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Software designer, publisher to serve as new book review editor

 

 

By MM Staff
Victor Volkman has been named the new Superior Reads book review editor for the Marquette Monthly. Volkman succeeds Tyler Tichelaar, who launched the column and faithfully produced it for the past decade before deciding to step down from the role recently.
During his formative years in Grosse Pointe Park, located just on the edge of the City of Detroit, Volkman said he always felt like a bit of an outsider. Coming to the U.P. in 1982 to begin his computer science degree at Michigan Technological University was a refreshing change for him.
“I really enjoyed earning my bachelor’s in computer science, so much so that I enrolled in the master’s program immediately starting the semester after graduation.”
“I enjoyed my share of cross-country skiing and what we called Copper Country cruising, to see the natural wonders that were less than an hour’s drive,” Volkman said. “I’ve often said that I might have stayed in the U.P. forever if there had been a jobs base for computer software development,” Volkman said.
However, he made his home in another college town, Ann Arbor. There he found work, met and married his wife Marian, and together they raised their daughter Stephanie.
Volkman has been a professional software developer for more than three decades, but he also has a passion for the written word. He launched the “Loving Healing Press” in 2003 when he discovered a need for books that support innovative therapies for healing the mind and spirit. It was through his wife’s practice as a traumatic incident reduction (TIR) therapist that he realized the need for such books…

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