Angelina College Announces Smith-Hutson Scholarship Recipients


Angelina College has announced the 2019 recipients of the Smith-Hutson Scholarship, awarded to students with academic potential and established financial need who are committed to completing a certificate or degree at Angelina College.

Third-year recipients include Makayla Ray, Maddison Hoose, Jennifer Hernandez and Kylie Rodgers.

Second-year recipients include Andrea Vidal, Jaselyn Johnson, Milneshia Phipps, Summer Durham, Chloe Vineyard and Monica Vera. Back row, are Vanessa Terrazas, Kyndell Gore, Colton Lovell, Brennon Davis, Jolie Cheney and Cooper Bendy.

First-year recipients are Blair Strickland, Jessica Crisanto, Sandra Zuniga, Mylee Powell and Haley Jacobs. Back row, are Asa Dewitz, Landon Thompson, Katherine Hawthorne, Alexis Lopez, Rafael Bahena Jr., Katelyn Ray, Kristyn Smith, Rachel Barrett, Adrian Luna and Dominic Perez.

Students remain eligible to receive a Smith-Hutson Scholarship for a maximum of two years of undergraduate studies, or three years for those enrolled in a health career related program, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 and completes a minimum of 24 semester credit hours toward their degree each academic year.

For information on applying for scholarships, contact AC’s Financial Aid office at

Gary Stallard’s e-mail address is


Gary Stallard
Gary Stallard
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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