Mirtha Toledo

In Memoriam

MIRTHA TOLEDO (1936 – 2018) served as the primary reviewer and editor of the National Spanish Examinations from 2001 - 2018. She was born in Cuba, and came to the U.S. in 1960. In Cuba, Mirtha studied at Villanova University where she obtained her doctorate degree of Law. In the States, she obtained her B.A. and Master's degrees from Indiana State University. She worked on her PhD at Indiana University with a major in Peninsular Literature and a minor in Latin American History. In 1964, she started teaching at Valparaiso University in Indiana. After 36 years of teaching, she retired in 2000 with the title Professor Emerita. She was very active in AATSP, serving as a member of the Executive Council from 1988-1990 and participating on many committees. All those who knew Mirtha will remember her perfectionism, thoroughness, and demanding exactitude, especially on points of Spanish grammar and Cuban politics.