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Celebrating 100 Years!

On September 12, 1923, the first day of Parsons Junior College classes were held in the Senior High School Auditorium. PJC occupies the top floor of the Parsons High School building at 26th & Main. Eight faculty teach 15 courses to 70 students.

100 years later, Labette Community College continues to provide quality learning opportunities in a supportive environment for success in a changing world. Labette Community College is located at 14th & Broadway, offering a total of 25 degree programs and 6 technical certificate programs, with 31 faculty members teaching 2,000+ students annually.

100-Year Celebration Events 100-Year Celebration EventsJoin us for a year of celebration to commemorate the past and look forward to the future, as we usher in our second century of education!

100-Year Facts

100-Year Facts

The first assembly of the Parsons Junior College took place on September 17, 1924.

During the first year of the Junior College, foundation courses were offered in chemistry, economics, english, rhetoric, french, latin, spanish, history, mathematics, political science, biology, & commerce and administration.

Myles Pember Jr. was a member of the first graduating class of Parsons Junior College in 1925. In 1978, he received the Cardinal Citation Award, the highest honor given by Labette Community College. Pember donated his PJC Football Letter Sweater to the College.

Parsons Junior College wins the 1923 state football championship.

In 1928, the annual junior college play was presented February 17, in the high school auditorium. The name itself, "The Haunted House," suggests how entirely mysterious and ghostly it was It was received with enthusiasm by all who saw it.

Under the guidance of Coach Stephen C. Hinshaw, PJC won the 1925 Kansas Junior College conference championship without losing a game.

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