College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Celebrating 35 Years of Folklore at Mason

Professor Margaret Yocom

On April 24 the Folklore Studies Program will commemorate its 35th anniversary with a celebration in honor of Professor Margaret "Peggy" Yocom, the program's founder, upon her retirement.  Professor Yocom began the Folklore Studies Program shortly after her arrival in 1977.  What began as an occasional course in Folklore has grown into the largest Folklore program in the mid-Atlantic region.  The celebration will begin at 6 PM and will feature storyteller Dr. Jo Radner (Professor Emerita, American University) in the Meese Room of Mason Hall.  Her performance will be followed by a reception in the Mason Hall Atrium at 7 PM.

Folklore Studies offers a concentration in the B.A. in English major, an interdisciplinary minor in Folklore, Mythology and Literature, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Folklore, and a Graduate Certificate in Folklore.

This event is free and open to the public. 


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