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Frank Longoria

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Frank Longoria, At large member of the RGHF Board www.historyboard.org Frank Longoria joined the Rotary Noon Club in Denton, Texas in the 1980´s and dropped out for a few years. He rejoined the same club in 1996. Upon his retirement in 1998, he joined the Rotary Noon Club of Marble Falls, Texas. He served as Director of International Service while a member of the Marble Falls Rotary Noon Club. During this time he worked on several matching grants with sister clubs in Monterrey, Mexico and Ciudad Madero, Mexico. The last matching grant allowed the purchase of an ambulance for a hospital in Ciudad Madero.. The ambulance was imported successfully. He is presently serving as the Sergeant at Arms for the Rotary eClub of the Southwest. Frank and his wife, Lucila, were host and hostess for a Rotary Graduate Exchange Student from the Cotswold area in England in 2003. They later traveled to England to visit with the student and her family. They have also participated in several Rotary Friendship Exchanges with families from Mexico.

Frank is Professor Emeritus of Foreign Languages, Texas Woman’s University, where he taught Spanish and Spanish-American Literature and Linguistics as well as English as a Second Language. He served as the Chairman of the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages and Director of International Programs from 1978 to 1998. He initiated an English Program for students from Japan, and he and his wife visited Japan several times. Prior to his tenure at TWU, he was a tenured Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and at The State University of New York in Potsdam, NY: He was named Director of International Programs for the State University of N.Y., and he and his family spent 3 years in Madrid, Spain.. He holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Linguistics with a second specialty in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington

Frank is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Sustaining Member. His wife, Lucila, is also a Paul Harris Fellow. Frank thinks that the world will be a better place when all wars are considered history.

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