During the late 1980s I studied in various PhD programs at The University of
Toledo and Union Graduate School. Just couldn't make up my mind in which major I should focus on: health sciences,
exercise physiology, or clinical psychology.
During that period, The University of New Mexico (UNM) and Harvard University
developed a special Health Promotion Program that was funded by the Kellogg Foundation in Michigan. Understanding the
wellness emphasis of this program, I applied to UNM. This is the largest university in New Mexico and is a Division
1 state university. It is also known as the Harvard University of the Southwest. I was accepted into the
program. I graduated during December, 1992. However, my chairperson allowed me to enter the big spring ceremonies.
Here are some pictures of UNM and my graduation: