1933-2013

March 22, 1933, Victoria de las Tunas, Cuba.

February 24, 2013, Anderson, Indiana.

Guillén emigrated to America at age 14. Though a high school dropout, he graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky (later receiving an Outstanding Alumni Award); Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (master’s degree); and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (PhD).

After graduation from Asbury College, Guillén taught Spanish at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, and at Kentucky Southern College. In 1969, he joined the faculty of Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana, as a Professor of Spanish. He taught there, and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department, until retiring in 1995.

In 1979, Guillén won a Lilly Fellowship. In 1987, he was chief translator and directed Language Services for the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for 12 years, and traveled extensively around the world. He and his family attended the East Side Church of God in Anderson for 40 years, where he taught Sunday school and served on the church board.

  1. Cristo en Todo Es Señor
  2. Cristo, Yo Quiero Dar Gracias
  3. Cuanto Más Le Sirvo
  4. El Rey Ya Viene
  5. Porque El Vive
  6. Rey de Reyes
  7. Salvante Amor
  8. Yo Te Sirvo