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Prof. Kent Mecum to Lead Midwest Association of Latin American Studies

October 29, 1975

Prof Kent Mecum.jpgOctober 29, 1975, Greencastle, Ind. - Kent B. Mecum, assistant professor of romance languages at DePauw University, has been elected president of the Midwest Association of Latin American Studies. MALAS is a regional organization of persons interested in learning more about Latin America. Dr. Mecum was chosen to lead the 400-member organization at its annual conference this past weekend at Iowa State University.

Primary membership in MALAS is in the disciplines of the social sciences, humanities and languages. Mecum hopes to expand the membership base to business professionals and others who have continuing association with an interest in Latin America. East College Tower 2005.jpg

A native of Indianapolis, Professor Mecum is a 1952 graduate of Butler University. He holds the Ph.D. from Indiana University and is a former Fulbright Fellow. He joined the DePauw faculty in 1968 and has been active in a variety of intercultural societies, including being selected as the only American to speak before the eleventh Latin American Congress of Sociology in Costa Rica last year.