Representatives from Stephen F. Austin State University and Panola College recently signed articulation agreements ensuring a seamless transition for Panola students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at SFA. The agreement is the result of a federal grant designed to provide resources to SFA's community college partners for collaboration. The agreements include programs that allow Panola students to transition into programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies with early childhood through 6th grade or 4th grade through 8th grade teacher certification.
Pictured are, seated from left, Teresa R. Brooks, director of Panola's associate arts in teaching program; Dr. Gregory Powell, Panola College president; Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president; and Dr. Lillian Cook, vice president for instruction at Panola. Also pictured, standing from left, are Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education grant coordinator Paula Griffin, assistant chair of the Department of Elementary Education Dr. Liz Vaughn, chair of the Department of Elementary Education Dr. Janice Pattillo, and EC-6 online program coordinator Susan Barber, all of SFA; Ann Morris, dean of distance education, webmaster at Panola; and Dr. John Jacobson, dean of SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education.