Angelina College has hired 10 new employees for the 2016-2017 academic year. Two current employees have been reassigned to better serve the needs of the college. Alicia Andreatta is serving as a government instructor. She received her bachelor’s degree from McMurray University and her master’s degree from Baylor University. Andreatta was previously employed at Cisco College and will teach Texas Government.
Dr. C. Edward Carey is AC’s new education and student success instructor. Carey comes to AC from Houston. He holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s in educational administration from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor’s in journalism from Texas A&M University. Carey has experience in teaching and administration at TAMU, UNC and Lone Star College. Todd Farmer is serving as a biology instructor. He earned his associate degree from AC and he holds a Bachelor of Science in cellular and molecular biology and a Master of Science degree in biology, both from Stephen F. Austin State University. Farmer has served as an adjunct instructor at AC for the past year.
Aaron Grimes is serving as an English instructor. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree from AC and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SFASU. Grimes was an English teacher at Nacogdoches High School for 10 years. Vergie E. Hines is serving as a nursing instructor. She earned her LVN at Angelina College and her RN at the University of the State of New York. Hines earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Grand Canyon University. Hines is also certified in three areas of life support: basic life, advanced cardiovascular and pediatric.
Kimberly Karn is serving as AC’s Career Pathways Navigator. She will be helping Adult Education students find a career pathway that will give them the necessary credentials to re-enter the workforce or to continue on to higher education. Karn earned bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and rehabilitation services from Remmington University in San Diego, California and SFASU, respectively. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling at SFASU. Karn moved to Lufkin from San Diego, California six years ago. She has worked in education for more than 10 years and has worked as a case manager for students to help them obtain employment and transition into the workforce.
Patricia Parmley is serving as a biology instructor. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science at Louisiana State University and her Master of Science degree in environmental biology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Parmley’s 20 years of experience in the sciences includes working at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the LSU Department of Biological Sciences, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Alexandria Ranc is the new speech instructor at AC. Ranc holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SFASU. Ranc comes to AC from Lone Star College. She will teach Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses.
Rachel Slaughter is serving as a nursing instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Baylor University, an associate degree in nursing from Angelina College, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Western Governor’s University. Slaughter previously practiced as a critical care nurse in Austin. Renee Williams is serving as an English instructor. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from SFASU. Williams previously served as an adjunct English instructor at AC.
Tonya LaForge, formerly the coordinator of surgical technology, is now the director of nursing programs. LaForge earned her Master of Science in nursing from University of Texas-Tyler, her Bachelor of Science in nursing from SFASU, and her associate degree in nursing from Angelina College. She is also a certified nurse of the operating room and a certified surgical technologist. LaForge has taught at AC since 2009.
Jacob Scoggins has been reassigned from IT Technician I to IT Technician II. He now supervises the other technicians in the IT department as well as manages purchase orders, technology requests and help requests. Scoggins graduated from Lufkin High School and served in the Marines for four years, working in networking and communications. He returned to Lufkin and earned his bachelor’s degree in networking and communications management from DeVry University.