Panola College is a public community college in Carthage, Texas, the county seat of Panola County. As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Panola College includes:[1]

Panola College
TypeCommunity college
PresidentGregory S. Powell, Ed.D.
Administrative staff
Location, ,
United States

32°09′23″N 94°21′23″W / 32.156384°N 94.356283°W / 32.156384; -94.356283
Campus135 acres
ColorsGreen and white
The Sid Baker Turner Memorial Chapel on the Panola College campus has a rustic appearance.

History Edit

Panola College was established June 14, 1947, and began operations on January 19, 1948 at the corner of State Highway 315 and U.S. Highway 79, where it continues to operate today. The first permanent buildings were erected in 1949.

In 1995, the adjacent counties of Harrison (excluding parts as noted above), Marion, and Shelby were added by law to Panola's designated service area. Panola operates branch locations in Marshall and Center.

The college also serves residents of nearby Louisiana parishes (as Panola County is on the state border) and United States Air Force members stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base.

The first president of Panola County Junior College was B. W. Musgraves (1948–50). He was succeeded by Floyd Boze (1950–51), M. P. Baker (1951–67), former Carthage school superintendent Q. M. Martin (1967–73), Dr. Charles Hays (1973–74), longtime PJC basketball coach Arthur M. Johnson (1974–81), Dr. Gary McDaniel (1981–92), Charles Hughes (1992–93), Dr. William Edmonson (1993–2000), and Dr. Gregory Powell, (2000–Present).

In the spring of 1948 fifty-five charter students enrolled in the initial courses. In the fall of 2012 Panola College enrollment reached 2,584 students.

Athletics Edit

Panola College plays the following sports.

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball, Men's
  • Basketball, Women's
  • Baseball
  • Rodeo

The teams are known as the Ponies, with the women's teams called the Fillies. Panola has won three NJCAA National Championships, a baseball championship in 1969 and a pair of women's basketball crowns in 1977 and 1978. Panola plays in the Region XIV Athletic Conference, a part of the NJCAA.

Notable alumni Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.194, "Panola College District Service Area".
  2. ^ "Who is Fabulous Flournoy? Fast facts on the Toronto Raptors' newest assistant coach". Canada | The official site of the NBA. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  3. ^ "What a Fabulous team". Evening Chronicle. May 2, 2005. Retrieved January 28, 2011.

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