Lynne Haney Swear-in: Angelina College Police Chief Doug Conn, right, swears in Lynne Haney during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The Board appointed Haney to fill a recent vacancy. (AC Press photo)

Lufkin, TX: Today, the Angelina College Board of Trustees appointed Lynne Haney to fill a vacancy on the Board resulting from Trustee Tim Stacy’s resignation earlier this month. Ms. Haney’s appointed term will expire in May 2022.

Haney is the president of Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Company, which is the oldest incorporated business currently operating in Angelina County and has been owned and operated by Ms. Haney’s family since 1911. Haney is only the fourth person to hold the President title in the company’s history, and Lufkin Coca-Cola is one of only seven 100% female-owned Coca-Cola bottlers in the United States. Haney serves as a volunteer for the Angelina College Foundation advisory committee, and Lufkin Coca-Cola has given significant support to the college’s programs and events for years.

Haney’s appointment is positive for both the college and the community, according to AC president, Dr. Michael Simon.

“Lynne and her company have a long history of supporting schools and education at all levels in Angelina County,” Simon said. “I am confident her commitment to the college’s success and her business acumen will serve Angelina College and the Board well.”

Haney replaces Tim Stacy, who recently resigned from the Board when his daughter-in-law Lauren Stacy applied for a position with the College. Mr. Stacy served as a trustee since 2010 and served as president of the Board from 2015 to 2017. During Stacy’s tenure on the Board, Angelina College invested significantly in technology and workforce programs, expanded online course and degree offerings, and supported numerous economic development initiatives.

“I deeply appreciate the service Tim has provided the college and the role he’s played on the Board of Trustees – in particular, his perspective on manufacturing,” Simon said. “He has provided leadership to help the college best serve students who are interested in manufacturing careers, and he has facilitated relationships with regional employers to help AC meet the human capital needs of East Texas.”

“Tim’s personal values and commitment to student success inspired the college and fed our passion for helping people in East Texas reach their full potential.”

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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.