Panola hosts 82nd Commencement

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Panola College graduates participated in commencement ceremonies at 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium on the Carthage campus.

During the fall semester, 251 students completed the requirements for associate degrees or certificates of completion, and 150 graduates participated in December commencement exercises, according to Jeremy Dorman, Registrar.

Students have completed associate of arts, associate of arts in teaching, associate of science, associate of applied science – associate degree nursing, clinical-medical laboratory technician, computer information technology, electrical and instrumentation technology, general business, health information technology, medical assisting, natural gas compression, office professional, and petroleum technology.

Students earned certificates of completion in administrative assistant; basic welding; cosmetology operator; digital media design and development; emergency medical technician; general business; general office; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; intermediate welding; medical assisting; medical coding technician; microcomputer support specialist; natural gas compression 1; PC technical support; petroleum technology; residential and commercial electrician, and vocational nursing.

The commencement program included a welcome by Dr. Gregory Powell, Panola College president; presentation of the graduating class by Don Clinton, vice president of student success; singing of the Alma Mater by the Panola College Chorale; invocation by Earnest Spencer, professor, School of Energy; certification of graduates by Dr. Billy Adams, vice president of instruction; conferring of degrees by Dr. Powell; and reading of graduates by Dr. Kathy Watlington, professor of foreign language.

Health Science graduates were pinned by Sharon Peace, instructor, vocational nursing; Kim Bishop, instructor, medical technologies; and JoEllen Russell, professor and director of medical lab technician.

See more photos in the 2018 Panola College Commencement Photo Gallery.

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