Panola College's 74th Commencement
On Thursday, December 11, Panola College conducted its 74th commencement at the Carthage Civic Center. Panola College had 214 degree and certificate candidates and 130 of those students participated in the commencement ceremony.
Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, presented the graduating class of Fall 2014 asDr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College led the processional of board members, faculty, staff and students in to be seated as Sir. Edward Elgar played “Pomp and Circumstance”.
Following the alma mater, sang by Panola College Chorale and directed by Mrs. Sandra Bauer, Dr. Powell welcomed the assembled and gave opening remarks.
Before the awards ceremony, Dr. Shannon certified to Dr. Powell and members of the Panola College Board of Trustees that the 130 graduating students had completed all work necessary to graduate from Panola College.
Following certification of the graduates, Dr. Kathy Watlington, Professor of Foreign Languages began the reading of graduates and Dr. Powell awarded diplomas to the students.
Mr. Freddy Mason, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, gave the benediction to end the ceremony. Dr. Powell then led the recessional as Mr. Mike McGowan, Professor of Instrumental Music played the closing instrumentals.
Panola College is proud to announce the following Fall 2014 Honor Graduates:
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 – 4.00
Justin Henry Beason Amber Lynn Boswell
Alyssa Brooke Burney Kendra Lyn Davenport
Charlotte Cotton Fannin Randall Aaron Jackson
Bonnie Vanessa Reed Jackie Elanie Rentz
Scott Harrison Tatum Justin Earl Taylor
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 – 3.89
Melody Mitchell Averett Travis Shade Gilbert
Melissa Kay Jones Justin Kizer
Leah W. Martin Monica Yvette Perry
Dolar Gene Robinett III Joumana Ann Tabch
Justin Lynn Tatom Karah Lynn Weaver
Cum Laude 3.50 – 3.74
Deanna Anders Carmen Alyssa Andrews
Kady Lynn Armstrong Nakristianna Monique Crawford
Haley Michelle Griffith La’Tamela Hall
Megan Courtney Hanna Holly Renee Harvey
John M Heath Sarah Ann Hendricks
Christina Lee Johnson Stephanie Marie Jones
Jessica Marie Kindley Alisa Rebecca King
April Kruger Anna Mae McCreery
Jesus Guadalupe Quintero Nancy Rebecca Robbins
Meghan Monnette Swift Tracy Hunter Taylor
Debra Andrea Ware Stacy Leann Youngblood