Angelina College Honors Smith-Hutson 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.

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 State University, Lamar University and Lamar Technical Institute.

According to Angie Cranford, AC scholarship coordinator, the scholarship program focuses on students who have academic potential and are unable to attend college without financial assistance. “The scholarship awards are for full tuition, fees and books for the student each semester, as long as they are in good standing and have maintained the required 2.5 cumulative GPA, and are enrolled as a full-time student (according to the program lined out in their degree plan),” Cranford said.

Detailed information about the application process can be found at

Scholarship recipients from Lufkin are Angelica Cordero, Jose Cuc, Wendy Cuc-Hernandez, Kyndell Gore, Gloria Hunt, Elizabeth Matthews, Alicia Vazquez, Andrea Vidal and Chloe Vineyard.

Scholarship recipients from Diboll are Hunter Mercer, Milneshia Phipps, Kylie

Rodgers and Vanessa Terrazas.

Scholarship recipients from Central are Dyana Buenrostro, Summer Durham and Maddison Hoose.

Other scholarship recipients are Ramsi Bently and Gary Thomas Jr., both of Apple Springs; Cooper Bendy and Clay Thomson, both of Chester; Colton Lovell and Monica Vera, both of Corrigan; Jennifer Hernandez, Groveton; Jolie Cheney, Etoile; Bethany Cole, Houston; Jocelyn Johnson, Jasper; Brennon Davis, Kirbyville; Jose Mora, Lovelady; Makayla Ray, Nacogdoches; Ellen (Niki) Murray, Palestine; Gracie Thompson, Trinity; and Marcie Morris, Wells.


Nancy Reynolds
Nancy Reynolds
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.

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