Angelina College’s Business Division on Sunday inducted 22 new members into the Alpha Beta Gamma International Honor Society in a ceremony held on the AC campus.
Keith New, Business Division Faculty Adviser, greeted the new members with their induction certificates; and guest speaker Krystal Garcia Riley, attorney for Skelton, Slusher, Barnhill, Watkins, Wells LPLLC, encouraged the new inductees to maintain focus in two areas of their lives: Hard work and perseverance.
“You need these two things to achieve what you want in your lives,” Riley said. “Hard work takes no training and will help you overcome anything else you don’t have.
“And don’t ever give up. There’s always something trying to get in your way. Perseverance will get you past ever obstacle. At the point you quit, you make all the sacrifices you’ve already made meaningless.”
Newly inducted members include Sara Almendarez, Amanda Baker, Kimberly Burris, Cody Bynog, Eric Crane, Brandi Durham, Kelby Durham, Allan Fiallos, Robbin Gibson, Wendy Havard, Saundra Joiner, Eric Menchaca, Kristin Moore, Leslie Morales, Paola Morales Delgado, Ann Nix, Citlalli Perez, Jazmin Robles Hernandez, Umeko Rodriguez, Morgan Stott, Meri Wyatt and Deana Yankie.
According to the organization’s official web site, “Alpha Beta Gamma® is an International Business Honor Society established by business professors in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year business and professional college students. The society is a member of The Association of College Honor Societies and has initiated 65,500 members.”
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Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games.
Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.
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