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For the past 31 years, Alfred P. Gosney has helped his university students understand and appreciate the value of reading.
The professor emeritus of reading came to work for Central in 1969, the same year he completed a Master of Science in Reading degree at the university. He completed his Education Specialist degree at Central in 1972, and also studied at Northeast Missouri State University, now Truman State, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English degree in 1963.
Mr. Gosney began his education career as a teacher at Monroe County R-1 School District, teaching secondary English from 1963 to 1968. He arrived at Central as an instructor in reading and progressed through the faculty ranks to the level of associate professor.
Among his proudest accomplishments as a university member came in 1998 when the Educational Development Center, where he taught, was recognized as the Outstanding Developmental Program by the National Association of Developmental Education. He also takes pride in having served as a member of the Faculty Senate Salary and Fringe Benefits Committee at a time when it implemented guidelines for increasing providers of tax sheltered annuities on campus. In addition to his extensive committee work, Mr. Gosney served as an advisor and faculty sponsor of the United Campus Ministry.
He and his wife, Anita, are the parents of one son, Andy, and one daughter, Angela.