IUP Valladolid program

Pamela Fornal McCollough


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65 years old
Lock Haven, PA
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I studied in Valladolid in '73 with Karen Spishok Acebal, Fr. Sam Esposito and Rose Ann Ruoti Hill. I I graduated from IUP in 1974 in SpEd.and finished my cert. in French that summer. I taught Spanish and French for 36 yrs. in Lock Haven PA where I live with my husband Wayne McColloughBS'74 in science. We have 2 grown children and we took them to Spain and France in 2001. In Valladolid, I lived with the Leonardo's on Independencia near  the old train station. I remained friends with the family through Loly for 35 yrs. by letter and phone until she passed away a few years ago and now I keep up with the family through her nieces on FB. I am happy  that my children, Marisa and Jordan, got to meet Loly in 2001. We haven't been back since then but now that we are retired here we hope to travel go Europe again in the future.

My education at IUP-Valladolid was the best and the Keystone Central SD where we taught employs 2 other Valladolid alumni, Bob Piper from the 80's and Jessica Whipple 2001. The professors at Lock Haven Univ. agree that we speak Spanish the best and loved us to take student teachers. I am so glad to connect with all of you.

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Reply Pamela Fornal McCollough
11:14 AM on November 3, 2012 
On September 14 ,2012 another IUP-Valla'73 alum, the very reverend, Fr. Sam Esposito, gave the homily at my mother's funeral in Mount Pleasant, PA. Sam and I have stayed friends all of these years. Gracias, gran amigo
Reply Pamela Fornal McCollough
10:57 AM on November 3, 2012 
Hi Jim: Bob is still the way he was in the 80's, He hasn't contacted me in the 2+ yrs. since I retired but I will send him an email through the SD to let him know you mentioned him. He teaches in Renovo which is kind of a remote community in our district, I taught in the begger HS outside of Lock Haven. He got his Masters from Middlebury and studied more in Spain so he could have had a career anywhere but he stayed there. I'll give him the link for this web site too. You studied there a good 10 yrs. after I did!
Reply Jim Kirchner
12:05 PM on October 26, 2012 
Hello Pamela. Do you still stay in touch with Bob Piper? Pease say hello to him for me. He may not remember me. He was with the 1983 group that I got to know pretty well, as it was my second time there. Bob didn't hang out with me and my friends very much but I do remember a stretch of a week or 2 where he joined us regularly for evening drinks around town. Thanks. -Jim Kirchner (1982)
Reply IUP-Valladolid
6:49 PM on March 15, 2012 
Hi Pam,
Yours was one of the email addresses that came back when we were sending out the letters. I trust you got the information from someone about the reunion in valladolid in July?