Panola College

April 26, 2021 - Panola College is offering Center Adult Education Classes at the Shelby College Center. Classes are free/Gratis!

  • ESL Classes - New Student Registration is Monday, May 3rd from 9am until 5pm. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8am until 10am or Tuesday and Thursdays 6pm to 8pm.
  • GED Classes - New Student Registration is Wednesdays at 2pm. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30am until 11:30am.

Shelby College Center #103 is located at 3600 Loop 500, Center, Texas 75935. For more information, call 936-598-9543 or email

Update 6:29pm: Panola College will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 12th at all locations.

January 11, 2021 - All Panola College locations are closed today, January 11, due to inclement weather.

January 10, 2021 - Panola College will have a delayed opening tomorrow, January 11, due to inclement weather. Offices will open at 10:30 am and classes will start at 11:15 am.

January 6, 2021 - Panola College is proud to announce students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must complete the semester with a GPA between 3.5 and 3.79 with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.

The Dean’s List is as follows:

Shelby County:

Calashuwa Bell, Center
Elizabeth Bustos, Center
Jonica Glaze, Center
David Jacobs, Center
Jose Landin, Center
Abram Morales, Center
Abbie Muckelroy, Center
Raquel Rafael, Center
Esmeralda Ramos, Center
Alayna Rash, Center

Allison Bass, Joaquin
Allyson Garrett, Joaquin
Shamry George, Joaquin
Molly Mason, Joaquin
Kimberleigh Reed, Joaquin

Jakaitlon Bolton, Shelbyville
Melissa Mills, Shelbyville

Dashawn Myers, Tenaha
Angelica Reed, Tenaha
Higinio Zamarron, Tenaha

Baileigh Barrera, Timpson
Dallas Dennis, Timpson
Brittany Hutto, Timpson
Carter Ramsey, Timpson
Jamie Stephens, Timpson

Other Areas:

Jeremy Abreu, Carolina, Pr
Andrew Acosta, Scurry
Jaylon Allison, Beckville
Claudia Alvarez, Carthage
Leia Arnold, Nacogdoches
Chesney Baker, Carthage
Joshua Bartolacci, Coppell
Haley Binning, Logansport, La
Kaneshia Blackshire, Lufkin
Kirwa Boiwo, Grand Prairie
Kimberlyn Bourliea, Carthage
Madisyn Bridges, Beckville
Sarah Brittain, Mount Enterprise
Trent Bryant, Jasper
Destiny Burton, Mansfield
Colby Coleson, Beckville
Luis Coronado, Marshall
Sahara Coultas, Carthage
Allison Daniels, Tyler
Nina DeJesus, Longview
Ashleigh Earle, Carthage
Benjamin Edwards, Longview
Crystal Galloway, Lufkin
Latisha Gilbert, Gary
Neely Grover, Purvis, MS
Camden Guarnere, Baytown
Haylee Hanzel, Hemphill
Gill Hassell, Tyler
Hunter Hathcoat, Beckville
Jose Hernandez, Carthage
Shelby Horn, Carthage
Cesceily Jennings, Tatum
Kinsley Johnson, Henderson
Kayla Jones, Carthage
Sarah Kayadibi, Tyler
William Kimzey, Gary
Tucker King, Waskom
Brittney Leming, Waskom
Emily Lobato-Rodriguez, Nacogdoches
Caneisha Love, Marshall
Gavin Machado, Houston
Avery Malone, Carthage
Yesenia Martinez, Marshall
Elizabeth Miles, Carthage
Hannah Morrow, Tatum
Helen Muckleroy, Henderson
Summer Murray, Chireno
Joseph Newman, Forest Hill, LA
Yves Nkomba, Leeds,
Kaitlyn Nutt, Carthage
Esther Oluade, London
Ashley Ortiz, Marshall
Marlene Ovide, Longview
Kaylin Patty, Wakevillage
Tripp Penner, Carthage
Meghan Penney, Henderson
Erin Perez, Corpus Christi
Jordan Phillips, Pasadena
Amanda Pierce, Beckville
Johnnie Pollard, Marshall
Morgan Price, Mansfield, LA
Laura Retana, Carthage
Leslie Rhoades, Marshall
Taletha Rickards, Carthage
Riley Rieken, Arp
Alexis Russell, Marshall
Maria Sanchez, Marshall
Leah Simmons, Nacogdoches
Timothy Smith, Carthage
Tanzi Stafford, Gonzales, La
Kennedy Stanley, Carthage
Lacy Stapleton, Panola
Jeremiah Steph, Tatum
Kaitlynn Strong, Gary
Jason Sylvester, Evadale
Miguel Tamez, Marshall
Blaine Thomas, Frisco
Thadd Turner, Nacogdoches
Chimmuanya Uwakwe, Lagos
Sergio Velazquez, Marshall
Caytlen Vowell, Waskom
Harrison Whitlock, Carthage
Abigail Wilkerson, Carthage
Holly Wink, Carthage
Danelle Womack, Marshall
Elisha Wood, Henderson
John Woodworth, DeBerry

January 6, 2021 - Panola College is proud to announce students named to the President’s List for the fall 2020 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 this computation.

The President’s List is as follows:

Shelby County:

Randy Broadway, Center
Taylor Burch, Center
Emily Cervantes, Center
Brandie Chambliss, Center
Camden Cordray, Center
Brent Dance, Center
Ashley Harkness, Center
Jackelyn Hernandez-Cervantes, Center
Alexis Hollaway, Center
Tasha Howell, Center
Erica Lee, Center
Thazin Mu, Center
Roselyn Postell, Center
Rachel Powell, Center
Tori Ramirez, Center
Valerie Ramirez, Center
Brandon Renteria, Center
Paulina Salazar, Center
Lah Say, Center
Peyton Swearingen, Center
Aaron Tello, Center

Jewel Bass, Joaquin
Jacob Cox, Joaquin
Erielle Kawaja, Joaquin
Destini Whitehead, Joaquin

Diana Alvarado, Tenaha
Jessica Alvarado, Tenaha
Anna Bardwell, Tenaha
Annette Castillo, Tenaha
Angel Garcia, Tenaha
Joel Martinez Gonzalez, Tenaha
Corey McDonald, Tenaha
Ethan Twomey, Tenaha

Chandler Amos, Timpson
Keli Miller, Timpson
Nathan Pinkston, Timpson

Other Areas:

Blake Aaron, Carthage
Matthew Abshire, Rayne, La
Chad Adams, Carthage
Kara Adams, Marshall
Austin Adkison, Garrison
Jennifer Alvarado, Marshall
Jack Angus, Haslet
Alaina Arceneaux, Carthage
Lauren Bearden, Carthage
James Beasley, Marshall             
Aubrey Bennefield, San Augustine
Tayton Best, Henderson
Baylea Bishop, Carthage
Richard Blain, Carthage
Mahamalea Bliss, Marshall
Kassidy Brooks, Marshall
Brooke Cabello, Carthage
Jesus Castillo, Marshall
Aislyn Clynch, Marshall
Cassidy Cole, Longview
Mister Davis, Longview
Maison Davis, Kilgore
Cody Deen, Shreveport, La
Kristina Dodge, Carthage
Darbi Dorrough, Longview
Chase Dunn, Spring
Barbara Dyke, Carthage
Jobeth Eddings, Marquez
Hanna Elliott, Carthage
Presley Elliott, Carthage
Somali Fletcher, Marshall
Maria Ghaleb, Las Vegas, NV
Asia Grigsby, Shreveport, LA
Garner Hancock, Garrison
Rhiannon Harber, Marshall
Gracen Harris, Beckville
Dylan Heim, Pasadena
Samantha Hudson, Carthage
William Jackson, Carthage
Charles Jackson, Rusk
James Jeans, Carthage
Jayla Jenkins, San Augustine
Corben Johnston, Jefferson
Promise Keshinro, Ikorodu,       
Sarah Kushner, Carthage
Mallory Lambeth, Henderson
Justin Malnar, Garrison
Morgan Malott, Garrison
Jacie McGraw, Sulphur Springs
Brooklyn McNeely, Carthage
Carla McWilliams, Grand Cane, LA
Mallory Moore, Garrison
Duyen Nguyen, Marshall
Cristal Noriega, Marshall
Easton Parrish, La Vernia
Alexander Patterson, Carthage
Valerie Persilver, Shreveport, LA
Maria Piedra, Carthage
Lauren Powell, Carthage
Ashton Powell, Decatur
Makena Radican, San Augustine
Baylee Reed, Carthage
Shemeka Renfro, Tatum              
Omar Rios, Garrison
Michael Robey, Purmela
Elisabeth Robinson, Beckville
Harley Seaman, Beckville
Ian Simpson, Carthage
Abra Soape, Carthage
Lacey Spencer, Gilmer
Tyler Spivey, Garrison
Hannah Stallings, Santa Fe
Abbie Suggs, Kirbyville
Ryan Thompson, Frisco
Gunner Thompson, Houston
Angela Trevino, Carthage
Andres Valenzuela, Carthage
Ariana Wells, Emory
Emily Wheeler, Etoile
Kaci Williams, Carthage
Cassiopeia Woodworth, DeBerry
Thomas Wrehe, Keller
Talon Wright, Garrison
Zachary Zea, Rusk

January 4, 2021 - New Year, New You!!! Panola College/Shelby College Center’s next Zumba and Yoga classes are approaching soon. Reserve your spot today.

  • January 11February 22, 2021 - Zumba Gold – Mondays and Wednesdays – 4:15 – 5:15 pm
  • January 11February 22, 2021 - Beginning Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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:

November 20, 2020 - Panola College students and faculty members visited the Longview Museum of Fine Arts in Longview, TX and R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA on November 4. The field trip was funded by a grant from the Panola College Foundation.

“This was not my first time at an art gallery, but it was my first time after taking an art appreciation course,” said one student. “I was able to walk in with knowledge that I did not have before, and it made me appreciate the art and experience even more.”

Among the many exhibits displayed, students were able to view the 153rd International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, Phenology and Form: Works by Phillip Shore, American Journey & Founding Fathers, along with many antiquities from their permanent collections.

“My favorite thing about the field trip was seeing all the different art, especially the pieces created with watercolor,” said a second student. “It’s incredible seeing all the different techniques that were used so long ago.”

Participating students included Phillip Hassell, Karen Dean, Cheyenne Howard, Erielle Kawaja, Chloe Powell, Ashton Powell, April Servin, Dashawn Myers, Itzel Arellano, Rebecca Jones, Katie Harper, Riley Morgan, Esther Oluade, Ashana Hinds, Jennifer Cortes, Carlesia Brown, Shakaela Pellum, Ja’mia Boykin, Jordan Stephens, Madison Robinson, Jaycee Coleman, Kelsea Vanderslice, Dulse Gonsalez, and Rebecca Parrott.

Panola College students photographed outside the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA on November 4. 

Veronica Wilkerson, a grant recipient, photographed with a check from the Panola College Foundation for the 2020-21 grants.

November 20,  2020 - The Panola College Foundation awarded 21 grants that totaled more than $47,000 to faculty and staff at Panola College that will go toward supporting various programs and initiatives. The recipients were announced in late October.

“We are thankful to the generous support of the Panola College Foundation by our Sustainers Group and the community which makes the awarding of these grants possible each year,” said Vicky Hudson, Chair of the Panola College Foundation. “We also appreciate the faculty and staff at Panola College that continue to develop high-quality innovative ideas and improvements to support student success each year.”

The 2020-21 grants include funding for the following:

  • Laura Wood and Kevin Rutherford, 2 A&P (Anatomy and Physiology) Models and 5 Pieces of Equipment
  • Veronica Wilkerson, OER Certification from the Open Education Network
  • Whitney McBee, Dental Supplies and Tools for the Dental Assisting Program
  • Aaron Smith, 35 Pairs of Basketball Shoes
  • Grant Freels, Rapsodo Pitching Machine
  • Jacky Andreatta, GameReady System
  • Whitney McBee, Drumfit Fitness and Bungee Fitness
  • Dwaine Hubbard, Roland AE 10-G Digital Wind Instrument
  • Haylie Handly, Fall and Spring Museum Field Trips
  • Karen King, Costume Design Equipment
  • Kimberly Bishop, AHIMA Certification Maintenance Package and AOE Conference Registration
  • Kristy Parker, PersonAbility Program
  • Terrie King, TherapyEd Student Workshop
  • Jody Harris, Mascot Costume
  • Katy Chance, Residence Life Egg Hunt
  • Katy Chance, Feed the Need Endowment
  • Bobbie Smith, 10 Eye-Vac PRO Professional Auto Stationary Vacuums
  • Dwayne Ferguson, 20 Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
  • Michael Pace, HVAC TruTech Tools
  • Michael Pace, Commercial Wiring Collection of Tools
  • Michael Pace, Intelligent Fire Training System

Information about the Panola College Foundation is available online at, or by calling 903-693-2029.

November 18, 2020 - Panola College honored 19 faculty, staff, and board members with service awards that totaled 290 years. The awards were presented on November 17, 2020 in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom of the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center during a luncheon meeting.

Dr. Greg Powell, President, and Dr. Billy Adams, Vice President of Instruction, presented the awards.

The recipients include:

  • Ten years: Ashley Brewster, Paige Bussey, Paula Fults, Stacy Gee, Lynn Hanson, Alan Moon, Jessica Pace, Kevin Smith
  • Fifteen years: Rebekah Burkhalter, Don Cocklin, Johnny Middlebrook
  • Twenty years: Mary Chance, Jeremy Dorman, Bill Kruger, Bobby Phillips, Dr. Gregory Powell, Allen West, Laura Wood
  • Twenty-five years: Darrell Hudson

Pictured from left to right, top to bottom: Ashley Brewster, Paige Bussey, Paula Fults, Stacy Gee, Lynn Hanson, Alan Moon, Jessica Pace, Kevin Smith, Rebekah Burkhalter

Pictured from left to right, top to bottom: Don Cocklin, Mary Chance, Jeremy Dorman, Bill Kruger, Bobby Phillips, Dr. Gregory Powell, Allen West, Laura Wood, and Darrell Hudson

November 16, 2020 - The Panola College Men's Rodeo Team won the Sam Houston State University Rodeo this weekend in Conroe, TX. The Panola Team was followed in rank by Hill College, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Southwest Texas JC, Wharton, Texas A&M, McNeese State, Trinity Valley CC, and Northeast Texas CC. The win also stretched their lead as they remained on top of the Southern Region and ended the college circuit for the fall semester. 

Macon Murphy

Michael Womack

The team was led by Macon Murphy, a sophomore from Keatchie, LA, as he placed second in the tiedown calf roping and Michael Womack, a sophomore from Bastrop, LA, who placed second in the saddle bronc. Gauge McBride, a freshman from Kearney, NE, won points for the team in two events, including a third place finish in the bull riding and a 5th place finish in the bareback riding. Other teammates contributing to the Men's Championship include: Kolt Dement - 4th place in bareback; Seth Rustin - 4th place in bulls; Hazen Martin - 5th place in steer wrestling; Thomas Wallace - 7th in steer wrestling; Isaac Ingram - 8th in bareback; and Brady Blanchard - 8th in tiedown calf roping. 

On the girls team, Abbie Muckleroy, a sophomore from Center, TX, was the only Panola gal to score any points as she finished 6th in the barrels. 

November 16, 2020 - Panola College, at our Shelby College location in Center, is offering Grant Informational Sessions, Tuesday, November 17th at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm for Certified Nurse Aide classes beginning in the Spring. This class will offer Grant and Self – Pay opportunities. For more information and to register, contact the Shelby College Center at 936-598-9543 or email: