Nancy Jeanne Volkman, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 after a long illness.
Volkman is remembered by her Texas A&M family as an intelligent, generous and dynamic teacher and scholar, an optimistic best-friend-to-many who enjoyed travel and pets, especially her three dogs Shadow, Kyra and Mr. Chips.
She was born in Chicago in 1949, where she attended Catholic elementary and high schools. While pursuing an anthropology degree at Beloit College in Wisconsin, Volkman studied in the Philippines and worked on an archaeological dig. After graduating cum laude in 1971, she engaged in social work for five years, then completed her studies in landscape architecture, earning a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.
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