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Feb. 20th Speaker is Dr. Karen Sopko, MD, FACC
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February Speaker Chair - Jack Ferguson


Feb 20, Dr. Karen Sopko, MD, FACC, will talk about heart disease and its prevention.


Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine


Women and Heart Disease
Native Americans and Prevention of Heart Disease
Preganancy and Heart Disease


Cardiovascular Disease, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico


University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado


2010 - Present New Mexico Heart Institute, Albuquerque, NM
2008 - 2011 ABQ Health Partners, Albuquerque, NM


American College of Cardiology
Association of American Indian Physicians


Feb 27, Eddie Nunez, UNM Athletic Director,

Eddie Nuñez enters his first year as UNM's Athletic Director, being named to the top post in athletics on August 31, 2017.  Nuñez, 42, is UNM's 13th Athletic Director, dating back to 1911 when Ralph L. Hutchinson was named the school's first AD.  He is just the third AD in the last 25 years, following Rudy Davalos, who served from 1992-2006, and Paul Krebs, who served from 2006 up until he announced his retirement on June 2 of this year.
"My number one priority at UNM is always going to be the student-athlete and making sure their experience offers the support and resources they need to achieve great things on and off the field of play. We are going to bring passion, transparency and energy to everything we do here." 
Since 2003, Nuñez has served in a variety of high-level administrative capacities at LSU, one of the nation's top athletic departments.  Among his most recent specific duties, Nuñez has had sport oversight of LSU men's basketball and men's and women's tennis.  He also has served as the department's liaison with LSU Sports Properties, the Tiger Athletic Foundation and University Licensing and Brand Management.
While he held seven positions and titles at LSU, the department has continually flourished.  Under his guidance, LSU experienced of $400 million in facility renovations and construction, and Nuñez led the renegotiations of a 10-year multi-media rights agreement with Outfront Media Sports.
Additionally, he oversaw the planning and management of the LSU Athletics Strategic Plan, Marketing and Promotions, Athletic Communications, Social and Digital Media, Creative Services, Video/Network Broadcast Services and all capital projects.
While he has made his mark collegiately at LSU, Nuñez began his career as a collegiate administrator at Vanderbilt University, where he was the Director of Game and Event Management.  Additionally, he assisted in construction and planning of numerous facility upgrades.
A former college athlete, Nuñez played four years of basketball, starting at Miami-Dade Community College before transferring to the University of Florida, playing for Billy Donovan.  He then spent two seasons as a graduate assistant under Donovan at Florida before being named an administrative assistant at Marquette in the men's basketball program.
A native of Miami, Florida, Nuñez received his Associate Degree in arts and architecture from Miami-Dade Community College, his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and Master's Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Florida. He is married to the former Jane Hess and the couple are proud parents of two daughters, Elizabeth Kendall Nuñez (8) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (6).

"Eddie is extremely bright and very hard working.  He will energize the athletic department and engage with the community.  New Mexico has hired a rising star." --- LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva.
"Eddie Nunez is a terrific selection to be the next Director of Athletics at the University of New Mexico. We will miss him at LSU as he was a vital part of the athletic department here. However, he is ready for this new challenge in his professional life.  Eddie has the 'it' factor that we so often describe people in our business that are destined to be successful. He will provide strong leadership to the coaching staff, athletic support staff, and athletes at UNM." --- Paul Mainieri, LSU head baseball coach.
"Eddie Nuñez has extensive experience in many areas of athletics administration and his passion for supporting and building relationships with student-athletes will serve the University of New Mexico well.  The SEC is fortunate to have a number of young administrators with bright futures as leaders in college athletics and I am confident Eddie will excel as New Mexico's Director of Athletics."  --- Greg Sankey, SEC Commissioner.
"We were looking for a leader who is dedicated to academic excellence, strong ethics, careful financial management and community engagement. The committee and I agreed that Eddie is the right person for this key position at UNM. Welcome to our Lobo family, Eddie."  --- Interim UNM President Chaouki Abdallah

March Speaker Chair - Mike Crews


March6:     Rebecca Prinster, Assistant Curator of History Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.  Topic: Showcasing Lesser Known Albuquerque History through Community Curated Exhibitions.


March 13:  Bill Baker, Artist and World Traveler,  Topic: Artistic Adventures with Bill Baker


March 20:  Steve Brewer, Author and teacher at UNM Honors College.  Topic:  The Life of A Writer: You Call This A Living?


March 27:  Michael Gallagher, Albuquerque Journal Investigative Reporter.  Topic: Cartels and the US Drug Epidemic


I believe Rebecca and Bill will be using the projector and Steve and Michael said they will not.