Mark Dolive speaks to students at the lunchbox lecture series on Panola College Campus... more
Panola College Health Fair 2013... more
Civil War Camp on Panola... more
ExxonMobil made a $5,000 donation to the Petroleum Technology program at Panola College. The money will be used for scholarships for students going into this field of study. Pictured are Jennifer Linker, Exxon Houston, Natalie Oswalt, Director of Shelby Regional Training Center, Kirk Greenhouse, Field Forman, based in the Carthage office, Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, Charlie Campbell, Field Superintendent, Nacogdoches, and Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College.... more
Bloody Murder, by Ed Sala, will be the first theatric production, and dinner theatre, for the Panola College Drama department this year. ... more
Panola College has set a record for enrollment for the sixth straight year with 2701. As many Texas community colleges and universities are seeing declines in enrollment, Panola College has experienced a steady increase of between 3-4 percent per year over the past six years. ... more
The Kings of Texas Swing, Asleep at the Wheel, performed in concert at the Carthage Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 14. ... more
Panola College dedicated the new Bill O'Neal Hall on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 to honor Bill O'Neal, long time faculty member at Panola College. ... more
Bill O'Neal, long time faculty member of Panola College, received his honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Texas A&M Commerce, on Saturday, August 10.... more
Jane Hays will be joining the Fillies Volleyball team as assistant coach for the 2013 season.... more
Results of The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 survey of "Great College to Work For" were released today, and for the second year in a row Panola College has been named one of the best colleges to work for.... more
Asleep at the Wheel, the Grammy Award-winning - Kings of Texas Swing!!
Asleep at the Wheel, the Grammy Award-winning "Kings of Texas Swing" will perform in concert at the Carthage Civic Center at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets are available from the Panola County Chamber of Commerce, 300 W. Panola, 903-693-6634. Reserved floor seats are $35, and general admission seats are $25.... more
Panola College is set to offer a one-day seminar, Oil & Gas 101 for the Land and Mineral Owners (including for the future land man), on Saturday, June 29, 2013 beginning at 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM on the Carthage campus.... more
Registration is now under way at Panola College for the fall 2013 semester. Students can register online at www.panola.edu, or they can call 903-693-2038 to schedule an appointment with an advisor. ... more
Bill O'Neal (right) and Chuck Parsons at the 2012 convention of the Wild West History Association, where Chuck had just won Book of the Year honors, and Bill was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award.
On Saturday morning, June 29, from 8:30-11:30 am, Panola College will present to the public a conference on "Gunfights and Blood Feuds of Old East Texas." The event will be hosted by Bill O'Neal, State Historian of Texas. O'Neal has written numerous books on frontier violence, and he has spoken on the subject throughout Texas and the West, as well as on numerous television documentaries.... more
On Friday, May 24 the Carthage Rotary Club met at the Panola College Ballroom to present five students a $1,000 scholarship. Four of these students, Kelby Cameron, Jacob White, Jacob Stillwell, and Jacqueline Jackson, plan to attend Panola College in the fall. ... more
Panola College's M. P. Baker Library invites the community to see the see featured traveling exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine." The exhibit will be on display in the Fay Allison Gallery from June 3 - July 14 from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays. There is no charge to see the exhibit.... more
Panola College is set to offer a Beginning Sign Language class on Mondays, beginning June 3 through July 29, from 6:30 - 8 PM. ... more
The Panola College Foundation recently received a gift of $50,000 from Mrs. Frances Ross that will be used to purchase new instruments for the Panola College Band. When asked about the gift Professor Mike McGowan, Director of Instrumental Music, stated, "This wonderful gift from Mrs. Ross will go a long way toward the replacement of our band instruments, many of which are more than three decades old. On behalf of the music department, our students and myself, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for this donation." ... more
Panola College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.... more
Panola College is proud to announce the names of those students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.79. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.... more
Nat Lankford, Charlotte Woods, and Harley Wilson presented the plaque for the Charlie Woods Memorial Scholarship at a fishing tournament held in Charlie?s honor.
Panola College announces the establishment of the Charlie Woods Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by his friends and family. It will be used to help students enrolling in Panola College's petroleum technology program.... more
Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, presents Linda Vickery with a token of the College?s appreciation for her 29 years of service.
On Wednesday, May 8 Panola College held a reception to honor long time employee Mrs. Linda Vickery. Employees from Panola College gathered in the Ballroom to thank Linda for her time at Panola College and to wish her well in her retirement. ... more
Mr. Daniel Lloyd Ross
Panola College is proud to announce the establishment of the Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Mrs. Elvin Ross and the Daniel Lloyd Ross Memorial Trust in memory of her only son, Daniel Lloyd Ross. ... more
The Office of Workforce and Economic Development is offering Basic Microsoft® Office Suite. The class will meet on Mondays beginning June 17 through July 22 in the Merle Glass Building, Room 119 on the Panola College, Carthage campus.... more
The Office of Workforce and Economic Development is offering a computer literacy course. The class will meet Thursdays beginning May 30 through June 13 in the Merle Glass Building, room 119 on the Panola College Carthage campus. ... more
Panola College Presents 2013 Academic Excellence Awards
On April 23, Panola College faculty and staff gathered with students and parents to celebrate this year's nominees for Academic Excellence awards. Retired professor Chuck Moore spoke to the group of having dreams and then working to make those dreams reality. ... more
Luminant Power Track Announces Third Scholarship Class: Thirty-two top students receive scholarships through expanded career-development program
DALLAS - April 24, 2013 - Following a yearlong search for the top applicants, Luminant Power Track is pleased to welcome 32 select students, who now have the ability to choose a career path in either power plant or mining operations. In addition to power plant internships, Power Track now includes internships at Luminant mining facilities. Students have the opportunity to gain real-life work experience and develop a relationship with Luminant that could lead to a full-time power plant or mine job following successful completion of the program.... more
Mrs. Glendell Chadwick, 2013 Panola College Alumnus of the Year
The Panola College Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of Mrs. Glendell Chadwick as the 2013 Panola College Alumnus of the Year. Chadwick will be recognized at the Panola College graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 7pm in the Arthur M. Johnson Gymnasium. ... more
Dr. Greg Powell and Mr. Rick Hanning
On Monday, April 22 Mr. Rick Hanning, Luminant Community Relations Manager, presented Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College, with a $1,000 check for the Panola College Foundation's Sustainers Group.... more
Photo: (L to R) Joanna Martel, Faustino Angel, Noah Butler, President of the SGA, Whitney McBride, Jessica Soto, Brian Naples, SGA Sponsor, Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, Joe Reed, Foundation Board member, Gene Giles, Foundation Board member, Brenda Giles, Foundation Board member, Patricia Smith, Foundation Secretary, Wanda Hanszen, Foundation Board member, Crissie Adams and Mia Jones.
On Friday, April 19 members of the Panola College Student Government Association (SGA) presented a check for $30,000 to the Panola College Foundation. The students, under the guidance of Professor Brian Naples, raised the money by organizing the third annual SGA 5K Run that was held on April 6. ... more
The Office of Workforce and Continuing Education is currently enrolling students for a Pharmacy Technician Certification class. ... more
Members of the Panola College Pony Express Staff
The Pony Express earned a second place award for General Website Excellence from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA.) The awards were presented at the TIPA Convention in Fort Worth on April 4-6.... more
The Office of Workforce and Continuing Education will hosting a 100-hour Dental Assisting class. This course will cover key areas and topics, exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. ... more
Dr. Berri O?Neal
Executive Director of the Universities Center at Dallas and Panola College alumnus, Dr. Berri O'Neal, will speak at the 2013 spring commencement. The event is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 7 pm in the Arthur M. Johnson Gymnasium.... more
The Office of Workforce and Economic Development is hosting EKG Technician classes at the Panola College, Carthage campus. The class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18 through August 8. Class time will be 6 to 9:30 PM. The cost of the course is $999, including textbook. Pre-registration is required. ... more
Chasing Stable band members Rachel Gee, Sydney Gee, and Rachael Sutton.
While waiting for the third annual Panola College Student Government Association 5K Run to begin, participants were entertained by a local band comprised entirely of Panola College students. The band is named Chasing Stable, and its members include Rachael Sutton, Sydney Gee and Rachel Gee.... more
Everybody has relationships. Some of them are good, some are bad, some are great, and some are downright funny. Panola College Theatre is doing an "An Evening of Relationships and Kisses" April 25, 26, and 27. These are a group of short plays about all kinds of relationships. The cast plays a variety of different folks in a variety of situations. Imagine the school nerds mathematically analyzing their first kiss, or the estranged couple out for dinner on their anniversary trying to rekindle romance, or two middleschoolers, or the prom king and queen, and a variety of other situations.... more
Panola College announces the establishment of the Betsy Wheat Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship was established by her friends and family. The scholarship will be used to help sophomore students enrolled in Panola College's registered nursing program.... more
With more than 450 participants, the third annual Panola College 5K Run set a new record on Saturday, April 6. Run organizer and sponsor of the Student Government Association (SGA), Government Professor Brian Naples, reported that donations to this year's Run surpassed $30,000, breaking last year's record.... more
Panola College is proud to announce the establishment of the Kyle Cassity Memorial Scholarship. Established by friends and family, the scholarship will be used to help sophomore students enrolled in the Petroleum Technology Program or one of Panola College's Health Science programs.... more
During the regular meeting of the Panola College Board, the trustees, in a unanimous vote, approved calling for a bond election to be held on May 11, 2013. ... more
The Panola College Welding Technology Department held a welding contest for high school seniors on February 7, 2013. Thirty-one welders from Texas and Louisiana competed in a skills contest at Panola College. High schools that sent teams to participate included Buna High School, Gary High School, Carthage High School, Shelbyville High School, Marshall High School, Trinity High School, Zwolle High School, North DeSoto High School, Many High School, Stanley High School and Converse High School.... more
Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, and Biology Professor, Dr. Kevin Rutherford, recently met with Mr. Galen Knight, Manager of the Carthage Walmart, to thank him for a $500 grant provided through the Walmart Foundation.... more
December 31, 2012 - When Becky Dunlap graduated from Panola College in 1990, writing a book seemed like a far-fetched dream. However, after suffering a brain injury in 2008, the Longview native channeled her energy into documenting her story to raise awareness about an illness that affects 20,000 Americans each year called encephalitis, inflammation of the brain. ... more
College 5K Run Set for April 6!
Running a 5K really does give you wings!
The Panola College Student Government Association (SGA) will host its third annual 5K Run at Panola College on April 6 at the main campus in Carthage, Texas. This event will give students, faculty and members of the community a chance to have fun while competing and raising money for the Panola College Foundation Endowment.
The 5K Run will begin in front of the Martha Miller Administration Building. Participants should arrive by 8 a.m. to register. Those interested in running in the 5K Run can also register to participate online or download entry forms by visiting the Panola College 5K Run website (www.panola.edu/5k-run)...more
Panola College Health Science Center News
Jena Rhodes, RN, MSN recently passed the Certified Pediatric Nurse Examination. This certification entitles Ms. Rhodes to use the initials CPN (Certified Pediatric Nurse) after her name. Ms. Rhodes is a nursing instructor at Panola College, and these types of certifications are highly valued in nursing and in nursing education. We congratulate Ms. Rhodes.
Dr. Barbara Cordell, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Panola College, provided a presentation on Complementary Healing on March 8, 2013 at Stephen F. Austin State University. The conference titled Mission Possible is an offering for mental health professionals and consumers from around the country and has been held annually for the last 22 years. Dr. Cordell's presentation included information on yoga, aromatherapy, and healing touch. For additional information about all of the programs offered through the W.C. Smith Health Science Center go online to www.panola.edu/programs/health-sciences.
Choral Concert Scheduled for April 2
The Panola College Choral Department invites you to an evening of show tunes from the Broadway stage. Please join us on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas. Audience members will be treated to solos, ensembles, and duets from musicals such as Chicago, Les Miserables, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, and Wicked. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Hope to see you there!
E-Flat Porch Band to Perform at Panola College
On March 28 at 7 pm, the E-Flat Porch Band will perform at Panola College’s Q. M. Martin Auditorium. The Band will present an educational and entertaining introduction to acoustic Blues music. Band members, Duane Brown and Rudy Littrell, will recognize and pay homage to many Texas musicians who have played an important role in influencing music trends across the country. Their “Porch Music” will be played on acoustic instruments and is influenced by Country Blues, Texas folk music, Jazz and swing standards, and Depression Era country songwriters. In addition, through their original songs the E-Flat Porch Band carries on a tradition of creativity in its musical form. This event is sponsored by the B.F. and Mary Payne Fund for the Preservation of Texas Culture, the program is free and no reservations are required. For additional information, please call 903-693-2000.
Cassity Scholarship Established
Robert Earl Mason, Judy Cassity and Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College
Panola College is proud to announce the establishment of the Kyle Cassity Memorial Scholarship. Established by friends and family, the scholarship will be used to help sophomore students enrolled in the Petroleum Technology Program or one of Panola College’s Health Science programs...more
Picture: Johnnie Bishop- Betsy’s brother, Mac Wheat, Rosie Morris- Betsy’s sister,
Charlcye Robertson, and Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College.
Betsy Wheat Scholarship Established
Panola College announces the establishment of the Betsy Wheat Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship was established by her friends and family. The scholarship will be used to help sophomore students enrolled in Panola College’s registered nursing program...More
Panola College Student Art Exhibit
Graduating Panola College Sophomores, Breely Barthe, Tyler Dartez, Matt Sanford, Jessica Nichols, Harrison March and Heather Harrison, will exhibit their work in the Allison Gallery during the month of March. A reception with live music performed by "Chasing Stable" will be held in honor of the students on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12 pm. The public is invited to attend this event. For additional information please call 903 693-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The start of the 2012 5K Run!
3rd Annual Panola College SGA 5K Run Set for April 6
The Panola College Student Government Association (SGA) is preparing for one of its biggest fundraisers yet. The SGA is organizing a 5K (3.1 miles) fun run to be held on April 6 at the main campus in Carthage, Texas. The event will give participants a chance to have fun while competing and raising money for the Panola College Foundation.
The 5K run will begin in front of the Martha Miller Administration Building at 9 a.m. Participants should arrive by 8 a.m. to sign-in. Proceeds from this event will be used to help support the Panola College Foundation. Those interested in running can pick up an application from the Office of Institutional Advancement, any student enrolled in Professor Naples’ Government course, or by registering online at ( www.active.com/running/carthage-tx/5k-pony-express-2013 ).
“Last year the SGA 5K run raised more than $26,000 for the Panola College Foundation,” said Brian Naples, Government Professor and SGA Sponsor. “I hope the community will once again support the efforts of our students by participating in this event, making a donation, or helping with a sponsorship. The 5K run helps students to understand what is involved in raising money for a worthy cause. Last year many commented that they had no idea how much work was involved or how difficult it was to ask for a donation. A growing and healthy College Foundation is a great benefit to the College and I’m hopeful that this year’s event will be a huge success. If you would like to participate in any of these events or need additional information, please contact me at email@example.com or 903-693-2043.”
The E-Flat Porch Band to Perform at Panola College
Do you remember when friends and neighbors sat on the porch and entertained themselves and each other by playing tunes and singing songs? Do you wish to return to those days when the music was fresh and heartfelt? If so, then make plans to spend an evening with the E-Flat Porch Band at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Panola College Q. M. Martin Auditorium. It is sure to boost your spirits and energize the start of your weekend....more
Four Panola College Associate Degree Nursing students recently received $300 scholarships from the ETMC Carthage Volunteer Auxiliary. Each year the ETMC Auxiliary receives applications for nursing scholarships and selects deserving students to receive money to help them with school expenses. This year's recipients are Karlyn Sherwin of Elysian Fields, TX, Tiffany Hagood of Longview, TX, Natalea Wilburn from Shelbyville, TX and Deana Hubbard of Bethany, LA.
Photo: (L to R): Lynn Getsay, Ellen Stokes, Joy Cariker, Betty Rodgers, Marge Wilkerson, Lynda Albers, Martha Arnold, Karlyn Sherwin, Tiffany Hagood, Natalea Wilburn, Deana Hubbard and Dr. Barbara Cordell, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences.
College Board Approves Calling Bond Election
During the regular meeting of the Panola College Board, the trustees, in a unanimous vote, approved calling for a bond election to be held on May 11, 2013.
If approved by the voters, the bonds will be used to finance the construction of the following education facilities:
- New Science and Health Sciences Building
- New Student Life Center
- Complete renovation of the Roy Monk Building
- Complete renovation of the Raymond Rhea Building
- Partial demolition, renovation, and repurposing of the Phoebe Sue Perlman Building
- Partial demolition, renovation, and repurposing of the Fitness Center
- Renovation of the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium
- Additional parking
Carthage High School students stopped by one of many information tables set up by Panola College on Thursday during the CHS Career & Technology Fair. During the event College personnel provided CHS students with information about financial aid, the petroleum technology program, computer information technology, cosmetology, the emergency medical technician program, nursing, and much, much more.
O’Neal Pens New Book
Arcadia Publishing Co. of Charleston, SC, announces the nationwide release of West Texas Cattle Kingdom by award-winning author, Bill O'Neal. Featuring more than 200 photos, West Texas Cattle Kingdom relates the epic story of cowboys, longhorn cattle, trail drives, range wars, and great ranches and ranchers. Bill O'Neal is the State Historian of Texas, with an office and academic affiliation with Panola College, where he taught history for 36 years. West Texas Cattle Kingdom is O'Neal's 41st book, and is now available for purchase.
Panola College SRTC CNAs Earn Certification
Panola College’s newest Certified Nurse Aide class scored a 100% pass rate on its State Certification test on January 3. Congratulations to the following students from left to right: Kelsi Griffin, Emily Taylor, Jennifer Johnson, Tara Baylor, and Wanda Yarborough, not pictured Judy Lee, RN, BSN, Certified Nurse Aide Instructor. A big "Thank You" goes to the Holiday Nursing Center administration, staff, and especially the residents for allowing Panola College students to do clinicals and test at their facility.
Panola College Hosts Welding Contest
Welding students gathered at Panola College to test their skills
The Panola College Welding Technology Department held a welding contest for high school seniors on February 7, 2013. Thirty-one welders from Texas and Louisiana competed in a skills contest at Panola College. High schools that sent teams to participate included Buna High School, Gary High School, Carthage High School, Shelbyville High School, Marshall High School, Trinity High School, Zwolle High School, North DeSoto High School, Many High School, Stanley High School and Converse High School. More...
CURRENT VERSION OF GED TEST TO EXPIRE AT END OF 2013
Panola College announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. More...
Panola College Theatre to Present “The Boys Next Door”
(L to R) - Back: CJ Craddock, Dylan Deaton, Joey Hall, Zachary Barlow;
Middle: Linda Rivas, Sunny Sicko, Kelsey Bass;
Front Row: TJ Rushing, Trenton Wall, Mariah Fulbright, John Shaw
Beginning on February 21, the Panola College Theatre will present Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door.” Commenting on the performance, drama professor, Clay Grizzle said, “The play is the story of four mentally handicapped men who live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly ‘burned out’ social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, are "little things" that sometimes become momentous (and often very funny). There are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, the audience is reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they are allotted on this earth.” Read more...
Biology Labs Benefit From Corporate Support
Dr. Greg Powell, Mr. Galen Knight, and Dr. Kevin Rutherford
Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College, and Biology Professor, Dr. Kevin Rutherford, recently met with Mr. Galen Knight, Manager of the Carthage Walmart, to thank him for a $500 grant provided through the Walmart Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase anatomical and physiological models to educate biology students and those planning to pursue a career in the health care industry. Read more...
Panola College Grad Publishes Book to Raise Awareness for Rare Illness
Jim Payne Named Alumnus of the Year
Mr. Jim Payne, Class of 1964 and 2012 Panola College Alumnus of the Year
The Panola College Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Jimmy D. Payne as the 2012 Panola College Alumnus of the Year. Payne will be recognized at the Panola College graduation ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 11, at 7pm in the Arthur M. Johnson Gymnasium.
Edwards Accepts Awards
Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Edwards was the recipient of two faculty awards from Tarleton State University and the Texas A&M University System. Dr. Roberts-Edwards is pictured with representatives of Tarleton State University after accepting her awards.
From the Panola Watchman - Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Edwards, the daughter of Glendell Chadwick, and Baker Roberts Jr. was awarded two prestigious faculty awards from Tarleton State University and the Texas A&M University System. She was awarded the Tarleton State University - Barry B. Thompson Service Award and the Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence. Jennifer is a 2000 graduate from Carthage High School and a 2001 graduate from Panola College.
In her role as Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Tarleton State University, Edwards has worked to involve her students in undergraduate research, service learning, and internship experiences. While at Tarleton State University, Edwards has published over 10 research articles in national journals and has presented over 40 research presentations at regional and national conferences.
Joe Ben LaGrone - Member of the Class of 59 Receives Honors
Joe Ben LaGrone, a native of Deadwood, has been inducted as a Notable Alumni by the Alumni Association of Centenary College of Louisiana. LaGrone, a 1961 magna cum laude graduate of Centenary, was recognized for his professional and leadership accomplishments that have spanned 5 decades throughout the U.S., the Far East and parts of Europe. While at Centenary Mr. LaGrone, son of the late Temple D. and Zona Mae LaGrone, was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa - honorary leadership society - and Alpha Chi - honorary academic society. As a senior at Centenary, he successfully competed with students from the U.S., Canada and Mexico and received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate studies.