Gary Golden, 52, former UNM associate dean, died unexpectedly Nov. 25 as the result of heart failure caused by a tear in his main artery.
Golden had worked at San Juan College for 14 years arriving from UNM where he served as associate dean of students/director of student activities and development from 1987 to 1991 and assistant dean of students from 1978 to 1987.
Golden is past president of the University of New Mexico Alumni Association and was a member for 10 years. He was honored in 2003 with the prestigious Zia Award of Excellence given to distinguished alumni living in New Mexico.
More than 1,000 people attended his memorial service, a testament to his influence and impact. Known for his level-headedness and sense of humor, Golden treated everyone with respect and particularly protected the dignity of students.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years Kathy Jo and sons Eric 18, a UNM freshman, and Greg, 15.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Wells Fargo Trust Fund to benefit the Golden boys or the San Juan College Foundation.
Frank A. Logan
Frank A. Logan, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964, died on Nov. 18. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1951 and taught at Yale University until 1964 when he came to the UNM as chair of the Psychology Department.
Charged to build a department of distinction, Logan built a strong program in experimental psychology that emphasized the psychology of learning. By 1970, he built a strong research department, a tradition that continues today.
He resigned as chair in 1975, and retired in 1989 after which the psychology building at UNM was named in his honor. He continued to be active in research in the field of learning/motivation until the time of his death.
Memorial donations may be made to the Quad-L Library Trust, UNM Psychology Dept., Logan Hall, Albuquerque, NM. 87131, MSC-032220.