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We Salute Dean Mary Volcansek

Dean Mary L. Volcansek
Ran College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Personal: Born April 2, 1948, in Lubbock. Volcansek married retired English professor Harry Antrim in 1982, a union in which Volcansek happily acquired two stepchildren. The couple now enjoy time with their two grandchildren. They have one family cat, Mimi, but also spearheaded an effort to spay, neuter and vaccinate stray cats in their neighborhood.

Education: PhD, Texas Tech University, 1973
MA, Texas Tech University, 1971
BA, Abilene Christian College, 1969

Professional: A faculty member and administrator since 1973 at Florida International University, Dr. Volcansek has been a professor of political science since 1986. The author of eight books and 20 articles. she founded FIU's summer study abroad program at Cambridge University and directed her department's graduate program with 35 master's and doctoral students.

Other: Dr. Volcansek is also an early member of Bangkok's Patpong Corkscrew Club. Though she was not a member when the club was first founded in Bangkok (Thailand) in 2001, she had hoped to attend the club's 2nd AGM in the fall of 2002. This second meeting was held at Kings ... (a transvestite bar) ... located on Bangkok's notorious Patpong 1. However, something 'came up' and she didn't come. The 2003 AGM of the Patpong Corkscrew Club will be held in Virginia in mid-October. This will be the first time that the PCC has held a meeting outside of Asia (first time outside of Patpong, for that matter). It is hoped that Dr. Volcansek will be able to make this meeting.

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