Academic Excellence Awards presented
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Panola College honored 20 students with 2017 Academic Excellence Awards in a program at 3 p.m., Monday, April 10 in the Q.M. Martin Auditorium. Don Cocklin, psychology professor, coordinated the event. Emily Zabcik, mathematics professor, provided the invocation, and Mark Dickerson welcomed students and guests.
After a performance by the Panola Chamber Singers, led by Sandra Bauer, choral director, Annissa Jackson, professor and associate chair of the Associate Degree Nursing program, introduced speaker Dr. Barbara Cordell.
This year’s honorees, their hometowns, academic departments, and nominating faculty members include: Jennifer Aguirre, Carthage, communications, Teresa Beasley; Victoria Baptista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, government, Brian Naples; Tezarea Derry, Hallsville, chemistry, Amy Calhoun; Tori Fanguy, Timpson, OTA, Cheri Lambert; Ryan Florence, Center, history, Bill Offer; Brandy Fountain, Henderson, medical assistant, Lynn Davis; Emillee Giddens, DeBerry, office professional, Dwayne Ferguson; Lacey Granger, Longview, ADN, Annissa Jackson; Morgan Hamilton, Beckville, biology, Tonya Fotinos; Joshua Heard, Conroe, accounting, Jennifer Coon; Tucker Merritt, Carthage, math, Emily Zabcik; Daniel Quetzala, Garrison, psychology, Don Cocklin; Urias Quetzala, Garrison, music, Sandra Bauer; Chelsea Parrott, Beckville, medical lab technician, Jo Ellen Russell; Patti Ratcliff, Center, general business, Dwayne Ferguson; Sara Trahan, Lufkin, drama, Karen King; Madison Youngblood, Carthage, art, Ann Boland; Nancy Vang, Beckville, criminal justice, Mark Dickerson; Lyndsey Wagner, Center, English, Lindsey Hibbard; and Rachel Weekly, Carthage, health information technology, Jo Ellen Russell.