Panola College

February 19, 2021 - The Panola College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Vocational Nursing (VN) programs are accepting applicants until March 1, 2021.

Students accepted to the VN track will begin the program in August. Applications can be picked up beginning Feb. 1 on the Carthage campus and on the Center campus.

Contact Yvette Royal at 903-694-4026 on the Carthage campus or Rachel Paddie at 936-598-9543 on the Center campus for additional information.

Students accepted to the ADN traditional two-year track will begin the program in August. Students accepted to the ADN one-year hybrid LVN-RN transition track will begin the program during the summer.

Applicants are invited to schedule a mentoring appointment with Katie Davis by calling 903-694-4019.

Admission requirements can be found for both programs at www.panola.edu under Programs, Health Sciences.

February 16, 2021 - Panola College will continue altered operations on Friday, February 19 due to inclement weather. All courses will be through virtual instruction from February 15-19. Faculty and staff will be available by phone and email. All locations will be closed to the public during altered operations. Regular operations will resume Monday, February 22, 2021.

February 11, 2021 - Panola College will move to altered operations February 15 - 18, 2021 due to inclement weather.  

All courses will move to virtual instruction during this time. Faculty and staff will be available by phone and email. All locations will be closed to the public during altered operations.

Regular operations will resume Friday, February 19, 2021.

February 10, 2021 - Panola College will offer a total of 24 courses during the Spring Flex Term, the majority of which will be offered online. The eight-week courses will begin March 8 and end May 6.

Spring Flex Term courses cover the same material as their full semester counterparts but are condensed into an eight-week timetable. These accelerated courses are beneficial to students who work full time while simultaneously working toward earning a degree or certificate.

Courses being offered during the Spring Flex Term are:

  • Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301)
  • Business Computer Applications (BCIS 1305)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 2402)
  • Anatomy & Physiology, non-majors (BIOL 2404)
  • Composition II (ENGL 1302)
  • Federal Government (GOVT 2305)
  • Texas Government (GOVT 2306)
  • U.S. History I (HIST 1301)
  • U.S. History II (HIST 1302)
  • Intro to Humanities (HUMA 1301)
  • Walking I (KINE 1119)
  • First Aid (KINE 1306)
  • Walking II (KINE 2119)
  • Quantitative Reasoning Foundations (MATH 0332)
  • Algebraic Functions (MATH 0314)
  • College Algebra (MATH 1314)
  • Contemporary Math (MATH 1332)
  • Elementary Statistics (MATH 1342)
  • Music Appreciation (MUSI 1306)
  • The Solar System (PHYS 1404)
  • General Psychology (PSYC 2301)
  • Lifespan Growth & Development (PSYC 2314)
  • Intro to Sociology (SOCI 1301)
  • Public Speaking (SPCH 1315)

For more information, call student services at 903-693-2048, email admissions@panola.edu or visit https://bit.ly/RequestAnAdvisingAppointment to request an appointment with an academic advisor. Registration is open now through March 11.

February 2, 2021 - The Panola College Men’s Rodeo Team won the first spring rodeo of the Southern Region circuit this past weekend hosted by Texas A&M – Commerce in Sulphur Springs at the Hopkins County Expo Center. Panola is stretching its lead in the region as they continue towards the opportunity to return to CNFR to defend the National Championship. Panola finished in front of Texas A&M-Commerce in 2nd, 3rd – McNeese State University, 4th – Sam Houston State and Wharton, 6th – Hill College, 7th – South West Texas Jr. College, 8th – Texas A&M University, and 9th – Trinity Valley Community College.

The Panola men’s team dominated the saddle bronc by taking 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th places. Michael Womack continues to shine as he won the saddle bronc and jumped to second in the Southern Region, followed by Kaul Runfola in 2nd, Gauge McBride in 4th, and Clint Franks in 5th.  

Panola’s calf ropers also kept pace as Macon Murphy took 2nd, Thomas Wallace 3rd, and Kincaide Henry finished 6th. Henry is sitting 2nd in the Region with Murphy in 3rd, and Wallace in 6th. 

Kolt Dement racked up more points and is extending his lead in the region as he finished in 3rd place this past weekend. Gauge McBride added more points with a 5th place finish and is in the 4th seed in bareback.

Panola’s team ropers were not to be left out as they contributed points to the win with Trace Clark and Bradford Fisher finishing in 6th place and Riley Rieken and partner finished in 7th place. 

Panola College’s Women’s Team finished 7th overall. Josey Murphy led the team with a 7th place finish in the barrels and Jade Kenney an 8th place finish in the breakaway roping. 

The Panola Teams will be back in action on February 12-13 at the Trinity Valley Community College Rodeo in Athens, TX.

January 29, 2021 - The defending National Champions kickoff the Southern Region Rodeo Circuit today in Sulphur Springs, TX at the Texas A&M Commerce Rodeo. Coach Jeff Collins and his team or ready to get rolling as they prepare for another run at a national championship.

The Men's Team is currently #1 in the Region, which the top two qualify for the College National Finals hosted in Casper Wyoming, June 13-19. Panola is well represented in each event and has several cowboys trying to place in the top three in order to qualify for the CNFR in their event. Freshmen, Kolt Dement and Kincaide Henry have been in the #1 spot in bareback riding and calf roping respectively since the first rodeo of the year. Other ranked team members include: Michael Womack - 2nd and Clint Franks - 8th in saddlebronc; Seth Rustin - 2nd and Gauge McBride - 7th in bullriding; Gauge McBride - 3rd and Isaac Ingram - 8th in bareback; Macon Murphy - 5th and Thomas Wallace - 7th in calf roping; Hazen Martin - 10th in steerwrestling; Riley Rieken -7th, Brady Blanchard and Kincaide Henry - 10th, Thomas Wallace and Jacques Trahan - 15th in team roping.

The Women's team is currently #8 in the Southern Region. Cowgirls in the rankings making a run at the CNFR include: Josey Murphy - 4th in breakaway roping and #10 in goat tying; Abbie Muckelroy - 12th in barrelracing; and Neely Grover - #13 in goat tying. 

The spring circuit includes:

  • January 29-30: Texas A&M Commerce at Sulphur Springs' Hopkins County Civic Center
  • February 12-13: Trinity Valley Community College Rodeo in Athens, TX
  • March 12-13: Texas A&M University Rodeo at Brazos County Expo Complex
  • March 26-27: Hill College Rodeo in Hillsboro, TX
  • April 16-17: Wharton County Jr. College Rodeo at the Wharton County Fairgrounds
  • April 29-30: McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA

College Rankings

January 27, 2021 - Panola College was awarded $112,500 in Texas Reskilling Grants by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

The THECB awarded a total of $18.1 million to 40 applicants, representing 49 institutions across the State. The program is supported by a portion of the $175 million allocated to the THEBC from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund.

The grants will provide financial assistance to Texas students who wish to return to school but need help covering the cost of tuition and fees.

“We are excited about the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program and the impact that it will have for our community,” said Dean of Health Sciences Kelly Reed-Hirsch, who played a role in writing the grant. “This grant will enable Texans to return to college to finish their certificate or degree or improve upon their skills – upskill – and get back into the workforce following stopping-out or dropping-out of college.”

According to Harrison Keller, the Commissioner of Higher Education, the grants will play an important role in supporting Texas students as well as driving the recovery of the Texas economy from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We can help students who have previously stopped out of higher education without completing a postsecondary credential as well as help displaced Texas workers who need to reskill and upskill and complete a higher education credential so they can rejoin the workforce and get back on their feet,” Keller said. “Our Texas institutions are making significant commitments to create programs that keep more students on track to enter the workforce with the high-value credentials and education that tomorrow’s economy will demand.”

The grant application, along with a full list of qualifications, may be found on www.panola.edu by clicking Explore Scholarships near the bottom of the homepage.

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 adult.education@panola.edu.

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

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