by Paul E. Huntsberger



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781489744173
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781489744180

About the Book

Unconventional chronicles the early life struggles 1941-1963, midlife accomplishments and adventures 1963-1970, and a chance love encounter 1970-71 that changed the life of Paul Huntsberger forever. Paul followed life on paths less taken by his peers which culminated in a early life well lived in service to others. Experience how Paul navigated through difficult family problems to become the first in his family to earn a college degree and engage in graduate studies. Follow him on his unconventional life adventures in his twenties that led him to become a secondary teacher in rural Ohio, a middle school teacher in Africa, an inner city elementary teacher in Philadelphia, a volunteer academic enrichment teacher in rural Alabama, a farm mechanization adviser in Orissa, India, a volunteer with Peace Corps friends working in Iowa and California, an employee of a business in New York City, and finally a counselor in a summer camp in Connecticut while he waited to start a masters degree at Ohio University in Fall 1970. Rejoice how a chance encounter with a British student, Jennifer Stretch, serving as a counselor at the same camp resulted in an epic love story. Cheer on Paul and Jennifer as they overcame numerous obstacles during their 161 days of separation until Jennifer returned to the U.S. on March 16 and they married on April 10, 1971. Join them on a summer 1971 work adventure in the Maritime provinces of Canada and throughout New England until they returned Fall 1971 to Ohio University to start their professional and personal lives together, a future story, New Horizons now being written. Paul Huntsberger worked professionally and completed advanced studies at Ohio University and Michigan State University from 1971 through 1980. He obtained his dream position in International Education Administration at New Mexico State University in 1981 and retired from there in 2010. In retirement he wrote Never Forgotten Teaching in Rebellious Eritrea 1965-1967 & Returning After 35 Years (2014). He now has found time to write Unconventional An Early Life of Struggle, Adventure & Love 1941-1971.

About the Author

Paul E. Huntsberger retired in 2010 from New Mexico State University after working for thirty-four years as an International Education Administrator. Two years of Peace Corps Service in Eritrea, and one year in India, prepared him for his international career.