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Campus News
Your faculty and staff news since 1965
April 19, 2004
Volume 39, Number 14


Alumni Association honors four community leaders

In tribute to their friends and heroes, approximately 250 UNM alumni, faculty and staff gathered at Albuquerque’s Sheraton Old Town for the Alumni Association’s annual awards dinner. Honored recently were Stanley E. Harrison, ’62 MSEE, Zimmerman Award for acts of fame and honor; F. Chris Garcia, ’61 BA, ’64 MA, Bernard S. Rodey Award for educational leadership; Robert Matteucci, ’57 BA, Erna S. Fergusson Award for exceptional accomplishments; and Shiame Okunor, ’73 BA, ’75 MAPA, ’82 PhD, Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding teaching and service to students.

Library honors its own

Director of Zimmerman Library David Baldwin has received a General Library Faculty Acknowledgement Award for his achievements in research, scholarly and creative publications and projects at the university.

Several of his books on library management, were written in collaboration with other General Library administrators.
After 16 years at UNM, Baldwin is moving to Iowa State University Library in Ames, Iowa. ¨

Bokovoy to give Snead-Wertheim history lecture

Melissa Bokovoy, associate professor of history and Regents’ Lecturer, has been selected to present the annual Snead-Wertheim Endowed Lecture, set for Tuesday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the History Dept. Commons Room in Mesa Vista Hall.
Bokovoy’s lecture, “The Politics of Commemoration: Memory and Mourning in Serbia and Croatia, 1918-1941,” is free and open to the public.

Annually since 1989, anthropology and history have collaborated in naming one of their faculty to the Snead-Wertheim Lectureship.  The lectureship recognizes and supports significant scholarly activity by a faculty person in these two disciplines.

Next year’s recipient will be announced at the lecture. 
The lectureship was created in 1989 by Jerry and Mary Carole May Wertheim and James E. and Georgia Phillips Snead. Wertheim and Snead are UNM alumni and attorneys in Santa Fe.

Gunter Starkey Teaching Awards honor excellence

Three UNM professors and two teaching assistants were named recipients of the 2003-04 Gunter Starkey Teaching Awards.

Cited for excellence in teaching were professors Patricia Crown in Anthropology, Richard Wood in Sociology, Richard Cripps in Biology; and teaching assistants Patricia Perea in American Studies and Anne-Sabine Nicolas in Foreign Languages & Literatures. Faculty awards carry a stipend of $2,000, while a $1,500 stipend is awarded to teaching assistants. The Gunter Starkey Awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the college’s teaching mission and are made possible through a contribution from the Gunter Starkey estate.

Reid honored at Anderson Hall of Fame event May 6

The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management selected Richard A. Reid as honoree for the 2004 Community Leadership Award.

Reid, a professor in the Department of Marketing, Information Systems and Decision Sciences at the ASM, was chosen based on his service to the community, teaching and research excellence.

His service includes work as a consultant for Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.

He will be honored along with ASM alumni Michael J. Glennon, Eric M. Pillmore and Michael A. Romero, who will be inducted into the ASM Hall of Fame at the 15th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque Thursday, May 6.

Romero elected president of Natl. Order of Coif

School of Law Professor Leo Romero has been elected President of the National Order of the Coif. He will serve a three-year term.

Coif is the national honorary society for law, akin to Phi Beta Kappa for undergraduate colleges. Law school graduates from schools with Coif chapters are elected to the Order of the Coif if they graduated in the top 10 percent of the their class. Coif promotes and honors academic and scholarly excellence.

Simon to lead landscape architecture council

Alf Simon, director of landscape architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning, has been elected vice president/president elect of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. His term of office as vice-president will commence in June 2004.