PJC Students Named to Who's Who
Fifty-seven students at Paris Junior College have received notice of being chosen for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. Faculty members nominate outstanding students each year to receive this recognition.
Paris Junior College students receiving recognition and their hometowns include:
Angela F. Archbold, Ella D. Archie, Nakia O. Blake, William M. Blundell, Loren D. Burks, Jacqueline K. Dacus, Patrick O. Featherman, Brandon S. Fleming, Porsha V. Gunishaw, Bianca S. Hanna, Shari M. Hearne, Sheila A. Kyle, Shaneika B. Moore, Danisha S. Shaw, Kendrick C. Smith, Tarmecia T. Smith, Angel R. Torres-Carmona, Isabel Torres-Carmona, and Wilma R. Wintz all of Paris.
Area students include Jacob M. Allen, Robin L. Fite, Jazmin B. Hargis, Eric M. Katzenberger, Evertt L. Smith, all of Greenville; Misti D. Nicholson of Brookston; Tamra M. Holmes and Christina N. Webster of Detroit; Jesse M. Churchwell of Ladonia; Ariell M. Ford of Quinlan; Ryan A. Gatewood of Caddo Mills; Christina M. Gunlock of Bonham; Melissa A Ingram of Clarksville; Cade P. Newsome, Lenae R. Smith of Sulphur Springs; Kevin M. McDonald of Cumby; Jennifer C. Whitlock of Campbell; Cindy Baker of Point; Stephanie A. Brock of Plano; Alyssa M Coronado, Brody K. Justice, William Garrett Killgore all of Frisco; Jessica C. Craft of Dike; Ada J. Gotcher, Kristi S. Patel of Commerce; Sarah A. Deimling of Royse City; Nancy A. Longino of Celeste; Simbarashe Mazambani of Garland; Lauren A. Hutchinson of Addison; Michael P. Medina of Sugar Land; James D. (J.D.) Allison of Beach City; Stephanie C. Goudy of Burleson; Lauren A. Pyka of Fredericksburg; Yong Z. Ouyang of Richardson; and Rachel A. Maslowski of Wylie.
Others are Kierra D. Oby of Baton Rouge, La.; Justin J. Wheat of Columbus, Miss.; and Shirrell L. Williams of Detroit, Michigan.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges was started in 1934 by Pettus Randall who was then an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama, preparing to enter law school. He had been an outstanding student in all aspects of academic and campus activities and a a result had been tapped into various campus honor societies. Although Randall valued these honors bestowed by his alma mater, he was unable to accept them because membership fees cost more than he could afford. He then created this honors program without dues or fees to recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments and scholastic contributions.
In 1966 the first edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges was published. It continues to this day.