“PJC through the Decades” is the theme for the 94th annual Homecoming festivities at Paris Junior College that begin Thursday and continue through Saturday.
Homecoming is a special time for current students and alumni and friends to recognize the historical value the institution has contributed to their success. King and Queen nominees include John Altman of College Station, Katie Cullum of Lufkin, Cannon Davis of College Station, Julio Jimenez of Brownsville, Jaida Muhammad of Edinburg, and Kamryn Wimberly of Sulphur Springs.
Activities begin on Thursday with the Student Government Association sponsored parade at 4 p.m. Floats and decorated vehicles will line up along South Collegiate Drive and proceed up Clarksville Street to 12th Street S.E., over to Lamar Avenue, around the downtown plaza and back to the College. Immediately following the parade, a pep rally will be held in the Hunt Center.
Friday will be headlined with the President’s Reception hosted by Dr. Pamela Anglin from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom. Alumni, friends, retired and current faculty have the opportunity to enjoy time while reliving PJC memories.
The weekend celebration continues on Saturday with the Distinguished Alumni and Academic Hall of Honor Luncheon at Love Civic Center at 11:30 a.m. Honorees include Dr. W. Robert Houston, Distinguished Alumnus, and Academic Hall of Honor Class of 2018, James A. ‘Jim’ Wade, Sheila Coursey, James Rodgers and Judy Hodgkiss.
Tickets for the luncheon are $20 and may be purchased through the office of Institutional Advancement/Alumni Affairs, 903-782-0276.