One of many highlights of the 89th Paris Junior College Homecoming, Nov. 7-9, will be the induction of three former students into the PJC Academic Hall of Honor.
Former Naval commander and computer program developer Kelsey B. Goodman, construction contractor Robert K. Hall and Texas Broadcasting Hall of Fame member Lanny “Hoss” Huggins will be honored Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom. The public is invited and encouraged to join in this special event.
Goodman, who attended PJC from 1949-50, will be recognized for social and computer sciences. Hall, a 1983-85 PJC student, will be recognized in science and engineering. Huggins, a 1963 graduate, will be inducted in the fine arts division.
“Paris Junior College is fortunate to have so many amazing alumni and former students who have made phenomenal impacts in their professional fields. We set this time aside to celebrate their accomplishments,” said Dr. Pamela Anglin, PJC president.
Kelsey Goodman had two careers, first in the United States Navy and later in the computer software development industry.
Robert K. Hall is the president of RK Hall Construction, LTD, with offices in Paris, Amarillo, Sherman, Sulphur Springs, Mount Pleasant, and Texarkana, Texas and Ark., as well as DeQueen, Ark.
Formed in 2005, RK Hall acquired APAC Inc. in 2007. The following year, Rushing Paving Company of Denison was acquired. The company is a provider of asphalt paving materials and services, pavement rehabilitation, grading and bridge construction in Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and Southwest Arkansas. The Paris-based construction company now has 350 employees.
Huggins, born and raised in Paris, has had a long career in the broadcasting business. He began in radio broadcasting as a teenager at Radio KFTV in Paris, with an after-school teen show. He and his brothers, Gary and Mickey, known as the Huggins Brothers, also had a Saturday afternoon show on KFTV in the 1950s.
The PJC Academic Hall of Honor was established in 1995 to honor alumni, former students and friends of the college for the affects they have had directly and indirectly on the vision and mission of the institution.
A portrait of each member of the Hall of Honor is featured in the hallway of the McLemore Student Center.
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