Angelina College

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Coordinates: 31°17′14″N 94°43′51″W / 31.2872°N 94.7307°W / 31.2872; -94.7307

Angelina College
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Angelina College Masthead
MottoA Great Place to Start
TypeCommunity college
PresidentDr. Michael Simon
Administrative staff
Undergraduatesc. 5,000
Location, ,
CampusSmall city
Colorsroyal blue, columbia blue, orange, and white
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Angelina College Administration Building
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Angelina College Library
New Crockett Center of Angelina College

Angelina College is a community college whose parent branch is located in Lufkin, Texas. Additionally, the college has nine off-campus centers located in: Crockett, Hemphill, Jasper, Livingston (Polk County Center), Nacogdoches, Pineland (Sabine Center), San Augustine, Trinity, and Woodville. The college enrolls upwards of 5,000 students in its undergraduate degree programs. In addition to its academic/vocational programs, the college has a community services division, which oversees the college's Adult Education Consortium, Continuing Education Units, and Career Development initiatives.[1]


Angelina College was founded on September 24, 1966 with construction of the original seven-building campus having begun in November 1967. It first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1968.

Dr. Jack Hudgins was elected the first president of Angelina College December 12, 1966, by the trustees. Hudgins stepped down in 1991 and was succeeded by Dr. Larry Phillips. Hudgins remained on campus as a part-time music instructor. To honor his tenure as the president, the fine arts building was renamed Hudgins Hall in 2001.

In 2015, Dr. Michael Simon[2] succeeded Dr. Phillips as president making him the third president of the college.


College buildings include :

  • Angelina Center for the Arts and Temple Theater
  • Temple Hall (business)
  • Hudgins Hall (liberal and fine arts)
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Technology and Workforce Development Center
  • Health Careers I & II
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Services Center
  • Shands Gymnasium
  • Angelina College Library
  • Angelina Police Academy
  • Angelina College Small Business Development Center

The Lufkin campus has a dormitory for students.[3]


The college offers a transfer core curriculum and associate degrees in 30 occupational programs, certificates, and associate of applied sciences degrees, 31 programs or classes in community services (noncredit) that lead to certifications or licensure, adult education, GED, and ESL courses.


Academic programs in the college are organized into these divisions:

  • Business Division [4]
  • Fine Arts Division [5]
  • Liberal Arts Division [6]
  • Technology and Workforce Division[7]
  • Health Careers Division [8]
  • Science and Mathematics Division [9]

Organization and administration[edit]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Angelina College is:[10]

Academic profile[edit]

Angelina College averages 5,000 students per semester with the majority of those attending class on-campus. The college offers all modes of education including online instruction (distance learning), hybrid model class instruction, and on-campus (face-to-face) instruction.

Angelina College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. In addition, it offers certificates and degrees in various programs tailored toward the local economy, especially programs in the medical field such as radiology, sonography, EMS, nursing (vocation and a two-year RN program), pharmacy technician, and surgical technician.[11] One of its unique offerings is a licensed vocational nurse program, housed on the campus of Hudson Independent School District, supposedly the first such program in the nation to be offered on a high-school campus. The college also offers a bachelors of science in nursing and a master of science in nursing, through Texas A&M,[12] to students enrolled in the program at the Lufkin Campus. This program was introduced to the college in 2016, and it is meant to benefit those students who have graduated with their ASN from Angelina College to continue their careers in nursing without having to leave the East Texas area.

Student life[edit]

Student organizations include :

  • Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society
  • Angelina College Nursing Student Organization
  • Angelina College Student Association
  • Club Express
  • Live Poet's Society
  • Lufkin Community Band
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
  • Press Club
  • PSI- Psychology and Sociology Inc
  • Spanish Club
  • VN Student Club for Vocational Nursing
  • GSA Angelina College Gay Alliance

Organized sports[edit]

The school colors are royal blue, Columbia blue, orange, and white, and the school mascot is the Roadrunner. Angelina College competes in the NJCAA Region XIV Texas Eastern Conference in men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer.[13]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Division of Community Services, Angelina College
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-13. Retrieved 2016-06-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Residence Hall Information." Angelina College. Retrieved on January 20, 2016.
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  10. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.165, "Angelina County Junior College District Service Area".
  11. ^ "Health Careers Bulletin - Angelina College". Angelina College. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  12. ^ "AC, Texas A&M Partner to Expand Nursing Education in East Texas - Angelina College". Angelina College. 2016-02-19. Archived from the original on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  13. ^ "Athletics Angelina College". Angelina College. Archived from the original on 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  14. ^ "Clay Buchholz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012.

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