Panola College

January 14, 2022 - Panola College is proud to announce the students named to the president’s list for the Fall 2021 semester.

To qualify for the president’s list, students must complete the semester with a GPA between 3.8 and 4.0 with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.

The Fall 2021 president’s list is as follows:

(Shelby County Home Towns)

Center - Caren Adams, Nicole Aguilar, Taylor Burch, Trace Clark, Brent Dance, Chloe Eaves, Makayla Ethridge, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Marco Gonzalez, Ashley Harkness, Kassey Harkness, Brooklyn Ikner, Daniela Leon, Ariel Liker, Brisa Martinez, Andrea Morales, Stefany Moreno, Thazin Mu, Aracely Perez-Gonzalez, Rachel Powell, Erik Ramirez, Stephanie Ruan, Marlin Shofner, Anthony Tello, Ashley Warren, and Jayden Wiggins

Joaquin - Abram Arcibar, Cesar Arcibar, Bailee Bradshaw, Savanna Chadbourne, Jacy Covington, Nichole Hardy, Madelynn Hutchins, Rebekah McGhen, and Julia Prewitt

Tenaha - Annette Castillo, Samantha Coleman, and Lourdes Perez

Timpson - Leonardo Ayala, McKayla Huss, and Cara Searcy

(Other Area Home Towns)

Allen - Blaine Thomas

Alvin - Raeann Hernandez

Beckville - Allison Baker, Kristin Hanson, Shelby Lindsey, Emery Smyers, and Rayna Sokol

Burnaby - Flynn Ridley

Carthage - Joshua Adams, Dakota Cargil, Dalton Collinsworth, Leticia Correa, Micaela Cotton, Keri Dixon, Chukwudalu Egbejiogu, Hanna Elliott, Edward Farias, Tramaine Hawkins, Heaven Henson, Ally Kruebbe, Anna Kruebbe, Faith Kruebbe, Zachary LaGrone, Mehek Ladiwala, Duncan McLaughlin, Jazmin Monreal, Leah Morales, Austin Morgan, Scott Norman, Odunayo Olurotimi, Haleigh Parker, Maegan Powell, Anthony Pugh, Gabrielle Sapp, Autumn Shelton, Eric Solis, Hannah Solis, Caroline Stacy, Kennedy Stanley, Lawrence Thompson, Andres Valenzuela, America Valerio Aguilar, Madison Weems, and Abigail Wilkerson

College Station - Ashlynn Poland

DeBerry - Derra Barnett and Gage Campbell

Etoile - Emily Wheeler

Fallbrook, Ca - Bineta Diatta

Garrison - Austin Adkison and Makedric Collins

Gary - Gracie Johnson and Alyssa Travis

Henderson - Tayton Best

Hot Springs, Ar - Preston White

Jefferson - Katelyn Holliday

Karnack - Hannah Lane

League City - Matthew Etzel

Liberty - Bradford Fisher

Logansport, La - Desvin Williams

Longview - Cassidy Cole

Mansfield - Destiny Burton

Marshall - Oliva Tinoco, Carena Valeria, Casey Everitt, Leslin Moreno, Alexis Russell, and Landon Storey

Milam Brittany Gregory

Nacogdoches - Mason Boulware, Leah Simmons, Alanna Fontenot, Guadalupe Gomez, Britton King, Cara Rosenbaum, and Colin Sims

Noble, La - Andria Sepulvado

Pineland - Whitney Adams and Harlee Franklin

Rusk - Charles Jackson

San Augustine - Javier Avila, Ana Cucue, Aubin Hill, and Sherry Ingle

Shreveport, La - William Joyner and Jeremy Puckett

Tatum - Emily Busher, Emma Rice, Gerardo Salgado, Abigail Smith, and Emily Smith

Waskom - Brookelyn Loyd and Stormy Powell

January 5, 2022 - New Year! New You! Panola College/Shelby College Center is offering Zumba and Yoga classes. Reserve your spot today!!!

January 24 - March 2, 2022
Zumba Gold - Mondays and Wednesdays - 4:15 - 5:15pm

January 24 - March 2, 2022
Beginning Yoga - Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:20pm - 6:20pm

The cost of each class is $60, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: tmccann@panola.edu.

Panola College is an Equal Opportunity Institution that provides educational and employment opportunities on the basis of merit and without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

December 8, 2021 — Stephen F. Austin State University and Panola College recently announced an academic partnership in which students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing concurrently.

Administrators from the two schools signed an articulation agreement in November on SFA’s campus to make the partnership official.

“This is a tremendous partnership,” said Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA president. “The relationship between SFA and Panola College is one that is longstanding, and this strengthens that relationship even more.”

Students will be enrolled at both Panola College and SFA while in the program; however, the majority of courses toward the BSN will be completed online. The program strives to reduce the traditional barriers frequently experienced by students who have the goal of being accepted directly into a BSN program at a university.

“The agreement with SFA allows nursing students who are accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing program at Panola College and who have completed required core courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to take online courses with SFA toward a BSN while completing an ADN at Panola College,” said Annissa Jackson, the chair of nursing programs at Panola College.

SFA and Panola College have established a number of partnerships over the years with the goal of creating a seamless transition for students who wish to continue their education beyond an associate degree.

“Panola College is excited about this new framework for an articulation agreement with SFA,” said Dr. Gregory Powell, Panola College president. “SFA is a preferred destination for our students, and this agreement will ease that transition for our students.”

For more information about SFA’s School of Nursing, visit sfasu.edu/nursing.

December 7, 2021 - The Gas Compressor Association donated $17,000 to Panola College’s School of Energy on Thursday, December 2. The donation was presented by Joni Rice and Roy Saxon, representatives from McClung Energy Services LLC and Estis Compression.

“The Gas Compressor Association has been a great supporter of the School of Energy,” said Daniel Hall, School of Energy Chair at Panola College. “With these funds, we will be able to provide hands-on equipment for students to complete the training they will need before entering an ever-evolving workforce, as well as to provide scholarships within the energy program.”

Hall, along with Dr. Gregory Powell, Panola College President, and Michael Pace, School of Energy Instructor, accepted the donation on the Panola College campus in Carthage.

“We are proud to be a part of the Gas Compressor Association and partners with McClung Energy Services and Estis Compression,” continued Hall. “The energy program at Panola College would not be possible without the industry support that we have.”

November 30, 2021 - Panola College is hosting a Jewelry Making Party on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5pm until 8pm at the Shelby Regional Training Center. The cost is $40 which includes all supplies. Surprise your family and friends with gifts you've created.

Call 936-598-9543 or 903-693-2067 to register. Shelby Regional Training Center is located at 678 Roughrider Drive, Center, Texas.


Photos by SFASU

November 16, 2021 - Panola College and Stephen F. Austin State University announced an academic partnership in which students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing concurrently.

Administrators for the two schools signed an articulation agreement on Thursday, November 11, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas to make the partnership official.

“The agreement with SFASU allows nursing students who are accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing program at Panola College and who have completed required core courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, to take online courses with SFASU toward a BSN while completing an ADN degree at Panola College,” said Annissa Jackson, the Chair of Nursing Programs at Panola College.

Students will be enrolled at both Panola College and SFASU while in the program; however, the majority of courses toward the BSN will be completed online. The program strives to reduce the traditional barriers frequently experienced by students who have the goal of being accepted directly into a BSN program at a university.

“Panola College is excited about this new framework for an articulation agreement with Stephen F. Austin State University,” said Dr. Gregory Powell, Panola College President. “SFASU is a preferred destination for our students, and this agreement will ease that transition for our students.”

Panola College and SFASU have established a number of partnerships over the years with the goal of creating a seamless transition for students who wish to continue their education beyond an associate degree.

“This is a tremendous partnership,” said Dr. Scott Gordon, SFASU President. “The relationship between SFA and Panola College is one that is longstanding, and this strengthens that relationship even more.”

For more information, contact the Associate Degree Nursing department by emailing adn@panola.edu or calling 903-694-4019.

October 27, 2021 - Panola College will host its annual Veterans Day Dinner on November 11 at 6 p.m. in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom on the Carthage campus. The event is free of charge for any East Texas service member and one guest.

Coordinating the event are two service organizations at Panola College: The Green Jackets, who serve the College and community as goodwill ambassadors, and the Student Government Association. The event is sponsored by the Green Jackets and SGA, along with area individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Individuals who wish to honor a particular Veteran may purchase a Flag of Honor for $25. The 3x5-foot flag will be mounted on a 6 ft. pole and placed along West Panola St. from November 1 to November 15. Each flag will include a sign with the Veteran’s name, branch of service, and a personal message from the donor.

Additional sponsorships are also available. An Event Sponsorship is available for $500 and a Table Sponsorship is available for $250. For $50, donors will be recognized as a Chair Sponsor. Signs and banners will recognize all sponsors, and their names will be printed in the dinner program.

Information about sponsorships may be found by visiting bit.ly/pcveteransday. Funds raised from sponsorships will be used to fund this year’s Veterans Day Dinner, benefit the Panola County Texas Veterans Relief Fund, and fund future Panola College Veterans events.

Veterans and their guests who wish to attend the Veterans Day Dinner must make reservations in advance. Contact Katie Wright by emailing kwright@panola.edu or calling 903-693-2094.

October 19, 2021 - The Panola College Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) program will host NREMT psychomotor testing for paramedic candidates on December 3 at 8am. The test will be administered in the Health and Natural Sciences building on the Panola College campus in Carthage.

Candidates must have completed their paramedic course no later than December 2019 in order to be eligible to enroll in the test. Those who are interested in taking the test must register prior to November 12.

To make a reservation, or to request more information, contact Miranda Hagans at mhagans@panola.edu or Lisa Sigler at lsigler@panola.edu.

September 23, 2021 - On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 2021-2022 Panola College Foundation board gathered in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom on the Panola College campus to conduct a quarterly business meeting and to vote on the acceptance of one new board member, Mrs. Toni Biggs.

The Panola College Foundation was formed 39 years ago to support and promote the mission and vision of Panola College, to seek and obtain gifts for the advancement of Panola College, and to assist the students of Panola College in being successful. In addition, the Foundation also seeks to increase community awareness of the programs and accomplishments of the College and to promote excellence in education.

The 2021-2022 Panola College Foundation board members are (from left to right) Robbie Shoults, Tracy Shoults, Alan Howard, Toni Biggs, Robert Sherman, Pat Browning, Sandy Payne, Ray Schieffer, Will Lucas, Stephen Williams, Vicky Hudson, Jon Ray, Ginger Borders, Bobby Phillips, and Greg Powell.

September 13,2021 - Panola College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The College has received this honor for 10 years in a row.

The results, released Sept. 13 in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported in small, medium, and large institutions, with Panola College included among the institutions with 500 to 2,999 students.

Panola College was also named to the Great Colleges Honor Roll, a status granted to only 12 community colleges this year. The Honor Roll status is given to institutions which stand out across the recognition categories.

Panola College named a ‘Great College to Work For’ 10 years in a row. Panola College won honors in nine categories this year:

• Job Satisfaction & Support
• Compensation & Benefits
• Professional Development
• Mission & Pride
• Confidence in Senior Leadership
• Faculty & Staff Well-being
• Shared Governance
• Faculty Experience
• Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

“There is a strong sense of family at Panola College, and I think that is the primary reason The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized us as an Honor Roll college for ten consecutive years,” said Dr. Greg Powell, the Panola College President. “It is quite a feat to be named a Great College to Work For, and I am extremely proud of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, and our students.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

The employee survey underwent a number of changes this year, including the addition of 11 new survey statements, some of which are related to new survey themes around diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as faculty and staff well-being. New survey demographics related to gender identity and remote work were also included this year.

In accordance with the survey changes, the recognition categories for the program were also updated this year to better reflect current patterns and methodologies in employee engagement in higher education.

The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previously recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website and GreatCollegesProgram.com and GreatCollegesList.com. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

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