Home — The Heart’s Deep Longing

Home — The Heart’s Deep Longing

I dream bilingually. The scenes morph from my childhood in the Philippines to my life in America — from my mother’s tropical garden to the summer blooms in my Massachusetts backyard. And in these dream locations, I am speaking two languages: Cebuano, which is my Filipino dialect, and English, which I have taught as a college professor in the United States and overseas. (To read the full article, click: http://www.intervarsity.org/gfm/well/resource/home.)


Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso

AB English (1961);

Professor Lasmarias-Kelso was named Outstanding Sillimanian in the field of Education in 2004. The website, www.intervarsity.org, writes of her: “A university professor and a consultant for international programs, Priscilla Lasmarias Kelso did her graduate work in English and American Literature at Stanford University on the theme of the fall and redemption in Nathaniel Hawthorneâ??s novels. Her two-track career has also taken her to seven countries in her work with international education. She is currently retired with her husband, Bart, a Presbyterian minister. Over the years, they have nurtured a cross-cultural marriage and grown many gardens. Priscilla served on the board of trustees of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/ USA for 10 years.”