CoN Recognizes Alumni with Annual Award

October 10, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690


Albuquerque, UNM - Carol Eve Luciani Moye and Sally N. Pete have been honored by the University of New Mexico College of Nursing (UNM CoN) with the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Luciani Moye, a 1973 CoN graduate, has practiced primarily in the field of orthopedic nursing. Her career in orthopedics started at St. Joseph Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. as a head nurse of a 64 bed orthopedic nursing unit. She eventually earned the role of administrative director of orthopedic service for St. Joseph Health Care System and in 1986 became the first certified orthopedic nurse in New Mexico.

Luciani Moye has proven to be an exceptional role model for all nurses. She has given back to the nursing community by lecturing on orthopedic nursing at universities, hospitals, education seminars and programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Luciani Moye is currently a full partner and senior consultant in Albuquerque for Star Group, LLC, focusing on health care management.

Pete graduated from the CoN in 1981. For more than 20 years, she has worked for the Indian Health Service, providing direct patient care as a public health nurse in New Mexico and Arizona. Pete has served as a nurse consultant to the Navajo Area Public Health Nursing Program and as a director of public nursing for the Navajo Nation.

Since 2002, Pete has acted as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Winslow Indian Health Care Center, Inc. (WIHCC). This position has required an oversight of three health care facilities at Winslow, Dilkon and Leupp, Ariz., providing health services to a population of over 15,000 within eight Navajo Nation Chapters service area, the southwest region of the Navajo Nation.

The CoN is a fully accredited component of the distinguished UNM Health Sciences Center. With over 50 years of service, the CoN constitutes a vital resource for the state of New Mexico by maintaining a full range of superior programs in traditional areas while addressing the special needs of a highly diverse population with thoughtfully designed programs to make nursing education available to everyone in the state.

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