Virginia Currey was my favorite professor. I enjoyed her classes so much that I took most of the ones she taught. During the Eighties, the women’s movement was still crystallizing and coming around to main stream society. Dr. Currey encouraged all students, including female students, to share their views without fear of intimidation or bullying. She discussed with us the ways in which women had made a difference in politics and had changed history. This was a very different viewpoint than many of the things women were hearing in the Eighties during the Reagan era. I enjoyed her encouragement of a free discussion and exchange of ideas in her safe, nonjudgmental classroom environment. She taught me confidence. Thank you.