monkEntrance to the Roy Monk Building (Photos provided by Teresa Cage Beasley)

On August 18, 2016, Panola County Chamber of Commerce, Panola College Board of Trustees and community members will gather to enjoy refreshments and perform a ribbon cutting at 10:00am for Panola College’s newly renovated Roy Monk Building. The Roy Monk Building was originally built in 1965 and at that time the building featured a lecture hall, labs, classrooms, and eight faculty offices. The renovation over the past year has brought new aspects and technological advancements to the building while maintaining its original aesthetic feel. 

entranceUpon entrance into the Roy Monk Building, the grand foyer displays its original rock and brick walls and with the addition of modular art panels, the well-lit environment will be an excellent place for students to gather and study. Located in the north wing of the building are several faculty offices and a small conference room that will be utilized by faculty and staff. One unique feature of the building is the rapid water bottle filling station. The station is three times faster than a standard drinking fountain and minimizes plastic bottle waste in the environment. The Roy Monk Building also boasts a state-of-the-art lecture hall that seats approximately 80 students. The lecture hall is equipped with modern digital technology that allows instructors to engage and motivate students. As technology is such an important aspect in today’s learning environment, the RoyMonk Building provides five new computer labs that contain more than 175 computers. These labs will be utilized for instruction and testing purposes. A traditional classroom is also located in the remodeled building for instructional use.




Computer Lab in Roy Monk Building



Roy Monk Building Lecture Hall