Angelina College Distributes $1.3 Million in CRRSAA Funds Payments Address Economic Fallout from COVID-19

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Gary Stallard
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.

Angelina College announced the disbursement of more than $1.3 million in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) funds to more than 1,500 qualifying students. Each recipient received a payment of $835.95 for financial relief. This disbursement is in addition to the student disbursement in fall 2020 approved through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

CRRSAA was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion former Secretary DeVos provided last spring through the CARES Act.

Angelina College received this allocation of funding for support of eligible students being impacted by the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To see a full list of student eligibility requirements please visit the Angelina College website at

Students seeking further information are encouraged to contact Angelina College Business Office at for account inquiries or Financial Aid office for eligibility questions at

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