Angelina College Receives $3 Million Title V Grant: Award from U.S. Department of Education Adds New Programs

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Angelina College officials on Thursday gathered in recognition of the nearly $3 million Title V grant awarded by the U. S. Department of Education.

In 2022, AC was one of just 78 higher education institutions selected as a Title V recipient. According to the Title V page on the Angelina College website, the Title V grant lists two major components: 1) Establish new technology programs for in-demand occupations, and 2) Develop and strengthen support services.

The recent award certainly will cover those components, according to Marcy Anthony, Title V Project Director at Angelina College.

“With this grant, we’re able to produce two more programs for the college,” Anthony said. “We’re now going to offer a Networking Administration degree, which is actually starting this fall in year two of the grant. Then, in year three, we’ll be able to offer a Software Development program as a new degree.

“Those are two very prominent and sought-after programs that haven’t been available in this area until now.”

Along with the new degree programs, the college also will be able to provide more services designed to ensure student retention and success.

“We’re also going to be able to start a new mentoring program focusing on incoming new students – especially first-generation students – who aren’t familiar with the college experience,” Anthony said. “We’ll have faculty and peer mentors working with those students to help them make the transition to college life.”

Disclaimer: The contents of this [Angelina College Title V] webpage were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

For further information, contact Krista Brown at kbrown@angelina.edu.

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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.