Botanist and Explorer John Janovec to Speak at Jarvis Christian College

January 29, 2013

       For Immediate Release

Jennifer Cobbins, Director of Public Relations

903-730-4890 Ext. 2601

News Release

HAWKINS, TEXAS – Peruvian Botanist and Explorer John Janovec will speak at Jarvis Christian College Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the East Texas Natural History Museum on the Jarvis campus.

Janovec was leader of the Botanical Research Institute’s Andes to the Amazon Biodiversity program until 2012. He is now botanist with the Universidad Nacional Agraria la Monlina in Lima, Peru. He will come to Jarvis to speak to students and others about his work.

“This will be especially relevant to anyone interested in Peru or hoping to go there since Dr. Janovec has led over 50 tours, classes and scientific expeditions in the deserts, rainforests and high Andes of the amazing country of Peru,” explained Dr. Will Godwin curator and the individual responsible for bringing Dr. Janovec to Jarvis Christian College.

Individuals and organizations desiring to hear Dr. Janovec speak and meet him should RSVP to Dr. William Godwin, by phone, 936-556-2289, or email,

Since 1912, Jarvis Christian College has been preparing students intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers. The historically black liberal arts baccalaureate degree granting institution is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It is located in Hawkins, Texas.


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