Panola College

July 1, 2015 - Nat Lankford and Harley Wilson presented the check for the Charlie Woods Memorial Scholarship to the Panola College Foundation.

On Wednesday, July 01, Mr. Harley Wilson, Nat Lankford, and Charlotte Woods presented the Panola College Foundation with a check for $12,000 to increase the Charlie Woods Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was established three years ago by his friends and family to help sophomore students enrolling in Panola College’s petroleum technology program.

Scholarship funds are raised through the annual Charlie Woods Memorial Fishing Tournament held on Toledo Bend.

June 30, 2015 - The annual Panola Volleyball Camp kicked off Monday with approximately 95 participants. "It is exciting that we continue to grow. We strive every year to put on an excellent camp so all the kids interested in volleyball in our community will get something out of it, whether they are 8 or 18," says Head Coach Amber McCray.

Our community has been great support of our volleyball program, and it plays an important part in our effort to remain one of the top programs in the country," noted Vice President of Student Services/Athletic Director Don Clinton.

With over 90 participants this year's camp has exceeded all attendance expectations especially with the construction on the Panola College campus. Next year space will not be a problem. Panola College expects to move into its new Charles C. Mathews Foundation Student Center this fall. The Mathews Student Center will include a new fitness gym and renovated AJ Gym that will house 4 volleyball courts and give the program an opportunity to continue growing camps.

July 10, 2015 - The Panola College Workforce & Continuing Education office is offering a variety of CPR courses. There are currently several dates to choose from for BLS for Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED and Heartsaver CPR/AED. Classes can also be tailored to a specific need, group or business and set up upon request if there is sufficient enrollment. The cost for enrollment is $65 per person. For more information, contact the Workforce & Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email ce@panola.edu.

Internet Non-Profit Grant Research Seminar
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now offering an Internet Non-profit Grant Research Seminar. This class is scheduled for Tuesday August 4, 2015. Class time begins at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Merle Glass building on the Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $100 and preregistration is required. This seminar will help participants gain a better understanding of the cyber approach to answering “Where’s the money?” and how to find information needed to prepare grant-winning problem statements. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

Grant Writing as a Process
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now offering Grant Writing as a Process. This class is scheduled for Tuesday July 21, 2015. Class time begins at 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Merle Glass building on the Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $100 and preregistration is required. This seminar will help participants gain a better understanding of healthy collaborations, grass-roots community organizing, innovative programming and grant development. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

Board Basics Seminar
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now offering a Board Basics Seminar. This class is scheduled for Tuesday August 11, 2015. Class time begins at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Merle Glass building on the Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $100 and preregistration is required. This seminar will provide participants with board training concerning governance for a healthy, productive, and sustainable nonprofit agency. Topics include: Mission& Purpose, Financial Oversight, Legal & Ethical Integrity, Recruitment & Orientation, etc. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

Resume Writing
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now offering a Resume Writing class. This class is scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2015. Class time begins at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Merle Glass Building on the Carthage Campus. The cost of the class is $30 and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

Safe Sitter Summer Camp
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is offering a Safe Sitter camp. This camp is scheduled July 15-16 for ages 11-18. The camp is designed to prepare young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings as well as babysitting as a business. Lunch will be provided. Camp is from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the Center Campus. The cost of the camp is $85 and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067 or email at ce@panola.edu.

Art Adventure Camp
The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is offering Art Adventure Camp, July 13 - 15, for grades K-4th. Camp

June 9, 2015 - Two former Panola College Baseball players are headed to Omaha to play in the NCAA Baseball World Series. Preston Guillory with TCU, and Brett McAfee with Arkansas will have the opportunity to play on the biggest stage that college baseball can provide.

McAfee and the Razorbacks qualified by beating Missouri State in the Super Regionals at Fayetteville, AR. While the TCU Horned Frogs and Guillory took 16 innings last night to finish off the Aggies of Texas A &M at the Fort Worth regional. Preston was a two time All Conference pitcher for the Ponies 2013 and 2014 squads. McAfee was on the 2012 Panola Ponies team.

The NCAA College World Series will begin Saturday, June 13 in Omaha, NE.

June 1, 2015 - On Friday, May 15th, Panola College conducted its 75th commencement at the Carthage Civic Center. Panola College had 279 degree and certificate candidates and 161 of those students participated in the commencement ceremony.

Dr. Joe Shannon, Vice President of Instruction, presented the graduating class of spring 2015 as Dr. Gregory Powell, President of Panola College led the processional of board members, faculty, staff and students in to be seated while“Pomp and Circumstance” was played in the background.

Following the alma mater, sang by Panola College Chorale and directed by Mrs. Sandra Bauer, Dr. Powell welcomed the assembled and gave opening remarks.

Before the awards ceremony, Dr. Shannon certified to Dr. Powell and members of the Panola College Board of Trustees that the 161 graduating students had completed all work necessary to graduate from Panola College.

Following certification of the graduates, Dr. Kathy Watlington, Professor of Foreign Languages began the reading of graduates, and Dr. Powell awarded diplomas to the students.

Mr. Freddy Mason, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences, gave the benediction to end the ceremony. Dr. Powell then led the recessional to the closing instrumentals.

Panola College is proud to announce the following spring 2015
Honor Graduates:

Summa Cum Laude (3.90 - 4.00)
NganLuu - Timpson, Haley Shofner - Center, Lindsay McDonald Snell - Center

Magna Cum Laude (3.75 - 3.89)
Hailey Baldwin - Center, Brandon Joe Holt - Center, Melissa Jeane - Joaquin, Aaron Scott Liker - Center

Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.74)
James Porter Hagler - Center, Hunter Hendricks - Shelbyville, Christin Kate Lindgren - Timpson, Christina Powell - Center

May 29, 2015 - Panola College is proud to announce the following students who have been named to the Dean's and President's list for spring 2015 semester.  They are as follows:

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

Center
January Arnold, Kalishia Calhoun, Jayton Cassell, Nakristianna Crawford, Ethan Gurley, Jaxon Lucas, Joel Pallares, Mallory Snider

Shelbyville
Lewis Dales

Tenaha
Taylor Flournoy, Brady Tovar, Emily Ward

Timpson
Ryan Battles, Christin Lindgren, Monica Montoya

President’s List
To qualify for the President’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Only courses applying toward an associate degree or certificate are included in the computation.

Center
Chrissy Barrino, Brandie Benedetti, Luke Burns, Liliana Castaneda, Kurstin Dockens, Kevin Fenton, Osiel Garcia, James Hagler, Brandon Holt, Taylor Hudspeth, Tammy Johnson, Laura Lindsey, Aaron Morales, Khrystane Patton, Matthew Reynolds, Kaycee Ricketson, Ashley Wright

Joaquin
Kyle Chambliss, Angel Ebey, Samantha Whitaker

Shelbyville
Stacey Casey, Michael Elliott, Precious Gillaspie, Tiffanee Vaughn

Tenaha
Efrain Hernandez, Joshua Hickman, Paul Tindol

Timpson
Margo Hooper, Isaiah Molloy, Taylor Morris

May 7, 2015 - Panola College General Business and Petroleum Technology students participated in the annual employee success class offered by the Workforce and Continuing Education Department. The course began Sunday evening, April 26th with an etiquette dinner. Amy Riestenberg of Etiquette East Texas lead the attendees through a five course meal, presenting proper etiquette along the way. The course was completed the next morning with a mock interview session where students interviewed with Panola College faculty and staff.

May 7, 2015 - Panola College's School of Energy hosted its 2nd Annual Women in Energy Forum on Wednesday, April 29. Over 260 Junior and Senior female students representing eleven school districts including Beckville, Carthage, Center, Joaquin, Karnack, Marshall, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Stanley, Tenaha, and Timpson attended the event. Speakers for this year’s event included Allie Garcia, XTO Energy; Stephanie Mosier, Chevron; Nancy Keeling, Anadarko; Amy Calhoun, Panola College. Panelist included Rachel Skinner, Anadarko; Ellen Schott, Anadarko; Stephanie Solomon, Schlumberger; Teri Lynn Riley, Baker Hughes; Channing Evans, Chevron and Amy Hooper, Eastman Chemical Company. The event was sponsored by Anadarko, Chevron, and XTO Energy.

April 29, 2015 - Four Panola College RN students presented a poster presentation on "Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Education and New Graduate Practice" at the East Texas Summit for the 'Texas Team Future of Nursing'. The summit was held at Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler, TX on April 24, 2015 with over 170 participants from area hospitals, colleges and universities. The students, Bradley Baker, Melissa Jeane, Amanda Woodfin, and Rachel Gardner will be graduating with Associate Degrees in Nursing on May 15th. They were the only student group to present at the conference and were stationed at the poster presentation among doctorally prepared nurses with research backgrounds. "We were so proud of the professionalism displayed by our students," said Karen McClellan, one of their instructors. "This type of experience, positions our students to be leaders in the profession".

The goal of the conference was to bring educators and business partners together to discuss common goals to advance nursing in Texas. The Texas Team is our state’s nursing action coalition, cosponsored by TNA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.

The Texas Team believes all Texans deserve better care, better health, and lower healthcare costs. Nurses – as the largest group of health care providers in the state – are essential to achieving these three goals in Texas. Texas Team members are enthusiastically working to transform nursing and health care in Texas

April 28, 2015 - The Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education office is now offering a Dental Assisting program. The class is scheduled to begin Friday, June 5, 2015. Class time begins at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Merle Glass building on the Carthage Campus. The cost of the program is $1,799.00 and preregistration is required. For more information and to register, contact the Continuing Education office at 903-693-2067, email: ce@panola.edu.

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