AC Fine Arts Faculty

Christian Specht, Michele Hill, Kary Raine, Sabrina Collins, Reg Reynolds, Nancy Reynolds, Libby Stapleton, Brenda Vallejo, Jessi Hampton, Larry Greer, Jan Anderson-Paxson, Robbie Roach, and Dr. Karen McBee. Not pictured: Beckie Compton, Suzy Honeywell, Amy Morrison

 

Dr. Karen McBee (2003)
Director

Dr. McBee is responsible for the Art, Speech and Journalism Communications, Design and Applied Arts, Theater and Music programs. She has a bachelor's degree in music education from East Texas Baptist University, a master's degree in music-piano performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. McBee teaches class piano, applied piano, music appreciation and music literature at Angelina College.

Jan Anderson-Paxson (2002)
Communications & Graphic Arts


Jan Anderson-Paxson has taught journalism classes at Angelina College full time since 2002. She also teaches classes in the Design and Applied Arts Program. She works with photography students on student publications. Anderson-Paxson earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, master's degrees in Communication and Fine Arts, and an MFA from Stephen F. Austin State University. She was the first female television photographer in Kansas when she went to work at KARD-TV in Wichita, Kansas. She has worked as a photographer for the Lufkin Daily News and the Diboll Free Press. She is the official photographer for Angelina College.

www.jananderson-paxson.com

Sabrina Collins (1999)
Speech

Sabrina Collins has taught speech for Angelina College since 1999. Her teaching emphasis is in Interpersonal Communication where she is very active in creating a unique teaching environment incorporating the Ropes Course on campus. She also assists with the Angelina College forensics team and has been a faculty sponsor for Club Express, the campus speech club. Collins has a bachelor's degree in Speech Communications and Behavioral Sciences from East Texas Baptist University and a master's degree in Speech Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University

Beckie ComptonBeckie Compton (1998)
Music

Beckie Compton has taught music at AC since 1998. She is the  director of the award-winning AC Singers, and Chorale. Compton teaches Piano, Music Appreciation, Music Theory, and Fundamentals of Music. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from SFASU, with concentrations in composition, piano and conducting. Compton is an active member of the Texas Choral Director's Association and Texas Music Educator's Association. She formerly served as Hospitality Chair, All-State Chair Coordinator and President of the Texas Two-Year College Choral Director's Association. Compton has also traveled to Poland, Belgium, Scotland, Cuba and Brazil with various orchestras as pianist.

Larry Greer (1998)
Music

Larry Greer has bachelor's and master's degrees from SFASU in composition and theory. In addition to teaching at AC since 1992, he has taught at Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State University. He is an active member of IAJE Texas and TMEA. In addition to directing the ACC Big Band, the AC Roadrunner Jazz Combo, and the AC Guitar Ensemble, he teaches theory, jazz appreciation, classical and jazz guitar.

Jessi Hampton (2013)
Theatre Arts

Jessi Hampton began as an Instructor of Theatre Arts at Angelina College in 2013. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Baylor University and Bachelor of Science in Education from East Texas Baptist University. Courses taught at Angelina College currently include Voice for the Theatre, Introduction to Theatre Arts, and Acting II. In addition to teaching, she directs two mainstage productions a year and is one of the department's technical theatre instructors. Ms. Hampton has presented academic papers at the Mid-America Theatre Conference and had the privilege of studying at the LaMama International Directing Symposium in Spoleto, Italy.

Susan Honeywell (2004)
Speech/Theater

Susan (Suzi) Honeywell teaches Business and Professional Speaking, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Speaking, Voice and Diction and Communication and Intro to Technology and Human Communication.  Once in a while you may find her teaching an Introduction to Drama course or speaking for an organization on or off campus.  Honeywell came to Angelina College in 2004 after teaching at Tyler Junior College and Kilgore College. She has been a presenter at the TCCTA annual convention.  She is a co-producer of Communication and the Workplace, an annual event that joins the Lufkin business community with Angelina College students. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from the University of Texas at Tyler. 


Amy Morrison
Speech
(2010)

Amy Morrison holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Speech Communications from The University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Science in Training & Development with an emphasis in Online Learning from Texas A&M University – Commerce. Before joining the AC family in the Fall of 2010 she taught traditional, online, & hybrid Speech Communication classes at Tyler Junior College. She also was employed as a counselor for the TRIO program at Tyler Junior College from 2004-2008. She is an experienced conference and community presenter. She brings to AC a passion for online learning and commitment to student success!

Kary Raine (2004)
Theater

Kary Raine, Instructor in the Angelina College Theatre Program, received her B.F.A. and M.A. in Theatre from Stephen F. Austin State University. In addition to teaching courses in acting, make-up, costuming, and the introductory theatre classes, Kary casts and directs two main stage performances a year. In the past, she has been active with S.F.A.’s High School Theatre Workshop, adjudicated UIL competitions across Texas, worked as a costume designer, directed over thirty productions in three states, and has appeared on stage in more than forty shows. Kary has cultivated an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest art forms in nearly a decade’s worth of talented students, as well as introducing children in the community to the wonders of theatre through productions such as “Sleepy Hollow”, “Babes in Toyland”, “The Snow Queen and the Goblin”, and “The Yellow Boat”. 

Reginald Reynolds (2004)
Art/Graphic Arts 

Reginald Reynolds, art/graphic arts instructor, is developing the Design and Applied Arts Program. Reynolds began teaching at AC as an adjunct in 1989 and became a full time instructor in 2004. He has worked in freelance video and film production for more than 20 years. Reynolds has a bachelor's degree from Lamar University and a MFA from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Robbie Lacomb Roach (1993)
Art

Robbie Lacomb Roach studied at University of New Orleans, and Louisiana Tech University. Roach received her BFA, MA and MFA at SFASU. She is an instructor of Art History, Printmaking and Painting. Roach has served abroad as the Artist in Residence for the Tangier American Legation Museum. In 2005 and 2006 Roach exhibited her photographs and etchings at the American University in Paris, France. In 2006 she lectured at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, England at a Fine Arts/Science Round Table.

Libby Stapleton (2002)
Communication

Libby Stapleton is a journalism instructor/coordinator of student publications. In addition to her teaching load, she supervises The Pacer, the student newspaper, and AC View, the student magazine. Stapleton  was self-employed for 21 years in a printing and publishing business in Houston and Lufkin. She taught at Nacogdoches and Lufkin high schools for five and a half years. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

 

 


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