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.gradf143

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