José Alonzo, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B. B. A., B. S., M. S.-- Stephen F. Austin State University; M. A.-- Texas A & M at Commerce
I grew up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and moved to Texas in 1973 to attend SFA, where I earned three degrees, played soccer, and met my wife, Tami. I worked in the agricultural field before earning a teaching certificate at U. T. Tyler.
I came to ETBU in 1994 after teaching Spanish and ESL, and coaching soccer at the high school level. I soon earned my Master's degree in Spanish and have been teaching Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Spanish and coaching Men’s Soccer for the past 16 years. I love both teaching and coaching and having the freedom to share my faith in Christ with my students and players. I see my job as a ministry and I pray for those in my classroom and on my soccer team faithfully.
My wife and I have three wonderful teenagers whom we have home schooled for the past 13 years. Our oldest son is now a freshman at ETBU while our daughter is taking dual credit classes on campus as well. Our whole family attends Immanuel Baptist Church. I enjoy sports of all kinds, politics, working in the yard, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Blanca Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; Additional graduate study at Texas A & M University
Blanca Jenkins obtained a M.A. (1994) from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. She is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at East Texas Baptist University.
Mrs. Jenkins is a native of Oaxaca, Mexico, but Texas became her adopted home in 1994. She joined the faculty of ETBU in 2003. Her teaching fields are Hispanic Literatures, Latin American Culture and Spanish Language.
In her spare time, Mrs. Jenkins enjoys translating, writing short stories, cooking, and traveling with her family. She lives in Marshall, TX with her husband and two sons. Mrs. Jenkins is passionate about teaching Spanish and believes everyone deserves the experience of learning a foreign language.
Dr. Linda Prewett, Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.A., Middlebury College; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma