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April 24, 2001
UNM PLAYED KEY ROLE IN 17TH ANNUAL BRAVOS AWARDS
From the board of directors to the video crew to the night's honorees for excellence
in the arts, University of New Mexico staff and faculty took center stage at
the recent Albuquerque Arts Alliance 17th Annual Bravos Awards.
Serving on the board of directors and 2001 Bravos Committee are former UNM
First Lady Donna Peck, immediate past president; Dianne Bonnell, Music Prep
School; and Christina Fenton, Health Sciences Center. Pam Hurd-Kneif, Architecture
and Planning, serves as board secretary; and Sherry Burr, Law School, as board
Faculty Eva Encinias-Sandoval received a Bravos Award for Excellence in Dance;
and Professor Emeritus Rudolfo Anaya was honored with the award for Excellence
in Literary Arts.
Tom Dodson, College of Fine Arts dean, received the President's Award for Lifetime
Excellence in the Arts.
Members of the awards selection committees are Kim Feldman, Alumni Relations;
Elizabeth Hadas, UNM Press; Paul Suozzi, Center for the Arts; Ellen McCullough-Brabson,
Music; and Jon Cooper, KNME-TV. In addition, several UNM alumni participated
in various roles.
Marty Ronish of KUNM served as emcee and the UNM Marimba Band performed at
the reception. KNME-TV station manager Jon Cooper and staff Eric Mathes and
Randy Lantz produced the awards video.
The Albuquerque Arts Alliance celebrates, supports, strengthens and promotes
arts creators in music, dance, theatre, visual and literary arts. Achievement
is realized through advocacy and service efforts and the implementation of the
city's Cultural Plan.
The Bravos Awards were held on April 21 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.
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