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Current Issue: November 17, 2003
Volume 39, Number 9

In Memoriam

William Runge

William “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.

Runge is 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.

In lieu 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.