Category Archives : Roadrunner News


“Holiday, Hope and Honor” Concert Set for Nov. 29

Angelina College will host the fifth annual “Holiday, Hope and Honor” concert Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Temple Theater. The concert features the AC Chorale and the East Texas Praise Symphony. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children. The concert, emceed by Gary Stallard, AC instructor and Sports Information […]

AC Chorale and East Texas Praise Orchestra

Second year students: From left, front row: Vanessa Terraza, Dyana Buenrostro, and Jennifer Hernandez. From left, middle row: Wendy Cuc-Hernandez, Summer Durham, Jaselyn Johnson and Ramsi Bentley. From left, back row: Gloria Hunt, Kylie Rodgers, Chloe Vineyard, Alicia Vazquez, Clay Thomson, and Makayla Ray.

Smith-Hutson Students Honored

Angelina College recently honored 32 Smith-Hutson Scholarship recipients at an honors banquet at Ralph & Kacoo’s restaurant. The Smith-Hutson Scholarship program was founded by a Sam Houston State University graduate, who anonymously invests in the future of young people. Established at SHSU in 1996, the program has since expanded to Angelina College, Stephen F. Austin […]


AC Adds New Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Angelina College now offers a Heavy Equipment Operator program. The first class begins Oct. 1. “I’m pleased to announce that we opened registration this week on Tuesday, and we have already enrolled 12 students, the maximum number for the class,” said Tim Ditoro, Dean of Community Services. Students who successfully complete the program will receive […]

Demarcus Adams (left) listens to instructor Keith Dover explain how to operate one of the heavy equipment simulators.

From left: Rebecca Dilday, Hospice in the Pines; Tara Watson-Watkins, Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Sid Roberts, Angelina College Board of Trustees President; Tim Ditoro, Dean of Community Services Division; Donna Busler, Director of the Angelina College Center for Nonprofit Leadership; Dr. Michael Simon, Angelina College president; Michelle Briley, Commercial Bank of Texas; Hilary Haglund Walker, Angelina College Board of Trustees Vice President; Breanna Murphy.

Angelina College Launches Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Angelina College launched its Center for Nonprofit Leadership Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the AC Community Services Building. The center was created to provide educational programs and support services to nonprofit organizations. It will provide training for both emerging and tenured leaders, as well as other resources tailored to serve the particular needs of nonprofit organizations. […]


AC Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Community Events

Angelina College will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events for students and the community. The celebration will kick off Aug. 30 with the Food Truck Fest and Community Involvement Fair from 5-9 p.m. in front of the Administration building. There will be free, family-friendly activities, such as bounce houses, a photo booth, […]


Angelina College Board of Trustees member, Tim Stacy (far left) and Angelina College Board of Trustees Vice President, Hilary Haglund Walker (far right) presented pins for 10 years of service to (from left) Jennifer Baldauf, enrollment advisor; Dr. Stacey Pfluger, assistant vice president of Academic Affairs; S. Jason Douglas, biology instructor; Casey Davis, medical sonography director/instructor. Not pictured: Graciela Escobedo, Distance Education administrative assistant, and Juana Moran, custodian.

Faculty, Staff, Retirees Honored at Service Awards Ceremony

Angelina College board members and administrators recognized faculty, staff and retirees during the annual service awards luncheon held on the A.C. campus Aug. 20. Alex Ranc, speech instructor, received the Promising Faculty award which recognizes the faculty member who has proven to have outstanding teaching promise as acknowledged by their professional peers, as well as […]


Business Office Earns Top Honors

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded Angelina College the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This award is the highest form of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. Angelina College has earned this honor every year for […]

Front row, from left: Darin Murphy, assistant controller; Michelle Brazeil, student billing accountant; Phylicia Spikes, student accounts specialist; Odessa Vinson, business office clerk. Back row, from left: Chris Sullivan, vice president of Business Affairs; Tim Hollis, accountant;  Lea Cope, business office associate; Melissa Goins, controller; Lynn Grantham, accounting technician; Sarah Wagnone, grant accountant; Tori Kelly, administrative assistant to the Vice President of Business Affairs.

Angelina College MEEP Nursing Class of 2018

Nursing Program Graduates Recognized in Pinning Ceremony

Angelina College recently held its pinning ceremony for more than 30 graduates of the nursing Multi Entry/Exit Program (MEEP) in Temple Theater on the AC campus. Speakers included Winifred Ferguson Adams, associate dean of Health Careers; and Tom Dudley, science instructor and Reverend Terry C. Sanders. Tonya LaForge, director of nursing programs, presented the graduates. […]


Lancaster Joins Angelina College as Associate Dean

Dr. Daryl Lancaster is the new Associate Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at Angelina College. Dr. Lancaster was previously employed as the Life Science Department Chair at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Westmont College and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from […]

Dr. Daryl Lancaster

Film Production Certificate Available This Fall

Angelina College is offering a new enhanced skills certificate in film production. The certificate is intended for those students who have already completed the associate of applied science in Design and Applied Arts. The certificate was developed in response to input from the Design and Applied Arts advisory committee, according to Reg Reynolds, graphic arts […]