Exploring The Strength Of Capitalism
By Exposing The Truth About Socialism

The purpose of the inaugural 2021 digital Spring Forum on Free Enterprise is to introduce viewers to the history and guiding principles of two competing economic systems affecting America’s political landscape: capitalism and socialism. The discussion will challenge participants to examine the underlying assumptions and moral outcomes of both systems.

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  • Welcome and Introduction by Jerry C. Davis, President of College of the Ozarks
  • "The Morality of Democratic Capitalism" by Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley
  • Panel Discussion on Socialism by Those Who Have Experienced It
  • "Socialism and Gen Z" by Ms. Morgan Zegers
  • Keynote Address by The Honorable Newt Gingrich

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The Honorable Newt Gingrich

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, Gingrich is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune 500 client base with consulting services and creates award-winning, entertaining media projects. Additionally, Speaker Gingrich participates in approximately 30 marquee speeches and events around the world each year.

Gingrich is a Fox News contributor and the host of the Newt's World podcast, a dynamic new weekly series that offers context to today's world through entertaining stories and conversations. The podcast is distributed by Westwood One.

A prolific author, Gingrich has published 36 books including 16 (fiction and nonfiction) New York Times best sellers, such as Understanding Trump and Trump's America: The Truth About Our Nation's Great Comeback. He writes two newsletters a week.

Gingrich's historical fiction works include Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, and To Try Men's Souls. These novels are active historical studies in the lessons of warfare based on fictional accounts of historic battles and how they shaped our nation. He also writes political thrillers focused on Washington intrigue and international terrorism. Gingrich's latest political novel, Vengeance, is the third volume in his bestselling Brooke Grant series, which includes Treason and Duplicity. His next fiction series debuts in April with Collusion, a tale of international intrigue, adventure, betrayal, and politics that captures the tensions and divides in America and the world today.

Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Gingrich is the longest-serving teacher of both the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and the capstone for rising generals. He also taught officers from all five branches as a distinguished visiting scholar and professor at the National Defense University.

In addition, Gingrich served as a member of the Defense Policy Board. He was a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations, and he co-chaired the Task Force on United Nations Reform, a bipartisan Congressional effort to modernize and improve the UN.

As Chairman of Gingrich 360, Gingrich continues to promote American values as he works toward thinking through and helping solve our nation's greatest challenges in health care, education, national security and many other areas. Gingrich is married to Callista, former United States Ambassador to the Vatican, author of the Ellis the Elephant children's book series, and producer and host (with Gingrich) of nine documentaries, of which the most recent is "The First American." 

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, Gingrich is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune ...

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, Gingrich is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune ...

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, G...

The Honorable Newt Gingrich

Headshot of the Honorable Newt Gingrich
Headshot of the Honorable Newt Gingrich

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, Gingrich is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune 500 client base with consulting services and creates award-winning, entertaining media projects. Additionally, Speaker Gingrich participates in approximately 30 marquee speeches and events around the world each year.

Gingrich is a Fox News contributor and the host of the Newt's World podcast, a dynamic new weekly series that offers context to today's world through entertaining stories and conversations. The podcast is distributed by Westwood One.

A prolific author, Gingrich has published 36 books including 16 (fiction and nonfiction) New York Times best sellers, such as Understanding Trump and Trump's America: The Truth About Our Nation's Great Comeback. He writes two newsletters a week.

Gingrich's historical fiction works include Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, and To Try Men's Souls. These novels are active historical studies in the lessons of warfare based on fictional accounts of historic battles and how they shaped our nation. He also writes political thrillers focused on Washington intrigue and international terrorism. Gingrich's latest political novel, Vengeance, is the third volume in his bestselling Brooke Grant series, which includes Treason and Duplicity. His next fiction series debuts in April with Collusion, a tale of international intrigue, adventure, betrayal, and politics that captures the tensions and divides in America and the world today.

Recognized internationally as an expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs, Gingrich is the longest-serving teacher of both the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and the capstone for rising generals. He also taught officers from all five branches as a distinguished visiting scholar and professor at the National Defense University.

In addition, Gingrich served as a member of the Defense Policy Board. He was a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations, and he co-chaired the Task Force on United Nations Reform, a bipartisan Congressional effort to modernize and improve the UN.

As Chairman of Gingrich 360, Gingrich continues to promote American values as he works toward thinking through and helping solve our nation's greatest challenges in health care, education, national security and many other areas. Gingrich is married to Callista, former United States Ambassador to the Vatican, author of the Ellis the Elephant children's book series, and producer and host (with Gingrich) of nine documentaries, of which the most recent is "The First American." 

Speech: The Truth about Socialism

An intellectually fearless visionary and historian, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is one of the foremost economic, social, political, and security-focused conservative thinkers today. He is well-known as the architect of the "Contract with America" that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing a majority in the United States House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Gingrich was also a Republican candidate for President of the United States in 2012.

Today, Gingrich is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group that connects the past, present and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges, and develop opportunities. The company serves a Fortune 500 client base with consulting services and creates award-w...

Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D. Vice President of Economic Initiatives

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics at The Institute for World Politics and Grove City College. She previously taught at Georgetown University and Charles University in Prague. She is currently an Acton Affiliate scholar and a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. She is a lecturer for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Dr. Bradley serves on the James Madison University executive advisory Board and is the President-Elect for the Society of the Development of Austrian Economics.

Dr. Bradley is the co-editor and author of Set Free: Religious Freedom for All, Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty and the author of Be Fruitful and Multiply: Why Economics Is Necessary for Making God-Pleasing Decisions. She served as the associate director for the Program in Economics, Politics and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center.

Dr. Bradley's academic work ranges on the question of income inequality and economic freedom as well as the political economy of terrorism, with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her academic research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book that analyzes the political economy of terrorism. Based on her academic research, she also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Terrorism Analysis. Dr. Bradley received her Ph.D. in economics.

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics a...

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics a...

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley serve...

Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D. Vice President of Economic Initiatives

Headshot of Anne Rathbone Bradley
Headshot of Anne Rathbone Bradley

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics at The Institute for World Politics and Grove City College. She previously taught at Georgetown University and Charles University in Prague. She is currently an Acton Affiliate scholar and a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. She is a lecturer for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education.

Dr. Bradley serves on the James Madison University executive advisory Board and is the President-Elect for the Society of the Development of Austrian Economics.

Dr. Bradley is the co-editor and author of Set Free: Religious Freedom for All, Counting the Cost: Christian Perspectives on Capitalism, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty and the author of Be Fruitful and Multiply: Why Economics Is Necessary for Making God-Pleasing Decisions. She served as the associate director for the Program in Economics, Politics and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center.

Dr. Bradley's academic work ranges on the question of income inequality and economic freedom as well as the political economy of terrorism, with specific emphasis on the industrial organization of al-Qaeda. Her academic research has been published in scholarly journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on a book that analyzes the political economy of terrorism. Based on her academic research, she also worked as an economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Terrorism Analysis. Dr. Bradley received her Ph.D. in economics.

Speech: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). Through this position, Dr. Bradley works to enhance the impact and reach of TFAS and Foundation for Teaching Economics education programs through courses, seminars, videos, and social media. She also delivers lectures around the country and oversees curriculum development and evaluation for economics courses.

Previously, Dr. Bradley served as the vice president of economic initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where she continues research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. In addition to her work with TFAS, she is a professor of economics at The Institute for World Politics and Grove City College. S...

Ms. Morgan Zegers, Founder of Young Americans Against Socialism

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and other national platforms to discuss current events and the growing support for socialism in her generation. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and college campuses around the country, including the National Tea Party, CPAC, Council for National Policy, NYU, Syracuse University, and more, focusing on the common-sense steps we can take to combat her generation’s embrace of socialism.

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and other national platforms to discuss current events and the growing support for socialism in her generation. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and college campuses around the country, including the National Tea Party, CPAC, Counc...

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and other national platforms to discuss current events and the growing support for socialism in her generation. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and college campuses around the country, including the National Tea Party, CPAC, Counc...

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and...

Ms. Morgan Zegers, Founder of Young Americans Against Socialism

Headshot of Morgan Zegers
Headshot of Morgan Zegers

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and other national platforms to discuss current events and the growing support for socialism in her generation. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and college campuses around the country, including the National Tea Party, CPAC, Council for National Policy, NYU, Syracuse University, and more, focusing on the common-sense steps we can take to combat her generation’s embrace of socialism.

Speech: Socialism and Gen Z

Ms. Morgan Zegers is the founder of Young Americans Against Socialism, a 501c3 non-profit organization that enlightens young Americans about the dangers of socialism using social media. Zegers is also the owner of Zegers Freedom Flags, a small woodworking business that creates and sells handcrafted wooden American flags across the country, as well as a contributor to Turning Point USA, and the host of a brand-new podcast called “Some Sanity with Morgan Zegers."

Zegers has appeared on Fox News, CBS, BBC World News, CNN, and other national platforms to discuss current events and the growing support for socialism in her generation. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences and college campuses around the country, including the National Tea Party, CPAC, Council for National Policy, NYU, Syracuse University, and more, ...

Living Under Socialism

Socialism and communism have devastated the lives of millions of people over the last two hundred years. Although the ramifications of these political systems can be accounted for, we often forget to pause and listen to the stories of the individuals — mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents — whose lives were overturned and abbreviated by Socialist and Communist regimes. In this panel discussion, you will hear personal stories from individuals from Albania, Cuba, Romania, and Venezuela about the impact socialism and communism have had on their nation, communities, and families.

Panelist Bios:

Gerti Xhembulla : Albania, College of the Ozarks Alumnus

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the economic turmoil and civil wars of his childhood, Gerti was given an opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks, where he graduated with a business degree and married his beautiful wife, Macy.

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the economic turmoil and civil wars of his childhood, Gerti was given an opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks, where he graduated with a business degree and married his beautiful wife, Macy.

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the economic turmoil and civil wars of his childhood, Gerti was given an opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks, where he graduated with a business degree and married his beautiful wife, Macy.

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the ec...

Gerti Xhembulla : Albania, College of the Ozarks Alumnus

Headshot of Gerti Xhembulla
Headshot of Gerti Xhembulla

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the economic turmoil and civil wars of his childhood, Gerti was given an opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks, where he graduated with a business degree and married his beautiful wife, Macy.

Gerti Xhembulla was born and raised in the socialist nation of Albania and currently serves southwest Missouri as a real estate agent. Gerti’s passion for real estate and land ownership stems from the economic and political unrest he experienced as a child in Albania. Gerti’s great-grandfather, an entrepreneur and international businessman, fought the Communist agenda and was, subsequently, imprisoned.

As a result, Gerti’s family was condemned by the Communist regime as an enemy of the state, limiting their ability to obtain an education and, therefore, employment. Despite the economic turmoil and civil wars of his childhood, Gerti was given an opportunity to attend College of the Ozarks, where he graduated with a business degree and married his beautiful wife, Macy.

Daniel Tirle, Esq. : Romania, College of the Ozarks Alumnus

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son, Joseph.

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son, Joseph.

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son, Joseph.

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son,...

Daniel Tirle, Esq. : Romania, College of the Ozarks Alumnus

Headshot of Daniel Tirle
Headshot of Daniel Tirle

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son, Joseph.

Born soon after the Romanian revolution, Daniel Tirle experienced the aftermath of the Communist regime. Given his father's positions at local, state, national, and European levels, Daniel was able to witness firsthand the country's struggle for democracy and prosperity. He received a bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks and a Juris Doctor degree from Regent School of Law. As an attorney, he focuses his practice in the field of taxation. As a minister, he leads the young adults' ministry at his local church in Virginia Beach. He is married to Sophia, and together they have a son, Joseph.

Bob Texidor : Cuba, Retired School of the Ozarks Professor

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Christian sports ministry. His life experiences include working as a bilingual science teacher, a science teacher in secondary grades, a coach in track and cross country, and a short-term missionary. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 48 years, and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Christian sports ministry. His life experiences include working as a bilingual science teacher, a science teacher in secondary grades, a coach in track and cross country, and a short-term missionary. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 48 yea...

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Christian sports ministry. His life experiences include working as a bilingual science teacher, a science teacher in secondary grades, a coach in track and cross country, and a short-term missionary. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 48 yea...

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Ch...

Bob Texidor : Cuba, Retired School of the Ozarks Professor

Headshot of Bob Texidor
Headshot of Bob Texidor

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Christian sports ministry. His life experiences include working as a bilingual science teacher, a science teacher in secondary grades, a coach in track and cross country, and a short-term missionary. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 48 years, and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

Bob Texidor has been a teacher since the fall of 1977 and taught at School of the Ozarks from 2012-2016. He is now retired. A native-born Cuban, he fled the Castro revolution with his parents in 1960. He brings a unique perspective from his experience as a child in Cuba at the beginning of the Communist/Socialist regime. As a youngster growing up in the United States, his family was continually thankful that they were able to come to a free country. He has traveled this country, Latin America, Europe, and recently, he returned to his native land of Cuba, where he helps grow a national Christian sports ministry. His life experiences include working as a bilingual science teacher, a science teacher in secondary grades, a coach in track and cross country, and a short-term missionary. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 48 years, and they have two sons and four grandchildren.

Gabriela Urbano : Venezuela, College of the Ozarks Alumna

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

Gabriela Urbano : Venezuela, College of the Ozarks Alumna

Headshot of Gabriela Urbano
Headshot of Gabriela Urbano

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

Gabriela Urbano was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1997. Gaby graduated from Juan XXIII High School. Upon graduating, Gaby attended Branson High School as a study abroad student from Venezuela. Because of the many problems Venezuela faces since the change of government to a Socialist regime in 1998, Gabriela made the decision to continue her education in the United States. Gabriela graduated from College of the Ozarks in the spring of 2020. She is getting married in June and works as a marketing and design coordinator in Springfield, Missouri.

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