Distinguished Service to HBA (2014)
"We are not put here for our own convenience, but we have a responsibility to share ourselves and our possessions. This is not sacrifice—it is the only lasting happiness. Our lives should be pipelines, not puddles!" - Maurine King
After graduating from California Baptist College in 1960, Maurine King came to teach at HBA where she dedicated her life, talents and Christian ideals. During her 52 years at the school she taught English, Spanish and social studies, concentrating on AP History courses in recent years. She was also advisor for the yearbook, Model UN, National Honor Society, Mind Games Club, Quilting Club, and Mock Trial team. Retired since 2012, Maurine continues to volunteer with Mock Trial, recruiting lawyers to coach the teams to victory.
While campuses have changed, Maurine King’s ever-present, familiar face has not, giving alumni from five decades someone they can still relate to at HBA. She has attended every alumni gathering and keeps in touch with many former students. Said one alumnus: “She challenged me to think far more than I had thought before about the world…and because of her and what I learned in her class, I developed a desire to learn about other cultures and to travel to other parts of the world. She encouraged me and kept me on track as far as my purpose in life.” Maurine is proud of HBA grads and their accomplishments.
Outside of HBA activities, Maurine has been ministering to the world. For years, she has sponsored children through the Christian Children’s Fund and continues to serve on the Board of Southeast Asia Christian Humanitarian Aid Program. She donates her beautiful handmade quilts to homeless shelters, tutors immigrant children, and is always available