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Panola Summer Classes will go to New York City


*Panola College to offer summer courses with field trip to NYC*
Panola College plans to offer academic courses with a field trip to New
York City during the Summer 1 session.  The field trip is scheduled for
June 13-17. During the trip students will visit the Ellis Island History
Museum, Liberty Island, the Finance Museum, the Federal Reserve, and the
9-11 Memorial, with walking tours of Wall Street and Central Park.
Jennifer Coon, Panola College professor of accounting and business, says,
"Once students have visited these places they will be free to enjoy the
city. They can go to a Broadway production, see a ball game, and just go
Students may earn up to six hours of academic credit in one of three
courses: ECON 2301, Principles of Macroeconomics; GOVT 2305, Federal
Government, and HIST 1302, U.S. History II. The economics and government
courses will be offered as internet courses on Canvas, while the history
course will be a face-to-face class. Tuition and fees for the academic
courses are in addition to the trip cost for Panola College students. That
fee is $1,100.
Those interested in taking the trip without earning college credit may sign
up through the Continuing Education Department. Cost for the field trip
only through Continuing Education will be approximately $1,250.
Trip cost includes airfare (but not checked baggage), hotel, unlimited
metro pass, airport bus and entrance fees to museums. Participants will be
responsible for their own meals and any additional events or activities
they choose. The flight will depart from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and land
at New York's LaGuardia Airport. At the base price, hotel arrangements will
be four people to a room, but each person will have a single bed. The hotel
is centrally located in Manhattan.
Coordinating the courses with field trip are faculty members Brian Naples,
government; Bill Offer, history; and Jennifer Coon, economics. Contact
these professors for specifics about their courses by emailing Naples at, phone 903-693-2043; Offer at, phone
903-693-2047; or Coon at, phone 903-693-2088.
Anyone who is interested can find out more during an informational meeting
on Monday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the W. H. Gullette Building, Room 210.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age, sign all applicable forms,
pass a background check to visit the Federal Reserve and pay applicable
fees by the due dates.  A $600 non-refundable payment must be paid by
Tuesday, April 11, to lock in a spot for the trip. Balance will be due on
May 11.
*Times Square is in the heart of the New York City Theater District. (Photo
by Brian Naples)*


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