Saturday, August 12| 8 am| CAC
Join the United Methodist Men for a delicious breakfast with scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice, milk, fellowship, and a fantastic speaker.
This month’s speaker is Robert Bost. He was born in New Mexico and family moved to Texas while he was young. His parents were school teachers most of the time, farmers all the time, and parents of 3 sons full-time. Both parents encouraged the sons to get as much education as they could.
Robert attended public schools in Georgetown, Texas. He started college at Southwestern University and then transferred to The University of Texas, in Austin, to complete his BS degree. He enrolled in graduate studies at UT and completed a MA degree then moved to Houston and finished a Ph.D. at the University of Houston.
Although he wanted to teach, jobs were not easily available, so he took related jobs (lab tech, analytical support tech, etc) which kept him within an academic environment. These included a support tech for the department of chemistry at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans and then a research assistant at the VA Hospital and the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In 1975, he took a job with the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, in Cleveland, Ohio, and was introduced to the science of “toxicology”. He continued to work in the field of forensic toxicology for the rest of his career. After Cleveland, he worked in toxicology in Dallas, Texas, and then Edmond, Oklahoma. And in Edmond, he finally got a teaching position, in the chemistry department at the University of Central Oklahoma. After 14 years, he retired andfor the last 2 years has enjoyed retirement.
Robert is married to Kay Turner and celebrated 50 years of marriage last December. One of the first and most significant decisions was that they would attend church together. They have been members of FUMC Edmond since 2002.