The community is invited to pay tribute to the memory of longtime Legislator Jeannette O. Wallace from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 in room 505 (Building 5) at UNM-Los Alamos.
In honor of her long service to the Los Alamos community and tireless commitment to education, the faculty and staff of UNM-Los Alamos are privileged to dedicate UNM-LA’s newest lecture hall in her name. The dedication will take place at 1 p.m.
The long time community leader died from illness in April 2011. She was serving her 11th term as a New Mexico State Representative, which she had won at the age of 76.
Since 1991, Wallace served New Mexico District 43, which covers Los Alamos,Sandoval and Santa Fe counties.
Wallace was a member of the powerful House Appropriations and Finance Committee as well as the Health and Government Affairs committee and the Printing and Supplies committee.
She had previously served on the Los Alamos County Council and was one of the co-founders of the Leadership Los Alamos program.
Campus Resources Director Lisa Wismer worked with Wallace’s family and artists Don Taylor and Ken Nebel to design the plaque for the lecture hall.
The plaque will be unveiled at Sunday’s dedication ceremony.
Directions and parking for the dedication can be found on the UNM-Los Alamos website: http://www.la.unm.edu/PR/campus_map.html