Four recipients of the Smith-Hutson scholarship celebrated their pending graduation from Angelina College in a ceremony held recently on the AC campus. Elizabeth de la Cruz, Karina Jacobo, Aldo Luna and Leah Page were among the first beneficiaries of the scholarship when it was first implemented in 2014.
De la Cruz, from Diboll High School, graduated with an AAS in Drafting and Design and will transfer to Stephen F. Austin State University.
Jacobo, from Central High School in Pollok, graduated with an AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She was a Phi Theta Kappa inductee as well.
Luna, from Center High School, earned his degree in Business Leading to a BBA. While at AC, Luna made the Dean’s Honor List.
He will transfer to Sam Houston State University, where he’s already been selected as one of the university’s Smith-Hutson Scholarship recipients. Page, from Lufkin, earned her AAS as a registered nurse.
The Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program is one of the larger privately funded scholarship programs in the state, and Angelina College was the first community college in the state chosen for the program.
The Smith-Hutson Scholarship, funded by an anonymous donor with roots in the East Texas area, was started in 1996 at Sam Houston State University and was recently expanded to include Stephen F. Austin State University, Lamar University and the Lamar Institute of Technology.
For information regarding the Smith-Hutson Scholarship program at Angelina College, contact Megan Flowers, Scholarship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.