12 Points of Possible Interest: Susan Aktary, Ed.S. • Susan Aktary is a former military wife from Michigan, with 5 University degrees, including Counseling, Administration, and Linguistics • An Exchange Scholar to Madrid, Spain in High School, and returning professor to Barcelona’s Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos (Binational Center) where she was also a theater director • single parent, (she has raised one son who is now an entrepreneur in Texas, and a nephew through high school who is now an opera singer and college administrator in Alabama) • Bell System Account Executive, and Communications Consultant (Detroit and Houston) • Retired State Education Consultant and former US Department of Education Doctoral Fellow • Former Licensed Realtor in Michigan, who has also studied real estate and multimedia/computers at Mt. San Jacinto Community College. • Former University Hall Director, and taught both Spanish and English from the college level to elementary school level. • Her love for dogs and children pervades her life; both she and her son are bilingual singers, guitar and piano players, and her 2 year old granddaughter is also learning to speak Spanish. Her dog is bilingual, as well, but doesn’t talk much! • Past President and Current Trustee of the San Jacinto/Hemet Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2266 • Member and volunteer, Hemacinto Eagles, Hemet Elks, San Jacinto Moose Lodge, Salvation Army • Former Volunteer, Hemet Police, Hemet Library Adult Literacy Program, and Habitat for Humanity, San Jacinto/Hemet Affiliate • Now, she keeps in touch with her granddaughter and son’s family through an Echo (electronic device) that her son sent her for Christmas.