The Paul Harris Fellow recognition, one of the highest honors presented in Rotary, was established in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Rotary Foundation’s charitable and educational programs.
Lebanon Rotarian Gwynn Lanius said, “He (Sandoval) has accomplished so much in his lifetime … He is an outstanding teacher and a devoted family man, and his work with Living Waters ties Wilson County and the State of Tennessee to the rest of the world.”
Sandoval was home-schooled until the age of 10 and then attended the Colegio Americano de Barranquilla, a Christian school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. He planned to become a high school teacher and attended Valparaiso University. He earned his Ph.D. in Instruction Technology from Indiana University. Throughout his career, he has taught at the University of Florida, Meharry Medical College and Cumberland University. He also taught Spanish in the Metro Nashville school system for 20 years.