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Parents Get Insight Into Student Life For Two Days

In 2006 Parents Weekend was created for TJC students and parents to come together and play games, enjoy extra curricular activities, and create a fellowship with one another.

“We planned the [Parents] Weekend to show parents the vibrant student life, history and traditions of TJC,” Jonathan Pollard, assistant director of the Center for Student Life Involvement, said.

To participate in activities, students will need to register and pay a $35 registration fee. The fee pays for the student’s and guest’s meal for both days, and all the activities they choose to participate in for the weekend. If students want to bring more than two guests, each additional person will cost $10.

“Blake Shelton will be a concert to remember by not only the parents themselves, but by our own students,” Vincent Nguyen, interim director of Center for Student Life Involvement said.

The weekend continues to evolve every year. The first year there was no live entertainment. Last year featured artist Pat Green performed. This year, country artist Blake Shelton is the headliner.

“I urge all students that are interested to pick up their tickets as soon as the box office is open for distribution because we only have 750 tickets to give and they will without a doubt go fast,” Nguyen said.

If students and parents decide they don’t want to attend the concert, there is a movie night alternative.

Students and parents can go to Times Square Cinema and view any movie of their choice.

“Each year we’ve tried to make the weekend bigger and better by offering more to parents and students,” said Pollard.

Sophomore Josh Bell whose parents are from the Dallas area said, “I’m looking forward to watching a movie with my parents and hanging out with them at the hotel.”

Parents Weekend for Bell is a time to hangout with his family while he’s at school.

Guests that travel from out of town are offered a TJC rate at select hotels. After Oct. 10 T-shirts are not guaranteed. Registration forms can still be submitted up to Oct.31. Forms can be found at http://www.tjc.edu

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