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Reception to Honor Longtime ASU Prof

April 24, 2012

Angelo State University’s College of Education will host a retirement reception for Dr. Mack McCoulskey, longtime professor of teacher education, on Thursday, May 3, in the spine of the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The reception will run from 4-6 p.m. and is open free to the public.  McCoulskey will retire after the current spring semester with 36 years of service at ASU.  The past five years, he has been on a modified retirement schedule while teaching courses related to the instruction of special education. 

Before coming to ASU in 1976 as a special education professor, McCoulskey was evaluation director and associate director for the Rocky Mountain Regional Resource Center at the University of Utah.  He also worked previously as a language specialist at the Austin State School, a speech therapist in Rosenberg, and director of the Division of Education at Georgetown University Hospital.

In addition to his ASU duties, McCoulskey had a long association with the Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding program for special-needs children, and served on its board of directors until 2007.  He has also served on the Region XV Education Service Center Special Education Advisory Board and the board of trustees for the Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement, now MHMR Services for the Concho Valley.

A former San Angelo College basketball player, McCoulskey later received his bachelor’s degree in speech therapy and a master’s in special education from Southwest Texas State University.  He received his doctorate in special education-learning disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin.

McCoulskey’s family includes his wife, Dixie; son, Jeff, and his wife, Lisa, of Yorktown, Va.; daughter, Margo Pace, and her husband, Ian, of Lampasas; and three grandchildren, Elaina McCoulskey, Macey Pace and Quinn Pace.  He and his wife plan to remain in San Angelo after he retires.

For more information, contact the ASU College of Education at 325-942-2212 or the Department of Teacher Education at 325-942-2052.


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