Virtual celebration planned

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Wednesday, Sept. 16 is Navarro College Day.

Navarro College first opened its classroom doors in Corsicana to a total of 238 registered students on Sept. 16, 1946.

While the anniversary is usually a public annually celebrated event, the COVID-19 pandemic has discouraged large gatherings. For 2019, the event will be celebrated virtually.

Staff, students, and alumni are encouraged to wear their favorite Navarro College gear and share their school pride photos on social media. Using the hashtag #NavarroCollegeDay, supporters can take part in celebrating the college’s long history.

Navarro College has long been a part of Corsicana’s academic history. The original campus had been converted from an abandoned military base to a learning facility. Under the college’s first president Ray Waller, its original student body was comprised primarily of World War II veterans.

In 1951, the campus moved to its present day location, where it has continued to expand.

Navarro College has campuses operating in Corsicana, Waxahachie, Midlothian, and Mexia.

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