Education: Rosalinda Mariles received her M.S. in Spanish Literature and Language from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Personal history: Rosalinda Mariles was born in México to business oriented parents and came to study at Texas A&I in Kingsville, TX. While studying there, she met her husband. It was her husband’s military career with the US Air Force that brought her to the mid-west.
Before coming to UMSL, she worked simultaneously at the Governor French Academy, a college preparatory school and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL.
Activities: Profesora Mariles is a strong proponent of promoting awareness of all cultures. However, it is the Hispanic culture that occupies most of her spare time. While residing at Scott AFB, IL, she assisted others in the planning of Hispanic organizations. She setup cultural exhibits and provided mini lectures in different locations around the Base. In order to reach out to the surrounding communities, she created Americans Teaching Americans, a not for profit organization for tutoring services and culture awareness.
To follow in her parents footsteps, she started Arete Publications, Inc. Her business endeavors did not go unnoticed. An entrepreneur group from the metro east elected her president of the University of the New World, a for profit corporation that took her to Dakar, Senegal in West Africa. Profesora Mariles has presented at state and national Foreign Language conferences. She is the author of La fonética del idioma español.
Presently she co-chairs UMSL's Spanish club and organizes cultural Hispanic events.
Awards and Recognition:
Excellence in Teaching Award from Emerson Electric, St. Louis, Mo.
Excellent Educator Recognition from Eastern Illinois University
Those Who Excel Award from the Illinois State Board of Education
The Golden Apple Award from the St. Clair County, IL