Alice King, the former first lady of New Mexico, was honored for her role in modern New Mexico public policy during a panel presentation and reception on May 21 at the UNM School of Law.
King died in early December 2008 after suffering a stroke. She was the wife of Gov. Bruce King and worked tirelessly throughout her adult life to improve the lives of New Mexico's children.
She is credited with creating the state's Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), was chair of the New Mexico Children's Trust Fund and was a major supporter of the Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital.
Laura Threet, co-chair of the Bruce King Reading Room and Archives Committee, chaired a panel comprised of people who worked closely with King on her initiatives.
The panelists were: