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Current Issue: August 25, 2003
Volume 39, Number 3

In Memoriam

Priscilla C. Armijo

Priscilla C. Armijo, a 28-year UNM General Library employee, died on Aug. 4.

Armijo started as a turnstile clerk in the library in 1975, said Ed Padilla, her longtime supervisor in Zimmerman Library circulation.

Working in the library is something of an Armijo family tradition. Her daughter, Theresa, works in general cataloging and started at the library a year before her mother. “My brother Eugene worked at the circulation desk and he helped her get the job,” recalled Theresa.

For the last 15 years, Armijo was in charge of course reserves, Padilla said. “She went through all the changes in handling reserve materials – from an all-manual system to the completely automated e-reserve system we use now. She processed hundreds each semester,” he said.

Armijo was close to many library work-study students.

Armijo was encouraged by students to travel. As a result, she packed her bags and traveled alone to Germany to visit her daughter Bernadette Chavez and her husband Felix.

Theresa said her mother enjoyed spending “lots of time with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.” She was a regular contributor to the Roadrunner Food Bank and other charities.

Patrick McKinney, M.D.

Patrick McKinney, M.D., medical director of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center and associate professor with joint appointments in the departments of Emergency Medicine and College of Pharmacy, died July 20 while mountain biking near his home. He was 41.

McKinney was well-known throughout UNM Hospital, serving on numerous task forces and committees. He was an accomplished educator and scientist, lecturing nationally and internationally with more than 50 publications in his field. McKinney was an outstanding teacher, receiving teaching awards every year during his eight years at UNM.