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Carolyn Gonzales 277-5920

April 20, 2001


The University of New Mexico will recognize three individuals for outstanding contributions to international education and programs at a reception on Wednesday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the History Commons, Mesa Vista Hall on the UNM campus.
The recipients of the 2001 awards are: Professor Peter Pabisch, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Lawrence Carreon, Physician Assistant at the Student Health Center; and Alyssa Cymene Mathilde Howe, doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology.

The awards are given annually to UNM faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions in international scholarship, research, and education in support of international students and study abroad programs, or in promoting international good will. The UNM Office of International Programs and Studies and the International Education Advisory Committee sponsor the awards.

Professor Pabisch will be recognized for the outstanding role he has played in international education at UNM for more than a quarter century. Pabisch has served as director of the German Summer School at Taos, now in its 26th year, and of the Atlantic Bridge on the Camino Real, a program that links New Mexico, Latin America and Europe. A distinguished teacher of Germanic languages and literature, Pabisch has also been honored for his research and scholarly writing.

Lawrence Carreon has practiced his medical skills internationally in Russia, Mexico and elsewhere. His interests include travel health and safety, tropical medicine and emerging infectious diseases. Carreon has developed an orientation program for newly arrived international students, and specializes in providing on-going health care for students and families from all over the world. He also coordinates the Student Health Center's international travel clinic, providing immunizations and health and safety information for UNM students, staff and faculty who travel overseas.

Howe is a doctoral student in anthropology and an instructor in Women Studies. Her specialties include Latin American social movements and feminist studies. She has conducted field research in Central America and has published extensively in scholarly journals. In 1999, she was the recipient of a dissertation fellowship from the UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII), and last year was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Research Grant. She is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Nicaragua conducting fieldwork on feminism, the burgeoning and diverse women's movement, and their relationship to the growth of lesbian and gay movements in Nicaragua. Anthropology Professor Les Field will accept the award for Ms. Howe.

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