Board Members Honored

After many years of service on the Board of Directors for El Rancho de las Golondrinas, three members recently rotated off the Board. Each was honored for their service and presented with a beautiful, inscribed Nambé platter.

Board Members Honored

Tey Marianna Nunn, Ph.D., left, is currently the Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum and Visual Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Previous to that she spent nine years as the Curator of Contemporary Hispano and Latino collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico where her research focused on Spanish Colonial, Contemporary Latin American and Chicana/o and Latina/o art history. Nunn is the author of Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era (University of New Mexico Press, 2001).  Sin Nombre was awarded the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award for “significant contribution to history” by the Historical Society of New Mexico in 2002, and the Southwest Book Award from the Border Regional Library Association in 2003.

Catherine Lewis, center, has served on the Board or the Finance Committee for El Rancho de las Golondrinas for 23 years, from 1995 to 2018!  She now looks forward to continued association with the Ranch in the years to come and she sends her best wishes and many thanks to the staff and volunteers for their dedication and all the hard work they do for the Ranch.

Catherine spent many years as a national marketing and management consultant to employee benefits administration and investment organizations. Her clients ranged from regional firms to large national and international institutions with a focus on sales training, customer service, mergers and acquisitions and operational processes. She was a national speaker as well as author and publisher of numerous articles and books for her industries.

After selling her consulting and publishing firms, Catherine returned to education as an instructor of English as a second language (ESL) to adults at the Santa Fe Community College and as an ESL curriculum consultant and coach for the Santa Fe Public Schools. She enjoyed several years as a ski instructor in both the regular and adaptive ski programs!

She graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and received her M.A. from the University of New Mexico.

Robert Tórrez, right, was born and raised in the northern New Mexico community of Los Ojos. After attending Tierra Amarilla High School, he received his BA and MA from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, and has done additional graduate work in history at the University of New Mexico. He has conducted original research on the history and culture of New Mexico for more than forty years and served as State Historian at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives in Santa Fe from 1987 until his retirement in 2000. Since retirement, he has continued to conduct research, teach short-term adult education courses, lecture and write on various aspects of New Mexico history. Robert has a special interest in the judicial systems of New Mexico’s Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods and has written extensively and regularly lectures on various aspects of crime and punishment in New Mexico. He has also done extensive research on New Mexico’s Spanish and Mexican land grants, Hispano-Indian frontier relations, peonage, Indian slavery and the genizaros.

Please join us in thanking these three Board members for their years of service to El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

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