UNM Alumni Association News

Congratulations Grads & Golden Grads!

On Saturday, May 13, our Lobo alumni pack added more than 3,900 UNM grads. In the weeks prior to graduation, the UNM Alumni Association hosted its second year of offering free photos to new grads in their regalia at The U in front of Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, photographing 211 graduates. On Friday, May 12, the Class of 1967 was inducted into the Heritage Club, which is for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago from UNM. Class President Arthur Beach was in attendance, along with 75th anniversary grad, Laura Grissom Bradshaw.

Dr. Karen Abraham Courtyard Honors Retiring Lifelong Lobo

We are proud to announce The University of New Mexico Board of Regents approved the renaming of Hodgin Hall’s Alumni Center Plaza to the Dr. Karen Abraham Courtyard in honor of our retiring associate vice president of alumni relations and the executive director of the UNM Alumni Association, Karen Abraham. More

Make 2016 the year you connect!

Happy New Year from The UNM Alumni Association! Today is a great time to start 2016 off right by logging into our new website and UNM Alumni Connect to reconnect with your fellow Lobo alums.

Lobo Living Room: “The End Of Night” explores the importance of darkness.

A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet, in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. In this talk based on his book, “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,” Paul Bogard seeks to restore our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.

Dana Allen is officially in the building!

Dana joins our team today as our new vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the Alumni Association. We encourage our Albuquerque-area alums, and any alumni planning trips to New Mexico, to join us at upcoming events for the opportunity to meet Dana. President Robert Frank selected Dana Allen as UNM’s new vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the Alumni Association in October 2015. Most recently, she worked as the assistant vice president for alumni relations and executive director of the Alumni Association at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia. More

Join us for Lobo Living Room: The Potters of Mata Ortiz

Lobo Living Room travels to the UNM Art Museum to present an evening lecture on the distinctive pottery from the small village of Mata Ortiz, in Casas Grandes, Mexico. Bill Gilbert, UNM Distinguished Professor of Art and Ecology, will discuss the effect the potters of Mata Ortíz have on the Ceramics and the Land Arts of the American West programs through an examination of the role of personal creativity and communal support in the development of the art movement in the village. More

GAAAC Heats Up with Summer Socials

With five opportunities to meet up with your fellow Lobo Alumni in the Albuquerque area, mark your calendars for a number of fun Summer Social events. More

Summer Nights at ABQ BioPark

GAAAC invites all Albuquerque-area alumni to rock steady to The Blue Hornets, a reggae ska, on Thursday, July 21. Join fellow Lobo Alums for a fun evening at the BioPark (opens in new window). More

Calling all Lobos in Chicago!

Chicago Area Alumni Weekend will take place August 12-14. The UNM Alumni Association is headed your way for a variety of events. Click here for all the howling fun details! More

Help our auction HOWL!

We are still taking donations to help make this year’s auction the best yet! Help our scholarships and programs by donating an item to our auction. More! More

Naval ROTC celebrates 75th anniversary

UNM’s Naval ROTC invites all alumni, faculty, staff and community members to join the celebration. More

Lobo, Zia & Inspirational Young Alumnus award recipients announced

The UNM Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 Lobo, Zia and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards. The recipients will be honored at the Alumni Association’s All University Breakfast on Oct. 1. More

No Lobo should ever howl in hunger

The UNM Alumni Association will collect nonperishable food items Sept. 26 through Sept. 30 in support of the Roadrunner Food Bank and the Lobo Food Pantry. More

Alumni benefit: Special pricing for Lion King at Popejoy

By special arrangement, Popejoy Hall has made it possible for UNM alumni to purchase tickets to select performances of the Grammy and Tony awards winning production of Disney’s The Lion King. More

Alumni seeks award nominations!

The UNM Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its prestigious James F. Zimmerman, Bernard S. Rodey, Erna S. Fergusson and Faculty Teaching Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 4. More

The Mirage is in your mailbox

The Fall 2016 Mirage Magazine hit alumni mailboxes last month. Read the latest fascinating, inspiring and intriguing alumni stories online too. More

Sign up for adventure!

The UNM Alumni Association gives our Lobos with wanderlust the opportunity to continue their education by traveling the world through our Alumni Travel Program. With a number of unique trip opportunities, our Alumni Travel Program sets you up for success by handling all the travel plans and arrangements for you. More

Stay up to date with The Howler

Our monthly e-newsletter for UNM alumni and friends is ready to read online. More

Lobo football single-game tickets available now

There are a couple football games left this season! Be sure to purchase your single-game tickets for this season’s remaining games. More

We are asking for feedback!

Our team at Alumni Relations will start planning Homecoming 2017 in January! If you have any suggestions or feedback about Homecoming 2016, please email us at alumni@unm.edu. We look forward to an even bigger and better celebration in 2017!

Hodgin Hall Alumni Center closed for Thanksgiving

From everyone on the UNM Alumni Relations Team, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Our offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov.

Celebrating Fall 2016 Grads

The UNM Alumni Association and UNM Young Alumni Chapter invite soon-to-be Fall Class of 2016 graduates to celebrate their achievements and join the UNM alumni family at the New Graduate Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. RSVP required. More

Sign up to receive your mini diploma today!

This smaller (unofficial) version of your diploma lists your name and degree, and fits in your wallet. Pickup this gift at the New Graduate Reception or at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. If you are unable to pickup your Mini-Diploma, we will mail it to you. Sign up to receive yours here (login required). More

The New Mexico Lobos are Bowl bound! 

The Lobos will take on the UTSA Roadrunners starting at noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at University Stadium and we’re hosting a tailgate to celebrate. The UNM Alumni Association, Athletic Department, Lobo Club and Alumni Lettermen will host an all alumni tailgate starting at 9 a.m. in the North 4 Fan Fest Lot. Join us in the big tent for breakfast burritos, coffee, hot chocolate, entertainment, games, prizes and more! More

Happy Holidays from UNM Alumni!

The UNM Alumni Association wishes all our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their loved ones a joy-filled and safe holiday season. Our office will be closed for winter break at 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. Happy holidays! More

Mirage Is On Its Way To Your Mailbox

The UNM Alumni Association proudly prints and mails more than 150,000 copies of Mirage Magazine twice a year, and the glossy paper copy of Mirage is on its way to your mailbox now! We want every single alumnus who wants a paper copy to have one, but we also know that people’s reading habits are changing. More

The Power to Cure Multiplied – Project ECHO

Join us for our upcoming Lobo Living Room on Thursday, March 23. Join Dr. Sanjeev Arora, a specialist at UNM Health Sciences Center, as he speaks about Project ECHO, a disruptive innovation that dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations. Learn how Project ECHO is changing the face of medical delivery around the world. More

Class of 1967 Golden Graduates and Heritage Club Weekend

Join your friends and classmates in celebrating the Golden Graduates of 1967 and Heritage Club Members (those who have graduated 50 or more years ago) for two days of fun events, including participating in the 2017 Commencement Exercise! More

Lobos for Life – The Class of 2017

Graduates have inspiring stories to tell. Each year at The University of New Mexico, a new cohort of graduates celebrates the culmination of a long, sometimes trying but rewarding experience as they graduate after completing their degree requirements. The Class of 2017 has much to celebrate as they take the stage to honor their academic achievements. For the sixth year in a row, UNM will report a record-high four-year graduation rate. More

Hail to Thee! UNM Alumni Call for Nominations

UNM alumni have reason to be proud as they honor award recipients! The UNM Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its prestigious Zia, Lobo, and Inspirational Young Alumnus Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, May 22, 2017. More

New Grads Can Search for Jobs in New Mexico

Lobo Career Connection is UNM's career portal and on-campus recruiting site. Access to hundreds of internship, co-op and post-graduate opportunities. UNM students, don't forget to check UNM's Off-Campus Job Web for employment.

Karen Abraham Courtyard Nears Completion

Work on the Karen Abraham Courtyard is nearing completion and we will be dedicating the space in June! Many generous alumni and community supporters have contributed toward our goal of raising $50,000 for this project, and there is still an opportunity for you to be involved. Please visit our website to read more about how this project will benefit the University and the community, and for information on how you can donate online.

UNM Alumni Office Closed For Memorial Day

The UNM Alumni Offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day, and will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 a.m. The meaning of Memorial Day is to honor the men and women who died while serving in the American armed forces. We hope you are able to spend time with family and friends over the weekend!

For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)
E: alumni@unm.edu