Nacogdoches Women's Hall of Fame

Five Nacogdoches women know their personal efforts to make their city a better place have not gone unnoticed. The women were inducted into the Nacogdoches Women's Hall of Fame.

Sarah Jackson is this year's recipient in the art category. Jackson is an accomplished author and master of poetry who promotes the written word among young people.

Mable Cannings is honored for her business and professional leadership. Cannings is a successful African American business woman who shares her busy schedule with volunteer work for the elderly, disadvantaged children, and single mothers.

Peggy Cox is noted for her support of civic, volunteer, and family issues. She has led beautification projects and historic preservation efforts. She is active in her church and has a supportive family.

Dr. Patsy Hallman clearly earned her honor in the education category. The dean of education at Stephen F. Austin State University is instrumental in developing teaching programs. Hallman also founded a Hispanic task force and The Blueberry Festival.

Finally, Dr. Glenda Walker is in the hall of fame for her contributions to health and environment. The director of nursing at SFA has led 450 students to becoming nurses. Walker has helped bring almost $3-million in research and grant program funding to the nursing division.

The Women's Hall of Fame is sponsored by the City of Nacogdoches and the Nacogdoches Commission on Women and Families.