Honors Alumni Chapter
Welcome UNM Honors College Alumni and friends!
We invite you to join us in connecting with fellow classmates and participating in the Honors College community.
The UNM Honors College Alumni Chapter is committed to enhancing the relationship between the college and its former students. As alumni, we carry the UNM Honors name throughout the world and in the work that we do, so it’s critical for the college, students and alumni that we stay connected through activities, alumni events, awards and our annual newsletters. Join us and become a member of the UNM Honors College Alumni Chapter.
Become an active member!
Alumni are invited to join and take an active role in our chapter. The chapter is in its infancy and is working to develop a series of opportunities that will connect alumni with each other, faculty and students. Opportunities to get involved include helping develop a mentorship program, fundraising to support honors programing and events, organizing alumni events (eg. Homecoming, lectures, faculty led book clubs, etc.) and membership expansion (spread the word!). If you’re interested in learning more, please go to fill out our online form and we’ll be in contact.
Honors Chapter Information
Honors College Alumni Newsletters & Photos
2014 Alumni Reunion Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/unmalumni/sets/72157647841032838/
Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award
The UNM Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose research, professional achievements, leadership and/or community service contribute to the success and reputation of the UNM Honors College. The contribution(s) do not need to be publicly renowned, but should represent important creative effort or accomplishment with societal or educational value.
- Candidate must have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of UNM Honor’s coursework.
- Candidate must be willing to attend the UNM Homecoming Open House on Sept. 30, 2017 to accept the award in person (exceptions may apply).
- Nominations can be made at any time through this link. The deadline for submissions has passed.
Any questions regarding the Distinguished Alumni Award, please contact Sophia Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-277-4211.
Gary L. Gordon, '83, '86
A fourth generation New Mexican, Gary Gordon has crafted two careers as both a distinguished courtroom lawyer and then also as an expert in the governance and financial management of non-profit organizations. Following his graduation from Albuquerque Academy, Gordon attended the University of New Mexico and graduated summa cum laude in general honors, earning his bachelor’s degree from the Anderson Schools of Management, with distinction. He was in the first group of scholarship recipients to be recognized as a Distinguished Presidential Scholar, and received the Clauve Award as the university’s outstanding senior.
Executive Board and Committees
The UNM Honors College Alumni Chapter (HCAC) meets twice a year and is open to all alumni. The Governing Council and the committees meet as needed to plan and approve events and are made up of alumni interested in helping to drive the strategic vision of the organization. Interested in joining? Send us an email.
Governing Council Members Include:
Julia Gilroy, '04
Sarah McKinney, '03
Simon Goldfine, Treasurer, '03
Anna Nogar, '01
Finance, Simon Goldfine, Chair
The Finance Committee raises funds to sponsor Chapter and Honors College events. It is also the most entertaining committee to serve on (based on an informal, limited and subjective poll of the current committee members).
Mentorship, Rod Guinn, Chair
Exploring ways in which Honors College (and Program) alums and potentially other University and community figures could be of assistance to current Honors students on subjects, ranging from academics to career exploration. The idea is to have a one-to-one, non-threatening relationships between mentor and protege that will be flexible, as some interactions are likely to be short-term while others are protracted, and will be based on a mutual agreement as to goal and benefit.
Homecoming, Christy Tarleton, Chair
Every year the UNM Honors College joins forces with the Honors Alumni Chapter to host a series of events designed to celebrate UNM Honors College alumni, faculty and staff. The Homecoming weekend starts with a welcome reception on Friday evening and concludes with a reunion on Saturday evening at the UNM Honors College.
Distinguished Alumni, Julia Gilroy, Chair
This award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose research, professional achievements, leadership and/or community service contribute to the success and reputation of the UNM Honors College. The contribution(s) do not need to be publicly renowned, but should represent important creative effort or accomplishment with societal or educational value. Nominate an alumni here (opens in new window).
Last Updated: December 11, 2017