Title: History and Government Educator (Retired)
Location: Bedford, Texas, United States
J’Nell Pate has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and government education.
Dr. Pate recognized her love of writing when she was in the 8th grade and began writing for the school newspaper at the request of her teachers. She pursued this passion in college, first earning a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas Christian University in 1960, and discovered during this time that she wanted to focus on history. She began teaching social studies upon graduating until 1967. During this time, she received a scholarship and continued her studies at Texas Christian University, earning a Master of Arts in history in 1964. She later followed this degree with a PhD in history at the University of North Texas in 1982.
Dr. Pate began teaching Texas history, government and American history and government at Tarrant County College in 1968. She remained a professor at this institution until her retirement in 2000. During this time, she published myriad works, including “Livestock Legacy,” “North of the River,” “Hazel Vaughn Leigh and the Fort Worth Boys’ Club” and “America’s Historic Stockyards Livestock Hotels.” Furthermore, Dr. Pate has published “Images of America Forth Worth Stockyards,” “Images of America Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Trail” and “Arsenal of Defense Fort Worth’s Military Legacy. She was a columnist for The Azle News from 1968 to 2018 and is credited with contributions to numerous articles and professional journals. In her career, Dr. Pate maintained professional affiliations with organizations such as the Texas State Historical Association, the North Fort Worth Historical Society, the Azle Historical Museum Society, the West Texas Historical Association and the Westerners International.
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