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writer , Foreign language educator

Rima-Gretel Rothe Vallbona, Spanish language educator, writer ( hum: library study, Educated)foreign language educator, writer.

Background

Vallbona, Rima-Gretel Rothe was born on March 15, 1931 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Arrived in the United States, 1956, naturalized, 1997. Daughter of Ferdinand Hermann and Emilia (Strassburger) Rothe.

Education

Bachelor/Bachelor of Science, Colegio Superior de Senoritas, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1948. Diploma, University Paris, 1953. Diploma in Spanish Philology, University Salamanca, Spain, 1954.

Master of Arts, University Costa Rica, 1962. Doctor in Modern Languages, Middlebury College, 1981.

Career

Teacher Liceo Josip Juraj Vargas Calvo, Costa Rica, 1955-1956. Faculty U. St. Thomas, Houston, 1964-1995, professor Spanish, 1978-1995, Cullen Foundation professor Spanish, 1989, head department Spanish, 1966-1971, department chairman modern foreign language, 1978-1980, professor emeritus, 1995^. Visiting professor U. Houston, 1975-1976, Rice U., 1980-1983, 95, U. St. Thomas, Argentina, 1972, visiting professor U. St. Thomas Merida program, 1987-1995.

Visiting professor Rice U. program in Spain, 1974.

Works

Membership

Member scholarship committee Institute Hispanic Culture, 1978, 1979, 1988, 1991, chairman, 1979, board directors, 1974—1976, 1988—1989, 1991—1992, chairman cultural activities, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1988—1989. Board directors Houston Public Library., 1984—1986, Cultural Arts Council Houston, 1991—1992. Member of Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Writers Association, Institute Literature y Cultural Hispanico, Casa Argentina de Houston, Institute Hispanic Culture Houston, Latin American Writers Association Costa Rica, Institute International de Literature Iberoam., Latin American Studies Association, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Espanola (elected), Southwest Conference Organization Latin Am Studies, South Central Modern Language Association, Houston Area Teachers Foreign Language, Houston Area Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Iota.

Connections

Married Carlos Vallbona, December 26, 1956. Children: Rima-Nuri, Carlos-Fernando, Maria-Teresa, Maria-Luisa.

father:
Ferdinand Hermann Rothe

mother:
Emilia (Strassburger) Rothe

spouse:
Carlos Vallbona

children:
Rima-Nuri Vallbona

Carlos-Fernando Vallbona

Maria-Teresa Vallbona

Maria-Luisa Vallbona