Panola College Foundation awards $89,566 in faculty, staff grants

Faculty and Staff Grants

The Panola College Foundation awarded 25 faculty and staff grants, totaling $89,566, to support a variety of programs and areas at Panola College this year.

The grants allow employees at Panola College to pursue high-quality, imaginative, and innovative improvement of student success, professional development opportunities, and minor program enhancements such as equipment and supply purchases.

Toni Biggs, the 2023-2024 chair of the Panola College Foundation, announced the recipients of the grants at a faculty and staff meeting on Wednesday, August 16, at the College.

“In today’s dynamic educational landscape, where change is the only constant, looking for new ways to help students reach their educational goals is imperative,” said Biggs. “The Foundation applauds your unwavering commitment to nurturing student success.”

The 2023-2024 grants include funding for the following:

Carol Brightwell: Eight Adult and 12 Infant Training Manikins for CPR

Amanda Clements: Two Traveling Exhibits and Two Displays with Lights for the Allison Gallery

Don Clinton: Recumbent, Elliptical, and Upright Bike for the Fitness Center

Rebecca Courtney: New Shelving and Storage for Increased Organization and Backstock

Dwayne Ferguson: 15 Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Vouchers

Wendy Green: 10 Certified Nurse Aide Handwash Training Kits

Haylie Handley, Amanda Clements, and Kathy Watlington: Museum Field Trip for Fall and Spring

Dwaine Hubbard: Four Shure SM 58 Microphones

Chelsea Hudson: 16 Athlete Stools with Panola Logo

Karen King and Kim Funderburk: Professional Light Board for Q.M. Auditorium

Cancee Lester: Five Laptops for the SRTC Laptop Cart

Rebecca Morris and Kathy Watlington: Field trip to the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Rebecca Morris, Kathy Watlington, and Roberta Collinsworth: Provides 30 Google Certified Educator Certifications for AAT students

Jessica Pace, Amber Wilcots, Denise Welch, and Whitney McBee: AwardSpring Scholarship Software

Michael Pace: HVAC Tools and Supplies

Michael Pace: Pipe-cutting and Threading Machine

Kevin Rutherford and Laura Wood: Sarcomere Model that Shows the Contraction of the Muscle Fiber

Kevin Rutherford, Julie Green, and Dale Saenz: Student Engagement Equipment

Bobbie Smith: Student Reception Chairs

Bobbie Smith: 51 Anti-fatigue Mats for Center and Carthage

Monica Thompson: Book Covering System

Laura Wood: Two Smart TVs for Collaboration Stations

Laura Wood: Four Video Sound Bars for Classrooms

Laura Wood and Kevin Rutherford: Biology Lab Counters

Jaynellen Wylie: Two 24" Monitors and Adjustable Instructor Desk