Bill Runge, 89, a resident of Albuquerque since
1940, died Nov. 2 at Albuquerque Care Center. He was a respected
educator having taught at Albuquerque High School, 1940-1946,
and the UNM College of Education, 1946-1980.
said to have been one of the first UNM faculty members to implement
student teachers as part of teacher training. He also established
himself as the first liaison between the College of Education
and APS. Runge recognized the need for job training in New Mexico
and initiated the first funds for TVI in 1976.
of flowers, the surviving family, including his daughter and
son-in-law, Judy and Bob Geilenfeldt, request contributions
to the Chester C. Travelstead Professor Endowment for Teacher
Education, c/o University of New Mexico, College of Education,
MSC 07 4260, Albuquerque, N.M., 87131.