Mary Anderson (actress, born 1859)
Mary Anderson was an American stage actress. She was billed as Mary Navarro during her silent film career, shortly after Mary was born, the couple moved to Louisville, where her father enlisted in the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War. He was killed in action at Mobile when she was three, Mary was educated at the Ursuline convent and the all-girl Presentation Academy in Louisville. She was an unenthusiastic pupil except for an interest in reading and acting Shakespeare, encouraged by her stepfather, Dr Hamilton Griffin, at 14 she was sent to New York for ten lessons with the actor George Vandenhoff, her only professional training. In 1875, she made her first stage appearance at a performance at Macauleys Theatre in Louisville. Further engagements at St Louis, New Orleans and John McCulloughs theatre in San Francisco led to a contract with John T. Ford, in 1879 she went on a voyage to Europe, meeting Sarah Bernhardt and Adelaide Ristori. In 1883, after starring in an American production of W.
S and her first season there, she starred in Gilberts Comedy and Tragedy as well as in Romeo and Juliet in 1884. In 1887 in London she appeared in The Winters Tale in the role of Perdita. This production ran to 160 performances, and was back to the United States. She invited writer William Black to appear in the production, even in a role, he froze up. In 1889, she collapsed on stage due to nervous exhaustion during a performance at Albaughs Theatre in Washington. Disbanding her company, she announced her retirement at the age of 30, some commentators, particularly in the British press, ascribed this turn of events to hostile press reviews on her return to the U. S. The author Willa Cather went further and blamed a specifically hurtful review from a close friend, ordered to rest after her breakdown, Mary Anderson visited England. In 1890 she married Antonio Fernando de Navarro, an American sportsman and barrister of Basque extraction and she became known as Mary Anderson de Navarro. She gave birth to three children, one son who died at birth, another son, Alma Jose Toty Maria de Navarro, a devout Roman Catholic, she had a chapel built in her attic, with stained-glass windows designed by Paul Woodroffe.
She resisted encouragements to return to the theatre, but did a number of fund-raising performances during World War I in Worcester, the latter included roles as Galatea and Clarice in W. S. Gilberts play Comedy and Tragedy. She died at her home in Broadway, Worcestershire, in 1940 and she was survived by her son and daughter. Land donated by Anderson in Mount St. Francis, Indiana to the Conventual Franciscan Friars is now the Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, the center serves as the headquarters for the Province of Our Lady of Consolation and home to the Mary Anderson Center, an artist colony
Americans are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, although citizens make up the majority of Americans, non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates may claim an American identity. See Names for United States citizens. S, virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century. It includes influences of African-American culture, westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements, immigration from Asia and Latin America has had impact. A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics, in addition to the United States and people of American descent can be found internationally.
As many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, the United States of America is a diverse country and ethnically. Some other race is an option in the census and other surveys, people of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72. 4% of the population in the 2010 United States Census. They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the peoples of Europe, the Middle East. Of those reporting to be White American,7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial, with largest combination being white, there are 29,184,290 White Hispanics or Latinos. Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states, there are four minority-majority states, Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority, the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine. The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the peoples of Europe.
This includes people via African, North American, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European diaspora, the Spanish were the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States. Martín de Argüelles born 1566, San Agustín, La Florida, was the first person of European descent born in what is now the United States. Twenty-one years later, Virginia Dare born 1587 Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, was the first child born in the Thirteen Colonies to English parents. 8% of the total population, Hispanic or Latino Americans constitute the largest ethnic minority in the United States. They form the second largest group after non-Hispanic Whites in the United States, hispanic/Latino Americans are very racially diverse, and as a result form an ethnic category, rather than a race
Susan Anspach is an American stage and film actress. She is best known for her roles in films during the 1970s such as Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again, Anspach was raised in Queens, New York, the daughter of Trudy, a one-time singer, and Renald Anspach. She graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School in Long Island City in 1960 and she enrolled in the music department at the Catholic University of America. For her sophomore year she transferred to the department, where she appeared in the annual musical. Married to actor Mark Goddard, Anspach has a son, Caleb Goddard, in the October 6,2014 obituary for fellow Hair cast member Steve Curry, the New York Times reported that Mr. Curry fathered a daughter, Catherine Goddard, with Anspach. Anspach starred in several Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including as the lead in the musical Hair. She first came to prominence opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1970 film Five Easy Pieces, vincent Canby of The New York Times called her one of Americas most charming and talented actresses.
Anspach was originally cast in the role of country singer Barbara Jean in the 1975 film Nashville and she has starred off-Broadway in A View from the Bridge with Robert Duvall, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. In her film career, Susan Anspach starred in 19 features and eight TV movies and she starred in the episode All My Tomorrows of the NBC romantic anthology series Love Story in 1973
Mathew H. Ahmann was an American Catholic layman and civil rights activist. He was a leader of the Catholic Churchs involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, by initiating the 1963 National Conference on Religion and Race, Ahmann worked to establish the civil rights movement as a moral cause. He was one of four men who joined the Big Six to organize the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs. He gave a speech during the march that preceded the I Have a Dream speech of Martin Luther King, following the Civil Rights Movement, he directed several civil rights and Catholic service initiatives. He is not commonly thought of thinking of the civil rights movement but has been said to have acted as a catalyst for the Catholic Churchs involvement in the movement. Mathew Ahmann was born on September 10,1931 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to Norbert Ahmann, a dentist, Ahmanns grandfather, Mathew Hall, was a German-American immigrant and St. Cloud businessman. Ahmann was the oldest of three brothers, in their religion was a large part of everyday life as they attended catholic school.
They each attended Saint Johns Preparatory School in Collegeville, Ahmann grew up a boy scout and playing music in a band. Ahmann studied social science at Saint Johns University for three years, after graduating in 1952, he entered a masters degree program in sociology at the University of Chicago. Ahmanns brother David recalled Ahmanns intent was to finish his masters program, Ahmann worked in Chicago for several years as director of the Chicago Catholic Interracial Council. In 1960, he founded and became the director of the National Catholic Council for Interracial Justice. As director, Ahmann organized the National Conference on Religion and Race, the conference was held in Chicago on January 14–17,1963. Ahmann scheduled it to coincide with the Emancipation Proclamations 100th anniversary, Ahmann said his goal for the conference was to Leaders from 78 denominations attended, and speakers included Martin Luther King, Jr. Sargent Shriver, and Abraham Joshua Heschel. An individual whom attended the conference believed it was an achievement in itself that Protestant, Catholic Jewish and he says “A total of 1,000 delegate-- about 750 official delegates and 250 observer delegates” attended.
After Ahmanns speech, Heschel invited Ahmann to the stage and said, Heschel kissed Ahmann on the head, and Ahmann received a standing ovation. A journalist whom attended concluded that if the attendees did nothing after they left the conference. Ahmann was asked by organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs, unable to find a willing bishop, Ahmann himself volunteered to join the organizing committee and make a speech at the march. Ahmann, as the Catholic presence, along with white leaders Walter Reuther, Eugene Carson Blake, at the August 28 March on Washington, Ahmann gave a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Mary Astor was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Brigid OShaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. At first her voice was considered too masculine and she was off the screen for a year and she appeared in a play with friend Florence Eldridge, and the film offers came in, so she was able to resume her career in talking films. Four years her career was destroyed due to scandal. In 1936 Astor was branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband, Astor was a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player through most of the 1940s and continued to work in film, television and on stage until her retirement in 1964. Astor was the author of five novels and her autobiography was a bestseller, as was her book, A Life on Film, which was about her career. Astor was born in Quincy, the child of Otto Ludwig Langhanke. Both of her parents were teachers and they married on August 3,1904 in Lyons, Kansas. Astors father taught German at Quincy High School until the U. S.
entered World War I, on, he took up light farming. Astors mother, who had wanted to be an actress, taught drama. Astor was home-schooled in academics and was taught to play the piano by her father and her piano talents came in handy when she played piano in her films The Great Lie and Meet Me in St. Louis. In 1919, Astor sent a photograph of herself to a beauty contest in Motion Picture Magazine, when Astor was 15, the family moved to Chicago, with her father teaching German in public schools. Astor took drama lessons and appeared in amateur stage productions. The following year, she sent another photograph to Motion Picture Magazine and her father moved the family to New York City, in order for his daughter to act in motion pictures. He managed her affairs from September 1920 to June 1930, a Manhattan photographer, Charles Albin, saw her photograph and asked the young girl with haunting eyes and long auburn hair, whose nickname was Rusty, to pose for him. The Albin photographs were seen by Harry Durant of Famous Players-Lasky and her name was changed to Mary Astor during a conference between Paramount Pictures chief Jesse Lasky, film producer Walter Wanger, and gossip columnist Louella Parsons.
Astors first screen test was directed by Lillian Gish, who was so impressed with her recitation of Shakespeare that she shot a thousand feet of her. She made her debut at age 14 in the 1921 film Sentimental Tommy and she appeared in some movie shorts with sequences based on famous paintings
Audrey Nicole Assad is an American singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music artist. She has worked and toured with other CCM artists such as Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Audrey Assad was born in Secaucus, New Jersey to a Virginian mother and a Syrian father and was raised in a Plymouth Brethren household. She started to play the piano at 2 and spent her youth moving around New Jersey before settling in Scotch Plains from ages 7 to 18. She attended public school until middle school, where her experience there caused her to ask her mother to homeschool her, Assad spent her adolescence being homeschooled, working at her fathers businesses, and attending church events. In 2002, when Assad was 18, her moved to Florida. At 19 she briefly attended college and supported herself with odd jobs while beginning her musical career, Assad spent the next five years playing at various venues performing original songs and covers. Venues ranged from restaurants and coffee shops to leading and organizing worship concerts at church, around 2003 Assad recorded a 4-song demo with Drew Middleton, a member of the CCM band Tenth Avenue North at the time, whom Assad toured with occasionally.
In 2008 when Assad was 24, she decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to continue and she raised $7,000 from friends and fans to support her move from Florida. In Nashville she worked with producers Paul Moak and Phillip LaRue, recording a five song EP, Firefly and she supported herself by working as a nanny before meeting fellow Catholic musician Matt Maher. Maher took Assad under his wing and brought her to various gigs and this time together around Mahers home base of Phoenix, would prompt Assad to move there from Nashville. During this time Assad signed on to work as a writer for EMI Christian Music Group Publishing, doing songwriting work with other artists. In 2009 Assad signed with Sparrow Records, who had been talking to Assad after the release of her EP, for her first album, Assad met and played for producer Marshall Altman, who would agree to produce what would become The House Youre Building. Altman and Assad recorded the album at the Galt Line Studio in Los Angeles, the House Youre Building was released on July 13,2010, and the title track was featured as a free download on iTunes Discovery Download.
The album reached No.12 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart and her sophomore album, was released on February 14,2012. The album sold 7,300 units in its week, an increase of 185 percent over her previous album. In large part it was a development of the ″piano-driven style. The track Sparrow, was released as a single, and similarly did well, Sparrow was based on the classic gospel hymn His Eye Is on the Sparrow, which Assad has said she loved seeing and hearing in Sister Act 2 when she was young. Wanting to steer her music closer to liturgical and worship music, with the help of her husband, William Price III, Assad ran a Kickstarter campaign that reached double its goal by its finish on April 15,2013
Peter Ramon Arguindegui, Jr. born Pedro Ramon Arguindegui, Jr. sometimes known as Pete Arguindegui, was an oilman, civic leader, and philanthropist in his native Laredo, Texas. A1953 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station and a veteran of the forces, Arguindegui became president and, finally. The firm was founded in 1942 by his father, Pedro Arguindegui, Sr. who was originally an agent for the Continental Oil Company. In the 1970s, the company expanded into commercial fuels and serviced drilling operations in South Texas, Arguindegui is among the Aggie 100, a list of fastest-growing companies owned and operated by TAMU alumni. One of the largest petroleum product suppliers in Texas, the company employs about 250 people in Laredo, through its AOC Holding Company, Arguindegui operates under the named ConocoPhillips and Valero owns several convenience stores in Laredo and Zapata, Texas. From 1960 to 1976, during the administration of Mayor J. C, pepe Martin, Jr. Arguindegui was a member of the Laredo City Council, a nominally nonpartisan body under Texas law which operated under the mayor-council form of government.
In 1982, the city switched to the city manager format, salo Otero, a former sports editor for the Laredo Morning Times recalled Arguindegui as a big, big voice on the city council. He would say, Remember, Im only one vote I cannot change Laredo by myself, odie Arambula, another Laredo Morning Times veteran journalist, termed Arguindegui probably the best amateur golfer in town. He once played the part of George Washington in Laredos Washingtons Birthday Celebration, from 1984 to 1994, he was a director of the former Union National Bank of Laredo. Thereafter, he was a director of the former Laredo National Bank, Arguindegui was a member of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce and was active in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the United Way. Arguindegui died in Laredo at the age of eighty-two, a mass of Christian burial was held on August 6,2014 at St. Patricks Catholic Church. Interment followed in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Laredo, where his father, Pedro, Sr. and mother, saul Otero called Arguindegui a great family man and businessman.
A great promoter and ambassador of Laredo
Jean Acker was an American film actress with a career dating from the silent film era through the 1950s. She was perhaps best known as the wife of silent film star Rudolph Valentino. Acker was born Harriet “Hattie” Ackers on October 23,1893 in Trenton and her father was Joseph Ackers, said to be of Cherokee descent. In the 1900 census, Hattie is with Joseph and her grandparents, in fact, he is reported to be single. Growing up on a farm, she became an expert horsewoman and she attended the St. Mary’s Seminary in Springfield, New Jersey, for a time. Sometime prior to 1907, the moved to Lewistown, Pennsylvania. In the 1907 Lewistown Directory, Joseph is listed with a wife by the name of Eleanor, when he married Eleanor is not yet known, but it was after 1900 and before the family moved to Lewistown. Six years later, Joseph married Virginia Erb in Lewistown and he managed the Casino Bowling Alley and The Ritz restaurant, and owned the Boston Shoe Store on Valley Street. He managed several bowling alleys in the Philadelphia area, after arriving in Hollywood, Acker became the protegee and lover of Alla Nazimova, a film actress whose clout and contacts enabled Acker to negotiate a $200 per week contract with a movie studio.
Acker appeared in films during the 1910s and 1920s, but by the early 1930s she began appearing in small. She made her last on-screen appearance in the 1955 film How to Be Very, Very Popular, after meeting and befriending the then-struggling actor Rudolph Valentino at a party, they entered a two-month courtship and married on November 6,1919. Acker quickly had regrets and locked him out of their bedroom on their wedding night. The marriage was never consummated. Acker sued Valentino for the right to call herself Mrs. Rudolph Valentino. Valentino remained angry with her for years, but they mended their friendship before his death in 1926. Acker wrote a song about him soon after he died called We Will Meet at the End of the Trail. Acker had an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova, Nazimova included Acker in what was dubbed the Sewing circles, a group of actresses who were forced to conceal the fact that they were lesbian or bisexual, thus living secret lives. Another of her lovers was Grace Darmond, with whom she was involved during her relationship with Valentino
Don Ameche was an American actor and voice artist. After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films and he continued to appear on Broadway, as well as on radio and TV, where he was host and commentator for International Showtime, covering circus and ice-shows all over Europe. Ameche was married to his wife Honore for 54 years, Ameche won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Cocoon. Ameche was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 31,1908 and his father, Felice Amici, was a bartender from Italy from Montemonaco, Ascoli Piceno, Marche. His mother, Barbara Etta Hertel, was of Scottish, Irish and he had three brothers, Umberto and Louis, and four sisters, Catherine and Anna. Ameche attended Marquette University, Loras College, and the University of Wisconsin, Ameche had intended to study law, but he found theatricals more interesting and decided on a stage career. He was instrumental in forming and leading the group the year before play began.
Ameche was married to Honore Prendergast from 1932 until her death in 1986, Ron Ameche, owned a restaurant, Ameches Pumpernickel in Coralville, Iowa. He had two daughters and Bonnie, Ameches younger brother, Jim Ameche, was a well-known actor. His brother Bert was an architect who worked for the U. S. Navy in Port Hueneme and the U. S. Postal Service in Los Angeles, California. He enjoyed the experience and got a lead in Jerry For Short in New York, followed by a tour in vaudeville with Texas Guinan until she dropped him from the act. He made his debut in 1935, and by the late 1930s, had established himself as a major actor in Hollywood. He appeared in films as Alexanders Ragtime Band, and as the title character in The Story of Alexander Graham Bell. In the 1940 film Go West, Groucho Marx proclaims and this is 1870, Don Ameche hasnt invented the telephone yet. While in the 1941 film Ball of Fire, Barbara Stanwycks character discusses the ameche slang usage, Do you know what this means, another highlight was co-starring with Gene Tierney in Ernst Lubitschs Heaven Can Wait in 1943, a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In 1940, he was voted the 21st-most-popular star in Hollywood, in 1944 he reportedly earned $247,677 for 1943, making him the second highest earner at 20th Century Fox after Spyros Skouras. Ameche played so many roles based on people that on one of his radio broadcasts, Fred Allen joked. Soon afterwards, in Its in the Bag. which starred Allen and fellow veteran actor Ralph Bellamy were eventually cast in John Landis Trading Places in 1983, playing rich brothers intent on ruining an innocent man for the sake of a one-dollar bet
Donald James Yarmy, known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the situation comedy Get Smart. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Smart and he provided the voices for the animated series Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales and Inspector Gadget. Adams was born in Manhattan, son of William Yarmy, and his wife and his brother Richard were each raised in the religion of one parent, Don in the Roman Catholic faith of their mother, and Dick in the Jewish faith of their father. Dropping out of New York Citys DeWitt Clinton High School, Adams worked as a theater usher, during World War II, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Adams participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Theater of Operations and his combat service was short-lived, from being shot in combat he contracted blackwater fever, a serious complication of malaria, known for a 90% rate of fatality. He was evacuated and hospitalized for more than a year at a Navy hospital in Wellington, after his recovery, he served as a Marine drill instructor in the United States.
He worked as a comic, taking the name of Adams after marrying singer Adelaide Efantis. They had four daughters, and Adams worked as a commercial artist, when they divorced, he kept Adams as his stage name because acting auditions were often held in alphabetical order. Adams work on television began in 1954 when he won on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts with a comedy act written by boyhood friend Bill Dana. In the late 1950s, he made appearances on The Steve Allen Show where Dana was part of the writing team. During the 1961-63 television seasons, he was a regular on NBCs The Perry Como Show as part of The Kraft Music Hall Players and he had a role on the NBC sitcom The Bill Dana Show as a bumbling hotel detective named Byron Glick. The Avengers, I Spy and others and they were asked to write a spoof that combined elements from two of the most popular film series at the time, the James Bond and Pink Panther movies. Get Smart had been written for Tom Poston, to be piloted on ABC, when ABC turned it down, the show was picked up by NBC, when Get Smart debuted in 1965, it was an immediate hit.
Adams gave the character a clipped speaking style borrowed from actor William Powell, Feldon said, Part of the pop fervor for Agent 86 was because Don did such an extreme portrayal of the character that it made it easy to imitate. Adams created many popular catch-phrases, including Sorry about that, ahh. the old in the trick. And Missed it by that much, Adams produced and directed several episodes of the show. He was nominated for Emmys four seasons in a row, between 1966 and 1969, for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series and he won the award three times
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci
Domingo Arechiga, Jr. was an Hispanic educator who from 1974 to 1985 was the president of Laredo Community College, Laredo Junior College in Laredo, Texas. Arechiga was the third of four children of Domingo, Sr. and Elvira Elizondo Arechiga and he graduated in 1945 from Martin High School in Laredo, at which he played football and basketball and ran track. Arechiga spoke at the time of joining the United States Navy as World War II was winding down and he studied thereafter at the Roman Catholic St. Edwards University in the capital city of Austin, from which he graduated in 1950. He received the St. Edwards Alumni Achievement Award ten years in 1960 and he held the degrees of Bachelor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Ph. D. granting institutions unavailable. Prior to his presidency at LCC, Arechiga had been the dean of the institution. In that capacity, he named Crispin Sanchez to dual positions of dean of student services, the LCC Palominos basketball team, while it lasted, was highly successful, particularly in matches against arch-rival San Jacinto College of Pasadena, Texas.
It reached No.1 nationally in 1983 with a 20-1 season, the teams were popular within the community, particularly among young people, and even with out-of-town visitors. The players were promised an academic education along with their sports success, Arechiga referred to the teams success as a beautiful thing, its very meaningful. Its a blending of two cultures, segler was an inductee of the Gateway to Mexico All Sports Hall of Fame. Before he was LCC president, Arechiga had been president of his institution. He worked in articulation, the process of bridging the transition of high school graduates into higher education, in 1964, a master plan was devised to accommodate a college of at least 1,500 students. The enrollment was nearly four thousand students by the time that Arechiga succeeded Ray A. Laird as president, No prehistoric occupation of the campus lands was found in the survey. None of the artifacts uncovered pre-date 1860, Arechiga was a charter member of the Texas Community Colleges Instrutional Administrators and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.
He is included as a Leader of Color in Higher Education in a book of same name by Leonard A. Valverde. He was active too in the Border College Consortium encompassing six community colleges along the Mexican border, in 1978, Arechiga co-authored with Vernon M. Briggs, Jr. Thomas Deliganis, and Hiram Goad The Feasibility of Bilingual Vocational Training Through the Border College Consortium Approach. Arechiga married the former Emma Garza, one of five children of José, Emma worked for sixty-four years for Horace Hall, Jr. former attorney for the Laredo Community College trustees, and the Hall law firm. She was a member of the Laredo Womens Hall of Fame, worked with her husband in fundraising for the college, mrs. Arechiga spent her last years in San Antonio. The two other Arechiga children are Jo Emma Arechiga of Corpus Christi, and Alberto David Arechiga of Austin, an Arechiga nephew, Manuel Arechiga, Jr. manages the family petroleum industry and was a 2010 candidate for the Laredo City Council