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Poet, playwright, musician, teacher, painter, filmmaker… Joy Harjo follows many muses in creating her unique art and life. By Laurie Mellas

Jason Ward, ’92 BFA, working in his Corrales studio, has adapted his fine

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art into an applied art – of tattoos.

Meeting the needs of the present while not compromising the well-being of future generations is a core UNM value and central to the work of three alumni. Moderated by V.B. Price | Edited by Mary Conrad


Thrill & Threat Driving researcher Rob Foss tells us how to keep our kids safe behind the wheel. Edited by Mary Conrad


Fine Ink You just might see the art of Jason Ward and Chris Partain on the arm (leg, shoulder, etc.) of someone sitting next to you! By Sari Krosinsky

Deeper than Skin Tattoos intrigued photographer Miguel Gandert before they were popular. By Sari Krosinsky


Mirage was the title of the University of New Mexico yearbook until its last edition in 1978. Since that time, the title was adopted by the alumni

magazine which continues to publish vignettes of UNM graduates.

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ALBUM See what your friends are up to!


Sustaining Our University A Note from UNM President David J. Schmidly


UNM Links Happenings around campus.

10 AT H L E T I C S

Coach Ironman

Lobo women’s swimming coach Tracy Ljone does it all – and has earned the title “Ironman.” By Carolyn Gonzales


Sports Roundup Three seasons of updates.

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Boundless Enthusiasm

Retired teacher Patrick Conroy puts time and money into what means the most to him. By Michelle G. McRuiz


Alumni News


Lobo Fever: Homecoming 2010 Do the homecoming hustle!

Fall 2010, Volume 30, Number 1, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO: David J. Schmidly, President; Karen A. Abraham, Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations; Mary Conrad, Editor; Kelly Ketner, Echo Creative, Art Director. UNM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Steve Chreist, President, Albuquerque; Waneta Tuttle, President Elect, Albuquerque; Gene Baca, Treasurer, Corrales; Ruth M. Schifani, Past President, Albuquerque; Monica Armenta, Albuquerque; Randy Royster, Albuquerque; Duffy Swan, Albuquerque; Kathie Winograd, Albuquerque. MIRAGE is published three times a year, in April, August, and December, by the University of New Mexico Alumni Association for the University’s alumni and friends. Address all correspondence to UNM Alumni Relations Office, MSC 01-1160, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001. Send all Album information to the attention of Margaret Weinrod. Send all changes of address to the attention of Records. Send all other correspondence to the attention of Mary Conrad. To comply with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, UNM provides this publication in alternative formats. If you have special needs and require an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Mary Conrad. Phone: 800-258-6866 (800-ALUM-UNM) or 505-277-5808. E-mail: Mary Conrad: or Web address:



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We greet Fall 2010 and Homecoming at UNM with hope and optimism.

Look for a friend on every page!

Despite continuing economic challenges, UNM can rejoice in its dedicated

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faculty and staff who are guiding a student body intent on changing the

Send your news to Margaret Weinrod, The University of New Mexico Alumni Association, MSC 01-1160, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001 Better yet, email your news to Please include your middle name or initial! Fall (August) deadline: May 1 Winter (December) deadline: September 1 Spring (April) deadline: January 1

world and making it a better place. For UNM and its branches, approval of Bond D will provide nearly $44 million to renovate and expand Castetter and Reibsomer Halls on main campus and science labs and libraries in Gallup, Taos, and Los Alamos. The bond will help fund phase three at the Health Science Education Center on north campus and phase two of the collaborative teaching facility for the College of Education. It will also help fund the renovation and modernization of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a statewide treasure, which cares for New Mexico children with neurological and neuromuscular illness. Along with Bond D, voters are asked to consider Bond B, which provides for acquisitions to public and academic libraries statewide, including UNM Libraries. The cost of approving these bonds is a modest property tax increase. The rewards provide for a sustainable future for the higher education needs of New Mexico. As always, thank you for your consideration and your continuing support of UNM.

Maria Wolfe

One of the core values of this university is sustainability – as we meet the needs of the present, we are always vigilant not to compromise the well being of future generations. In this issue, you will read about sustainable building at UNM. I also invite you to consider sustainability in the context of renovating and expanding our infrastructure to meet the needs of our students for decades to come. This fall, New Mexico voters will be asked to vote on General Obligation Bond D for Higher Education. This bond will provide funding to institutions throughout the state to sustain current infrastructure with needed renovations and improvements, and also to expand facilities to meet the educational needs of our future teachers, biologists, chemists, and healthcare professionals.

S A N T A F E S O I R É E : President David J. Schmidly and his wife, Janet, recently attended the UNM Alumni Association Lobos for Legislation reception at the Santa Fe home of David and Lisa Barker.

William J. Cunningham, ’48 BA, ’50 MA, Houston, is associate professor emeritus, University of St. Thomas. Mary Jo Vaughn, ’48 BSME, Albuquerque, was recognized during Women’s History Month with her profile in the Sandia Lab News. She began work at the Labs in 1949. Vincente Ojinaga, ’50 BBA, Santa Fe, who survived the 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, attended the 67th anniversary commemoration of the trek at White Sands and watched his grandson Daniel participate in the ceremony. John Zutavern, ’51, Abilene, Kansas, has served for nine years on the board of directors of the Kansas Health Institute, a non-profit corporation and the research arm of the Kansas Health Foundation. Frank McCulloch Jr., ’53 BS, Albuquerque, had a solo show, “Frank McCulloch Landscapes,” at the Sumner and Dene gallery in May. Charles C. Scott Jr., ’53 BSAE, Placitas, recently finished his 31st year of auditing classes at UNM, one class per semester. Currently, he serves on the board of a small foundation providing money to organizations that encourage family planning. He says if he could have remembered just one-tenth of one percent of all he has been exposed to, he would be pretty smart. Norman S. Thayer, ’54 BAED, ’60 LLB, Albuquerque, was inducted as a member of the Roehl Circle of Honor for trial lawyers. Norman is a senior member of the Sutin Thayer & Browne law firm. Jamie Koch, ’59 BS, Santa Fe, was confirmed earlier this year to continue his service (since 2003) on the UNM Board of Regents. f a l l

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Lauded Lecture: Christopher Shultis,

composer, scholar, and Regents’ Professor of Music, gave UNM’s 55th Annual Research Lecture, titled “The Dialectics of Experimentalism.” The Annual Research Lecture is one of the highest honors UNM bestows on a member of the faculty. cgi-bin/archives/005095.html Recognized Researcher: Karen D. Cowden Dahl,

College of Pharmacy, is one of 25 researchers nationally recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research for her leadership in the minority cancer community with a MinorityServing Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award. cgi-bin/archives/005038.html#more Stand-Out Teaching: The University recognized Sanjay Krishna, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering, and P.J. Woods, clinical

education professor in the College of Nursing, with its Outstanding Teacher of the Year awards.

he UNM Parent Association is offering its third holiday ornament, designed by artist Jana Fothergill, featuring a favorite UNM location, the Alumni Memorial Chapel. At $18.89 each, the 3’’ x 3’’ metal ornament can be purchased exclusively at the UNM Bookstore (, beginning in late August). All proceeds support the Parent Association. Contact or Cheryl Wallace at 505-277-7881. cgi-bin/archives/004759.html#more

Excellent Teachers: The College of

Arts & Sciences has announced this year’s winners of its Award for Teaching Excellence. Faculty awardees include Timothy Graham, professor of history; Derek Hamilton, assistant professor of psychology; and Michael Rocca, assistant professor, political science. cgi-bin/archives/005128.html#more

GRANTS Recovery, Reinvestment & Research:

Researchers at UNM have been awarded $37 million in competitive grants from funds appropriated for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Health Sciences Center researchers have been awarded $21 million in grants; main campus researchers, $16 million. The grants are primarily from the

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National Science Foundation and the National Institutes for Health.

Information Frontiers: The UNM College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona have established the Center for Quantum Information and Control. CQuIC was founded on a three-year, $1.26 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Physics at the Information Frontiers program. cgi-bin/archives/004880.html#more Nurses’ Neighborhood: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education program announced a $297,746 grant to the UNM College of Nursing to evaluate “The Neighborhood,” a virtual online community developed as a teaching tool for nursing students. index.cfm?fuseaction=main.release &EntryID=8512 Nurse Scholars: UNM College of Nursing has received a $150,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to create a scholars program for Native American and Hispanic students entering graduate programs. cgi-bin/archives/004783.html#more Global Officer: UNM ROTC programs,

in collaboration with the Office of International Programs and the foreign languages and literatures and Africana studies departments, was recently awarded a $100,000 “Project Global Officer” grant by the Institute of International Education. cgi-bin/archives/004882.html#more



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aLBUm First Generation Support: UNM has been selected by the Institute for Higher Education Policy to receive a Walmart Minority Student Success Award, a $100,000 grant for the support of first-generation college students. cgi-bin/archives/004903.html#more

RESEARCH Boarding Schools & Art: Art history professor Joyce Szabo is studying how boarding schools influenced the development of Native American drawing and painting in a book project for her recent appointment as Regents Professor in the College of Fine Arts. cgi-bin/archives/004949.html#more Where Lightning Strikes: A small

group of undergraduate students is working to find a way to track exactly where lightning originates in storms. It all began with a cattle prod to generate electrons in the laboratory. Now the students are putting together a sensor that can locate the stream of electrons in the 50 to 340 megavolt range. cgi-bin/archives/005072.html#more Precise Improvement: Shuang Luan, an assistant professor of computer science, finds great satisfaction in finding ways to improve treatment for cancer patients. He is currently exploring ways to make gamma knife radiation treatments as precise as possible. cgi-bin/archives/005171.html#more Pests & Personalities: Could something

seemingly so individual as someone’s personality be influenced by parasites? What about the broad

differences in social norms seen among cultures? UNM biologist Randy Thornhill recently documented the connections between microscopic pests and the character of those they infect. cgi-bin/archives/005163.html#more Watching the Watchers: Assistant professor of computer science Jed Crandall and doctoral student Jong Chun Park presented their latest findings on Internet censorship to the 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems. The duo investigated the Chinese government’s attempts to censor information via the Internet. While an increasing number of nations are trying to shield at least some elements of the Internet from their citizens, Crandall says it’s very difficult for countries to completely block anything. cgi-bin/archives/005116.html

STUDENTS Truman Award: Cara Valente-Compton,

a junior majoring in political science, was recently named a 2010 Truman Scholar. Truman Scholarships of up to $30,000 each are awarded to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or public service.

Robert F. Lewis II, ’60 BBA, ’06 PhD, Santa Fe, is author of Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball (University Press of Mississippi). The book addresses Major League Baseball’s evolution as a sport, a domestic monopoly, a neocolonial power, and an international business. Robert teaches part time at UNM. Jay C. Miller, ’61 BBA, ’68 MA, Farmington, is author of Billy the Kid Rides Again: Digging for the Truth, recounting the ongoing effort to exhume Billy and his mother to determine whether the infamous outlaw is actually buried in Fort Sumner. Since retiring from a lobbying career, Jay has written a column on New Mexico politics and history for the past 20 years ( Dennis Tedlock, ’61 BA, Buffalo, New York, has published a new book, 2000 Years of Mayan Literature (University of California Press). Nasario Garcia, ’62 BA, ’63 MA, Santa Fe, is author of the bilingual The Naked Rainbow and Other Stories: El arco iris y otros cuentos (UNM Press, 2009). The book was chosen by the Pima County Public Library in Tucson as one of the top Southwest Books of the Year. Samuel Russo, ’62 BS, Ft. Worth, Texas, was inducted into the 2009 Distinguished Civilian Employees, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District, for his 34 years of service and his work as a project manager. Joe Abbin, ’64 BSME, ’66 MSME, Albuquerque, recently published his second book, Flathead Ford V-8 Performance Handbook. Since his retirement from Sandia Labs in 1994, Joe founded and remains active in three businesses: Roadrunner Engineering, the Motorhead Mart, and Albuquerque Dyno Services. cgi-bin/archives/004984.html#more Deserving Dissertations: Leigh Johnson,

a doctoral candidate in American Literary Studies, received the 2010-11 American Association of University Women’s $20,000 dissertation fellowship for “Domestic Violence and Empire: Legacies of Conquest in Mexican American Writing.” Kathleen M. McIntyre, a doctoral student in history and a PhD fellow in the

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+MORe UNMLINKS Latin American and Iberian Institute, also received a 2010-11 AAUW $20,000 award for her dissertation project, “Contested Spaces: The Rise of Protestantism in Oaxaca, 1920-1994.” Part of the AAUW mission is to recognize outstanding women around the globe and fund pioneering research related to women. cgi-bin/archives/005088.html#more cgi-bin/archives/005104.html Four Formidable Fellows: Four

UNM students, including Brandi Cron, Monica Madrid, Angelica Sanchez, and Alex Washburne, were recently awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to researchbased master’s or doctoral degrees. cgi-bin/archives/005154.html#more Going for the Goldwater: Katherine Cauthen,

a biology and psychology major, received honorable mention

in the competition for the Goldwater Scholarship. She plans to pursue a doctorate in biology and conduct research in human evolutionary biology.

American College Theatre Festival for her play “Parts of Parts & Stitches.” Sachdeva’s award is the 10th from KCACTF won by UNM dramatic writing students.

Udall Scholars: The Udall words-afire-celebrates-10-years.html

Foundation awarded 80 scholarships to undergraduates who want to pursue careers in environmental public policy or to Native American or Alaskan native students who want to pursue tribal public policy or Native health care. Three UNM students were selected: Lisa Antonio, BA/MD and language, Rita Martinez, criminology, and Jeffrey Samson, civil engineering. MKUScholarship/MeetOurScholars.aspx? Year=2010 Playwright Plaudits: Playwrights in UNM’s dramatic writing program have consistently received national recognition for their work, and this year is no exception. Graduate student Riti Sachdeva won the Qwest for Peace national playwriting award from the Kennedy Center

Show Your Lobo Pride!

POLICY & PEOPLE Admittedly Better: The UNM Board

of Regents has passed new admission standards to give all students access with support to succeed. The new standards emphasize students’ preparation in high school, reward rigorous coursework, and continue to de-emphasize standardized test scores. No New Mexico beginning freshman will be denied admission to UNM under the new standards. Those that meet the requirements will be admitted to the Albuquerque campus, while students who need more preparation will be admitted to UNM through the Gateway Program to begin at branch campuses, Central New Mexico Community College, or other state community colleges. cgi-bin/archives/004886.html#more American Indian Student Success:

UNM has signed a Memo of Understanding with New Mexico’s 23 tribal leaders outlining shared interests in three primary areas: increasing enrollment of American Indian students at UNM, increasing the student success rate, and enhancing and expanding visibility of UNM in tribal communities. cgi-bin/archives/005141.html#more

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New Dean: Geraldine Forbes Isais has

been selected dean of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning. She succeeds Roger

aLBUm who has served as dean for more than a decade.

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education advocate Agnes Dill, California Justice Cruz Reynoso, and 1963-87 University Architect Van Dorn Hooker. cgi-bin/archives/005156.html#more

Rays of Sunshine: After finding

Tops in Game Design: The UNM

some old solar panels in the basement of the building in 2008, mechanical engineering faculty, graduate students, and the physical plant designed and installed a system that could save 100 tons of CO2 per year. There are also solar panels on the top of Tech Education Center that provides 7 percent of the building’s electricity. The new parking structure, being constructed on Yale and Lomas, will have solar panels and an electric meter running backward. For more information on sustainability at UNM visit:

Advanced Graphics Lab’s video-game development program is now ranked among North America’s “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs” by The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. The Advanced Graphics Lab focuses on cutting-edge work in the technical aspects of computer graphics and digital media. cgi-bin/archives/004890.html#more

the College of Education dedicated its new building, designed to influence how the practice of education is taught in the next century.

Going Green in Gallup: Two years ago the construction technology department at UNM-Gallup launched an effort to go green. It has since built a certificate program in green building technology and is working to become a model for what a small, rural community can accomplish in energy savings while helping the environment. cgi-bin/archives/005117.html cgi-bin/archives/003905.htm New Education Building: This spring,

MORE NEWS Two Thousand Seven Hundred New Alumni: US Senator Tom Udall,

’77 JD, delivered the keynote address at the UNM spring commencement. Nearly 2,700 students received UNM degrees this spring: 1,866 bachelor’s degrees, 441 master’s degrees, 67 doctorates, 91 juris doctorates, 74 medical doctorates, 78 pharmacy doctorates, 12 graduate certificates, and five education specialists. UNM presented honorary degrees to three outstanding individuals: American Indian health and

Golden Anniversary:

Tamarind Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary in its new home at 2500 Central SE, with a Fabulous Fifty Symposium and Birthday Bash in September, and exhibits at home and abroad. Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, trains master printers in fine art lithography and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Find out more at

a two-year term. She previously served as genealogy chair, newsletter editor, and vice president. Andres Salazar, ’64 BSEE, ’65 MS, Santa Fe, is vice provost, research and graduate studies, and dean of the College of Engineering at Northern New Mexico College. Sherry Lynn Schultz, ’67 BBA, Albuquerque, earned the Certified Forensic Financial Analyst designation and works at Burt & Co. Larry R. Clevenger, ’69 BA, ’74 MD, is on the board of directors of Presbyterian Health Plan in Albuquerque. He is a member of the UNM Main Campus Institutional Review Board and is on the board of directors of the Biomedical Research Institute of New Mexico. Michael J. Mullins, ’69 BBA, returned to Albuquerque from Germany in 1989 to become pastor of Bethel Heritage Church – now Triumph Centre of Albuquerque – and is now its senior pastor. Deanne Williams, ’69 BSN, Salt Lake, Utah, received a 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNM College of Nursing in recognition of her many contributions to the health and well-being of others and to the nursing community. Deanne was also selected for a 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Utah College of Nursing. She is the advanced practice clinical coordinator at Intermountain Healthcare. William J. Byrnes, ’70 BA, Cedar City, Utah, is associate provost and dean of graduate studies at Southern Utah University, where he oversees curriculum development and implementation of the academic strategic plan, and coordinates national and regional accreditation of SUU’s programs. David E. Stuart, ’70 MA, ’72 PhD, Albuquerque, won the 2009 PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction for his third novel, Angel of Vilcabamba, featuring human rights investigator John Alexander. He is also author of The Morganza, 1967, Life in a Legendary Reform School (UNM Press 2009). Charles O. Atwood, ’71 BUS, ’78 MPA, Albuquerque, after 34 years in state and local government (most recently as APS’s Realty Estate director), “failed Retirement 101.” He went to work for the Pueblo of Sandia as its realty officer where he says his life has been enriched by two years of working with the Sandia people. He is now ready to give retirement another chance. We regret that his entry in the spring Mirage was mistakenly attributed to another individual. Virginia R. Dugan, ’71 MA, ’75 EDSPC, ’92 EDD, ’95 JD, Albuquerque, has been designated a 2010 Southwest Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazines for the fourth consecutive year. She is an attorney and shareholder with the divorce and family law firm Atkinson & Kelsey. f a l l

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aCO THL e TICS aCH IRON It took more than an athlete’s build to take Tracy to the Ironman world championships in 2009: it took a hefty chunk of drive and determination.

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the water in a graceful freestyle or breaststroke. But she says her

Tracy was “that kid in the pool” – and she didn’t dry off. She swam her way through an undergraduate degree in exercise science from South Carolina in 1997 and earned a master’s in sports management from Georgia Southern in 1999. At UNM, she earned a doctorate in sports administration with a minor in health education. Her dissertation dealt with eating disorders in female athletes. “The NCAA addresses drugs, steroids, alcohol, and gambling, but hasn’t really addressed this issue,” she says. While completing her PhD coursework, Tracy became assistant swimming coach under former Lobo head swimming coach Bill Spahn for a year. When he retired in 2005 after 24 years, Tracy moved up to head coach. “My approach is similar to Bill’s,” Tracy says. “I see the conference becoming more competitive. We are the same in standings, but have improved a lot. We have broken 15 school records in five years and are attracting better athletes.” Tracy is proud that UNM ranked 24th – the highest nationally among non-BCS schools – in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.

“short and stocky” build made the butterfly her stroke.

From Water to Land

Lobo swim coach Tracy Ljone swims… and runs… and bikes her way into the


Ironman world championships.

UNM swim coach Tracy Ljone, ’08 PhD, sports the shiny blonde hair and tanned limbs of someone who grew up on California’s sun-drenched beaches. But she grew up in Connecticut. Her long taut arms and legs make it easy to visualize her gliding through

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Tracy’s competitiveness isn’t limited to the poolside. Competing for the first time in the 2009 Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene, she won the swimming leg of the triathlon and surprised herself by coming in 11th overall. With those



results, she qualified to compete in the Kona Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. There, the top pro and amateur triathletes in the world compete in a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon through water and lava-encrusted terrain with a goal to stand out as world-class athletes. Tracy’s total time of 11:18:30 included a 6:09:08 clocking on the bike and a 4:06.13 time in the marathon. “It was in October. I had a decent race under hard conditions. It was 96 degrees with 95 percent humidity,” she recalls. Tracy says that she did well on the bike leg, with 30 mph winds. She was second out of the water. Overall, she came in 145 out of 500 women. Training involved lots of running. “I like running, but I never thought I’d like six hours on a bike,” she says. “I spent hours (riding) in the mountains, taking in the New Mexico scenery. This is a good place to train. We have lots of open roads and great foothills,” she says. What did the team think of her adventure? “They think I’m crazy, but they’re proud of me. Many will do the same thing,” she says.



Making a Splash She’s proud of the team, too. The 25 swimmers compete in 21 different events that involve different strokes, distances, relays, and diving. UNM may have come in 8th out of nine schools in the conference, but all the swimmers had personal best times and broke school records. “As the conference improves, we improve, too,” Tracy says. It is a Mountain West Conference goal to get more swimmers upstream to nationals. UNM lost its men’s swimming program in 1999. “For our women, competing against schools with men’s programs hurts us a bit. Those teams are more competitive. But, we have a bond as a team and play up our strengths,” she says. Tracy adds that there are not many all-women’s programs ranked among the top 25 nationally. Academically, her team has excelled, with 19 team members with GPAs of 3.0 or better. She graduated five – two swimmers and three divers. “We’re looking at six freshmen, maybe a couple more,” she says.

Ben Coren, ’71 EDD, Ventnor City, New Jersey, received the Dr. Russell Sturzebecker Award from West Chester (Pennsylvania) University in recognition of his colleagues’ and his own distinguished achievements and support of the College of Health Sciences, providing funding for student scholarships. E. Arnold Padilla, ’71 BUS, Albuquerque, was credited in the spring Mirage as having been promoted by Heads Up Landscape Contractors. However, he is an Albuquerque attorney, and not the Eddie Padilla with the landscape firm. We regret the error. James Steve Parker, ’71 BA, Lexington, Kentucky, retired from the U.S. Air Force and is now deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Aviation. Steve is also on the University of Kentucky faculty. Shaukat W. Ali, ’72 BSME, North Royalton, Ohio, after 38 years in the work force, 25 years serving on foreign soil, and five combat tours, retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is enjoying retirement, wintering in Bullhead City, Arizona. Ron Peters, ’72 BAA, Mesa, Arizona, recently exhibited giclee-print posters of historic streetscapes (including Taos Pueblo) at the Mesa Historical Museum. The photo montages contain watercolor painting and textual information, combining photography, historical research, architectural detailing, and artistic creativity. Thomas Joshua Cooper, ’72 MA, Los Alamos, a photographic artist, had photographs from his project, The World’s Edge—The Atlantic Basin Project: An Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity, exhibited at the New Mexico Museum of Art last year and a one-man show at the Lannan Foundation Gallery, also in Santa Fe. He is a professor and senior researcher in fine art at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. Herbert J. Hammond, ’73 BS, Dallas, is in the 2010 Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field (intellectual property) legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Hammond is with the firm of Thompson & Knight.

Hodgin Hall

brick brigade Order your commemorative brick now so it will be in place for Hodgin Hall’s grand re-opening in 2011.

Jose G. Griego, ’74 MA, ’91 PhD, Embudo, resigned as president of Northern New Mexico College in Española last year. Steve Salway, ’74 BA, Las Cruces, is director of placement and career services at New Mexico State University, a job he has held – in the same building – since 1977. Kile Turner, ’74 BBA, Birmingham, was named an Alabama “Super Lawyer” for 2010, and also was given an “AV” (highest) rating by Martindale-Hubbell. David Weatherman, ’74 BAA, is chief of master planning, U.S. Garrison at Ft. Irwin, California. He retired as instructor from Central New Mexico Community College in f a l l

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SPORTS ROUNDUP BASEBALL The Lobos went to the NCAA baseball tournament this spring for the first time since 1962. In the first round at the Fullerton Regional, they surprised the Stanford Cardinal with a 7-4 win. A tough one against Minnesota followed, with the Lobos losing, 6-4, in the 10th. The following elimination game against host Cal State Fullerton,11-3, ended the Lobos’ outstanding season (38-21). Senior Justin Howard led the nation in hits with 119. He and junior Rafael Neda earned Louisville Slugger All-America honors. WOMEN’S GOLF New Mexico tied for 16th at the NCAA Championships in Wilmington, North Carolina, in May. It was the Lobos’ best final standing since 2004. UNM set a school record for lowest 72-hole total in 15 finals appearances at 1189. Senior Jodi Ewart was named All-America by the National Golf Coaches Association for the third time in her career. She was also recognized as MWC Player of the Year, the first student-athlete in any MWC-sponsored sport to earn the award four times. UNM won the MWC team title for the third straight season.

MEN’S GOLF The Lobos tied for 10th at the NCAA West Regional in the spring. It was the 20th time in program history that UNM had qualified for the regional round of the NCAA Championships. John Catlin was named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year and All-MWC first team. He is just the third Lobo to be named MWC Freshman of the Year. TRACK & FIELD Senior Lee Emanuel finished 6th in the finals of the 1500meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Emanuel’s four All-America honors (indoor and outdoor) tie the program record and are the most by a track athlete. Junior Deana Young was the lone All-American on the women’s side at the national championships. She placed 14th in the triple jump, one of the top finishers in the event. The Lobos had a strong group of NCAA regional qualifiers this season – 24 individuals and one relay team.

Check out for sports schedules as they become available throughout the year.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico We are glad to announce that the UNM Alumni Association has become a partner of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. All alumni will receive a 10% discount for all Osher courses. Thousands of alumni in the Osher age group of 50+ live in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and we invite them to become Osher members. The membership fee is only $20 annually. Joining allows you to register for all the Osher courses in 2010. For information, contact Maralie BeLonge at 505-277-6179 or Art | Culture | Current Events | Health | History | Literature & Writing | Music & Theatre | Psychology/Science | Spirituality | Travel

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aLBUm 2007 and operated Guadalupe Architects private architectural firm in Albuquerque from 1993 to 2008. Richard L. “Rick� Puglisi, ’75 BA, ’80 JD, Albuquerque, is the chief magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court in New Mexico. For the past six years, he has worked on a national committee that manages the magistrate judges’ system nationwide and approves and reviews the utilization of magistrate judges in all 94 U.S. District Courts. David Reaves, ’75 BUS, was hired as the Lobo football team’s quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. Last season, he was quarterbacks coach at Tennessee. Bob Rosebrough, ’75 BS, ’78 JD, Gallup, opened a new office in Rio Rancho for the Rosebrough Law firm. He has had a law firm in Gallup for over 30 years. Maxann Shwartz, ’76 BS, Albuquerque, opened Clinical, Forensic, and Neuropsychology Associates of New Mexico, Bruce Markham Hall, ’76 MA, Harrison, Arkansas, completed his 32nd year teaching sociology, psychology, and comparative religions at North Arkansas. Nancy Salem, ’77 BA, Albuquerque, has been named to the board of Creative Albuquerque (formerly the Arts Alliance). Nancy is publisher of the New Mexico Business Weekly. Lynn Matison Geddie, ’79 BUS, Newnan, Georgia, has received a Gold Award from the Young Voices Foundation on America’s Soldiers: Teens’ Tales of Tribute (2010), which she co-authored with her son, Reid Geddie. Lynn is director and founder of the American Veteran Project, a scholarship program that mentors young writers while honoring American veterans and soldiers via the written word.


Will Keepin, ’79 BS, Freeland, Washington, is co-author with Cynthia Brix, of Women Healing Women: A Model of Hope for Oppressed Women Everywhere (Holm Press), which tells the story of the Maher project, a center for battered and destitute women and children in India. Bill MacKrides, ’79 PhD, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, received the Dr. Russell Sturzebecker Award from West Chester (Pennsylvania) University in recognition of his colleagues’ and his own distinguished achievements and support of the College of Health Sciences, providing funding for student scholarships. Randolph “Dolph� Barnhouse, ’80 BA, ’83 JD, ’84 MBA, may have been chastised for using the questionable word “choate� by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia within the first few minutes of his f a l l

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poet, musician, playwright, and more,



All landscapes have a history, much the same as people exist

within cultures, even tribes… And there is movement, not always

the violent motion of earthquakes associated with the earth’s motion or the steady unseen swirl through the heavens, but other

motion, subtle, unseen, like breathing. A motion, a sound, that if you allow your own inner workings to stop long enough, moves into the place inside you that mirrors a similar landscape; you too can see it, feel it, hear it, know it.

As Joy Harjo, ’76 BA, turns the key to the gate of her Albuquerque casita, she gestures toward a row of tulips emerging from the dewy spring earth. “Look,” she says, with a hint of pride. “I did some planting.” In the safe silence that follows, I wonder, is this the closest she comes to putting down roots? An internationally acclaimed poet, musician, author, storyteller, filmmaker, painter, and educator, Joy is constantly in motion, and lucky for us, also “blessed with energy,” she says. In the time span that I devote to writing this piece, Joy will perform with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop,

— Joy Harjo

travel to the Global Education Center’s National Poetry Month Celebration in Nashville, and then fly home for a 24-hour respite before a University of Hawaii appearance. She lands in enchantment again briefly before taking flight for New York City to perform her new one-woman show, “Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light,” at the Public Theater. A member of the Muscogee (Mvskoke) Creek Nation, Joy was born May 9, 1951, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is hailed as the most influential Native American female poet of her generation. Creek relatives on her father’s side are “the root from which I write,”

T I M E T O T A K E A B R E A T H : Joy Harjo spends a few still moments at her Albuquerque home before moving on to her next global appearance/interview/reading/display/performance.

aLBUm first appearance before the high court, but he knew what he was talking about when he replied that he might be wrong on the word usage, but he was right on the law. The court ruled 5-3 in his favor in the case, Hemi Group v. City of New York. Dolph is a partner with Luebben, Johnson & Barnhouse in Albuquerque. Elaine Briley, ’80 BUS, Houston, has published a textbook for college students in developmental reading classes titled Strategies for College Readers, through Pearson Education. Joey Chavez, ’80 BAFA, is leaving Santa Fe High School’s drama department to become the theater department chairman at the new charter school, New Mexico School for the Arts, also in Santa Fe. Kim Koeppel, ’80 BA, Albuquerque, received a Gerald W. May Award for distinguished service and dedication to UNM. Kim is fiscal and planning officer, Student Affairs, where she oversees budget, strategic planning, and professional training for the division. She will serve as interim dean of students until a permanent successor to Dean Randy Boeglin, who retired this year, is found. Kim Hedrick, ’80 BS, ’97 EMBA, Corrales, will serve as interim president and hospital administrator for the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, expected to open in 2012. Lori Gallagher, ’81 BA, ’94 JD, is director of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston where she has been honored for her work the last seven years building up the center’s academic program and developing a cultural outreach program of lectures and performances.

FRANK A. SEDILLO Frank A. Sedillo, ’82 BBA, ’87 JD, Albuquerque, was recently appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court to the New Mexico State Bar Legal Education Commission, the Judicial Continuing Legal Education Committee, and the Metropolitan

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kind to everyone, what you do comes back, and we all leave this world with only what we carry in our heart though we leave a trail of actions behind us. she says. “And my mother’s Cherokee and Irish relatives have given me my music.” She is the author of seven books of poetry and has released four award-winning CDs of original music. Joy earned the 2009 NAMMY for Best Female Artist of the Year. “Creative people tend to work predominately either vertically or horizontally, that is, either you develop a classical form, stretch it: vertically. Or you work in a mode of montage, collecting, and putting together more than one tradition. I tend to work horizontally,” she reveals. “I have a root within my tribal nation, and from there I am connected with various poetic, musical, philosophical, and world art forms and traditions.” She writes a column, “Comings and Goings,” for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News, and maintains a heavily trafficked blog. She considers O’ahu, Hawai’i, a second home, where she is active with the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.

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made plans to be teachers, nurses, or young brides, at 16, she blazed her own trail, deciding to attend high school at the Institute for American Indian Art in Santa Fe where she studied painting. Joy graduated from IAIA a year early. She resided for a time in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where she had her first child, a son, Phil. “I am currently working on a book of stories and many take place in those Indian school years, which was a time of great creative inspiration married with great despair,” Harjo recalls. In 1972, Joy enrolled at the University of New Mexico. While earning a bachelor’s degree, she had a second child, daughter Rainy Dawn. She continued to paint. Six credits shy of graduation, Joy changed her concentration to creative writing, inspired by emerging native poets and writers, including Leslie Marmon Silko, ’68 BA, and Simon Ortiz. “Language through poetry was taking on more magical qualities than my painting. I could say more when I wrote,” she says. Before graduating from UNM, Joy published a chapbook of poetry, The Last Song, in 1975. A year later she was accepted to the acclaimed Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa where she earned a master of fine arts in creative writing.

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She applied to four graduate programs and all except Iowa offered her some aid in graduate assistantships and scholarships. But with her mind set on getting the best education, she drove into Iowa City with two children and all she owned in the back of a small pickup truck. “As far as I remember, I was the only student with children at that time in the late seventies. And there were only seven Indian students at the University of Iowa total,” she recalls. After graduate school she taught at IAIA before joining UNM’s faculty as a full professor from 1991-97. From 2005-09, she served as the UNM Joseph M. Russo Professor of Creative Writing. She is the first Native American to hold an endowed chair in the university’s history. Harjo is humble and seeks inspiration from other great women and men. “Lena Horne, the amazing singer, activist, human being, died on my birthday this year,” she says. “She was of African-American, European, and indigenous heritage. She’s a role model, someone to look to when the tests on the road appear insurmountable. She maintained a grace, a beauty, and a voice, despite racism, sexism, and being absolutely who she was in a place she never quite fit, exactly. She listened to her own spirit. It can be a lonely journey.

aLBUm “Though I have been associated with many movements and groups, I’ve never fit, exactly. The spirit of the poetry-music-healing – all of it – is a demanding and hungry spirit. It wants to know mystery, inhabit beauty, explore contradiction, and to bring something back that will rejuvenate.”

Far-reaching inclinations Never one to take the path of least resistance, the decision to be a poet came with its own set of difficulties, as did deciding to combine poetry with music. “Especially beginning to learn to play saxophone at close to 40,” Joy shares. Larry Mitchell produced her recent CD, Winding through the Milky Way, on which Joy reads poetry, sings, and plays saxophone, flute, ukulele, stomp dance cans and shells. Mitchell joins her on the album on guitar, drums, bass, percussion, and synth pads, and is also frequently her stage partner. Contemporary and richly Native American, the CD also contains elements of folk, jazz, pop, and the spoken word. Critics hail it as Joy’s “break out” album. I have listened to Milky Way again and again as I write this piece. I struggle to put a label on it. I share with Mitchell that I don’t begin to know how to capture in mere words the essence of Joy. “Joy is indefinable,” Mitchell says. “Joy is brilliant. She is definitely a true artist. She turns everything up another notch and does a lot of different things. She is willing to pick up another instrument and learn it – she just goes out and does it.” “Her songs are catchy,” he adds. “We want to do a folk record, a jazz record, and a more traditional record. Every year I look at Joy and say, ‘She’s just getting started.’”

Joy conjectures that the southeastern indigenous peoples have been left out of the equation of the American music of blues, jazz, and rock. “We are never mentioned. We are disappeared,” she says. “Yet, when you hear music of my tribe and other southeastern peoples, you hear swing, call and response, and other root elements of these musics.” For the New Mexico Jazz Workshop Deconstructing Jazz series Joy orchestrated the show We Were There When Jazz Was Invented. It was a career highlight, she confides, because she was able to play, sing, and dance. “I’ve always said that poetry, music, and dance came into the world together. And there we were,” she says. “I brought in the best jazz and blues players and singer in the area, and Gary White Deer’s stomp dance troupe from Oklahoma. Cathryn McGill assisted me in pulling it all together. It was a highlight because once you heard the music altogether there was no doubt that one of the co-creators had been left out.”

Breaking barriers Joy made a name for herself in the late 20th century, but her family staked a claim to fame long ago. She is the proud (seventh generation) granddaughter of Menawa who, along with the Red Sticks, fought Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Menawa was later removed with other members of the Creek tribe from Alabama and Georgia to Oklahoma. Joy often refers to her grandfather when discussing her work and travels, even jokingly referring to her yen for the open road as a mechanism that keeps her “one step ahead of Andrew Jackson and his men.” But she turns serious when it comes to protecting

Court Rules Committee. Frank is also a youth football and Little League baseball coach. Gary King, ’83 JD, Moriarty, was honored at the New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards ceremony for his work in advancing earth science in public service and public policy. He worked in the state legislature to establish the state’s first mining reclamation law and served as assistant secretary for environmental management at the U.S. Department of Energy. Gary is New Mexico’s Attorney General. Suzanne Wall-Juarez, ’83 BA, Aurora, Colorado, has received her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. Carol Mayo Cochran, ’84 BBA, Albuquerque, has been inducted into the Anderson School of Management’s 21st Annual Hall of Fame. William W. Worden, ’84 BBA, ’04 MBA, Albuquerque, recently received his certification in forensic accounting from the American College of Forensic Examiners. Joyce Szabo, ’84 PhD, Albuquerque, is studying how boarding schools influenced the development of Native American drawing and painting in a book project for her recent appointment as Regents Professor in the UNM College of Fine Arts. Rick Hendricks, ’85 PhD, has been named State Historian. He is employed in the archives and special collections department at NMSU’s library and teaches Latin American history at NMSU. Mary L. Koenig Klos, ’85 BA, St. Peters, Missouri, is a speech-language pathologist working for Special School District in St. Louis, Missouri. Tom McConnell, ’85 BA, Portland, has recently taken the position of environmental project manager with the Oregon Department of Transportation. Tom has been in urban planning and management and project management, both public and private, for the past 23 years. Kim Nunley, ’85 BBA, Albuquerque, is one of a handful of female managing partners with Grant Thornton worldwide and the second woman elected by the partners of Grant Thornton to serve a three-year term on the firm’s partnership board. She also serves on the boards of Albuquerque Development, Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the UNM Anderson schools of Management Foundation. John Tuttle, ’85 MA, ’89 PhD, Florence, South Carolina, received the Award for Excellence in Service at Francis Marion University where he specializes in dramatic and modern literature. He is playwright-inresidence at Trustus Theatre in Columbia. f a l l

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Menawa’s legacy, a story she would like to pursue as a full-length feature film. “This whole Western Hemisphere is Indian Country,” she says. “There are amazing stories that form our history, but so much has been told by those who flatten and stereotype anything Indian. Of those who stereotype are our own people.” Generations of scholars are moved by Harjo’s body of work. She is legend among students of literature and Native studies. Despite never taking a course from Joy, UNM undergraduate Yadira Moya says she is forever touched by her poetry. Moya, a Hispanic Texas native who grew up on a ranch near Corpus Christi, dove into Harjo’s work during a UNM Women’s Lit course. “We had to read poetry and I chose to read Joy Harjo,” she recalls. “I read ‘I Am a Dangerous Woman’ and it was so empowering I thought it should have been required reading.” Widely debated by scholars and lay readers alike, the poem reveals the

thoughts of a woman in an airport as she goes through a metal detector. The final lines read: i am a dangerous woman but the weapon is not visible security will never find it they can’t hear the clicking of the gun inside my head Moya shares her interpretation of the poem: “For me it has to do with power, and knowledge is power, and for a woman, that knowledge is like a loaded gun. I see someone like Joy Harjo and she’s not just into poetry, she’s a musician, she’s really out there. It makes me feel like any woman can do it, I mean, why not? Women don’t have to be meek and mild.” A young mother, Moya is a serious student and an “old soul” taking a variety of courses, including anthropology and Native American Studies. As she considers taking a brief respite from school to be a full-time mom, she takes inspiration from Harjo. “When I read Joy’s work, well, it’s like being a mother

or being whoever you want to be is okay as long as you do it to your fullest potential.” Joy’s potential seems limitless. Now a grandmother of six, she has added children’s literature to her repertoire and is at work on a memoir that will be “a track of transitions. I’ve had many transformational points,” she says. “Sometimes when I’ve been introduced to an audience with a long list of accomplishments I always say that my list of failures is longer. And it is. I have been turned down for just about everything. I just keep trying. I try to make right if I’ve made wrong. It’s all a learning process. Mvskoke teachings form the basis, and I’ve discovered in my world travels that the root of indigenous human teachings is about the same: be kind to everyone, what you do comes back, and we all leave this world with only what we carry in our heart though we leave a trail of actions behind us. The story is dynamic. We are all story gatherers.”

Christian Horstmann




Selected Publications


Selected Accolades

She Had Some Horses In Mad Love and War The Woman Who Fell From the Sky The Spiral of Memory Map to the Next World How We Became Human For A Girl Becoming The Good Luck Cat

She Had Some Horses (spoken word) Letter from the End of the 20th Century Native Joy for Real Winding through the Milky Way

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts Founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

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shakin’? Let’s get down for the disco-homecoming! Can you dig it?

Norman Johnson Photography

Lobo dudes and chicks! What’s

We’ll have a copasetic time hangin’ with our friends. The game is gonna be dynomite! Those Lobos know how to do the hustle. So, chill for a sec, take a look and, like, make plans. Catch my drift?

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UNM Homecoming 2010 September 28 - October 2

Tuesday, September 28

11a.m.-2 p.m. Campus Departments Decorating Contest: Decorate your office door/lobby area Lobo Fever style, or decorate an album cover to best describe your department. Each department participating gets a commemorative 2010 Homecoming poster. Contact: Lisa Lindquist,, 505-277-7870. All Week The University Libraries hosts a behind-the-scenes tour of Zimmerman Library, featuring ghost stories and treasures from special collections. Check for days and times.

Wednesday, September 29

1 p.m. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: Join curators Catherine Baudoin and David Phillips for a behind-the-scenes collection tour. Afterwards, view current exhibits: Weaving Generations: Evolving Creativity of the Maya of Chiapas; Slinging the Bull in Korea: An Adventure in Psychological Warfare; People of the Southwest; and Ancestors. Admission and tour are free. noon UNM Faculty and Staff Alumni Luncheon: Current full-time UNM faculty and staff who are UNM alumni are invited to an appreciation lunch at the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets will be available the week of September 20. Check your invitation for details. This year, we are again supporting the Ronald McDonald House Roll for a Cause. Please bring a package of toilet paper in change for a homecoming pin.

Thursday, September 30

noon Students carry on the tradition of the Cherry/Silver Games to attain the coveted Cherry/Silver Cup. Watch the wacky and hilarious games at the duck pond. Contact: Student Activities Office, 505-277-4706. 5 p.m. Department of Spanish and Portuguese: Event TBD. Contact: Enrique Lamadrid,, 505-277-6500. 5:30 p.m. The School of Public Administration presents the Arthur A. Blumenfeld Endowed Lecture honoring the life and work of the late Arthur Blumenfeld, former chief administrative officer for the City of Albuquerque. Speaker to be determined. SUB Ballroom C. Contact: Angela Kamman,, 505-277-5873. 7 p.m. UNM Volleyball vs. Air Force Academy, Johnson Center

Friday, October 1

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Game Day Friday at Your UNM Bookstore! Save 25% on all Lobo apparel and spirit merchandise! Go Lobos! All Day Men’s Golf – William H. Tucker Invitational, Championship course. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lobo Spirit Day: Wear your UNM cherry and silver and show your Lobo pride! Join students for a pep rally at noon in the SUB atrium. 10:30 a.m. HERITAGE CLUB & ANNIVERSARY BRUNCH: Members of the Class of 1960 are inducted into the Heritage Club, honoring alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward NE. $20/person. Reservations required. Call the UNM Alumni Relations Office, 505-277-5808 or 800-258-6866.

3-5 p.m. The UNM English Department hosts an open house on the 2nd floor of the Humanities Building. Contact: Linda Livingston,, 505-277-7429. 3 p.m. The College of Education hosts an open house for alumni and friends to tour our new classroom and administration building. RSVP: Yalexa Leon,, 505-277-2733. 4 p.m. UNM Swim & Dive Reunion: Meet for Happy Hour, Embassy Suites. The Alumni Lettermen Social at End Zone Club follows. Contact: Kim Feldman,, 505-277-9092. 5 p.m. University Honors Program: Honors alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to an open house and reception at the Dudley Wynn Honors Forum, lower level of the University College Building. Contact: Jennifer Mason,, 505-277-4211. 5 p.m. The Hillel at UNM Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus hosts Jewish Alumni Reception to welcome in Shabbat. Aaron David Bram Hillel House, 1701 Sigma Chi Road NE. Contact:, 505-242-1127. 5 p.m. Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Open House, 1801 Mesa Vista Rd. NE. Please remember that chapter property is alcohol free. Contact: Patrick Brichta,, 505-577-3638. Alumni dinner follows at 7:30 p.m., location TBD. 6 p.m. The College of Nursing hosts an all-alumni homecoming dinner, with special recognition of the Classes of 1990 and 2005. We’ll honor the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award recipients. Contact: Marlena Bermel,, 505-272-4438. 6 p.m. UNM Alumni Lettermen Annual Meeting/Social: Join fellow UNM Lettermen for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the annual meeting. We will present the next slate of officers and announce the Honorary Letterman for 2010. All 50-year Lettermen will be recognized. End Zone Club, Tow Diehm Athletic Complex at University Stadium. Reservations requested. Contact: Kim Feldman, 505-277-9092. TBD Spirit Hour: The time for UNM cheer, dance, and mascot alumni to get together. Contact Tracy Denton: 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. UNLV, Track and Soccer Stadium TBD Sigma Chi Alumni Fraternity hosts an alumni reunion. Check your newsletters and emails for more details. Contact: Paul Garson, TBD Past Student Government Leaders: The party is back on! Contact: Debbie Morris, 505-277-4706. 7:30 p.m. Friends of Dance presents two performances (Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.) by former UNM dancer Wade Madsen, a distinguished choreographer, with his company from Seattle. Both performances take place in the Carlisle Dance Studio. A fundraiser on Saturday evening features a cocktail celebration at Christopher Mead and Michele Penhall’s stunning Bart Prince home. Gold Circle tickets at $50 a person include a brief talk by Wade Madsen, cocktails, and a light dinner, followed by the performance. To purchase tickets for either day, contact Judith Bennahum,

6-9 p.m. A L L - A L U M N I R E U N I O N S : The following alumni groups gather for a wine & cheese reception, hosted by the UNM Alumni Association, at the Student Union Building, 3rd level. Live entertainment and lots of door prizes! No charge. Reservations strongly recommended. UNM Young Alumni: If you graduated within the last 10 years, you’re invited to join this annual Young Alumni event. Contact: Matt Maez, Anderson School of Management: The school celebrates 10 (class of 2000) and 25 (class of 1985) year reunions. Visit Department of Economics Reception: Economics alumni are invited to meet and mingle. Contact: Maria R. Daw,, 505-277-3144. College Enrichment and Outreach Programs: Alums from the College Enrichment/Special Programs are invited to reminisce with other program alums and current students. Call for reservations: 505-277-5321. College of Education: Join the fun and find out more about the COE’s newst green building! Alumni Legacy Reception: Are you a alumni parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of a UNM student or graduate? Do cherry and silver flow through your veins? Join us to celebrate legacy lifelines at UNM! Contact: Lisa Lindquist,, 505-277-7870. College of Pharmacy: Pharmacy graduates are invited to an evening of reconnecting and celebrating Homecoming 2010. Contact: Harriet Bull,, 505-272-3657. 9-11 p.m. Student/Alumni Dance: The SUB Ballroom is the place to go following the wine & cheese reception. Disco balls and leisure suits abound! All alumni are invited to join the students for an evening of music and dancing.

Saturday, October 2

All Day Men’s Golf: William H. Tucker Invitational, Championship course. 8:30 a.m. UNM Swim & Dive Reunion: Attend UNM Swim Meet at Seidler Natatorium, followed by breakfast at Frontier Restaurant. 9 a.m. The All University Breakfast recognizes the accomplishments of New Mexico resident alumni through the presentation of the Zia and Mortar Board Lobo awards. This year’s Zia Award winners are: Kara Bobroff, Sue Daulton, Jerry Dominguez, Ed Mazria, Bradley Smith, and Amy Wohlert. The Lobo Award winner is Randy Boeglin. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE. $20/person. Reservations required. Call 505-277-5808. 9 a.m. School of Architecture & Planning Alumni “Sneak Peak at the Pit” tour: Meet at The Pit for a tour by John Pate of Molzen-Corbin & Associates, followed by an alumni luncheon at the Frontier Restaurant. Maximum of 20 persons. RSVP: Makita Hill,, 505-277-0943. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. UNM Bookstore Homecoming Sale Save 25% on all Lobo apparel and spirit merchandise! 10 a.m. Campus Walking Tour: Has it been a while since you were on campus? Meet at the UNM Duck Pond for a 45 minute walking tour and see what’s new!

11 a.m. Anderson School of Management Alumni “Sneak Peak at the Pit” tour: Meet at The Pit for a tour by John Pate of Molzen-Corbin & Associates. Maximum of 20 persons. RSVP: noon Anderson School of Management: Alumni, friends, and family, please join us as Anderson celebrates 10 (class of 2000) and 25 (class of 1985) year reunions. Visit 1 p.m. Volleyball vs. UNLV, Johnson Center 1:30 p.m. Open Houses Contact to determine times. Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae: 1635 Mesa Vista Rd. NE Chi Omega Alumnae: Green Chile Stew Open House, 1810 Mesa Vista Rd. NE Pi Beta Phi Alumnae: 1701 Mesa Vista Rd. NE Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae: 1620 Mesa Vista Rd. NE 1:30 p.m. Tailgates at UNM Stadium: Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter Engineering Alumni & the Cherry Smoker 1:30 p.m. UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate Party: ALL UNM Alumni Lettermen are invited. Look for the “NM” Lettermen banners. Contact: Kim Feldman, 505-277-9092. 1:30 p.m. UNM Swim & Dive Reunion: Meet at Alumni Lettermen Tailgate (above). On-field recognition during football game and postgame social TBD. 1:30 p.m. U N M S O U T H W E S T F I E S TA TA I L G AT E : Join fellow alumni and Lobo fans for the biggest tailgate event under the Southwest Tailgate Tent! We’ll serve our traditional southwest buffet dinner, provide live entertainment, and more. $10/adult, $5/child 12 and under. You can’t miss the giant tent in the tailgate lot northeast of University Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online at 1:30 p.m. 1 7 t h A N N U A L U N M A L U M N I A S S O C I AT I O N S I L E N T A U C T I O N : Bid on great auction packages in the Southwest Fiesta Tailgate tent! All proceeds benefit the UNM Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and programs. To donate an item for the auction, call Maria Wolfe at the UNM Alumni Relations Office, 505-277-5808. 4:00 p.m. UNM Lobos vs. University of Texas at El Paso: Wear your favorite RED Lobo shirt and cheer on the Lobos at University Stadium as they bulldoze the UTEP Miners. Half-time festivities include the coronation of the Homecoming Queen and King. Discount tickets available at $10/each. Call the UNM Alumni Relations Office, 505-277-5808 or 800-258-6866, or order online at

car rental Enterprise Rent-a-car will offer UNM alumni

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air travel For commercial airlines serving Albuquerque, visit

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lodging The official hotels for Homecoming 2010 are:

Please note that Homecoming falls during the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, therefore, deadlines on reservations will apply to each hotel in order to receive special rates. The Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Pl. NE, offers full service amenities to guests. Special rate of $149/night plus tax is based on single/double occupancy. Please call (800) 362-2779 and ask for UNM Alumni Association rates. Deadline for this rate is August 30, 2010.

plus tax based on single/double occupancy. Call 505-889-4000 for reservations; refer to the group name “UNM Alumni-Homecoming.” Deadline for this rate is September 14, 2010. For information about the hotel, go to and search for the Albuquerque location. Homewood Suites by Hilton - Uptown, 7101 Arvada Ave. NE, next to Uptown and Coronado Centers, offers complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast. Rooms are available at $139/night plus tax, based on single/ double occupancy. To make a reservation, call 505-881-7300 and refer to UNM Alumni Homecoming. Deadline for this rate is September 1, 2010.

The Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 1760 Menaul Blvd. NE, offers complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms are available at $109/night

UNM Homecoming 2010 order form

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Homecoming Events

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Homecoming 100 Club*




Heritage Club Dinner**




All University Breakfast**




Alumni Tailgate Buffet




12 & under


Football Game UNM vs. UTEP $10





(Homecoming group discount)

Send check or money order (payable to UNM Alumni Association) with this form to: UNM Alumni Relations Office, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC01-1160, Albuquerque NM 87131-0001. Reservations will not be accepted without payment in full. You can make reservations over the phone with MasterCard or Visa or online at

I M P O R TA N T N O T I C E : All ticket orders received by October 16 will be mailed to you. Those received after that date will be placed in “WILL CALL” status and may be picked up on Saturday, October 2.

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Homecoming Poster

*Choice of 1 unsigned poster or 2 FB game tickets – please indicate on form. ** Ticketless event – nametags will be available at the door.

“Trail of Gold” by Dan Stouffer 36" x 24"

Homecoming Merchandise Homecoming Poster: “Trail of Gold” by Dan Stouffer Signed Limited Edition 2010

$50 each



Unsigned Poster

$35 each



Shipping and handling

$6 per poster x________


If you would like more information about homecoming posters from previous years, please call the Alumni Relations Office at 505-277-5808.

Homecoming Pin

Total Amount Due MasterCard

$5 each


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UNM has reduced its energy and water use by 19 percent in two years – with plans to do more – making it a leader among universities. Three alumni involved in sustainability efforts on and off campus talk about

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V.B. Price: People hear how wonderful – and how awful – LEED certification is. What is LEED? How good is it? Susie Marbury: When you’ve made a

big splash, you suddenly have a lot of supporters and detractors. LEED is somewhere in the middle. When the U.S. Green Building Council was formed, its mission was to transform the built environment, to make it green. There were a million opinions about what that meant. So they formed a consensus-based rating system. Being consensus based, not everything got approved. Are there areas where it is weak? Yes, likely, but it continues to evolve. There are people who think energy is what “green” is, there are people who think water is what “green” is. If you are in one of those camps, you are not going to be happy with a system like LEED because it takes a more comprehensive, overall approach.

Mary Vosevich: I would rather see

New Mexico have its own standard for construction and development. The concept and intent are good but in some areas LEED is problematic. For example, part of the LEED point system looks at recycling construction materials. If we were out at our UNM Gallup campus, we’d have to drive hundreds of miles to get somewhere to recycle our materials. I come from the operations side so I look at operating costs. You can design a good LEED building, make it energy efficient, but not have it operated that way going forward. Susie: Right now, we are requiring LEED certification for new construction and renovations, not operations. Looking at the whole operations and management of buildings will give the ongoing benefits that people really need to see.

V.B.: Do new buildings at UNM have to be LEED certified? Mary: By the Governor’s executive order,

they have to be built to LEED Silver. Susie: Any state executive branch building has to be LEED Silver. V.B.: Can you describe the different categories? Susie: There are four categories of certification: Certified is the lowest, then Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Some folks, unfortunately, just try to get points and plaques. That’s not the intent of the program. Bill Sabatini: It’s really a consciousness-

changing thing. As a profession (architects), especially here in New Mexico, we’ve been doing what makes sense environmentally for many years. We’ve always thought about how you site a building, how you orient or fenestrate it. These are common-sense

PaRTICIPaNTS Bill Sabatini, ’79 MArch Partner, Dekker Perrich Sabatini In 2008, Dekker Perrich Sabatini (DPS) was responsible for creating UNM’s comprehensive master plan update, a framework for appropriate development decisions on campus, addressing athletics, HSC, parking, and housing, and other areas. In January 2010, DPS again


worked with the university to develop the HSC plan targeted at appropriate capital development over the next 20 years. Mary Vosevich, ’04 MBA Director, UNM Physical Plant The UNM Physical Plant oversees environmental services, engineering and energy services, maintenance and planning, and utilities for the campus. Included in this arena are the Office of Sustainability and Lobo Energy, Inc.

Moderator: V.B. “Barrett” Price, ’62 BA. V.B. has taught classes in UNM’s Honors Program since 1986 and in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning since 1976. Pertinent to this conversation, V.B. just completed The Orphaned Land: An Environmental Accounting of New Mexico Since the Manhattan Project, to be published by UNM Press. Christian Horstmann

Susie Marbury, ’02 MArch Energy Efficiency and Green Building Administrator, New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department

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…students around the country are selecting

Michael Emerson, ’86 BSME, Albuquerque, has joined New Mexico Community Capital’s board of directors. Michael is an operations executive and technical consultant in the energy, aerospace, and defense industries.

where to go to school based not just on academic programs but also on their

approaches to mitigate the issues we face here with the sun and the wind. What I like about LEED is that someone came along and stated it makes sense to do that. The idea that someone is now paying attention to it means everything. Today we can talk to a developer and say these things make economic sense. Susie: It’s really about doing the

right thing. V.B.: Is LEED a key component of UNM’s planning for sustainability over the next 20 years? Bill: Not necessarily LEED per se,

but the LEED checklist and the issues addressed in the checklist make sense. It talks about reducing water and energy use, about healthy air, and those kinds of things. V.B.: What are the key things we can do to make UNM’s Albuquerque campus sustainable? Mary: With the master plan, we are

looking at transportation, water use, energy efficient facilities, and at building facilities with regard to how people interact with each other – one of the social aspects of sustainability. We have to look at lifecycle costs in the design and construction of a building. The first dollars out don’t compare to the cost of sustaining the building through its whole life. Energy costs are going to skyrocket.

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sustainable approach. — Mary Vosevich

Steve Shoup, ’86 BUS, Albuquerque, is a member of the New Mexico Disaster Medical Assistance Team based at the UNM Center for Disaster Medicine. He was on the team sent to Haiti after the earthquake and worked as a Kreyol translator and EMT in a refugee camp in a suburb of Port-au-Prince.

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President Schmidly has signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, which pledges us to become climate neutral and carbon neutral. We’ve developed a climate action plan that looks at how we’re going to reduce our footprint and carbon gases, how we’re going to engage in renewable energy projects, what we’ll do about commuting – things of that nature. V.B.: What do you do to plan for the serious drought cycle that UNM may be facing? Mary: We are looking at how buildings

use water – water fountains, restrooms, cooling with chilled water. We are on our own district energy system. We cool our buildings through a loop of energy on our campus. We don’t have individual units and systems. It’s much more efficient. We look at landscaping – any landscaping that is going in is water-efficient. Since 1994 we’ve reduced water consumption by 30 percent while the campus has grown by a million square feet. We used to be really big on turf and we dumped a lot of water on it. It looked pretty but wasn’t healthy. Now we have a healthy arbor-culture program and

Jamie Silva-Steele, ’86 BSN, Albuquerque, received the Award in Innovation and Success from the Disparities Leadership Program, a year-long executive education program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Jamie is administrator, ambulatory services, at UNM Hospital. Edward Coyle, ’87 PhD, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, received the Dr. Russell Sturzebecker Award from West Chester (Pennsylvania) University in recognition of his colleagues’ and his own distinguished achievements and support of the College of Health Sciences, providing funding for student scholarships. Betty Ann Frick, ’87 MA, Albuquerque, received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches at Hawthorne Elementary. Suzanne Foley, ’87 BA, Temecula, California, is now senior vice president of human resources at Integral Senior Living where she is responsible for employee relations, employee training and development, and compensation and benefits, and serves as risk manager. Leah Neel Jewell, ’87 BA, Ridgewood, New Jersey, was appointed president of the health science and career division of Pearson’s Professional and Career business. Steve McKernan, ’87 MA, Los Ranchos, was appointed to the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center board of directors. Steve is Health Sciences Center vice presidenthospital operations at UNM Hospital. Paul Clifford, ’88 BA, Spring Valley, California, is an inspector for the San Diego Air Pollution Control District, where he has worked for 13 years. He received a Rodney Schwartzendruber Award for Outstanding Inspector of the Year for 2009. David E. Clouthier, ’88 BS, an associate professor at CU Dental School, recently received a grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research under its FaceBase Consortium, a reinvestment in basic science and an approach that is being used at NIH to stimulate collaboration among scientists. The five-year initiative will systematically compile the biological f a l l

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We have to get away from the “drive everywhere” mentality. We need greater density instead of sprawling.

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— Bill Sabatini

can take care of the trees without using excess water. We have efficient irrigation systems. We don’t want to lose the wonderful environment our campus has. Since May 2008, we’ve lowered our energy consumption by 19 percent, partly by reducing our chilled water production, which saves water, electricity, and natural gas at the same time. We go into existing buildings and do “retro commissioning,” looking at systems, replacing systems. We’ve done a complete lighting retrofit in several buildings on campus. We look at projects to have a two- to five-year payback for us with energy savings. We’re asking people to be aware of their environment. When you leave at the end of the day, turn off the lights. Don’t be excessive about water use. Put buildings on a schedule. We have energy management control systems for most of our major buildings. I can go down the hall in my building and say, “Wayne, can you pull up Scholes Hall for me? Someone says they’re uncomfortable.” If they are within our temperature range, I can say, “Get a fan!” We have set points for summer and winter and for evening and daytime hours. It used to be that buildings were cranking 24 hours a day. Most buildings are unoccupied by 11 at night. So we 26


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shut it (heating/cooling) down and get it going again at 7 a.m. Prior to that, we upgraded our utility infrastructure. We produce steam, chilled water, and electricity on campus. We had 1948 boilers that weren’t very efficient. Now, we’re looking at consumptions. V.B.: Does UNM have a master plan? What are the core principles? Bill: Yes, the principle that means the

most to me is transportation. We have to get away from the “drive everywhere” mentality. We need greater density instead of sprawling. We need to use infill and sites so people are closer, and to eliminate the need to drive a car. Susie: Making it easier to use public

transportation than to use a car is a big help. Bill: Another principle of the plan is

to provide more housing on campus, and to make it convenient. The major initiative of the new master plan for the North Campus is to build a new adult acute care hospital on the vacant land just west of I-25. A transit loop will make it very convenient for anyone to move within the entire health sciences center without getting in a car. We are going to put parking on the perimeter but not park as many cars there as we would typically, and encourage people to take a shuttle between areas. It’s set up so wherever you are, you can get to a shuttle within 3 minutes.

There is a portion along Lomas that is designated as mixed use, consistent with an urban approach to planning, that will bring housing to the Health Sciences Center as well. There are no amenities now on north campus. We need to bring to the table those things people need so they don’t have to get in their cars. V.B.: On certain Japanese campuses, they are trying to be energy self-sufficient. Is there anything like that? Mary: Our UNM Rio Rancho campus – UNM West – is going to be a sustainable campus. We’re investigating opportunities for renewable energy on the main campus. Here, that will most likely mean solar and photovoltaic projects. We have about 190 kilowatts of photovoltaic on campus. We have solar collectors on the mechanical engineering building that are part of a research project. We’re involved in grid-wise projects – UNM is participating in managing the grid. If PNM is peaking when our load is low, we can scale back to make more power available to PNM. Bill: Load leveling. V.B.: What’s the standard for historic trust buildings? Is it a major problem to bring our treasures up to speed? Susie: It presents different challenges. Windows are the classic problem. Even


When we are responsible to those around us, we start thinking about

instructions to construct the middle region of the human face and precisely define the genetics underlying cleft lip and palate.

the choices we make, and start making

Vangie Dunmire, ’88 BAFA, Placitas, had her work in the Placitas Artists Series in the spring. She focuses on watercolor. Her renewed interest in Chaco Canyon produced her most recent work.

the historic preservation office is rethinking some of its restrictions on windows. The Villagra building up in Santa Fe got LEED Gold. They used films on their windows since they couldn’t get the new modern windows but they did everything they could to get the energy efficiency. Mary: The other thing is getting the

right use out of our space. We have millions of square footage on campus but it isn’t necessarily the kind of space we need because teaching has changed. It is a dynamic environment and we need to be cognizant of that when we look at the type of space we have and how we manage it. Susie: Flexibility and ability to change

and adapt without having to rebuild are sustainability concepts. V.B.: How does the UNM campus compare to those in smaller cities? Mary: I think we are a city, almost.

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better choices.. — Susie Marbury

Kenneth Gonzales, ’88 BA, ’94 JD, Albuquerque, has been sworn in as U.S. Attorney for New Mexico.

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V.B.: Would you venture to guess the ratio of conservation versus technological innovation to create sustainability? Susie: I would definitely say that technology has the bigger share. We still have a lot of work and opportunity on the conservation piece. Mary: At UNM, we have a population

that is not going to let this be a trend or a fad. Students are going to demand this. In fact, students around the country are selecting where to go to school based not just on academic programs but also on their sustainable approach. Susie: It’s the community that will

If you include the hospital, there are almost 50,000 people on campus on any given day. We have our own public works department.

result in sustainability. When we are responsible to those around us, we start thinking about the choices we make, and start making better choices.

Bill: And transit system too.

Mary: We are on the path to becoming a leader. We want people to look to us to see how to do it.

Mary: We have our own energy

infrastructure – we generate our own electricity with the co-gen system. By the end of the year, we’ll be generating electricity with a steam generator as well.

Shannon Hale, ’88 BAFA, Santa Fe, will have a show of her paintings this fall at the Mesa Public Library’s gallery in Los Alamos. Mary Melinda Orona, ’88 BAFA, ’92 BFA, works as computer systems engineer for Lockheed Martin at Sandia Base. Phillip Rivera, ’90 BBA, Las Cruces, has been chief financial officer for the El Paso County Hospital District since 2005. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as chapter president for the Southwest Healthcare Executives Association. Julian A. Montoya, ’91 BSEE, Beaverton, Oregon, has been promoted to principal engineer at Intel Corporation. Robert Padilla, ’91 BA, is deputy court executive officer of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, where he oversees probation, background investigation, interpreters, and mediation divisions. Seana M. Moran, ’92 MBA, Boston, after leading the Stanford University Youth Purpose Project to understand how young people develop a sense of direction in life, received a prestigious 2010 resident fellowship at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She also received a grant from the University of Chicago to study wisdom using a computer simulator she and a colleague created. Cecilia V. Baca (Estrada), ’93 ASDH, ’94 BSDH, Snohomish, Washington, received a master’s of education in continuing and college education from Western Washington University last year. She is now on the faculty of Seattle Central Community College’s dental hygiene program. She also works in private practice several days a week. Laura Mullane, ’93 BA, Falls Church, Virginia, is the co-author of God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation (Atria/Simon & Shuster), a memoir of Joseph Sebarenzi, a Tutsi who fled the country before the 1994 genocide, returned a year later and was elected speaker of parliament, only to be forced into exile once again. Denise M. Torres, ’93 JD, Las Cruces, is co-chair of the New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. f a l l

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Motor vehicles pose the greatest threat of death to adolescents –

whether drivers or passengers – in the U.S., says Robert Foss, ’69 BS. Rob is the director of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at

the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a senior research scientist at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. We

talked to him about ways to keep our kids safe behind the wheel.

KEY ISSUES: Robert Foss deals with the safety issues of young people and cars on a daily basis. He says experience is the key to safer driving.

Mirage: Why is driving different for teens? Rob Foss: First, they have no experience

doing it. They’re also in the midst of social, cognitive, and emotional developmental processes that influence their behaviors and abilities. Recent research on brain development shows that the human brain hasn’t fully developed – physically – until a person’s mid 20s. Mirage: What are the most dangerous risks for teen drivers?



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Rob: Their lack of experience and wisdom

about the complexities of driving puts them at risk. Driving isn’t simply a series of conscious, rational actions. Although learned, it’s mainly intuitive. It involves quick reactions based on acquired savvy and understanding. Multiple teenage passengers doubles teen drivers’ crash risks. Passengers can be very distracting, especially to someone who already has all they can handle with the heavy cognitive load that driving involves.

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ROFIL e HReaT TEENS BEHIND THE WHEEL Nighttime driving also puts them at risk. The risk of a driver fatality between 9 p.m. and midnight is about three times as high as during daytime hours. While the darkness makes it more challenging, it’s also a time when the car is used for recreation, which often involves multiple passengers. The combination of teen passengers and night driving is particularly risky. We suspect that use of cell phones and texting is more dangerous for teens than for more experienced drivers, but no research has singled them out. It’s simply dangerous, no matter the age. Mirage: Why is cell phone use such a concern? Rob: The human brain can only do so

many things. We don’t actually multitask: we rapidly switch among tasks. When we’re not too good at what we’re doing, we can’t switch as rapidly, and certain things take priority over others. A cell phone conversation soaks up our limited cognitive capacity, leaving little available for driving. If you’re involved in a phone conversation, you may see a red light but it may not register. This is a phenomenon known as “inattentional blindness.” We don’t see something right before our eyes because we are attending to something else. Practically no one really believes driving while talking on a cell phone is safe, but they still do it. Cell phones are highly addictive. There may actually be a neuro-chemical explanation for this, involving the same addictive mechanism present in alcohol and drug dependence. We’ve found that laws don’t make much difference in drivers’ phone use. We’re not far away – maybe five years – from policies mandating technological solutions, where your phone simply won’t work when you’re driving.

Mirage: What can we do to make our teens – and ourselves – safer on the road? Rob: The single best thing parents can

do is spend as much time as possible as a passenger while their teenager drives – in a wide variety of circumstances. Most novices get a lot of experience along a few routes, but not so much in other conditions. Ideally, you want them to experience every condition, every threat they’re going to confront as a driver while you’re in the car. You’ll see it coming – more effectively and more quickly than they will – and can say “Watch out!” They can learn from those experiences without having disastrous consequences. We certainly should do anything and everything to encourage seatbelt use – for everyone. Even if you can’t prevent a crash, you can often prevent injuries with this simple act. Mirage: What role does driver education play? Rob: Even the greatest driver education

program can’t teach something as complicated as driving with a few hours of class and a few hours of driving. You can learn the rules and the most basic skills, but knowing these doesn’t make you any good. You need to put it all together in real time, at real speed, coping with lots of others doing both predictable and unpredictable things. Good driving comes with experience. Graduated licensing – with different levels and restrictions – supports that. With graduated licensing, we can keep the learning period as safe as possible: first, driving with Mom or Dad, then without Mom or Dad but with night and passenger restrictions.

aLBUm Crista F. Benavidez, ’94 BA, ’00 MA, Albuquerque, is 2010 president of the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter Board of Directors. She is CEO of CRISTALK International. Edward Martinez, ’94 BSN, Fort Worth, Texas, was named a “Great 100 Nurse” from the DFW metroplex and surrounding counties. He works at Baylor Southwest Hospital and Plaza Medical Center Hospital in Fort Worth in emergency and orthopedic/ neurological medicine. Valerie Romero, ’95 BBA, Albuquerque, is vice president of sales and marketing at CAaNES, a network security, electronic discovery, and digital forensics firm. CAaNES is partly owned by Mark Fidel, ’94 EMBA. Vickie R. Wilcox, ’95 JD, Albuquerque, has been certified a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. Vickie is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in the categories of tax law and trusts and estates, and received the highest rating, AV, for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. Henry A. Alaniz, ’96 MBA, ’96 JD, Albuquerque, and James Lawrence Novak, ’96 MBA, Albuquerque, were inducted into the Anderson School of Management’s 21st Annual Hall of Fame. Kermyt G. Anderson, ’96 MS, ’99 PhD, Norman, Oklahoma, is co-author with Peter B. Gray of Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior (Harvard University Press, 2010), a study of how fatherhood actually alters a man’s sexuality, rewires his brain, and changes his hormonal profile. Ernestina R. Cruz, ’96 BA, ’01 JD, Rio Rancho, was honored by the Hispanic National Bar Association as one of five “Top Lawyers under 40” in recognition of professional excellence, integrity, leadership, and commitment to the Hispanic community. She is a partner at the Narvaez Law Firm. Patricia M. Galindo, ’96 JD, is an associate attorney with the Vickie R. Wilcox law firm in Albuquerque, where she focuses on estate planning and estate litigation. Abran Vigil, ’96 BA, has joined the litigation department in the Las Vegas, Nevada, office of Ballard Spahr. Roweena Mackay, ’97 BA, Bronx, New York, after receiving her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, has been working in theater for the past four years, transitioning to film in 2009. She is now assisting director/ writer Michael Di Jiacomo on a remake of “06,” a film by slain Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. “Somewhere Tonight” is the third of a trilogy. She writes, “I meet a lot of f a l l

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For Jason Ward and Chris


Partain, tattoos are an art and a business.

Once relegated to the fringes of society, tattoos can now be found in every social stratum, with meanings as diverse as the people who wear them. Two UNM alumni, Jason Ward, ’92 BFA, and Chris

Partain, ’04 BBA, are taking advantage of the artistic and business potential that change offers. They opened Star Tattoo on Albuquerque’s West Side in 2001.



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ROFIL e INK TAT T O O T W O S O M E : Chris Partain, left, and Jason Ward combined their artistic and business talents to found the popular Star Tattoo.

aLBUm Yalies in NYC, but not many Lobos, so I was thrilled to discover that one of the producers on the film, Thomas Mangan, ’83 BAFA, was a Lobo.” William Adler, ’98 MD, Las Cruces, is medical director at Memorial Medical Cancer Center. Jerry Bird, ’98 MS, Salt Lake City, has been selected the U.S. Forest Service Inter-Regional Hydropower and Ditch Bill team leader. The team assists districts and forests in four USFS regions, covering 13 western states, in hydropower re-licensing and evaluation of water conveyance systems. Jason C. Bousliman, ’98 BA, ’01 JD, a shareholder at Modrall Sperling, is president of the Albuquerque Bar Association for 2010. Susannah Burke, ’98 BSHZ, ’99 MS, Albuquerque, is executive director of PB&J Family Services. Bryan Davis, ’98 BA, ’02 JD, Albuquerque, has started the law firm of Davis & Gilchrist. Bryan’s practice focuses on civil litigation, plaintiffs, and defense. Brian C. Mack, ’98 BA, Estes Park, Colorado, was elected a fellow to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is the author of Scotland: Castles and Clans: The Legends. Olivia Padilla-Jackson, ’98 BA, Albuquerque, is director of Rio Rancho’s financial services department.

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SueAnn Schatz, ’99 PhD, is contributing co-editor of Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010). She is associate professor of English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Chris says when he got his first job at a tattoo parlor, Route 66 Fine Line Tattoo, 18 years ago, “it was the only tattoo studio in Albuquerque.” Now, lists more than 20 tattoo shops in the city. Jason comes to tattooing from an artist’s point of view. After finishing his degree in art studio at UNM in 1992, he apprenticed to become a tattoo artist and went to work at Fine Line, where he met up with his friend Chris.

Lisa Thomas, ’99 JD, ’07 MBA, Rio Rancho, is staffing the new Rio Rancho office of the Rosebrough Law Firm.

Chris traveled a different path. “I quite surprisingly fell into this career,” he says. “After working a slew of random restaurant jobs, I landed a front desk position at Route 66 Fine Line Tattoo.” The quality of the work impressed him so much that he decided to become a tattooist himself. “After a couple of years of being in a professional shop environment,” he says, “I really was intrigued with how nice a tattoo can actually look.”

Naomi Engleman, ’00 MBA, Chimayó, is project engineer of the Regional Development Corporation’s Space Alliance Technology Program in Santa Fe. Brett Hills, ’00 MBA, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his web site which hosts many Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos restaurants. Polly Jackson, ’00 BAFA, Albuquerque, is a visual artist and art instructor. She teaches painting with acrylics and heads tours such as a walking history tour of Santa Fe for UNM Continuing Education. Sarita Nair, ’00 MCRP, ’03 JD, Albuquerque, is a shareholder at Sutin Thayer & Browne, where she practices primarily in business, water, environmental, and Indian law. Jennifer Chavez-Miller, ’03 BSED, Albuquerque, received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches at Mountain Mahogany Community School.

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T H E T A T T O O T O U C H : Chris Partain concentrates as he applies

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a tattoo to a client’s arm.

Chris graduated from UNM’s Anderson School of Management three years after opening Star Tattoo with Jason. “Jason and I had worked at and managed Fine Line Tattoo for nine years. We decided that it was finally our time to make a go at it,” he says. “We wanted to have a great work environment for ourselves and coworkers,” Jason says. They work with four other tattoo artists, and welcome guest spots by visiting licensed tattooists. Star Tattoo has been named to the Alibi’s “Best of Burque” as best tattoo shop.

A Living Canvas Chris says he “absolutely” considers tattooing an art form. “As time has progressed the ‘art’ aspect of tattooing has progressed as well. The boundaries of what can be achieved on skin have definitely expanded.”


“Tattoos are an art form which transcends the norm of art. People will buy and collect tattoos over paintings forever,” Jason says. That doesn’t stop him from painting. He works in oils and watercolor, with some pieces exhibited on the Star Tattoo website, along with work by other artists. “The subject matter is usually of a similar nature – skulls, snakes, roses,” he says. The creative flexibility tattooists have varies. “Often people have a loose idea which needs to be realized. Others have a clear idea which needs little,” Jason says. “It can be a 50/50 collaboration,” says Chris, “but mostly the artist makes many of the artistic decisions, because of their extensive experience, while the customer usually will have the idea or vision.” Another kind of artistic collaboration is adaptation from one medium to another. Renowned photographer Miguel Gandert, ’77 BUS, ’83 MA, a professor of journalism and communications at UNM (see adjacent story), once photographed a man imprisoned in Santa Fe. The man had designed the tattoos crowding his back on handkerchiefs before getting another inmate to translate the designs

into tattoos – a drawing within a tattoo within a photograph. The whole forms a cultural history, from Aztec pyramid to lowrider.

Wearing Your Faith Jason says customers get tattoos to express all sorts of things – “Their joy, sorrow, love of life. It really runs the gamut.” Many of Jason and Chris’ customers get tattoos featuring religious imagery. “It is great subject matter, and a very important way to show one’s faith,” Jason says. They, as well as their customers, are drawn to religious art. Chris says, “Jason and I have always collected multiple religious artifacts. I believe that is a product of growing up in New Mexico. We love the artwork itself.”

Family-Friendly Tattoos can also be a family thing. “Some will get their children’s names, foot or hand prints from birth certificates, and actual portraits of family members,” Chris says. Family also brought Jason to tattooing and art. He says, “I was always interested in my dad’s tattoos. I watched him get them while working painting artwork for carnivals.”

ust as there are many reasons to get a tattoo, there are many reasons to get rid of one – removing a reminder of a past love, leaving a gang, meeting professional demands, the effects of aging on the appearance of the

tattoo, or even a change of taste. The Dermatology Clinic at UNM Hospitals (505-272-6222) offers non-cosmetic

laser surgery for removal of tattoos.



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Tattoos lead viewers into their owners’ stories. Photographer Miguel Gandert captures them.


ince the 1970s – well before tattoos caught on – Miguel Gandert, ’77 BUS, ’83 MA, has photographed them. He says when he started photographing tattoos, his subjects were typically kids, gangbangers, and prison inmates. Now, he says it’s not uncommon to see tattoos on honors students: “It’s become less radical, more trendy.” Miguel, UNM professor of communication & journalism, is nationally known for his photography, often featuring New Mexico and its people. Tattoos are central in many of his portraits. He says Mexican sugar skulls are one of his favorites. “Portraits are the easiest and the hardest kind of photography,” says Miguel. Tattoos can give an artist insight that makes the difference between a flat representation and an image that draws the viewer into another person’s story. “People make marks to say something,” Miguel says. “I love photographing tattoos because I love stories.” One woman told Miguel she got a tattoo because her husband had always made her feel like he owned her, and after getting divorced, the tattoo was a way of reclaiming her body. In one of Miguel’s photographs, a woman’s hip juts at the camera, her jacket pulled up and pants tugged down to expose a snake coiled through a skull. He says when she asked him why he was taking photos at a pro-Gulf War protest and he told her he’s an artist, she showed him the tattoo, saying, “This is my art.” The relative permanence of tattoos adds to their interest for Miguel. “Who am I, if I mark my body with something that can’t be erased?” he asks. “It’s a very conscious statement in ink on your body.” One serious type of tattoo continues its draw – and its appeal as a subject of art. “Lots of religious ones do have a story,” Miguel says. Our Lady of Guadalupe tattoos abound in the Southwest. Over the years, Miguel has photographed many, including one by Jason Ward, ’92 BFA (see adjacent story), and another on someone’s toe. Several of Miguel’s photographs reflect that desire for a permanent representation of family attachment. In a calendar for breast cancer awareness, he photographed five sisters with matching variations on an orchid tattoo. One subject has a tattoo of his mother’s portrait on his shoulder, another of her brother’s name spelled in Arabic. As tattoos have become more popular and less taboo, the motivations to get them have changed. “There was this whole subversive thing,” Miguel says. “Now people don’t always have a reason.” That’s made photographing tattoos less interesting for him. “It’s not quite as exciting as it used to be, because the stories aren’t as good,” he says.

aLBUm David G. Gordon, ’04 BA, ’09 JD, Albuquerque, is an attorney with the Sutin Thayer & Brown law firm.

AMANDA LOPEZ Amanda Lopez, ’04 BA, has joined the audiology practice at the Hearing Health Care Centers at their Santa Fe office. Susana Rinderle, ’04 MA, Albuquerque, received the Disparities Leadership Program Award in Innovation and Success. The year-long executive education program is led by the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Susana is organizational and professional development specialist at UNM Hospital. Robert Carmody, ’05 BBA, has joined Keller Williams Realty in Albuquerque. Scott Carter, ’05 MA, Tijeras, received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He teaches at San Antonio Elementary. LeAnn DeCoeur, ’05 MA, Alcalde, received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. She teaches at E.T. Salazar elementary in Española. Amanda C. Sanchez, ’05 ASR, ’05 BS, Albuquerque, serves on the board of directors of the Domestic Violence Resource Center. She is an associate at the Rodey Law Firm. Anne Sovcik, ’05 JD, is advocacy counsel for Human Rights First, in Washington, D.C. Maralyn Beck, ’06 BA, has joined ZTEC Instruments in Albuquerque as its marketing communications and events specialist. Nicole Ikeda, ’07 BS, Albuquerque, received an MS degree in sports management from Georgia State University. Jim R. Marentes, ’07 BA, ’09 MACCT, Albuquerque, is a staff accountant in the business and tax department of Meyners + Company.

T E L L I N G T A T T O O S : Tattoos are central to many of Miguel Gandert’s works, such as this portrait of Macario Lucero.

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eNTHUS P A T R I O T I C L O B O : Lobo spirit and national pride are behind Patrick Conroy’s gifts to UNM of two endowed scholarships and countless time.

Retired teacher Patrick Conroy loves helping young people get into – and

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Patrick Conroy,’71 MA, believes the actions of one person can make

a difference to many. Through volunteer work and financial gifts

benefiting UNM students, he’s trying to be that person for UNM.

“I’m very proud of my school and its wonderful programs,” Patrick says. “I want to do all I can to give back to the University.” Patrick’s enthusiasm for UNM spreads far beyond the borders of his home state, where he is president of the Los Angeles UNM Alumni Chapter. “Patrick has made friends all over the country on behalf of UNM and the Alumni Association,” says Charlene Chavez Tunney, who directs the Association’s chapters program. “He proudly displays his UNM identity on his car and on his person. While 34


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driving around the country or walking in his neighborhood, he is consistently approached by people who share their UNM stories.”

Out-of-State: The New In-State Patrick works enthusiastically to bring “the UNM story” to young people in southern California. California’s woeful financial situation is forcing the public university system to make drastic cuts in faculty, staff, and acceptance lists. Patrick is part of a “traveling road show,” a consortium of representatives from about 20 out-of-state colleges and

universities who let California students know “there are great out-of-state schools that are affordable and that they can get into.” “Patrick is a dedicated and passionate Lobo,” says Gary Bednorz, UNM student-recruitment program specialist in California. Not only does Patrick represent UNM at college fairs, he goes to high schools and junior high schools, promoting UNM to specific classes and school assemblies whenever he is asked. To Patrick, UNM is a sterling example of quality, affordable education. “UNM is a great treasure to so many people and has been a boon to students in California,” he says. “There’s the cost … outstanding programs like architecture, engineering, languages … the multicultural aspects … and the quality of education there. You can’t beat it.”

LA Works “Patrick is truly committed to education and opportunity for students,” says Tim Gutierrez, UNM associate vice president for student services, who oversees LA Works, a summer school-to-work program for high school students from underrepresented, low income backgrounds. “Patrick believes in the University of New Mexico as a vehicle by which individuals can be successful. He loves what UNM brings to the state as well as the country.”



Patrick is key to promoting LA Works in California, says Gutierrez. “Even when the students are here at UNM, he runs around talking to them and engaging them and exciting them about the opportunity of education.”

Walking the Talk Patrick not only gives freely of his time; he gives generously from his bank account. A graduate of the UNM Spanish program and a retired language teacher, he understands the importance of study abroad when learning a language. In 2005, he established an endowed scholarship in the department of Spanish and Portuguese to assist students who wish to travel to other countries for short-term language studies. In late 2009, Patrick memorialized a cousin he barely knew because he believes that no one who sacrifices his or her life for the United States does so in vain. In April 1945, Private James Whalen’s unit was ambushed by German soldiers. Pvt. Whalen was the only member of his unit to be killed in the resulting firefight. He was his parents’ only son. He was about to turn 20. And less than one month after his death, World War II came to an end. “About two years ago I had a tax shelter I needed to draw on,” Patrick explains. “I didn’t really need the

money; I had enough for retirement. I decided to establish a scholarship and dedicate it to him.” The Pvt. James W. Whalen Memorial Endowed ROTC Scholarship will be awarded to select cadets and midshipmen in the Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC detachments at UNM. Patrick will make cash gifts to the endowment over the next three years and has also arranged a significant estate gift to the scholarship upon his death. Pvt. Whalen was 12 years old when Patrick was born, and Patrick has only dim memories of him. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to know Jimmy,” says Patrick.

Touching the Future “Patrick offers unending love and enthusiasm,” says Chavez Tunney. “It oozes from him at every level. It’s contagious and engaging.” At 72, he has seemingly boundless energy, especially when it comes to helping others. His volunteer work and financial generosity reflect the hope he feels for UNM’s next generation of students. “I love what I’m doing and the contact with the kids,” he says. “Right now I feel like my mission is to help get these kids into college. I kind of touch the future by seeing if I can do something to help them. I really admire them.”

The UNM Foundation, inc., promotes excellence at the University of New Mexico by raising, investing, and managing private gifts through the cultivation of longterm partnerships with donors, matching their interests to the university’s priorities. For information on making a gift, please call the UNM Foundation at 505-277-4503

aLBUm Chris Ortiz y Prentice, ’07 BA, has earned an MA in English Literature from the University of Texas, and plans to pursue a PhD there. Chris lives in Austin with his wife, Ambrosia, ’07 BA, who attends the University of Texas School of Law. Kurt Sorenson, ’07 BSME, and his band, Asper Kourt, won Albuquerque the Magazine’s “Best Local Band Headed for Stardom” category. Also, one of their songs, “Take Me,” was aired on every Delta Airlines flight in January and February 2010. Laura Chambers, ’09 BBA, Albuquerque, is a staff accountant in the business and tax department of Meyners + Company. Randi N. Johnson, ’09 JD, Albuquerque, is an attorney with Allen, Shepherd, Lewis, Syra & Chapman, where she practices in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, and workers’ compensation. Kevin M. Todd, ’09 MACCT, Albuquerque, is a staff accountant in Pulakos CPAs’ audit department.

MaR R IaGeS Lisa Delgado, ’95 BA, and Ryan Monte Lindquist, ’98 BS, ’01 MBA Elaine Villa, ’98 BAA, and Michael J. Gallegos, ’98 BAA, ’02 MARCH Timothy D. Montgomery,’99 BS, and Kim Hogan Valeri Fowler, ’08 BA, and John Schleicher Julia Pepping, ’09 BSN, and Andrew Gaffney, ’09 BS

I N Me M O R I aM Alfred Isaac Boyd Jr., ’35 Frank A. Byers, ’36 Robert B. Katz, ’39 Donald James Dousman, ’40 Marian Burnett Teall, ’40 Ruth O. Baxter, ’41 F. Gerald Fischer, ’43 Richard N. Sweetland, ’43 Sallie Edwina Hammond, ’44 Rosemary Fischer Bryans, ’46 Eleanore Jeanne Stewart Clawson, ’46 Robert M. Gesler, ’47 Walter L. Mertz, ’48 Victor V. Myers Jr., ’48 Francine I. Neff, ’48 Gerald C. Ratcliff, ’48 Sam E. Stapley, ’48 Whitney B. Sullivan, ’48 Irving G. Bobb, ’49 James H. Brooks, ’49

Jim Morley, ’49 Virginia R. Sullivan, ’49 Dorothy Durick Benson, ’50 Clarence Rex Hewitt, ’50 Floy Gillette Anderson Kilian, ’50 Carl Lee Pharis, ’50 Fred E. Prevost, ’50 Duane L. Sewell, ’50 William E. Chaffee, ’51 James Daily, ’51 Enos Elfego Garcia, ’51 Frank R. Luna Jr., ’51, ’53 William Reynolds, ’51 Charles F. Selby Jr., ’51 Bruce Nichols Marks, ’52 Donald W. Mulkey, ’52 Evalynne J. Nordeen, ’52 Zorro A. Bradley, ’53 Elaine Greenspan, ’53 Philip H. Kenley, ’53

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aLUMNI OU All for One and One for All! Steve Chreist, ’67 BBA | UNM Alumni Association President


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’m honored to serve as president of the Alumni Association for the coming year. The Chreist family has been involved with the University since I was a boy. My dad was a speech pathology professor at UNM for 31 years and was instrumental in founding the Speech and Hearing Clinic. My brothers graduated from UNM; one served in the university administration. And my wife is also an alum. So, UNM is close to my heart.

A great university has a great alumni association – and that is true of UNM. The UNM Alumni Association has a unique relationship with students – past, present, and future – which has an impact upon the University’s success. We are in the unique position of being tied to the entirety of UNM, not to just one of its component parts. Our only vested interest is seeing that the University as a whole succeeds. We’re in the midst of renovating the Alumni Center at Hodgin Hall, UNM’s first building. It’s been interesting to see what has been unearthed in the old structure as the work goes on. You can definitely tell that the building was once red brick. We’re hoping to preserve

some of that evidence for visitors to see. After the renovation is complete we’ll hold an open house for all alumni and friends. Our homecoming theme this year is Lobo Fever. I understand that some of the students here aren’t entirely sure what disco is. So, homecoming is serving an educational purpose as well! Whatever the theme, it’s a great time for friends through the years to come together from all parts of the country at reunions and tailgates. The homecoming football game is against UTEP on October 2. Go Lobos! I’m looking forward to seeing you at homecoming and throughout the year.

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2011 Travel Program Swiss Alps & the Italian Lakes May 29 – June 6 Alumni Holidays

Passage to the Norwegian Fjords June 10 – 23 GoNext

Passage of Lewis & Clark

FUN IN THE MUD: The Young Alumni Association participated in the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation's Mudd Volleyball Tournament fundraiser in June.


July 29 - August 6 Alumni Holidays

Cradle of History Cruise September 18 – October 1 GoNext

Christmas in the Heart of Germany December 6 – 14 Avalon Waterways Trips, dates, and pricing are subject to change. For additional information, contact Charlene Chavez Tunney at the Alumni Relations Office at 505-277-5808 or 800-258-6866.


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looking forward to Fall C H A P T E R S

August 1 Austin: Beat the Texas Heat Ice Cream Social 6 Salt Lake City: 1st Friday Networking Event at Iggy’s Downtown 29 Los Angeles: Green Chile Roast & Scholarship Fundraiser September 3 Salt Lake City: 1st Friday Networking Event – Iggy’s Downtown 4 Portland & Seattle: UNM Lobos vs. Ducks Football 9 Denver: College Fair Participation – Volunteers Needed 11 Las Vegas, Nevada: Green Chile Roast 11 Los Angeles: College Fair Training - Burbank 12 Washington, DC: Taco Picnic & Green Chile Roast 16 San Diego: Young Alumni Networking Social – Starlight Lounge on India Street 18 Austin: Green Chile Roast 18 Los Angeles: College Fair Training – CSU Dominguez Hills 20 Los Angeles: College Fair Training - Fullerton 25 Lobo Football at Las Vegas 25 Chicago: Green Chile Fiesta 25 Norcal: Green Chili Roast & Picnic 25 San Diego: Temecula College Fair Participation 26/27 Phoenix: College Fair participation – Volunteers Needed tba Atlanta: College Fair Participation – Volunteers Needed October 1 Salt Lake City: 1st Friday Networking Event – Iggy’s Downtown 2 Salt Lake City: Homecoming Game vs. UTEP–Iggy’s Downtown 9 Lobos at NMSU – Tailgate and Football 10 San Diego: Natural History Museum “All that Glitters” Show 12 Washington, DC: College Fair participation – Volunteers Needed 23 Salt Lake City: College Fair participation – Volunteers Needed 23 Chicago: College Fair participation – Volunteers Needed 26/27 Las Vegas, Nevada: College Fair 30 Lobo Football at CSU November 5 Salt Lake City: 1st Friday Networking Event – Iggy’s Downtown 11 Austin: Texas Hill Country Wine Tasting Tour and Picnic 13 Lobo Football at USAFA 14/15 Seattle: College Fair participation – Volunteers Needed 18 San Diego: Young Alumni Networking Social – “W” Hotel Downtown 20 Salt Lake City: UNM vs. BYU Football – Game Time 4 p.m. tba Lobo Men’s Basketball in Southern California December 4 Los Angeles: Holiday Party 5 Seattle: Annual Green Chile Howliday 11 Austin: Annual Christmas Party and Pot Luck Dinner 12 San Diego: Holiday Social/Dinner at Tio Leo’s



August 25 Isotopes Game & Beer Tasting 23-27 Welcome Back Days TBD St. Clair Crush & Wine Tasting September TBD How to “Net” from Working It

October 1 “Lobo Fever” Reunion 2 Homecoming! November 5 First Friday Fractals at the Natural History Museum December 2 Holiday Shop and Stroll

Events and dates are subject to change. For more information, go to or call 505-277-5808 (800-258-6866).

aLBUm I N Me M O R I aM Dale W. Wipson, ’53 James M. Ortega, ’54 Manuel Herrera Cortez, ’55 J. Elaine Bush Kalmar, ’55, ’65, ’71 Clinton D. Parker, ’55 Harold E. Barnes, ’56 George H. Foster, ’56 John W. Harris, ’56 Eva R. Jolton, ’56 George Mac Sebree, ’56 Peggy Yvonne Sullivan-Jones, ’56 Constance M. Hampton, ’57 Lawrence J. Mullins, ’57 Harrison E. Smith, ’57 Paul Richard Ellis Jr., ’58 Kenneth J. Ewing, ’58 William W. Lee Jr., ’58 Paul E. Clendenin, ’59 Willis Arnold George Jr., ’59, ’67 Paul Harold Granlund, ’59 Morton Kaye Ohlson, ’59 William F. Carlson, ’60 Klas K. Fenell, ’60 Joe W. Hart, ’60 W. Stewart Saul, ’60 Haig Bodour, ’61, ’70 Stephen Allen Moore, ’61 Mary A. Young, ’61 Mary Beth Croshaw Castellano, ’62 Julius B. Sadilek, ’62, ’67 Matgnus P. Studer, ’62 Dennis V. Brockway, ’63 Roy Caton, ’63 Jacqueline J. Moore, ’63 Vicki Scott Kaplanides, ’64 Margaret S. Snell, ’64, ’80 Nancy Duncan Swigger, ’64 William F. Underwood Jr., ’64 John T. Yelverton, ’64 Mildred H. Hansford Bild, ’65, ’69 Rick D. Johnson, ’65 Ruby B. Miller, ’65 Doris Steider, ’65 John T. Thornsley, ’65 John L. Colp, ’66 Lanny D. Messersmith, ’66, ’69 JoAnne O. Ramponi, ’66 Nancy Boyce, ’67, James A. Davis, ’67 James W. Fanning, ’67 Leroy S. Lane, ’67 Roerta M. Coleman Gibson, ’68 Rod Jensen, ’68 Linnette Williams, ’68 Hervey C. Bratcher, ’69 Robert P. Petersen, ’69 ulianne Scurry West, ’71 Nat Howard Youngblood, ’71 Joe Dale Ball, ’72 Frank J. Margarella, ’72 Francisco (Frank) Luna, ’73 Felipe Rumaldo Perea, ’73 Charlotte Anne Smith, ’73

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he 2010 UNM Alumni Association Homecoming poster features Trail of Gold, a watercolor by artist Dan Stouffer. Born in Ohio, Dan began his professional career in book design and production management. His first years in New Mexico were spent at the University of New Mexico Press. During that time, lured by the mystique and beauty of the land, he began painting. He eventually turned his part-time painting into successes in local and regional art events, and in 1979, he left the Press and became a full-time artist. Since that time, Dan has built an impressive list of credentials. His work has been shown in several museums and is in corporate collections throughout the country. He has won 60 national and regional awards along the way,









some in such prominent competitions as Watercolor U.S.A., Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, and Arts for the Parks. His work has also been featured in various newspapers and magazine articles, including Watercolor Quarterly, Southwest Art, and Watercolor Magic. Dan, his wife, and their two canine buddies now live in Bosque Farms. TRAIL OF GOLD by Dan STOUFFER Signed limited edition $50 • Unsigned limited edition $35 Order using the form in the enclosed homecoming schedule or online at For more information about Dan Stouffer’s work, go to

About Trail of Gold, Dan says: “High country scenes and aspen in particular have always given me a sense of well-being...”

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Volume 30, Number 1. One has a degree in fine art, the other in business. Pooling their talents, the two run a highly successful tattoo stud...