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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 22, 2013

Martinez to deliver Last Lecture Oct. 30

Paco Martinez

Paco Martinez

Francisco “Paco” Martinez, an instructor of modern languages at Northwest Missouri State University, will deliver this year’s Last Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Colden Hall Room 3500. His lecture is titled “We Are All Quixotes.”

Sponsored by Sigma Pi Sigma, an honorary society for students who have received Presidential Scholarships, the annual event gives Northwest faculty members the opportunity to speak as they would during the last lecture of their careers.

Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public.

Martinez joined the Northwest faculty in 2001 and was named a full-time faculty member in 2005. He specializes in Spanish instruction.

He received his Master of Arts degree in English with a speech emphasis from Northwest. Martinez also has a Bachelor of Science degree in tourism business management with an emphasis on hotels, restaurants and bars from San Luis Potosi in Mexico, and he owns a Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English from the University of Cambridge.

For more information about the Last Lecture series, contact Tori Cantrell, Sigma Pi Sigma vice president, at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468