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
Angelina College Masthead
Motto A Great Place to Start
Established 1966
Type Community college
Endowment N/A
President Larry D. Phillips, Ed.D.
Administrative staff
Undergraduates c. 5,000
Location Lufkin, Texas, USA
Campus Small city
Colors royal blue, columbia blue, orange, and white
Nickname Roadrunner
Angelina College Administration Building
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Angelina College Library
New Crockett Center of Angelina College

Angelina College is a community college located in Lufkin, Texas, with special-purpose branches in nearby Nacogdoches and Crockett.


Angelina College was founded on September 24, 1966 with construction of the original seven building campus having begun in November 1967. Angelina College 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, the current president. 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.


College buildings include :

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

Organization and administration[edit]

As defined by the Texas Legislature, the official service area of Angelina College is the following:[1]

Academic profile[edit]

Angelina College averages 5,000 students per semester with the majority of those attending class on-campus.

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, AC offers certificates in various programs tailored toward the local economy. One of its unique offerings is a LVN program which is 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.

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


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 and softball.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Texas Education Code, Section 130.165, "Angelina County Junior College District Service Area".
  2. ^ "Clay Buchholz Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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