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Current Issue: December 8, 2003
Volume 39, Number 10

Sticking your neck out?
Nominees sought for 'Giraffe Award'

Do you know an individual who has taken personal or professional risks to stand up for what he or she believes, in order to make a difference for the common good in a New Mexico community or at UNM? Please consider nominating that person for the Linda K. Estes Giraffe Award.

Estes, former UNM assistant athletic director, “stuck her neck out” to champion women’s athletic programs before it was popular. Through her 31 years of service to UNM, Estes is credited with turning women’s athletics into the successful program that it is today, with well-attended events and campuswide appreciation for the athletes.

As a tribute to her many accomplishments, friends and colleagues established an endowed fund upon Estes’ retirement from UNM.

This spring, a committee— Breda Bova, Ph.D., associate dean at the College of Education; Carolyn Wood, Ph.D., professor of education; Judy Zanotti, president of New Mexico First; Ted Martinez, UNM Foundation Board of Directors, and Gale Doyel, executive director of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation —will choose the first recipient of the $1,250 annual cash award.

By the guidelines of the endowment, recipients who are not UNM students, faculty or staff are given the honor of donating the cash award to a UNM program of their choice.

To recommend someone for the Linda K. Estes Giraffe Award, contact any member of the nominating committee no later than Feb. 28, 2004: Bova at bova@unm.edu; Wood at cwood@unm.edu; Zanotti at judyz@nmfirst.org or Martinez at 255-9916.

For further information, call Hilary Jetty at the UNM Development Office, 277-1655.