The Governing Board of the national Popular Culture Association (PCA) has voted 10-0 to name its annual gift to the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University the Gary Hoppenstand Gift. Hoppenstand is a professor in the MSU Department of English and also serves as Secretary of Academic Governance for the university.
Just prior to the vote, Dr. Hoppenstand, who sits on the board, was asked to leave the room.
“I thought I was in trouble,” he says. “When they invited me back in and read the proclamation, I felt so honored because this is the association I’ve spent my life working on. I’ve held various posts, been vice president, president, and now am on the governing board. I’ve also been heavily involved with the Popular Culture Library and sit on the Library Advocacy Board, so this honor means a great deal to me. I’m very pleased.”