Robert Cox

Profile Updated: February 19, 2016
Robert Cox
Residing In: Middlesboro, KY USA
Occupation: Retired Professor of English, Southeast C.C.
Children: Two grown children, two grandchildren.
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I retired in May 2014 after 37 years of teaching, 10 years at JHS and 27 years at Southeast Community College. I left JHS in 1987 and was hired for "startup" person for Southeast's program in Letcher County. I was transferred to Middlesboro in 1994 just in time for the opening of the new campus there. I was divorced in 2000. I learned to speak Spanish and have taught English in Costa Rica and loved it. I also taught English in China in 2012, and I've taught college courses in prison twice. I am active in community organizations: Middlesboro Little Theatre, Discover Downtown Middlesboro, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Fall of 2014 I came out of retirement part-time to teach some classes for LMU in Harrogate, TN. Currently I am working with at-risk 2nd, 3rd, & 4th graders at Middlesboro Elementary on math skills.

School Story:

I taught at JHS for 10 years. I have so many fond memories of the people from Jenkins, and several of them ended up working at Southeast. I had Jason Helton (JHS class of '87) in ENG 102. What a blast from the past! He's one of many JHS students I ended up teaching at Southeast in later years. And of course, I still hear from Gary Warrix and from Ina Kay Donaldson.

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With my daughter Teresa on her graduation day from WKU, May 14, 2011. She completed her master's degree in Spanish at the University of Louisville in 2013 and works for the State of Missouri in its migrant student services.
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May 09, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Posted on: May 09, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Joe Flint, good to hear from you!

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Oct 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Mr. Banks was my mother-in-law's first cousin. He was very kind to me when I came to Jenkins as a first-year teacher. His wife Juanita and I worked on our master's degrees together. I am sorry for his loss. 

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Sep 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

I remember Robin as a cheerful and hard-working student. At the time of her death she was returning to school to study nursing at Southeast Community College. >>Robert Cox

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Posted on: Sep 03, 2014 at 12:14 PM

i have semi-come out of retirement to teach a couple of classes at LMU this semester. I guess I can't go cold turkey after 37 years of teaching. It's only 2 mornings a week. Hope all are well. >>RC

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Jun 19, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Let's see some grandkid pix, Gary!!

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Jun 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Yes that is me! Up to something mischievious no doubt.
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May 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Rachel, How good to hear from you! I am fine, hope you & yours are also. I've been retired for 3 weeks now. Hugs to all. Come see me! >>RC

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
I am at Quepos, Costa Rica, on the Pacific Coast, in 2008. I am seriously considering retirement where the weather is always warm, Spanish is always spoken, and the beer is always cold.
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 at 8:35 PM
My old house, built 1934. I've lived here since 2000. Not fancy but comfortable for me and the cat.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
The Tower Bridge, London, England, May 2010
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Visiting with my colleague Ina Kay Donaldson in Alabama, October 2010. Her daughter Doralee is a vet in Alabama Ina Kay has been living down there since she retired from JHS in the late 1990s.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Southeast Community College celebrated its 50th Anniversary of service to the Appalachian Region this semester (Dec 2010).
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
I am relaxing at Cozumel, Mexico, on Spring Break 2011.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM
I was in China for a month touring and teaching English, Summer 2012.
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 at 8:34 PM
With my daughter Teresa on her graduation day from WKU, May 14, 2011. She completed her master's degree in Spanish at the University of Louisville in 2013 and works for the State of Missouri in its migrant student services.