I won the 2008 Democratic Primary for US Congress from Texas District 6 by defeating my opponent, Fort Worth Attorney Steve Bush. We lost to Republican incumbent Joe Barton.Maxine and I paid the campaign expenses out of our salaries.I worked for Tarrant County College and Maxine worked for the University of Dallas.
A few years earlier, I served on the Steering Committee of US Senator Phil Gramm (R,TX) when he ran for US President and on the Steering Committee of Lt. Governor Bob Bulluck (D,TX).
Dr. Ludwig Otto: 82 years old
Church, Business & Education
Bold Christian University is an amazingsuccess story.Founded in 1983, BCU has students from places in this world that some folks never heard of (Russia, Afganistan, Mexico, Brazil, New Guinea, Ruwanda, Singapore, New Zealand, Egypt, Mozambique, Turkey, Cyprus, Zimbabwe, SriLanka, Liberia, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mauritus, Peru, Jamaica, Ghana, Botswana, Bahamas, Tanzania, England, India, Pakistan,South Africa, Niger, Germany, Malaysia, Philippines, Togo, Mexico, Panama, St. Thomas, Spain, France, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Libya, Canada, Denmark, andChina), and BCU is 100% free (We will send you free copies of our material.Email email@example.com for copies.)
Yes, you read that last line right: no cost for tuition, no cost for books, and no cost to graduate.100% free and we never ask students, or anyone else for money.
We take seriously :
·when Jesus said “Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to rest His head"
·when Paul supported his ministry by making tents
·and most of the disciples were self-employed entrepreneurs (fisherman, tax collectors, medical doctors)
We never ask anyone for money. I supported BCU by working as an educator in the Fort Worth – Dallas area (I retired in 2015 at age 81 as an award winning, tenured, full professor of English at Tarrant County College).
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I have been in education as a professor and administrator since 1953.First, in the military (New York National Guard) and computer industry with NCR, Honeywell and the University of Computer Sciences, next with Southern Baptist Churches jn Texas ( Fort Worth, Joshua, Euless, Amarillo, Bedford), and then with 14 colleges and universities: Collin County Community College, Le Tourneau University, Paul Quinn College, El Centro College, Mountainview College, University of Texas at Arlington, Concordia University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Tarrant County College, DeVry University, Columbia College, North Lake College, Bold Christian University, and the University of Computer Sciences.
In May of 2014, I recieved the NISOD Medal for Educational Leadership and Teaching Excellence from the School of Education, University of Texas at Austin.
My goal has always been the same: to help others reach their full potential in the subject I was teaching. I enjoy teaching. I never thought of it as work.
For example, I founded and was CEO of the University of Computer Sciences (UCS) in 1966 and it quickly grew to 20 campus locations in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and New Jersey.UCS was approved by State and Federal agencies:
·The United States Department of Justice
·Texas Department of Education
·Louisiana Department of Education
·Missouri Department of Education
·Arkansas Department of Education
UCS had on its Board of Directors:
·David Mahood, Executive Vice President of First City National Bank of Houston, Texas
·John R. Cope, Attorney, Bracewell & Patterson
·Donald E. Nickelson, Managing Partner, Paine Weber, Jacksonand Curtis,
·H. G. Symonds, Jr, , President, Houston National Bank
·D. S. Osborne, Financial Advisor, Quintana Petroleum, Houston
·Marc E. Grossberg, Attorney, Fulbright, Crooker, Freeman, Bates, and Jaworski, Houston
·Guy D. Davidson, Vice President, Liberty National Bank, Houston
·Dr. John H. Carmichael, Dean, Essex County College, New Jersey
·Dr. Rudy Aguilar, Dean, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
We offered computer programs at modest prices to students who desperately needed practical, workplace insights into the fastest growing industry of the 1960’s and early 70’s.
With the experience I had with UCS it was easy to help Paul Quinn College and President Lee Monroe raise millions of dollars to improve its new Dallas Campus, after it moved to Dallas from Waco, Texas. As Director of Federal and Foundation Grants I was assigned the responsibility to travel many times to the Department of Labor and Department of Education in Washington, DC and supervise HBCU (Historically Black College and University) grants.
The IRS never questioned my tax returns when I raised thousands of dollars and support for Executive Director Barbara Huston at the Fort Worth Housing Authority from the Sid Richardson Foundation, Bank America, and Texas Christian University.The IRS looked the other way when I served as a consultant to the North Texas Library Association and the Dallas Mental Health and MentalRetardation Department.They even ignored my serving on the Board of Directors of the Sickle Cell Foundation and the Union Gospel Mission.Not even a “BO” from the IRS when Sharon Bolan and Ludwig Otto gave a $10,000 check to First Missionary Baptist Church from a New York City donor.How low can the IRS go!
The IRS condemned BCU because we had not gone begging for money and had built a powerhouse of a Christian institution the way Paul, and Peter, and John had built the early church: through hard work and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Bold Christian University was told that it could not raise money in the future, because it had not raised money in the past.
And Now I Am Glad!
Matthew 5“9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)
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