AC Gets First Endowed Chair

Angelina College in Lufkin has received a generous gift on behalf of a veteran in the real estate business.

Woody Gann made the announcement Friday in honor of his wife. It is the first endowed chair at Angelina College.

The Bert Gann Chair of Real Estate was endowed with a $100,000 gift. The chair will provide training for local real estate agents and advance high standards of ethics in real estate.

Woody Gann, Bert's husband, said, "She's a victim of Alzheimer's disease. She's still living, but we wanted to do that while she was alive and while I was alive, and it's a good benefit for the real estate profession."

Bert Gann opened her first real estate office in Lufkin back in 1964. Her portrait will hang in the real estate classroom in Temple Hall at Angelina College.