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Education educator

Althea Wright, American education educator. Certified aging specialist, teacher Texas. Member American Home Economics Association, Oklahoma Home Economics Association, National Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma Council on Family Relations (past president), Graduate Committee on Gerontology (chair), Gerontological Society of America, Southwest Society on Aging (board directors), Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Wright, Althea was born on March 3, 1935 in Brownfield, Texas, United States. Daughter of Merlin Edwin and Viola Marie (Lundstrom) Jacobson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1957. Master of Education, West Texas State University, 1967. Doctor of Education, Oklahoma State University, 1972.

Postgraduate, North Texas State University, 1982.

Career

Teacher, grade 2, Waco (Texas) Indiana Schools, 1957-1959; teacher, grade 1, Amarillo (Texas) Indiana Schools, 1963-1968; assistant professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1971-1979; associate professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1980; associate professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1980-1990; retired,, 1990. Developer of 5 slide presentations on Aging Programs in Sweden and Denmark, China, Japan and Korea, Greece, Israel and Egypt, Soviet Union.

Achievements

  • Certified aging specialist, teacher Texas.

Membership

Member American Home Economics Association, Oklahoma Home Economics Association, National Council on Family Relations, Oklahoma Council on Family Relations (past president), Graduate Committee on Gerontology (chair), Gerontological Society of America, Southwest Society on Aging (board directors), Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Children: Melanie Marie Field, Lane Alan.

father:
Merlin Edwin Jacobson

mother:
Viola Marie (Lundstrom) Jacobson

children:
Melanie Marie Field Wright

Lane Alan Wright