Alumni Awards

Award Recipients

Get to know our award recipients: what they do, how they excel, and who they are.

Award Categories

Discover how we honor and celebrate the accomplishments of our diverse community.

Nominate Online

Use our online form to introduce us to the outstanding people you think deserve an award.

We are currently accepting nominations for the awards listed below. Recipients will be honored at the Alumni Association's Winter Award Dinner on Thursday, February 16, 2017. More details and RSVP will be announced as they are finalized.

  • Faculty Teaching Award: Recognizes outstanding teaching and service to students. The recipient is a faculty member currently employed full-time in any school or college of the University.
  • Erna S. Fergusson Award: (formerly the Award of Distinction): Recognizes exceptional accomplishments and/or commitment or distinguished service to the University of New Mexico. The recipient may or may not be an alum of the University.
  • Bernard S. Rodey Award: Recognizes those whose leadership efforts have contributed significantly to the field of education. The recipient may or may not be an alum of the University.
  • James F. Zimmerman Award: Given to an alumnus of The University of New Mexico who has made a significant contribution which has brought fame and honor to The University of New Mexico or to the State of New Mexico.

Congratulations to our 2016 Zia, Lobo, and Inspirational Young Alumnus Award Honorees:

2016 Alumni Association Award Recipients

2016 Alumni Association Award Recipients

From left to right: James Miller, Alexis Tappan, Harold Lavender, Bridgit Lujan, Robert Solenberger, President Robert G, Frank, Randy Royster, Carol Pierce, Gary Gordon, Celia Foy Castillo, Kenneth Gonzales, and James Lewis. Read more about our 2016 Award Recipients.

Photos of the Awards ceremony are available on Flickr (opens in new window).

For questions or more information:

Jane Algermissen, Alumni Relations Office
(505) 277-9085,