United Methodist Women Presents: Grit and Grace
Monday, September 13
11:30am – 1:00pm
The Great Hall
Dr. Harold “Hal” Recinos left the streets to be a Professor and a Poet
Dr. Harold “Hal” Recinos is a professor of theology, an accomplished poet, a jazz flautist, an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church, and a Central American missionary. He’s also a former heroin addict, a high school dropout, a one-time street urchin, and a guy you wouldn’t want to face in a kung fu fight. His long climb from desolate hood (South Bronx) to faculty hood (Southern Methodist University) was so tortuous, so perilous, and so improbable that even he sometimes marvels at it — and he’s a person who believes in miracles. Few members of SMU’s eclectic faculty, it’s safe to say, arrived by a less conventional arc.