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Current Issue: June 23, 2003
Volume 38, Number 22


The documentary “How are the Children?” the first in a multi-part series on the status of children and families in New Mexico has won a national, silver Telly Award, a top award for broadcast television.

Cooney Productions produced the program for the UNM Center for Family & Community Partnerships in the College of Education. The documentary was funded under a grant to the center awarded by the New Mexico Office of Child Development, Children, Youth and Families Department.

The program was broadcast on KRQE-TV, Ch. 13, and several public-broadcasting affiliates in New Mexico.

UNM College of Education Professor Polly Turner, director for the Center for Family & Community Partnerships, said, “We are very excited by this award for a program that sent a strong message about the importance of the early years for a child’s long-term development.”

The Telly Award is among the most sought-after honors in the television, commercial and video industry.


Ken Miller, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for research and clinical scholarship in the UNM College of Nursing, has been named president of the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council.

Miller served as president-elect of the organization for the last two years and will serve as president for two years.


WillockVanessa S. Willock, UNM Office of Equal Opportunity representative, is serving as chair-elect of the New Mexico Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Council through December 2003.

Willock will serve a one-year term and then an additional year as immediate past chair through December 2005.

The council assists various state entities to promote the welfare and effective, full, and equitable participation of protected groups within member organizations.

On July 23 and 24 the council will hold its annual seminar at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. “Organizations like UNM may send their affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, human resources development or diversity managers and supervisors as well as general managerial personnel to our seminar,” Willock said.

UNM faculty will be presenters including Law Professors Margaret Montoya and Sherri Burr and Diversity Officer Roberto Ibarra.