Yes! We Have Student Programs Too.

This might be the UNM Alumni website, but this section is for students. Check out the exciting and effortless ways you can get involved.
Trailblazer LogoTrailblazers applications are now available!

Applications deadline is February 26, 2016. Interviews will be held in mid-March.

Consideration for membership is open to all UNM students who have: Completion of 30 credit hours, with at least one semester completed at UNM; a current GPA of 2.8 or better; great communications skills; knowledge and interest in UNM; ability to dedicate time to the organization; and time to volunteer.

Download more information and an application here.

Trailblazers: Become a Student Ambassador!


UNM Trailblazers are ambassadors for the UNM Alumni Association and the University of New Mexico. Trailblazers volunteer at UNM Alumni Association functions. They may also choose to participate in special volunteer projects or fundraising activities chosen by the organization.

As Trailblazers, members develop leadership skills by interacting with other student leaders, networking with community members, participating in workshops and conferences and serving as the governing board for the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Where Trailblazers blaze trails:

  • Alumni Association: Promoting the Alumni Career Mentor Program; Alumni Board Meetings and Luncheons; Alumni Homecoming Activities; and Legislative Receptions
  • President’s office: Basketball games; Dinners; Receptions; Student Luncheons; and UNM’s Hanging of the Greens
  • Student Recruitment: Speaking at Freshmen Sendoffs and Freshmen Orientation

To request assistance from Trailblazers at your event, please contact Sue MacEachen in the UNM Alumni Relations Office, or call 505-277-5808.

2015-2016 Executive Board
  • President: Kate Ayala
  • Vice President of Membership: Taryn Levels
  • Vice President of Recruitment: Jorge Guerrero, Stephonae Shoats
  • Vice President of Special Programming: Emily Mize
District 4 CASE ASAP
District 4 CASE ASAP Announcements:

Meet the new District 4 Representative, Kate Ayala, from the University of New Mexico Trailblazers. She officially starts her term May 1, 2013.

Congratulations to former student regent and current Trailblazer Jacob Wellman. Jacob has won the Outstanding Student Leader Award. He will now move on, with the other District 4 award winners, to compete for the CASE ASAP Network Awards, which will be announced this summer at the 40th Annual Network Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Birthday Cake Program: Surprise Them with a Cake!

Birthday Cake Program

Let your son or daughter know just how much you care by surprising them with a cake for their birthday or any other special occasion! Students are delighted to receive a sweet surprise – during exam week, when a paper or project is due – no reason is needed to remind your son or daughter, though they may be apart from you, they are never alone.

Send us the order form one week before the event, and we’ll take care of the rest! Remember, we are closed on Saturday and Sunday, so make sure to schedule your cake on a weekday. All telephone orders must be prepaid with a Visa or MasterCard in order to guarantee delivery.

Birthday Cake ProgramWhen the day of the delivery rolls around, we will contact your son/daughter by phone and ask them to come by the Alumni Center located in Hodgin Hall. When they arrive, we’ll sing Happy Birthday to them and take a short video. We will supply a card with your name and personal message inside. Cakes are baked fresh daily at a local bakery.

Order your birthday cake today with our secure online form.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Kathie Scott at 505-277-9093, 1-800-258-6866 or at

UNM Official Ring: Trade in the Old! Ring in the New!
Upcoming . . .

UNM Official Ring Days: If you missed an opportunity to purchase your UNM Official Ring while a student, you can still come by the UNM Bookstore to order from the Josten's representative on select dates. You will find prices much better if you order through the rep on campus. The dates are: November 5-6, November 18-19, and December 11-12. If you don't live in the area, but you're interested, contact

Official Ring Ceremony: ASUNM Lobo Spirit, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Stu­dent Activ­i­ties Cen­ter, will host their UNM Ring Cer­e­mony on December 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the SUB Ballroomat for stu­dents who pur­chased a UNM ring and their fam­i­lies. Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, par­tic­i­pants dip their hand in red dye and the color stays on their hand for about a day dur­ing which time, stu­dents are able to show their red hands at local busi­nesses in exchange for discounts. For more information contact Ryan Lindquist at or call 505-277-4706.

Official UNM RingThe Ring Design: Show off the Lobo, Hodgin Hall, the Sandias and UNM with every handshake. UNM students and alumni collectively designed the ring. Included in the design are the Lobo, Hodgin Hall and the Sandia Mountains, with UNM engraved on top. The ring comes in five sizes, in your choice of traditional or antique. You may also add a red gem. We also offer a simple Signet ring, in three different sizes.

Why Hodgin Hall? The University’s first building, Hodgin Hall, opened in 1892. It was originally built of red brick with a pitched roof and arched windows. In 1908 the pitched roof and the fourth story were removed, the red brick stuccoed over, the arched windows squared off and the corners of the building rounded for a pueblo appearance. In 1971, the news of Hodgin Hall's scheduled destruction prompted alumni to rally for its preservation and restoration.

Official UNM RingCharles Hodgin was a member of the University’s first graduating class (1894) who became head of the Education Department, then dean, and finally vice-president of the University. Today, Hodgin Hall houses the UNM Alumni Relations Office and the UNM Alumni Association.

Why the Lobo? The lobo was chosen as UNM's mascot – and the name of the school newspaper – in 1920. The student body agreed that "lobo," the Spanish word for wolf, embodied the campus spirit. "The lobo is respected for his cunning, feared for his prowess, and is the leader of the pack,” the Daily Lobo wrote. The lobo on the ring depicts the statue guarding the southwest corner of campus on Central and University.

Find the perfect fit, and more information, at Alumni who have purchased previous UNM rings may be able to exchange them for new rings at a special rate. Contact Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 for more information.