Larry Allen, long time economics and accounting professor at Panola College, was recently honored with a retirement reception for his 26 years at the College. He served as the Panola Faculty Association President for two years, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor for 15 years, Fillies and Ponies basketball scoreboard operator for eight years, Lowery Outstanding Athlete Awards Selection committee chairman for 10 years; and was the Panola College commencement speaker in 2004.
Allen and wife, Beverly, have been married for 37 years and have two children. Jared is currently the Campus Pastor at Willowbrook Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama and is currently working on the dissertation for his doctorate degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Bobi Ann Allen. Jennifer Allen, a Panola College graduate, is currently Technical Project Lead for the Information Technology Department of Brookshire Grocery Company.
Allen was very active with the Texas Community College Teacher Association and served as the State association President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. He was the second person from Panola College to serve as a State officer .The first was Martha Miller.
Larry Allen has served as the early service organist for 11 years at First Baptist Church. He has also served as Kindergarten Sunday School teacher and budget committee chairman for five years. He also has served as the 11 AM service organist at St. Paul Presbyterian Church. He has been the voice of the Carthage Bulldogs football for 25 years, basketball for 22 years and baseball for 16 years.