Yocum Elementary School, El Dorado, Arkansas
In the above header photo I am the 5th from left on the center row in my 3rd Grade Class photo at Yocum Elementary School, El Dorado, Arkansas. I was in this school for 2nd through 6th Grades or about 1947 to 1953.
El Dorado Junior High, (now a middle school) El Dorado, Arkansas
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma (3 semesters as a pre-med student)
Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas – BA in Sociology & Psychology, 1962
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, Master of Religious Education, 1965
Today I do not like to claim either Ouachita University or Southwestern Seminary because they have become so right-wing politically. The seminary was nearly destroyed by the architect of the “conservative takeover” of the Southern Baptist Convention who later became president of the seminary and in so doing the enrollment dropped to about half. In 2018 Paige Patterson was fired from his role as president because of rape charges from another institution.
During my career life I was constantly back in school for college classes, training programs, and fun learning. Then countless “employee development,” especially when computers came along! I enjoyed being active in both my children’s schools in multiple ways from PTA to scouts and special projects at Burton & Stokes. When Juli was at Genesis Academy, I produced a yearbook two years in a row. Now in retirement I’m having a ball as a reading tutor for 1st and 2nd Grade at Tulip Grove Elementary. See my page Reading Tutor.