Bob Zetocha

I have had the joy of being a full-time instructor at Southeast Community College for over 19 years. I am the faculty advisor for Cru at this campus. Over my 45 + years of work, I have experienced job loss, divorce, financial setbacks, and strained relationships (yeah, go figure that for a Speech Communication faculty member). Regardless of the situation, through my relationship with Jesus Christ and support from steadfast friends who are Christ followers, I have seen Jesus' provision and blessings and hope. Hope is the most encouraging provision that I have seen from God. It has been a rewarding journey.

My Life

Favorite Quote

Lamentations 3:21-25 "This I recall to my mind, therefore, I have hope. The LORD's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion says my soul, therefore, I have hope in Him. The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the LORD."

Friends describe me

positive, trustworthy, encouraging

My hobbies

running, cross-country skiing, bicycling, vegetable gardening, fishing

Fantasy dinner guests

Aside from Jesus, the Queen of England, Benjamin Netanyahu, Tony Dungy (former NFL player and coach), Ken Davis (comedian and author), Condoleezza Rice

Best advice I ever received

stay steady and trust God to work in my circumstances

My undergrad alma mater

North Dakota State University

My worst subject in school

Old English Literature

In college I drove

1969 Chevy Impala

If I weren't a professor, I would

own or manage a business

Favorite books

The Lord of the Rings

Favorite movies

Second-hand Lions, The Lord of the Rings, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Favorite city

Fargo, ND

Nobody knows I

once auditioned for a Nashville music talent search. It was done more of a joke with a friend than an actual desire. I surely did not have the gift of a singing voice.

My latest accomplishment

Got remarried to a wonderful woman in 2021. Also, developed a new course for our college.

Current Research

Leadership and small group communication