M. A. Baldenweck
Marjorie Baldenweck ’78 completed an M.S. in education (teaching English to speakers of foreign languages) in 2017 and is now an instructor at Hubei University in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, central China. She writes that working in Wuhan gives daily challenges to her creativity but provides endless opportunities to model not only English but Western thinking and Christian values. She shares that students are all capable, mostly eager, and grateful for the chance to learn. Colleagues provide support and friendship (she was hired through AITECE, an agency affiliated with the Irish missionary order Columban Fathers), so she is very content and feels like she’s “where I ought to be.” Her five children are now grown and independent, and there are two grandchildren. Her husband, Thomas Baldenweck, was an ROTC instructor at SCU from 1975 to 1978; he passed away in 1998.