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sciences and foreign language educator , writer

Betty Rita Gómez Lance, Costa Rican sciences and foreign language educator, writer. Certified teacher, Costa Rica, Missouri.

Background

Lance, Betty Rita Gómez was born on August 28, 1923 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Came to the United States, 1942. Daughter of Joaquín Gómez-Fernández and Blanca Castillo-Salazar De Gómez.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Central Missouri State University, 1944. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, 1959.

Career

Research assistant University Missouri, Columbia, 1944-1947. Teaching assistant Washington University, 1955-1959. Assistant professor University Illinois, Urbana, 1959-1961.

Professor Kalamazoo (Michigan) College, 1961-1988, professor emeritus, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Costa Rica, Missouri.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author short stories and poetry.

Membership

Member Friends of Library., Kalamazoo, since 1961, Kalamazoo Institute Arts, since 1961, Nature Center, Kalamazoo, since 1961, Environmental Concerns Committee, Kalamazoo, since 1988. Member Poets and Writers American, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Association Prometeo De Poesía, Association Iberoamericana De Poesía, Association De Escritores Costarricenses, and others.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hiking, nature activities, knitting.

Connections

Children: Edward T., Harold Elliott.

father:
Joaquín Gómez-Fernández

mother:
Blanca Castillo-Salazar De Gómez

children:
Edward T. Lance

Harold Elliott Lance