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.
Trailblazers applications are now available!

Applications are due to Hodgin Hall no later than Friday, February 28, 2014. 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
  • 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.

2013-2014 Executive Board
  • Co-President: Ashkii Hatathlie
  • Co-President: Garrett McDonnell
  • Vice President of Membership: Jessica Duncan
  • Vice President of Recruitment: Bianca Martinez
  • Vice President of Special Programming: Kate Ayala
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

Freshmen Send-offs . . .Celebrate Your New (Lobo) Adventure

Freshmen Send-off

Before freshmen make their way to the UNM campus, they join current Lobos, alumni, parents and staff for an afternoon of food, fun and family.

The UNM Alumni Association and Parent Association serve as hosts. At these casual receptions, students and parents meet others from their hometown who can serve as a support network for them. Light refreshments will be provided along with lots of door prizes. Join the fun and meet new Lobos from your neighborhood!