Councilman Robert Shankle, President
Councilman Robert Shankle was elected to Lufkin City Council as Councilmember of Ward 2 on May 9, 2009. He received his education in the Lufkin Independent School system and graduated from Lufkin High School in the Class of 1985. A Desert Storm Disable Veteran, Councilman Shankle served in the United States Army, National Guard, and US Army Reserve for a total of 14 years. He has assisted in founding several committees for the benefit of the community including The Lufkin Pro Day Group, The Neighborhood Leadership Council of North Lufkin, and Clergy and Police Alliance (CAPA). Councilman Shankle is a member of Texas Association of Black City Council Members and National Black Caucus of Local Elected officials. Councilman Shankle received the Eagle Award from The Citizen Chamber Of Commerce in 2017 and a graduate of Leadership Lufkin in 2012, Home Town Hero Award in 2013. Councilman Shankle is a member of The Church by Christ Jesus where he is very active. Additionally, he serves his community in the following membership capacities:
4B Economic Development Board
Citizen Fire Academy Alumni
United Way Board
Angelina County & Cities Heath Coalition Board
African American Alzheimer's Alliance Board
Lufkin Convention Visitors Bureau Board
Leadership Lufkin Committee Board
Lufkin Pro Day Group
Neighborhood Leadership Council Of North Lufkin
Angelina County Economic Development Partnership Board
Clergy and Police Alliance
Mosaic Center Board
Patricia McKenzie, Vice President
Educational Background: 1987-Texas A&M University, College Station, Doctor of Education; 1968-University of Pittsburgh, Master of Public Health (Nursing focus); 1963-Prairie View A&M University,Bachelor of Science in Nursing; 1996 Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.
Employment Experiences: 1 Angelina College-1987-2016, Vice President and Dean of Instruction (formerly Dean of Instruction and Admissions); 1976-1988, Associate Director of Health Careers; 1969-1976, Nursing Instructor.2. 1968-1969, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Community Health Nursing Instructor; 1963-1965, Wichita Falls ISD School Nurse and Health Education Instructor; Other work 195-1967, Peace Corp Volunteer, Dominican Republic as Nursing Instructor.
Memberships/Community Service: Angelina Public Health Coalition, grant program with Angelina County and Cities Health District;The Mosaic Center-Christian Women Job Corp Program, Board of Directors; The Coalition, Board of Directors and Chair of Family Friendly Festivals; CHI St. Luke's Health San Augustine, Advisory Board after completing 22 years on Board of Memorial Medical Center of East Texas; Texas College, Board of Trustees; Life member of NAACP; Angelina Rotary Club, Charter member (1990); Sigma Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Prairie View A&M Chapter
Recognition/Awards: 2016-The Eagle Award from the Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce and the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce 2015-Outstanding Dedication to Education in the Lufkin Community from Dunbar High School Alumni Ass. and Wall of Honor for supporting the Athletic Program and promoting S.O.A.P.( Success Oriented Athletic Program); 2013-Meritorious Service from the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges; 2012-Salute to Healthcare, Individual of Merit from the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce; 2000-Rotary International- District 5910 Roll of Fame; 1993-Silver Spike for Community Service from the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce; Inducted into the Dunbar High School of Honor.
Church Commitments: Active member of Long Chapel CME Church as Director of Christian Education ,Sunday School teacher of youth, Chair of Trustees and Choir; Houston District, Vice-President of Board of Christian Education; Southeast Texas Region, President of Stewardess Board, Leadership Director of Board of Christian Education and member of Board of Truestees; Eighth Episcopal District as Health Coordinator; CME Connectional level as member of the General Personnel Services Board.
My heart is truly for service. I would be honored to serve in any capacity that would be helpful and make an impact in the lives of the people in our community. I have a large network of community members and experience in serving on Boards as well as event planning and implementation. I am always looking to learn new things and enjoy teaching, training and decision-making. Thank you for your consideration.
Nacogdoches High School- graduate 1996
Stephen F. Austin State University- graduate 2000
Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with a double major in English
2000-2007 First Grade Teacher, Corrigan ISD
2007-2012 Director of Sales, The Journey Magazine
2012-2015 Business/Office Manager, Real Graphics
2015-present Business Development Officer, Commercial Bank of Texas
Angelina College Foundation, Events Chair
Angelina Rotary Club, Treasurer
Chamber Power Networking Breakfast Chair
Greeter Team, Timber Creek Church
Junior League of Lufkin, Sustaining Member
The Mosaic Center, Vice- President
The Salvation Army, Board Chair
Leadership Lufkin Class of 2012
Junior League of Lufkin Volunteer of the Year 2014
Angelina Rotary Club President 2016-2017
Junior League of Lufkin President 2017-2018
Chamber Diplomat of the Year 2018
Rotary District 5910 Hall of Fame 2018
I grew up in Diboll, Tx and graduated from Diboll High School in 1990. I then went to Angelina College and graduated with an Associate of Applied Arts and Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1992. I then attended the East Texas Police Academy and earned my Basic Peace Officer Certificate in April of 1993.
I began my Law Enforcement career as a Reserve Police Officer with the Diboll Police Department in July of 1993, and worked as a Jailor with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office from January 1994 until January 1995. I began my career with the Lufkin Police Department in January 1995. While with the Department, I have worked on Patrol, and spent 13 years in the Criminal Investigation Division both as a Detective and a Supervisor. I promoted to Sergeant in 2009, and have been back on patrol since then. I promoted to Lieutenant in August of 2014, and currently am the Watch Commander over A, E, and C shifts, Supervising 24 Officers. I have been married to my wife, Beverly, for 10 years, and we have four children between us. We also have four grandchildren. We are members of Harmony Hill Baptist Church. In my spare time, I like to hunt, fish, play golf, and pretty much anything else outdoors.
Freddie L. Avant, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean/Director of the School of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. He is also responsible for co-directing the Rural Social Work Research and Development Center. He has been teaching and practicing social work for over thirty years. He is well known nationally for his consultative knowledge related to the accreditation of social work programs in higher education and the development of innovative health and well-being programs in the community. He has been involved in community-based youth and adult programs most of his professional career. He is a licensed master's level social worker with advanced practice recognition. His practice and research background are in the areas of children and family, mental health, cultural diversity, forensic social work, rural social work practice, medical social work and social work administration.
Rogelio T. Reyes, Short name Roy Reyes.
Wife Lucy Reyes, three children. Reyna, Kamuran and Fharid.
Member of Southside Baptist Church and Deacon Board Member.
Graduate of Instituto Tecnológico Regional de Saltillo (Technological Institute of Saltillo, or ITS).
Attended Angelina College in 1978-79.
Worked for Lufkin Industries 16 years.
Small business owner in Lufkin since August of 1993.
Co-owner of Eastex Bilingual Services Inc., of which I’m the president.
Offering Newspaper advertising (La Lengua weekly publication; and Radio advertising with Pentagon Communication.
I’m also a Licensed Court Interpreter, Spanish-English/English-Spanish.
I’m also co-owner of The Grand on First, a venue for weddings, quinceañeras, receptions, etc.
Actually serving on the following Boards:
Lufkin Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Crime Stoppers, Communities Cinco de Mayo, Lufkin Federal Credit Union, Angelina Historical Commission.
Member of Lufkin Host Noon Lions Club.
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