Michael L. Pillet
L. Pillet, professor emeritus, School of Architecture and Planning,
died recently in Montpellier, France from complications related
taught at UNM from 1969-1977 and again from 1983-1989. He created,
organized and directed the graduate program in architecture
design studios at all levels as well as 19th and 20th century
history courses on the architecture of the Southwest. He taught
design theories and methods and introductory architecture and
by his colleagues, the staff and faculty of the School of Architecture
and Planning put together a quilt for Pillet when they learned
of his illness. Unfortunately, due to a French mail strike,
he did not receive the quilt. It was returned to the school.
They are considering either displaying it in the new building
or raffling it off to raise money for leukemia research.
Tribute to Michel Pillet is tentatively scheduled
for Friday, Oct. 25 from 3-5 p.m., to coincide with Homecoming
so that former students can attend.
fund will be established at the School of Architecture and Planning
in Pillets name. Contributors can make checks payable
to the UNM Foundation and sent to: Pam Hurd-Knief, Development
Officer, UNM School of Architecture and Planning, 2414
Central SE, Albuquerque, NM 87131.
Zannes, 77, professor emerita in the Communication and Journalism
Department, died recently in Albuquerque.
retired last year after 27 years at UNM. The author of six books,
she was at work on a novel with her son Tim at the time of her
Cleveland, Ohio, she began her career as a model and stage actress.
In the late 1940s, she starred in her own radio program and
later became the first woman to host a local television show
in Miami, Fl.
death of her husband, Tommy, an aeronautical engineer, she returned
to Cleveland with her three children to attend Cuyahoga Community
College and Case Western Reserve University. Within six years
she completed her undergraduate, masters and Ph.D in communication
she moved to New Mexico to teach at UNM. She really enjoyed
teaching at UNM, especially being with the students, they kept
her young and alive. She was always a teacher for her family,
Tim Zannes said.
was also a political advisor and mentor to former Mayors David
Rusk in Albuquerque and Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland.
A memorial service will be held at the Outpost Performance Space
Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
is being established in Zannes' name to promote the performing
arts. Contributions may be sent to the Estelle Zannes Memorial
Fund, 1712 San Patricio, SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87104.