Angelina College Police Academy Announces Graduates


LUFKIN, TEXAS, June 20, 2018 – Twenty-one cadets will graduate from the Angelina College Regional Police Academy June 22 at 7 p.m. in Hudgins Hall on the AC campus in Lufkin.

Commencement exercises for the 99th Basic Peace Officer Course class at Angelina College will be held June 22. Pictured are first row (from left): Joel DeJesus and Jason Porter. Second row: John Cook, Andrew McVicker and Tobias Martinez. Third row: Ranny Thomas, Viviano Villafuerte, Michael Adams and Clint Fowler. Fourth row: Jacob Haden, Amado Podilla Jr., Joshua Robison and Alec Fawvor. Fifth row: Clay Hensarling, Steven Witherspoon, Rhyne Davis, and Roger Ordaz. Sixth row: Brett Smith, William Calhoun, Dylan Moore, Travis Burman.

Graduates from Lufkin are William Calhoun, Alec Fawvor, Jacob Haden, Clay Hensarling, Andrew McVicker, Amado Podilla, Jr., Jason Porter and Steven Witherspoon.

Graduates from Nacogdoches are John Cook, Rhyne Davis, Dylan Moore and Brett Smith.

Graduates from Jasper are Michael Adams, Clint Fowler, and Joshua Robison.

Other graduates are Viviano Villafuerte of Corrigan, Joel DeJesus of Diboll, Roger Ordaz of Huntington, Travis Burman and Ranny Thomas, both of Livingston; and Tobias Martinez of Trinity.

In order to graduate, cadets must complete the 720-hour Basic Peace Officer course. They study the U.S. and Texas constitutions, state and federal laws and procedures, as well as state driving laws. Cadets learn how to keep the peace and protect against harm in many situations. They are trained in defensive tactics, driving, and firearms skills, and also undergo extensive scenario-based training.

This graduating class contributed over 1,200 hours of community service since February 2018, assisting Lufkin I.S.D., Relay for Life, Junior League, Lion’s Club Benefit Rodeo, and the TXDOT Trash-Off.

Application Packets for the Fall 2018 Basic Peace Officer Course will be available in July. Anyone interested in attending Police Academy should send an e-mail to for an application packet.


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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