(1919-2003) Educator and author; began teaching at the University of New Mexico in 1949 after earning degrees there. Founded the University of New Mexico Andean Center in Ecuador in 1968. Among many awards: Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1987), UNM Regents Meritorious Service Medal (1988).
Established in 1951 as the College of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, a Catholic liberal arts college owned by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Changed name in 1966. The University closed in 1986; the facility now houses the St. Pius X High School, the only Catholic high school in the Albuquerque area.
AKA: UNM. Founded in 1889 (as part of House Bill No. 186); largest post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico. Main campus(es) in Albuquerque, with branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, and Taos. University of New Mexico website
US Route 85. North-south highway system running from El Paso to the Canadian border in North Dakota. In New Mexico, many portions of US 85 are now overlain with I-25, with some sections of US 85 existing as frontage roads and secondary roads through smaller towns. With the completion of the New Mexico sections of I-25 between 1970-1990 the designation as US 85 was officially retired by the state, but some stretches are still recognized locally.
USS Albuquerque SSN-706 (naval vessel, submarine)
Los Angeles-class attack submarine commissioned May 1983. In active service.