Angelina College’s Relay for Life Teams Hosting Activities


Picnic, Walk Scheduled for April

Photo: Gary Stallard
Photo: Gary Stallard

Angelina College’s Rockin’ Roadrunner student group is kicking into high gear for the fight against cancer.

Having already helped with the campus’ Coaches vs. Cancer events held earlier this year, the team will focus on a couple of key events taking place this week and next.

On Thursday, April 21, AC will host its annual Health Fair and Campus picnic from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Events include the Kiss a Pig contest, in which several members of the staff will compete for the chance to pucker up with a pig by generating the highest number of donations.

On the same day, staff members who won an earlier contest will have the chance to dress AC president Dr. Michael Simon in the costume of their choice.

On Friday, April 29, the team will assist with the Relay for Life Walk at Lufkin Middle School beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at 2 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society of Angelina County. For further information, contact Suzi Honeywell at

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.

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