Angelina College Hosting ‘Rowdy Week’ in Community Showcase

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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.

Events Highlight Opportunities and Services at AC

For more than 50 years, Angelina College has served the East Texas community through its services and outreach.

Beginning Oct. 6, the college will host its first-ever “Rowdy Week” as a fun way to invite the entire community to see even more of what AC has to offer – and how the college continues to change and shape lives.

Running Oct. 6-9, “Rowdy Week” will highlight the numerous programs and services available to the entire area.

From Wednesday through Friday, the college will host a Prospective Students Preview where students will participate in an Academic and Career Fair, a Support Services Fair and a Self-Inventory and Career assessment. More than 10 companies will be on-hand presenting opportunities to learn more about available positions and the application processes.

Two scheduled events are open to the entire community:

“Noche Blingue” is set to take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 in AC’s auxiliary gymnasium. The first 200 guests will receive a free t-shirt and pizza; the event will include an Academic and Career Fair, with opportunities to learn more about AC’s support services. There will be games and other events specifically geared for children.

“Rowdy Saturday” will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the AC campus. That event will feature campus tours, an Academic and Career Fair, food trucks and a Kid Zone complete with a tie-dye station. The Lady Roadrunner softball team has a game scheduled at 11 a.m., and later that evening, AC will host “Angelina’s Got Talent” at 6:30 p.m. in the Angelina Center for the Arts.

Local companies participating in the Career and Academic Fair include Onshore Outsourcing, Darling Ingredients, Brookshire Brothers, Tri-County Community Action Agency and Pilgrim’s Pride Nacogdoches.

Community partners involved with helping launch the event include Texas Mutual Insurance, Pilgrim’s Pride Nacogdoches, Darling Ingredients and Real Graphics. For further information, contact Krista Brown ( or Lauren Stacy (

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