In building construction, topping out is a builders' rite to place a tree or flag on top of the building. Traditionally it is held when the last beam is placed on a structure during its erection.

Panola College's Charles C. Matthews Student Center was topped out with a lit Christmas tree on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.



(Pictured L to R) Panola College Board of Trustees - William Goolsby, Bobby Phillips, Glendell Chadwick, Kevin Smith, Evelyn Sharp, Dr. Greg Powell and Steve Williams



Panola College board members and college administration take part in the Topping Out festivities



Panola College board members listen to updates about the building process


The tree is placed on top of the Charles C. Matthews Student Center for the topping outhsdec14

The backside of the new Health and Sciences Building 


Inside the new Health and Sciences building