Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
If you ever attended Colegio Americano in Rosario, Argentina, you may be
interested to know that there is an alumni association (of sorts). We even held
a big reunion in Houston in 1994! Please contact Miles Abernathy, miles99 -AT- gmail.com,
for more information.
Note that Colegio Americano has been
renamed Centro Educativo Latinoamericano, and its
related institution of higher education is Universidad del
Centro Educativo Latinoamericano, or U.C.E.L. The Centro is located at
Avenida Pellegrini 1352, 2000 Rosario, Argentina. Telephone 261241, fax 499292.
Their web site (in English and Spanish) is at http://www.cel.esc.edu.ar/index.htm
(school, email email@example.com ) and at http://www.ucel.edu.ar
(university, email firstname.lastname@example.org ).
This photo appeared in the September 1996 issue of La Triada del C.E.L.,
the magazine format publication of Centro Educativo Latinoamericano. At that
time C.E.L. was celebrating its 121st year of service.
Roland Heddins (rjheddins
-at- aol -dot- com) visited
Rosario in December, 2004, and brought back a wonderful collection of photos
that you can see here.
To enlarge a picture, just click on it. If you hover your mouse over a photo you
will see the name.
Roland also provided this
photo of students at Colegio Americano, taken in about 1970.
David Phillips (daviator201
-at- yahoo -dot- com)
sent scans of some old
(approx 1970) family snapshots. You can see them here. Assistance
with identifications provided by David Heddins (dkheddins
-at- yahoo -dot- com)
There are some nice videos about Rosario
on YouTube. The city has definitely changed!
- August 2011, Inés Vitale sent a nice PowerPoint slide show of the "New Rosario." You can download it by right-clicking here.
You are likely to recognize some of the sights from when you lived
there "way back when," but the others will show you how the city has
grown and changed.
- June 2011, Miles was able to return to
Rosario with his daughter, to show her where dad lived and went to
school. We enjoyed the Grand Tour provided by Inés Vitale and her friend Lili.
- Susie McCoy Tollett sent scans of five 1960s photos of Colegio Americano. You can see them here.
- Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (formerly Colegio Americano) has a Facebook fan page.
- From Roland Heddins via Facebook comes word that Miss Judy
(Judy Trumper) has passed on. The date of death was 7/2/09, which is
probably Feb. 7th. She would have been 78 years of age. Her husband,
Jacobo Trumper, has the hotmail.com address TrumperJacobo...if you
write to him, you should do so in Español.
- September 2008, Miles Abernathy visited Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (CEL,
the new name for Colegio Americano) with Ines Vitale. She was Mr. Bates'
secretary there approximately 1964 to 1969. He took many photos, and you can see some of them at:
2008, Inés Vitale (that is Ines with an accent on the e, in case your
web browser shows weird stuff) and Susie McCoy Tollett checked in.
Miles plans to visit Buenos Aires and Rosario in August-September 2008.
Ines would like to have another get-together of Colegio folks. Is
anyone else interested?
- August 2005, David Phillips checked in. After seeing Roland's photos, he
I may have a unique story to tell, as for 2 of my 3 years at the
school, I took my classes in spanish. This was due to the fact that I
was the only English language student enrolled at the time. On another
note, WHAT DID THEY DO TO MY COURTYARD FUTBOL GROUND? We had small
goals on either end, and played every chance we had. Best set was 6 a
sides. Guess you can never really go back. lol. David's email address is daviator201 -at- yahoo
- November-December 2004, Roland Heddins did a "memory lane" visit to
Rosario. See a link to his terrific photos above.
- June, 2000, Carole Anderson Crow's husband John passed away unexpectedly.
- August 21, 1999, "Scout historian" Peter Bielack was quoted in a
Knight-Ridder newspaper article describing a Washington, D.C., statue that
honors the Boy Scouts.
- August 6, 1999, Mark D'Alisera passed away in Houston after a three-year
struggle with lung cancer. He was a long-time Rosario resident and Colegio
student in the 1960's.
Please send news items to Miles Abernathy, miles99 -AT- gmail.com.
Also, if you a member of Classmates.org, would you tell me what discussions (if
any) there involve Colegio? I am not a member, but they send me spam every week
Overseas Brats, an organization for American adults who lived overseas as children, has a
home page at http://OverseasBrats.com
The American Overseas Schools Historical Society (AOSHS)/American Overseas
Schools Archives & Historical Park website provides a wide range of
information and weblinks of interest to current and former American overseas
school students and educators. Their home page is at http://aoshs.wichita.edu
An interesting-sounding discussion group down the river in Buenos Aires is
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