More than 500 students graduate from PJC

The west stands of Noyes Stadium were packed as Paris Junior College held its 92nd spring graduation ceremony Friday evening, May 12. PJC had 512 students graduating from PJC with a certificate or Associate degree, and nearly 260 students chose to participate in the graduation ceremony.

The ceremony opened with an invocation by Student Government Association president Logan Thomas and a song performed by PJC alumna and drama and speech instructor Robyn Huizinga 

Among the graduates were students who had received state and national honors in their degree fields and ranged in age from 17 to 77 years. They were 48 percent male and 52 percent female. The graduates represented 30 different Texas counties, 21 different states, and the countries of the Bahamas, Germany, Japan and Nepal.

In this years graduating class, we have 38 students receiving their Associate degrees who will be graduating from high school in the next two to three weeks, said PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. Of these, 31 are from Quinlan Ford High School, two are from Miller Grove High School, two are home schooled and one from Greenville Christian, North Lamar, and Prairiland high schools.

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