On December 4, 2013 Panola College celebrated the careers of its long-term employees at its annual Christmas buffet. The employee with 10 years of service was Christina Lambright. The employees with 15 years of service were Randy Graves and Mike McGowan, Employees with 20 years of service were Mike Edens, and Richard Thomas. Hal Palmer and Larry Allen have each served 25 years. The highlight of the event was the announcement that Kathy Pate and Charlene Johnson had achieved a 30 year career at Panola College. Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College presented each with a token of the College’s appreciation.