PARIS — Paris Junior College will celebrate its 89th homecoming Nov. 7-9 with a packed schedule of events for students and alumni.
Students will kick off the celebration on Nov. 7 with a parade that starts at the Hunt Center, travels through downtown Paris and returning to the Hunt Center.
Homecoming Queen and King candidates will be featured on the parade floats. They include queen nominees Chancy Williams of Paris and Sara Dunmon and Chelsea Jordan of Powderly. King nominees are Tyler Murphy of Commerce, Brad McDonald of Wills Point and Callaway Kirkpatrick of Aledo.
Friday morning, Nov. 8, students in PJC’s Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology will hold an Open House. A brief program overview will be given at 10 a.m. in room 205 of the Daon Wall Applied Science Building. That evening, the President’s Reception is held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Cafeteria.
Saturday the Annual Alumni and Friends Board meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by a Getting Reacquainted Reception in the Student Center Lobby. The DeShong Chapel is the site of the Annual Memorial Service at 11 a.m.
The Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon honoring Dr. Robert L. Abshire will begin at noon in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom. Tours of the new Math and Science Building and the renovated Grimes Center will be given afterwards.
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., Kelsey Goodman, Lanny “Hoss” Huggins and Robert K. Hall will be inducted into the PJC Academic Hall of Honor.
Action moves to the Hunt Center at 4 p.m. for the women’s basketball game against Lady Fort Bliss and the 6 p.m. men’s game against North Lake College. PJC’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the men’s game.
“We hope our friends and alumni in the community will come out and help honor our Distinguished Alumnus and Hall of Honor inductees,” said PJC Institutional Advancement/Alumni Affairs Derald Bulls.
For information or to make luncheon reservations, contact Bulls at 903-782-0276.
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