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Dr. Roberto A. Galván

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Dr. Roberto A. Galván was born in San Antonio, Texas where he received a large part of his training. He graduated from the San Antonio Vocational and Technical High School in 1941 where he received a book called The Grace of Guadalupe autographed by the author, Frances Parkinson Keyes. It was an award presented to him for having the highest scholastic average of a third-year student in Spanish. He was also installed as a member of the National Honor Society and awarded a scholarship to attend the San Antonio Junior College, from which he obtained an Associate of Arts Degree with honors (Phi Theta Kappa) in May of 1943

A hiatus of some three years found him in the service during WWll. After the hostilities had ceased, he attended Shrivenham University in England while waiting to be redeployed and discharged. He earned six hours of Spanish there that would later be validated at Trinity University from where he would graduate with honors (cum laude) in 1948. While an undergraduate and later, following his graduation, he accompanied several students and the chairman of the Foreign Language Department to Trinity's Extension School in Mexico City, the first time (1948) as a student and the second time around (1949) under a scholarship, and as an assistant of the chairman.

Dr. Robert Galván and Linda Beene read books to kids outside.

Dr. Robert Galván and Linda Beene make story time a good time.

Dr. Galván received his M.A. Degree from the University of Texas in the summer of 1949 where he was an Honor Day student and where he was installed as a member of the Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, The National Hispanic Collegiate Honor Society. He studied for his Ph.D. at Tulane University from the fall of 1949 to the summer of 1954. There he was awarded a teaching fellowship and a Carnegie Corporation Grant (May 29, 1952) to do research on his doctoral dissertation at the Library of Congress. He was also inducted as a member of Phi Sigma Iota, the National Romance Language Honor Society.

Professor Galván's career as an educator at the post-secondary level spans for over half a century. Most of said interim covers his tenure in a school that has undergone three name changes since his arrival there: Southwest Texas State College, Southwest Texas State University and Texas State University-San Marcos. His work in these excelled in the areas of publications, teaching and service.

Don Roberto, Buenos días.
Recto, firme, formal.
¿No le gustaría comprar un boleto?
Buena causa. Club de los Leones.
Doctora, la iniciación del Sigma Delta Pi
--el jueves a las 6:30-
Don Roberto, el curso de dialectología,
--¿a que hora lo enseñará?
¿Poemas para Al Principia? ¿cómo no?
Logro singular: Roberto Galván Scholarship
Recto, firme, formal.
Sharon Keefe Ugalde. Professor of Spanish

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