Lifelong Learning to highlight Indian missionary Gwen Hiebert Schroth

October 22, 2012

Categories: General News

Gwen Hiebert Schroth of Celeste, Texas, has a fascinating story to share at Lifelong Learning on Friday, Oct. 26. “Curry, Cordory and the Call,” is the title of her book and her presentation as she tells her life story as a missionary’s child in rural India during the 1940s when that country was fighting for independence from Great Britian. Her stories include her family’s traumatic wartime experiences and returning to the U.S.

Schroth earned her Bachelors, Masters, and EdD degrees from the University of Houston. She is a retired public school administrator and professor with Texas A&M University. She is also the daughter of J.N.C. and Anna Hiebert who were missionaries to India during the late 1930s and ‘40s. The family resided in Hillsboro during the 1950s while her father was President of Tabor College.

The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. Lifelong Learning is held regularly through the fall and spring semesters according to program director Connie Isaac. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for optional lunch at discount in the cafeteria after the session.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator at 620-947-5964, or