Empowering Individuals Through Education

These people form the core group of EDUCA. They work for free and donate their time in support of the Latino community.

President and Founder

Arcea Zapata de Aston, Ph.D.

Arcea Zapata de Aston

The founderof EDUCA, Arcea is originally from Colombia. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and has lived in the midwestern United States for over 20 years. She is an assistant professor of Spanish at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky, where she also serves as Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.

She has an extensive background in teaching adults both English and Spanish as second languages, and she teaches many of the English as a second language classes offered by EDUCA. She also enjoys a rich cultural life and takes pride both in helping local Latinos integrate into American culture and in sharing Latino culture with the Tri-State community.

Arcea feels EDUCA is poised to help motivated Latino immigrants overcome social and cultural barriers to integrate themselves into the region's mainstream society

Assistant Treasure and Webmaster

Allen Aston

From the state of Arkansas, Allen has lived in the Tri-State area since 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, has a strong background in computer systems, and serves as EDUCA’s webmaster.

Allen is a retired Chief from the U.S. Navy where he operated nuclear power plants on several submarines and an air craft carrier. He enjoys working as a web master and helping the Latino community by serving as part of EDUCA.

Education is how we separate ourselves from the past and move into the future.



The secretary position is currently not filled.

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