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        Professor Villarreal earned his Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Texas A&M University-Kingsville(1997).  Prior to earning his graduate degree, Professor Villarreal graduated from Skidmore-Tynan High School(1983), and then began his undergraduate coursework by attending Bee County College(1983).  After a short leave, he returned to Bee County College(1986) on a part-time basis before transferring to then Texas A&I University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics(1992). 

        In 1993, Professor Villarreal began his career in Higher Education at Bee County College, later to become Coastal Bend College where he teaches College Algebra(MATH 1314), Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences(MATH 1324), Calculus for Business & Social Sciences(MATH 1325), Pre-Calculus(MATH 2412) and Calculus I(MATH 2413). He served as Tutor Coordinator for the Mathematics Division and also received training to help implement the first Supplemental Instruction Program in the Mathematics Division at CBC.  In addition to teaching, Professor Villarreal also serves as the webmaster for the Mathematics Division.  Recently, Professor Villarreal was honored as the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Coastal Bend College graduating class.  Prior to beginning his career as a faculty member in the Mathematics Division at CBC, Professor Villarreal taught college-prep mathematics courses at Robstown High School(1992). During his short leave from continuing his academic career(1985-1989), he worked with a Naval Aviation ground support contractor as a Plane Captain and Ground Tower Operator for the VT-26 Training Squadron stationed at N.A.S. Chase Field, in Beeville, Texas, which operated the T2-Buckeye jet aircraft. As a Plane Captain and Ground Tower Operator, he was certified in performing aircraft inspections, such as Turn-Around Inspections, which were quick inspections of the primary functions, parts, and operating fuel and oxygen tank levels, while it was being fueled in order to be prepared for immediate re-launch. This was typically a regular inspection performed on aircraft involved in aircraft carrier qualifications either on the naval base runways or on a naval aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Mexico. Full Daily Inspections were also performed, which were performed on aircraft not scheduled for flight and were a more complete inspection of the entire aircraft.  In addition to performing aircraft inspections, he also was certified to launch and recover aircraft, operate aircraft handling equipment such as the U.S. Navy tow tractor, which was used to tow aircraft and was a challenging skill to learn and certify in, as it involved a tow bar that connected the tow tractor to the nose wheel of the aircraft and created two pivot points, where as a typical truck and trailer only has one pivot point. He also performed related aircraft fuel processes, operated the Ground Tower, as well as other functions of the Flight Line.  

       Some of his hobbies are pencil sketching and playing his guitar when he has time(he actually began learning by listening to his colleague and former Chemistry professor, Professor Burns, playing in the courtyard during their lunch breaks).  Aside from his hobbies, his favorite dessert is tiramisu, watching sporting events, science programs, and comedy on television with his sons and daughter when they get together, while his favorite past-time is sitting down with his wife to eat popcorn and watch a movie together. All three of his children are currently working on completing their chosen degrees in Environmental Engineering, Nursing, and Radiology. Recently, he became a grandfather for the first time and spent some of his summer helping to babysit his precious granddaughter, which he enjoys tremendously. Lastly, the message that Professor Villarreal has always given to his children is the same message he passes onto to his college students, and that is to pay attention to the little things and always do your best each day because you can.  This he learned from his parents, as well as the importance and value of getting his education(in the field and in the classroom), and that hard work was vital to building strong character and achieving one's goals.