Angelina College’s Surgical Technology program will offer an information session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Room 207 of the Health Careers I building on the AC campus.
Information sessions are a requirement for all applicants hoping for acceptance into the program. Students will receive packets and other information regarding all pre-requisites and other requirements for admission.
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of surgeons to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures.
The field is considered among the fastest-growing in the United States. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that employment growth for “surgical technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.” For further information, contact Stefanie Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective applicants may also find pertinent program information by visiting the AC web site at www.angelina.edu and clicking on the “Health Careers” link.
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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