Angelina College Hosting Psychology Conference April 19


LUFKIN, TEXAS, April 10, 2018 – The Angelina College psychology department will host its 15th annual conference April 20 from 9 a.m. until 12:50 p.m. in the Community Services building, room 104. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Benetha Jackson, Angelina College psychology instructor is coordinating the conference. “The psychology conference gives our students the opportunity hear from professionals working in the social sciences and human services fields,” Jackson said. “The conference allows the students to see real professional putting to use what they have learned in the classroom and provides the community with information that may be beneficial.”

Dr. James Morris, and Robert J. Hurt will host a session titled “Undergraduate Research Transforming Students” beginning at 9 a.m. Dr. Morris is an assistant professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. He holds a Ph.D in social work and a Master of Social Work, both from Tulane University as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Hurt is an Angelina College alumnus and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work at SFASU.

Dr. Mark Ludorf will lead a session titled “Cognitive Psychology Research” beginning at 10 a.m. Ludorf earned his Ph.D, Master of Arts Bachelor of Science degrees

in experimental/cognitive psychology at the University of Kansas. He is a psychology professor at SFASU.

James Hagemeier, prison minister from Livingston, will host a session titled “Prison Ministry: Praising Jesus on the Prison Floor” at 11 a.m.

Deana Jones will lead a discussion titled “Why Many Don’t Seek Help for Their Mental Health and How to Address It” at noon. The discussion will focus on increasing awareness of community resources for mental health. Jones is an Angelina College alumna studying psychology at SFASU.

For more information about this event, contact Benetha Jackson at


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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