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Current Issue: July 28, 2003
Volume 38, Number 24

Scholarship may entice Mexican art students

By Carolyn Gonzales

The College of Fine Arts and the Honorable Juan Manuel Solana, Consul of Mexico, recently hosted an event to honor New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid. The evening featured an auction to raise scholarship money for the college.

Madrid’s work on behalf of immigrant women and children victims of domestic violence earned her the recognition. “I am deeply honored by this award. It is always gratifying to be recognized for the quality of your work. Being able to place a crime victim’s advocate in the southern part of our state to work exclusively with immigrant women and children victims of domestic violence helped to address a problem that had plagued the region for too long,” Madrid said.

The auction featured the art of Mexican painter Naret who contributed his work valued at $3,500. Dr. Eliseo Torres, UNM vice president for Student Affairs will match the money raised with scholarship money UNM receives from Pepsi.

Solana and Torres hope to entice Mexican art students to attend UNM through the scholarship.

UNM Arts of the Americas Director Steve Loza served as the event’s auctioneer.

For more information, contact Andrea Bromberg, College of Fine Arts, 277-7320.