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A festive mood prevailed at the 15th Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards banquet at the UNM Student Union Ballroom on Oct. 10.
This year's recipients were Gary O'Dowd ('65), Bill Carpenter ('66) and Pamela Minzner, who had been a member of the UNM law faculty before becoming the second woman to serve on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Her widower, Dick Minzner, accepted her award. Serving as master of ceremonies was Ed Chavez ('81), chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court and Carpenter's former law partner.