Panola College graduation was the largest in the history of the College with
157 graduates participating in graduation with 313 degrees and certificates being
awarded. College President, Dr. Greg Powell, welcomed the graduates’ families and
friends to the ceremony. Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Joe Shannon, introduced
Dr. Shasha Vukelja, Doctor of Oncology at University of Texas at Tyler Health Center.
She spoke about the importance of hard work and establishing goals and finishing what
you set out to do.
Following Dr. Vukelja’s speech, Dr. Powell recognized this year’s outstanding alumna, Patricia King Smith. Smith, is 1968 alumna. Twenty- one graduates earned Phi Theta Kappa honors. The following graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00 GPA, Harley M. Duncan-Carthage, TX, McKenzie Nicole Hannah-Mount Enterprise, TX, David Hudson III- Deberry, TX, Randall Aaron Jackson-Gary, TX, Shane Rawson Mathews-San Augustine, TX, Robert Perry-Carthage, TX. Magna Cum Laude, 3.75 – 3.89, Patricia Clifton-Karnack, TX, Angeli Celeste Gladney-Timpson, TX, Ruby L. Johnson-Center, TX, Nicholas Marshall-Huntington Beach, CA, Matthew Keith Pittman-Gary, TX, Alicia Marie Rodriguez-Waskom, TX, Caleb Gordon Rollins-Henderson, TX. Cum Laude, 3.50 – 3.74, Sharon Annette Barbee-San Augustine, TX, Karis Leigh Bogue- Marshall, TX, Dottie Rochelle Booker-Hallsville, TX, Zachariah Timothy Burns-Center, TX, Clint Ivan Cage-Carthage, TX, Jennifer Dawn Cools-Garrison, TX, Peyton Cowan-Deberry, TX, Pedro Farnsworth- Marshall, TX, Howard Ray Griffin-Center, TX, Justin M. Hall- Keithville, LA, Elizabeth Harrison- United Kingdom, Melissa Taylor Jones-Stonewall, LA, Carol Jo Lawrence-Nacogdoches, TX, Deryl Andrew Pettit-Cushing, TX, Ricky Roberts- North Richland Hills, TX, Simon Peter Stanley- Center, TX.