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Panola College mourns Mrs. Glendell Chadwick

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:50pm

Glendell Pope Chadwick, 68, of Carthage, passed away on Tuesday night, July 11, 2017, in Shreveport. Mrs. Chadwick served as a member and secretary of the Panola College Board of Trustees.

“Mrs. Chadwick served Panola College with grace, wisdom, and dedication for more than 16 years. We will miss her steady hand and compassion,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President.

“On behalf of the Panola College Board of Trustees, we are very saddened by the passing of Mrs. Chadwick. Mrs. Chadwick has been an exceptional member of this board for over 16 years. As an educator for most of her career, she brought this knowledge and expertise to Panola College. During her tenure, she always had the interest of students, faculty, and staff at heart. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family,” said William Goolsby, Board of Trustees Chair.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1948, in Panola County to Cedell and Janice Johnson Pope. She graduated from Turner High School with the class of 1967, and earned an associate’s degree from Panola College, where she was honored as the Alumna of the Year in 2013. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Education. Over the years she also earned a Diagnostician and Supervisory Certification at the University of Texas at Tyler, plus additional certifications in the areas of Elementary Education, Physically Handicapped, and Mental Retardation. Mrs. Chadwick was in the education profession for 35 years and retired as an Educational Diagnostician from the Carthage Independent School District. During her tenure she served students at CISD and those attending the Beckville and Gary Independent School Districts. Mrs. Chadwick is also the owner of the Knowledge Nook Daycare in Carthage. While serving in that position, she has been instrumental in helping children to be academically ready for public school for more than 20 years. Mrs. Chadwick served as the secretary for the Panola College Board of Trustees and was a founding member of the Ladies of Strength social organization. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as Vacation Bible School Director for many years. She was instrumental in fundraising efforts for the new Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Chadwick was a loving mother, wife, sister, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence Chadwick of Carthage; mother, Janice Pope of Carthage; daughter, Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards and husband Dr. Anthony C. Edwards, Jr. of Granbury; siblings, Gloria Brooks and husband Henry of Carthage, Bert Ann Johns of Carthage, C.F. Pope and wife Dorothy of Carthage, Peggy Pope of Carthage, Linda Pope of Carthage, Kim Duck and husband Howard of Carthage; and granddaughter, Madison Elizabeth Edwards.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. J.T. Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Holland’s Quarter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Taylor Stapleton, Tavis Stapleton, Caleb Pope, Coby Lewis, Chad Lewis, Shun Pope, and Ashley Brooks.

Memorial donations may be made to the Glendell P. Chadwick Endowed Scholarship at Panola College, 1109 W. Panola, Carthage, TX 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at

Register now for fall 2017

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:22pm

This summer, incoming freshmen are touring Panola College in a series of orientation sessions. Call 903-693-2000 and schedule an appointment for academic advising. Fall classes will begin Monday, Aug. 28.

Start the process at the Apply Texas link.

Check out the Panola College Admissions Requirements.

You may qualify for financial aid, so check out Panola College Financial Aid.

To earn an associate degree, students must successfully complete 60 semester hours, as outlined in the Core Curriculum Requirements in the online catalog. From the link, scroll to page 106 to review the requirements: Degrees and Certificates – Core Curriculum Requirements.

Check out the course schedule for fall: go to the Panola College homepage, then on the right under the Quick Links heading, click on Register for SUMMER and FALL.

College National Finals Rodeo Photo Gallery

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:33pm

Abby Phillips and Logan Cook represented Panola College at the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming in June.

Logan finished 7th in the national in saddle bronc, while Abby finished 11th in the nation in barrel racing. Panola’s rodeo team is coached by Jeff Collins.

Read more in the Panola College Rodeo Athletics Page or on the Pony Express Facebook page or the Panola College Rodeo Facebook page.

Ponies take Conference, Region honors

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:36pm

Four Panola College Ponies earned spots on the 2017 All-Region Baseball Team. They include Colby Price, Logan Bailey, Duke Ellis, and Christian Boulware.

At the All-Conference level, Head Coach Todd Shelton was named 2017 Coach of the Year for the Region XIV Eastern Texas All-Conference Team. Joining him in earning highest honors are Colby Price, Player of the Year; Duke Ellis, Freshman of the Year, and Logan Bailey, Pitcher of the Year.

Ponies selected to the All-Conference First Team are pitchers Miles Dunn and Taylor Tomlin, along with Michael Lawson, second base. Shortstop Chandler Morris was named to the second team, All-Conference.

Ponies Baseball players earning academic recognition as part of the NJCAA Academic Honors include, First Team with 4.0 GPA: Logan Berlof, Christian Boulware, Austin DeLeon, Duke Ellis, Michael Lawson, and Colton Oberthier.

Ponies making the academic honors third team, with GPAs of 3.6 to 3.79, include Jarod Blissett, Ryan Ratliff and Gannon Rieswig.

Read more about the Panola College Baseball team at the Panola Athletics Baseball Page.


2017 Conference Champions Panola Baseball – photo galleries

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:24am

The 2017 Conference Champions Panola Ponies competed at the Region Conference. Pony Express Student Photographer Callie Wright was on hand to shoot photos.

Photographer Kraig Cain, a Panola Ponies supporter and community volunteer, has shared his game photos with the Pony Express via Google Drive galleries.

Baseball vs Navarro – 3-30-17 – Photos by Kraig Cain

Baseball vs BPCC – 4-7-17 – Photos by Kraig Cain

Baseball vs Angelina – 4-12-17 – Photos by Kraig Cain

Baseball Region Tournament 5-17-17 – Photos by Kraig Cain

Keep up with Panola Baseball at the Presto Sports site — Panola Baseball.

The Pony 2017 photo book available

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:28pm

The Pony 2017, a hardcover photo memory book, is available for $40. The 52-page professionally printed book was produced by Panola College communication students and includes photos and highlights from one of the most exciting years in Panola College history.

The book includes photos and names of fine arts organizations including theatre, instrumental and vocal music, along with highlights from volleyball, rodeo, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball. Health science students, Phi Theta Kappa and Academic Excellence Award winners are also included. Complete lists of fall and spring graduates are documented in this yearbook.

“We were so excited to discover a new way to capture photos and memories from Panola College’s 2016-2017 academic year,” says Teresa Beasley, communication instructor. “This was such an incredible year for our students with academic honors and athletic achievements that we wanted to provide people with more than just online memories.”

Books may be ordered by sending a check or money order to The Pony 2017, c/o Teresa Beasley, Communication Department, Panola College, 1109 West Panola, Carthage, TX 75633. Shipping will be added. Books may also be picked up from the Martha Miller Administration Building. Contact Beasley at to make arrangements to purchase the book and pick it up on campus.


Ponies advance at regional conference

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 3:47pm

The Ponies defeated Blinn 12-2, ending the game with the 10-run rule in the first round of playoff action at the Region XIV Tournament in Arlington.

Student photographer Callie Wright is covering the games for The Pony Express. Here are a few of her shots from game 1. A complete photo gallery from the games will be posted at the conclusion of the tournament.


Photo Gallery – 2017 Spring Commencement

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 5:39pm

Congratulations to the 2017 Panola College graduates. Two Commencement ceremonies were held in the A.J. Johnson Gymnasium at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. The stormy weather didn’t keep family and friends from turning out to watch their graduates walk across the stage to receive their degrees and certificates.

Panola takes #1 seed spot in Region XIV Tournament

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:00am

Panola College beat Navarro two of three to win the series and clinch the 2017 Region IV East Zone Champions.  After losing game one Thursday, May 4, in Corsicana, the Ponies returned home to Carthage on Saturday, May 6, and won two straight to take the series in dramatic fashion.  With the wins Panola is now 43-11 on the season and finishes conference at 21-9.  Panola will now travel to Grand Prairie Texas as a #1 seed in the Region XIV Tournament.  Panola will host the #4 seed Blinn College in game three of the tournament at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Airhogs Stadium in Grand Prairie.

Panola College Drops Game One To Navarro College
Panola had trouble keeping up with Navarro in a 9-3 loss on Thursday, May 4. Navarro captured the lead in the first inning. In the top of the third inning, Panola tied things up at one. Michael Lawson singled on the first pitch of the at bat in the third inning, scoring one run.

Navarro took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Walker homered off of Kyle Rogers, driving in three runs. Navarro scored three runs in the eighth inning. The big inning for Navarro came thanks to a double by Williams and a double by Salazar.

Kyle Rogers took the loss for Panola. He went four and a third innings, surrendering four runs, five hits, striking out four, and walking one.

Panola collected ten hits. Logan Bailey, Colby Price, Andrew Pace, and Lawson each collected multiple hits for Panola.

Panola Best Navarro In Game Two

Panola jumped out to an early lead over Navarro and took home an 8-3 victory on Saturday, May 6. Panola scored on a single by Michael Lawson in the first inning and a home run by Andrew Pace in the second inning.

Panola scored three runs in the sixth inning. Panola’s big inning was driven by a single by Julian Flores and a double by Colby Price.

Logan Bailey earned the win for Panola. He went six innings, giving up one run, five hits, and striking out four.

Panola had nine hits in the game. Austin Blakeley and Andrew Pace each collected multiple hits for Panola. Blakeley led Panola with three hits in three at bats.

Panola College Spring 2017 didn’t commit a single error in the field. Christian Boulware had the most chances in the field with five.

Panola Grabs Lead In Seventh Inning For Victory Over Navarro

Panola took the lead late and defeated Navarro 9-5 on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Panola batting in the bottom of the seventh when Austin Blakeley hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.

Navarro captured the lead in the second inning. With two outs in the second inning Menchuck drove in one run when he doubled.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, and Navarro leading 5-0 Panola scored five runs. The big inning was thanks to a groundout by Michael Lawson, a single by Christian Boulware, and a home run by Bailey.

Miles Dunn earned the win for Panola. He tossed four and two-thirds innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, striking out three, and walking zero.

Taylor Tomlin started the game for Panola. He pitched three and a third innings, giving up five runs, nine hits, and striking out four.

Home runs for Panola came when Austin De Leon homered in the seventh inning and Bailey homered in the fifth inning.

Panola collected 13 hits. Colby Price, Boulware, De Leon, and Lawson each collected multiple hits for Panola.

Price went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Panola in hits. Panola didn’t commit a single error in the field. Bailey had the most chances in the field with nine.

Read more about the Panola Ponies on the Panola College Athletics Presto Sports Site – Baseball.

Sophomores present instrumental recital

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:34pm

The Panola College Music Department held its last performance of the Music Madness Month on Tuesday night, May 2, as sophomores Destiney Miller and Montana Woodard presented a recital of solo music.

This concert is the culmination of their years as students of Larry Edge and Dwaine Hubbard in the Panola College Band. Montana is a graduate of Center High School and will attend UT Tyler in the fall.

Destiney is a graduate of Ore City High School and will attend ETBU. Judy Galetar was the accompanist for the Recital and Cheyenne Woodard performed on guitar.


Sophomore Ponies lead team to conference championship

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 10:55am

The Panola Ponies defeated Navarro Saturday, May 6, to claim the Conference Championship. Sophomore Ponies were honored before the first game. They include:

2 Cameron Jacobs Shreveport, LA / Captain Shreve 3 Chandler Morris The Woodlands, TX / College Park 4 Cal Smith Keller, TX / Fort Worth Christian 5 Miles Dunn Conroe, TX / Oak Ridge 6 Montana Ellstrom Houston, TX / Stratford 7 Colby Price Nederland, TX / Nederland 13 Cole Clinton Carthage, TX / Carthage 14 Andrew Pace Beaumont, TX / Kelly 15 Colton Brasher Hallsville, TX / Hallsville 16 Cayne Ueckert Jasper, TX / Jasper 19 Eric Key Keller, TX / Fossil Ridge 25 George “Bubba” Valdez Forney, TX / Forney 27 Taylor Tomlin Center, TX / Center 31 Logan Bailey Hallsville, TX / Hallsville 32 Kyle Rogers Manvel, TX / Manvel 33 Austin Blakeley Hallsville, TX / Hallsville

Ponies to host Navarro Saturday, May 6

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 1:50pm

The Panola Ponies will host Navarro Saturday, May 6 to determine the seeding for the Region XIV Tournament. Here is a photo gallery of some of the photos from Thursday’s 3-9 game at Navarro. Photos by Pony Express student photographer Callie Wright.

To see all Callie’s photos, go to the Google Drive Photo Gallery – Ponies vs Navarro – May 4, 2017.

The Pony 2017 yearbook to be available at Commencement

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 2:54pm

Panola College Communication Department will offer The Pony 2017, a hardcover photo memory book, at Commencement. Cost for the 52-page professionally printed book will be $40. Communication students will be selling the books at a table in the foyer of the A.J. Johnson Gymnasium.

“We were so excited to discover a new way to capture photos and memories from Panola College’s 2016-2017 academic year,” says Teresa Beasley, communication instructor. “This was such an incredible year for our students with academic honors and athletic achievements that we wanted to provide people with more than just online memories.”

Beasley said if this edition of The Pony 2017 is successful, communication students will expand the project beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.

“The provider we are using makes it easy to collaborate with departments and allow faculty, staff and students to submit photos. This is our trial effort, and we are proud of the result. My scholarship student Jennifer Aguirre served as editor of the yearbook, assisted by Anna Crumbie and Paola Rangel. They did a fantastic job learning a new system under deadline pressure — the true test of good journalists.”


Ponies to play for conference championship

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 5:12pm

The Panola College baseball team is ranked #10 in the NJCAA Polls and #2 in the state of Texas in TSRN Polls. The Ponies boast a regular season record of 41-10 and are tied for first place with Navarro College at 19-8 in conference.

Panola and Navarro will square off in a three-game series Thursday, May 4, and Saturday, May 6, to decide the conference championship and a number one seed going into the Region-14 tournament. Game time for Thursday in Corsicana is 3 p.m. Game times for Saturday’s double header in Carthage is 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

So come out and support the Ponies. GO PONIES!

#10 in NJCAA Polls

#2 in the state of Texas (TSRN)

Panola library hosts reception for Chauncy Williams

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:36pm

On Tuesday, May 2, Panola College hosted a reception in honor of artist Chauncy Williams, Sr. The Panola College alumnus completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Tyler. His mixed-media artwork will remain on display in the Fay Allison Gallery of the M.P. Baker Library throughout the summer.

Panola alumnus Chauncy Williams’ reception May 2

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:07pm

Chauncy B. Williams Sr. will be honored with a reception at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 in the M.P. Baker Library. The event is in conjunction with a special exhibit of Williams’ work on display in the Fay Allison Gallery through August.

Williams earned his associate degree from Panola in 2009, transferred to U.T. Tyler and completed his bachelor of fine arts degree in 2012. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and received academic honors during his senior year at U.T. Tyler.

The son of Cleon and LaWanda Williams of Carthage, he graduated with the Carthage High School class of 2006.

“The library staff hosted Chauncy when he was a student in 2008 and we are pleased he is joining us once again to share his talents. The exhibit, Triumphant: My Testimony will be on display through August 2017. Chauncy highlights his time as a PC student as part of this exhibit and credits Professor Ann Boland for helping him discover his talents,” said Cristie Ferguson, librarian. She extends an invitation to all faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the public to attend the reception and view his artwork.

Students performed at Instrumental Recital

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:36pm

The Spring 2017 Instrumental Recital was held on April 27 in the Murphy Payne Community Room.  Students who performed and their accompanist are pictured left to right: Judy Galetar, accompanist; Urias Quetzala, trombone; Destiney Miller, clarinet; Dakota Brown, french horn and tuba; Valarie Kirkwood, piano; Whitney Thomas, bassoon; Montana Woodard, clarinet; Dillon Reynolds, trumpet; Kirsten Mayfield, clarinet; and Esmarelda Acosta, flute. Not pictured Savana Hanaway, flute.

Dr. Sherilyn Emberton named Alumna of the Year

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:59pm

The Panola College Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Sherilyn Emberton as the 2017 Panola College Alumna of the Year. Dr. Emberton will be recognized by Dr. Berri O’Neal, Chair of the Panola College Alumni Association and recipient of the 2016 Alumna of the Year, at the spring commencement ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 11, at 5pm in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium.

Dr. Sherilyn Emberton attended Panola College from 1976 to 1978. During this time, she was an active member of the Panola College Pipers and the Cheer Squad.

When asked about her most memorable moments at Panola College, Dr. Emberton replied, “Overwhelmingly, it would have to be the privilege of attending during the years both the men’s baseball team and women’s basketball teams contending for national tourneys.  Being a member of the cheer squad for both years, and getting to be a part of the campus spirit was so exciting!  Go Ponies!  Go Fillies!”

After graduating from Panola College, Emberton went on to earn a Doctor of Education degree in 1999 from Texas A&M University-Commerce and undergraduate study at Stephen F. Austin State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in education degree in 1979. She earned a Master of Education degree from the same institution in 1981.

Dr. Emberton, President of Huntington University, is a native Texan who was born in Irving, near Dallas. She began her presidency in June 2013 and has made a significant impact in her first three years, helping to launch HU’s first doctoral program in occupational therapy, the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and the Institute for Leadership & Counseling.

Prior to accepting the presidency at Huntington, Emberton served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, as well as serving in that same role at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.  Emberton began her career in Christian higher education at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, leading its new teacher education program. In 2005, she was named the associate vice president for academic affairs for the institution.  She has also served as the Director of Applied Projects for the Texas State Technical Institute.

Currently, Emberton sits on the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Governing Board, is part of the Regional Cities Initiative’s Steering Committee, and recently named to the board for the Northeast Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  She is the Director of Higher Education for the US National Conference, United Brethren Church in Christ. In addition, she chairs the Lenawee Christian Ministries Board headquartered in Adrian, Michigan; is an executive committee member at-large of the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) out of Indianapolis; is a board member on the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, and serves on the Board for the Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.  In January, Dr. Emberton will join the board of the newly formed AgriNovus, which includes other executive leaders from the agribusiness community such as Dow Chemical, Whitshire Hamroc, Beck’s Seeds, Lilly, Inc. and Purdue University.

“Dr. Sherilyn Emberton has contributed back to higher education for decades, including serving in top administrative roles as the first female in several of those positions. She has made a mark on higher education and has exemplified excellence throughout her career,” says Dr. Berri O’Neal, PC Alumni Association Chair. “Emberton personifies the definition of a Panola College Alumna of the Year.”

Sophomore Anna Crumbie’s photos in exhibit

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:47pm

Photos taken around the world by sophomore student Anna Crumbie are on display in a special section of the Art and Photography Exhibit through Friday, April 28 in the M.P. Baker Library. Crumbie, a communication major, will transfer to University of North Texas in the fall.

During her two years at Panola, Crumbie has worked on the Pony Express, serving this year as student editor. She won two awards at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association statewide competition for her writing and photography. She is also a member of the Panola College Chorale and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.

Crumbie’s interest in photography coincides with her desire to use her talents to combat human trafficking. She maintains a blog and a website showcasing her work. The Jefferson, Texas native also works as a freelance photographer covering equestrian events and senior portraits. She plans to spend part of the summer in mission work in Mexico.

“While my words convey a purpose, I enjoy a photo’s ability to reach across boundaries and communicate regardless of age or language,” she said.

Chorale Spring Performance

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:24pm

The Panola College Choral Department presented its Spring Concert on April 18. Under the direction of Sandra Bauer the Chambers singers performed “Ad Amore” by Kesselman with Dakota Brown on bells for this piece. They then performed “Changes” by Snyder.

The Chorale performed “Praise the Lord” from Judas Maccabeus by Handel, arr. Hobson, “I’d Enter Your Garden” by Brahms, “Ain’t Judgin’ No Man” by Gilpin, “Goin’ Home” by Dvorak/Langford, and “A Jubilant Song” by Joio with a solo part preformed by Jame’Cia Taylor.

Ginger Cook was the accompanist.

This performance was dedicated to Dean Freddy Mason in honor of his retirement from Panola College.

Members of the Panola College Chambers are Anne Buongiorne, Brittany Fendall, Hannah Stone, Jame’Cia Taylor, Jenna King, Kyana Reagan, Lauren Williams, Lily Allphin, Mia Sartor, Montana Woodard, Shannon James, Shelby Brown, and Tyesha High.

Chorale members are: Aaron Christopher Nolan, Abram Ruth Ann Harville, Afrikina Lakeysha Dotson, Ahmadreion Lamont Casel, Alyia Gabrielle Doktor, Anna Hope Crumbie, Anne M Buongiorne, Ashley Newton, Brittany Caroline Fendall, Charles Izuchukwu Felix, Dakota Lynn Brown, Daniel Keith Cloudy, Destiney K Miller, Diana Perez, Dillon McBride Reynolds, Funminiyi Onoolapo Alabi, Guillermo De Jesus Gomez, Hannah Elise Stone, Hannah Renee Cortinas, Isabella Rosario Flesher, Jame’Cia Briana Taylor, Jenna Kay King, Joel Andrew Bender, Joshua Oluwaseyi Odulaja, Kassidee Lynn Cox, Keairra Dor’Sha Ware, Kyana Marie Reagan, Lauren Ashley Williams, Lily Ann Allphin, Loren Caserta, Lorena Gonsalez, Luke Jeffrey Ivey, Melissa Palacios, Meosha Antoya Brown, Mia Ann Sartor, Michael Oluwasegun Awotula, Mitchell Chinonso Emeahu, Montana Woodard, Osamudiamen Agustine Oriakhi, Rachel Olivia Strauss, Ronke Afusat Ajoniloju, Samantha Jade Murphey, Samuel Lee Slone, Shannon Colleen James, Shelby Ann Brown, Shelby Lee Gipson, Tarsheanna Labresha Bauer, Tya M Roberts, Tyesha Bre’Unshay High, Valarie Suzann Kirkwood, Victoria Amy Cortinas, Walker Lee Pahlman, Whiteny Nyangate Kenani, Whitney Laine Thomas, Zakayla Cooper, and Dwaine Hubbard as the performing guest.