LUFKIN, TEXAS, Oct. 10, 2017 – Angelina College Fine Arts Instructor Jan Anderson-Paxson has had one of her photos accepted into a juried exhibition at the annual Society for Photographic Education South Central Chapter’s (SPESC) conference Oct. 13-29 in the Cultivate 7twelve Gallery in Waco.
The photo that was accepted into the show is “Sand Abstract #4.” “As I walked along the beach I was hit with the realization that there were wonderful abstract tableaus everywhere I looked. I was amazed at the seemingly perfect placement of graceful lines in the sand created by floating bits and pieces of random seaweed,” she said.
Anderson-Paxson began teaching at Angelina College in 1992. She teaches courses in photography, art, and communication. She holds a Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art, and Master of Arts in Communications, all from Stephen F. Austin State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Before she began her teaching career, Anderson-Paxson was the first woman news photographer in the state of Kansas, working for the NBC affiliate station in Wichita.
A member of the SPESC for 15 years, Anderson-Paxson is also a member of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Texas Community College Journalism Association and the Texas Photographic Society.
The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms through teaching and learning, scholarship, and criticism.
Nancy Reynolds has proudly served Angelina College since 2000. She began serving as AC’s communications coordinator in 2005. Prior to that, she was the public relations specialist.
Reynolds earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stephen F. Austin State University. She taught speech courses as an adjunct for AC for eight years.
As communications coordinator, Reynolds’ responsibilities include the following: writing news releases, directing social media, collaborating with the marketing team, managing the Angelina College brand, coordinating publications, managing web content, coordinating internal communications and providing media training.
Reynolds lives in Lufkin with her husband Reg. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and one cat.