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University Update

Beginning in this month's Howler, we will be sharing a new feature. UNM President Garnett Stokes will be providing brief updates on her institutional initiatives and issues affecting UNM. You can also visit the President's website to learn and read more.

President Garnett S. Stokes

Serving our Student Veterans

Students who have served in the military may have life experiences that are vastly different from those of their fellow students; student veterans come to UNM with unique challenges, strengths and skills.

The growing presence of student veterans has become a dynamic part of our institutional culture at UNM, and one of my priorities is to ensure that the student-veteran experience here is welcoming and supports a positive transition to academic life.

One of the first initiatives supporting this effort was a one-day workshop, Serving Those Who Served: Foundations for Working With Veterans, designed to educate the faculty and staff who work most closely with this population, sponsored by our Veteran’s Resource Center and supported by Provost Abdallah, Chancellor Roth and my office. Experts addressed issues such as military culture, recognizing PTSD, traumatic brain injury, potential implications for suicide prevention and community resources for Veterans.

I would like to thank the more than 150 people who attended, as well as every Lobo who has served or is currently serving our country.

Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Chapter Chile Roasts

Sign up for the hottest ticket in town!

…Or, the most mild ticket, or the most medium ticket – at the Chapter Chile Roasts, it’s all up to you!  Our groups across the country are firing on all cylinders to make great New Mexico flavor available to Lobo alumni and friends at their summer and fall chile roasts, picnics and brunches.  Order forms are live and deadlines are fast approaching, so make sure to place your order soon.  Many of our chapters use the proceeds generated from these events to help support student scholarships.  So make plans to enjoy a day with your fellow Lobos and take home some heat for a good cause.

Scheduled events:

Eat Sleep and Play Golf

Don’t be absent-tee from this Lobo Living Room Event!

Looking fore somewhere new to putter around?  Join us at UNM’s South Golf Course for our upcoming Lobo Living Room presentation: On The Green on August 30th.  UNM’s head men’s and women’s golf coaches along with student athletes will present tips on how to help improve your skills and share basics of the game for newcomers.  Registration begins at 5:30 with golf clinics to begin at 6:15.  Please, no heels or wedges and bring your own putter if you have one! Deadline to RSVP is August 27th, so make sure to sign up today.
And don’t forget our Chapter and Constituent Group event calendar is updated regularly, so make sure to check out the latest lineup and find something new to do with your fellow alumni.


Eat Sleep and Play Golf

Do you recall feeling lost your first few days at UNM  -  maybe even literally?  Volunteers are needed to help new and returning UNM students help find their way around campus the first two days of classes at the beginning of the fall semester.  The ASK ME program has three stations on main campus with volunteers from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. who can help students find their way. You can sign-up for 1 hour or more on August 20 or 21.

The University is also looking for volunteers to help with Freshman Convocation as part of Freshman Family Day on August 19. You can sign up here to help in 2 or 3 hour shifts and help welcome the newest members of the Lobo Family!


SAVE THE DATE to join us for a reception to preview the 2019 UNM Alumni Association Travel Program: PASSPORT TO THE WORLD, October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m..Learn about the Alumni Travel Program and the fantastic trips that are planned for 2019! Get a closer look at the luxurious accommodations for our land journeys, river cruises and ocean cruises. Taste food from representative countries while chatting with Alumni Travel Program travelers about their experience and get travel tips.  You’ll have an opportunity to meet representatives from our travel companies and give input on where you would like us to travel in 2020!  To explore all of the opportunities available and get your thoughts a-wanderin’, visit our travel page and learn more.



Homecoming 2018
WOLFSTOCK: Peace, Love and Lobos!

While Homecoming Week offers many traditional events, Wolfstock: Peace, Love and Lobos will provide a variety of new and groovy events for everyone. Returning for this year’s lineup, we are happy to welcome back Zimmerman Library’s Tower Tours throughout the week. Maxwell Museum will again offer its Hidden Collections Tour, and the Alumni Relations Office will offer its Campus Sculpture Tour. Several departments will offer lectures or meet for happy hour reunions at various breweries around town and others will recognize alumni at Distinguished Alumni events, including the Black Alumni Chapter, School of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and the Heritage Club.

New to the lineup will be Picnic on the Plaza, featuring the newly renovated Smith Plaza. Art in the Afternoon will include a photography lecture, interactive Tamarind tour, Art Museum reception and a celebration of 80 years at the Art Annex. This year, we are adding a Lobo Living Room event featuring the Chemistry Department’s Science of Beer.

The highlights of homecoming week include the return of the popular Diner en Rouge and celebrating our alumni at the All University Breakfast. The Homecoming Tailgate will be bigger and better than ever. And of course, the traditional football game will take place on Saturday, as the Lobos take on Liberty University. There are many more lectures, reunions and fun events to check out during the week! The schedule will be up soon at  We look forward to seeing you in late September!

Chapter Events and News

leaders of the Honors Chapter shown presenting a previous UNM Honors Distinguished Alumni Award to  Dr. James Mooore

Christy Tarleton (’99 BS) and Julia Gilroy (’04 BA, ’06 MA), leaders of the Honors Chapter shown presenting a previous UNM Honors Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. James Mooore ('66 BFA), joined by former Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Ursula Shepherd (’94 Ph.D.)

Honors Chapter Awards Nominations

Honors Chapter is accepting nominations for their 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. If you know an Honors Alum who is doing great things in their profession or community, please take a minute to nominate them before August 31, 2018.

Lobo Benefits

Beyond friendship, fun, connecting with your professors and cheering for the Lobos, there are additional tangible benefits to being a UNM alum. UNM alumni, students and faculty can rent the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel for life remembrances and celebrations. Alumni are eligible for negotiated group rates on insurance needs — from pets to homes. As an alum, you can purchase a Johnson Gym rec card and receive discounts on lifelong learning opportunities. Learn more about all Lobo Perks today!


Featured Benefit: UNM ALUMNI CONNECT  

Access to UNM Alumni Connect is easy! Membership is exclusive to alumni only — it's completely free to you! All you need to do is establish a User ID and password and login.
Being a part of this community allows Lobo alums to:

  • Find and connect with alumni near you
  • Submit Class Notes: Update your career successes and info you would like to share
  • Privacy Settings: Control your privacy and email settings
  • Stay in touch: Keep your contact information up-to-date allowing you to receive information about Homecoming events, regional Green Chile Roasts, UNM department or program news, game watch parties and more #ProudUNMAlumni moments

Visit the online community page today to register, or if you’ve already signed up, check to make sure your contact information is up to date.


Collage of Alumni photos

Did you come to any of our recent events?

You can find all the photos on our Flickr site. Take a minute and tag yourself and your friends!

For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)