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 - 80 Diplomas, Two Honorary Degrees Are Awarded...
80 Diplomas, Two Honorary Degrees Are Awarded at PJC Eighty graduates received diplomas diplomas and two Parisians were presented with honorary associate of arts degrees at the 27th annual commencement exercises held on the campus at Paris Junior Coi- lege Wednesday night. Dr. James W. Reynolds, University of Texas, professor in junior college education, education, was the speaker. Dr. J. R. McLemore, college president, presented the diplomas and Rayburn Bell, president of the board of regents of the college presented the honorary degrees to A. W. Neville, editor of The Paris News, and Dr. F. L. Wear, retired retired Presbyterian minister. The degrees were awarded in appreciation appreciation of the long years of service Mr. Neville and Dr. Wear have given to the college and the community. community. Charles Hatcher, president of the student body and son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Hatcher of Paris, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award loving cup. given by the college to the student selected selected by the faculty as having rendered the most outstanding service throughout the school year. Announced as valedictorian of the class was Thomas May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe May of Clarksville. Clarksville. Introduced as salutatorian was Mrs. Wanda Bowman Burns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bowman of Paris. Other top honor students were James Robert Biard, Paris; Robert W. Fodge, Detroit; Charles Hatcher, Paris; George Henderson, Paris; Edna Mae Hume. Paris; Genevievc Laurence, Laurence, Paul's Valley, Okla.; Henry Moore, Paris; Marlin Ray Parker, Bogata; Virginia Ijon Preston, Paris, and Billie Ruth Slalon, Cl arks vi lie. AWARD WINNERS Other winners of top awards besides besides Hatcher were: Thomas May, the Mrs. C. H. Noyes scholarship medal for the highest two- year average; Robert Fodge, son of "Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fodge, Detroit, the science award for the most outstanding student in science, the name to . engraved on the Albert Albert Broadfoot Memorial Cup; Henry Moore, son of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Moore, Paris, the Joseph Ligon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution award to the most outstanding student in American history; Marlin Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Parker, Bogata, the Albert Field Gilmore Litt. D. Memorial medal for the student with the highest average in two years of English; Johnie THOMAS MAY . . .Valedictorian Ferguson, son of E. E. Ferguson, Leonard, the Joseph H. Noyes Memorial speech medal given to the graduate selected by the faculty faculty for excellence in public speaking; speaking; Gwendolyn Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Brown, Telephone, the Mrs. Morris Fleming Fleming award for the highest achievement achievement in the study of clothing; Mrs. Edna Hume, Bogata. the Business and Professional Women's Club award for the most outstanding student in secretarial work; Laura Ann Adams, daughter of Mrs. W.T. Adams, Brookston, the Paris News award to the most outstanding student student in the field of journalism; Robert Biard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Biard, Paris, the Mrs W. W. Staples mathematics award given in memory of Capt. Bill Staples, Staples, and Corkv Bowling, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowling, Tyler, Tyler, the athletic award presented to the outstanding athlete of the year by Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Hatcher in mcmoriam of Donald Roach. The awards were presented presented by Dr. McLemore and Dean Burton Mason. DR. REYNOLDS SPEAKS Using as his subject, "Education "Education for What?". Dr. Reynolds said that graduates must take an inventory of themselves to see if they are properly equipped for the hard realities of life. He said they qualified for citizenship when they have answered to themselves the right answers of morality. "Economic evils can be solved See DEGREES Page 2 Col. 1 MRS. WANDA BOWMAN BURNS . . .Salutatorian CHARLES HATCHER . .Service Award Winner Memorial Day Accidents Low By The Associated Press The nation's celebration of Memorial Memorial Day appears to have been one of the safest since the end of World War II. The death toll in violent accidents

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 31 May 1951, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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