From the Cotton Fields to a College Professor: My Life's Experience (Google eBook)

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Xlibris Corporation, May 3, 2011 - Education
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Dr. Joe H. Alcorta grew up speaking Spanish. He was born in Novice, Texas, and at the age of two months, his parents took him to Monterrey, Mexico. For seven years, he lived in Mexico. Upon his return, he graduated from Olton High School, and then he received his bachelor's degree from Hardin-Simmons University. He obtained his master's degree from Howard Payne University and earned his Ph D degree from Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. He has taught Spanish in high school and at the university level for over forty five years. At the present time, he works as a professor of Spanish at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. Dr. Alcorta has traveled to Mexico, Taiwan, and Spain. He has taught many Spanish classes for professional people. Several newspapers have published his book, Speak Spanish in 60 Days. For many years, Professor Alcorta has served as a guest columnist for the Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, Texas. He has written many articles in different fields. Dr. Alcorta and his wife of forty-nine years, Liandra, have four children and nine grandchildren. Dr. Alcorta has run five marathons, and many 5Ks and 10Ks. He enjoys reading and writing. He has served on many city boards, and he was elected to The Abilene City Council for two terms. In church, he has taught Bible classes for over forty years, and he enjoys memorizing Scripture. He maintains active membership as a Rotarian and as a Gideon.
  

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Contents

My Daughter
95
My Three Sons
98
Liandras Family
103
Changes that occur in our lives
106
Books I Have Written
108
People Who Have Influenced My Life
111
Books I Recommend Reading
113
Things I Would Like to Tell My Guests in My Home
116

Living in Olton Texas
26
Working at The Olton Enterprise
32
Experiencing Racism
34
Growing up in a large family
36
My College Days
39
How I Met Liandra in Abilene
42
A Member of The Abilene Downtown Rotary Club
45
My First Teaching Assignment
48
An Eagle at Abilene High School 19651971
51
A Cowboy at HardinSimmons University 1971till the Present
56
Cooking Tamales and Pancakes
63
The Beginning of my Christian Life
65
Misión Bautista la Trinidad Olton Texas
66
University Baptist Church Abilene Texas
71
Ambler Baptist Church Abilene Texas
72
Cecilia Yvette Alcorta Celebrates Quinceañera
75
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of Mr and Mrs Richard Alcorta
79
My Pastors at Ambler Baptist Church
83
Elmcrest Baptist Church Abilene Texas 198191
86
Rev Dale Suel pastor at Elmcrest Baptist
88
Beltway Park Baptist Church
90
The Woman of my Life 81010
92
Family Conflicts
118
Vacations We Have Taken
122
Some Changes That I Have Seen in my Life Time
127
Win the Battle of the Bulge
131
I Ran A Marathon26 Miles 385 Yards
134
Encouragement from My Students
136
My Close Friends
143
A Sunday Gathering at the Alcortas
146
Our Family Newsletter
149
Why I Like Abilene
158
Serving as a Translator and Interpreter
159
I Served On The Abilene City Council
160
Poem to Honor Mr And Mrs Richard Alcorta Sr On Their Fifty Wedding Anniversary
162
Visiting Relatives and Friends
166
Our Saturday Date at El Fenix
167
Our Cats and Dogs in the Family
168
One of my Typical Classes at HardinSimmons
172
Teaching Sunday School
174
My Favorite Scriptures
176
Conclusion
182
Other Books by Dr Joe H Alcorta
183
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