisor Shirley Bridges received their 30-year service pins from Dr. Anglin.

Late registration will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 1, to allow all students who wish to take classes this fall the opportunity. Financial aid is available, and extra pandemic aid will go to all eligible students mid-semester, regardless of their financial assistance status.

For more information on getting started at PJC, call 903-782-0425.