The Pony Express (Carthage, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 4, Ed. 1 Monday, December 5, 2005 Page: 1 of 8
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The Pony Express
_The Student Newspaper of Panola College Since 1948__
Vol. 56, No. 5
December 5, 2005
National ‘Who's Who’list
includes 26 Panola students
By Matt McCoy
Pony Express Editor
Panola College announced
that 26 students will be included in
the 2006 edition of Who’s Who
Among Students in American Jun-
ior Colleges. Students are nomi-
nated based on their academic
achievement, service to the com-
munity, leadership in extracurricu-
lar activities and potential for con-
They join an elite group of stu-
dents from more than 1,000 insti-
tutions of higher learning in all 50
states, the District of Columbia Perot, Bellaire; Kimberly Dee
and several foreign nations. These Reneau, Lufkin and Lorraine Gail
students are Drew Ryan Bunting, Richter, DeBerry.
Houston; Jennifer Lanette Duffield, Also on the list are Shannon
Lufkin; Jennifer Lynn Henderson, Mechelle Romero, Lufkin; Shaina
Center; LaQuista Deshun Garrett, Lanelle Spicer, Marshall; Loretta
Shelbyville and Latoyia Monique Ann Torrence, Nacogdoches;
Kelley, San Augustine. Kellie M. Waldrop, Carthage; Amy
Others include Spencer Joel L. White, Nacogdoches; Jamie
Burkert, Carthage; Stephanie Ann Gwendylerr White, DeBerry;
Dailey, Nacogdoches; Tamekia Joshua Allen Williams, Pearland;
Michelle Gibson, Lufkin; Victoria Irian Guinette Williams, Garrison;
Rose Fly, Carthage; Donna L. Emily Michelle Williams,
Knighton, Longbranch; Misty Lynn Carthage; Rhonda Marlene Wil-
McCracken, Timpson; Rhonda son, Chireno; Keaton W. Yeates,
Ann Melander, Carthage; Keri C. Jasper.
Astronomy students dem-
onstrated their skills at con-
structing landing mechanisms
for interplanetary probes. The
students showed off their engi-
neering skills, creativity and re-
sourcefulness in designing pro-
tective casings and then drop-
ping their eggs from 25 feet.
Professor John McClain
“eggsperiment” as a team
project in his astronomy class.
to honor leaders
By Pamela Bullock
Pony Express Staff
The Panola College Board of
Trustees recently voted to honor
past college leaders on campus
by naming new and old buildings
in their honor.
The W.C. Smith Health Sci-
ence Center honors longtime
Panola County physician Dr. W.C.
The former men’s residence
hall is now the Lawrence R. Sharp
Hall, named in honor of the char-
ter history and government faculty
The Phoebe Sue Perlman Stu-
dent Center is named for a long-
time instructor who later served on
the Panola College Board of Trust-
ees from 1965 until 1992.
The Panola College rodeo
arena is now named the Martha
Howard Rodeo Arena in honor of
the Howard family’s contributions
to the rodeo team.
The new student apartment
buildings have all been renamed.
Apartment number one is now the
J.C. Phillips Hall, in honor of the
original board member, who
served from 1947 until 1969.
Buchanan Hall is the new
name for apartment number two,
honoring Doc Buchanan, an origi-
nal Board of Trustees member
from 1947 until 1977, and his son
Doc. Buchanan Jr., who served
from 1977 until 1984.
Apartment number three is
now Charles Hughes Hall in honor
of the former English and journal-
ism instructor who later served as
interim president and vice presi-
dent of instruction.
Hughes devoted 30 years to
Panola College, from 1969 until
“It’s a privilege for the college
to honor each of these individu-
als,” said Panola College Presi-
dent Dr. Greg Powell. “The nam-
ing of buildings helps give char-
acter to the institution.”
New building plaques and
signs are being erected that pro-
vide information about each indi-
vidual and their background, ac-
cording to Dr. Powell.
Paul Hill joins
Paul Hill has joined the
staff of Panola College as a
campus police officer.
Hill works the midnight
shift, ensuring the safety of stu-
dents, staff and visitors on
Great gift idea:
Walkway of Honor
Panola College has es-
tablished the Walkways of
Honor to pay tribute to alumni,
faculty, staff and friends of the
Individuals and groups are
invited to show their pride in
Panola College by purchas-
ing a brick paver to be placed
on one of the Walkways of
Proceeds from the sale of
the pavers will be used to ex-
pand and improve the M.P.
Individuals may dedicate
a paver in honor of a class-
mate, parent, favorite faculty
or staff person.
Donations are tax deduct-
ible. Cost is $180 for a 4”x8”
red clay paver, or $500 for a
12”x6” granite paver. Both
sizes include space for im-
printing lines of text for the
For more information con-
tact Van Patterson, Director of
Institutional Advancement, in
the Martha Miller Administra-
tion Office, or call 903-693-
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