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Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Homecoming 2018

In case you missed in it last month’s Howler, it is time to mark your calendars and start making plans now to join us Sept. 24-29 to celebrate Homecoming 2018. Lobo football will take on Liberty University on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dreamstyle Stadium. Homecoming will be a tradition-packed week of events and reunions, including the All University Breakfast. Stay up to date on the latest Homecoming details by visiting our homecoming page.

Golden Graduates: Class of 1968

The UNM Alumni Association proudly invites the Class of 1968 and Heritage Club members, alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago, to join fellow Lobos, friends and classmates for the Golden Graduates & Heritage Club Weekend with activities on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. Don’t miss out on reconnecting with friends and rediscovering your Lobo pride! Find a list of activities including participating in Spring 2018 Commencement here.

Spring Class of 2018 Celebrations

The UNM Alumni Association and UNM Young Alumni Chapter celebrate the Spring Class of 2018 by inviting graduates to take free commemorative photos at The U on Tuesday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 4, as well as Wednesday, May 2. Grads who purchased class rings can participate in the official UNM Ring Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in The SUB. Then party with the pack at the New Grad Bash from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Visit the UNM Alumni Association events calendar for updates and details.

Popejoy Offers Alumni Exclusive Discounts

We are #ProudUNMAlumni to announce that Popejoy is offering alumni special discount tickets to the 2018 Broadway season shows. This discount applies to selected dates of The Book Of Mormon, Les Miserables, Wicked and more! Redeem your special ticket discount online, through the Alumni Tickets link and use the code ALUMNI.

UNM Audiology Clinic Offers Hearing Services Discount To Alumni

The Audiology Clinic at UNM offers discounts on exams and hearing aids to alumni. As a part of UNM’s Speech & Hearing Department, the Audiology Clinic is grounded in expertise and is dedicated to providing high quality hearing services and equipment tailored to their clients’ specific needs at a fraction of the cost. UNM Alumni can receive a complete hearing exam for just $45, as well as considerable discounts on hearing aid purchases. Find out more details or schedule an appointment, by phone 505-277-4453 or by email.

U Know?

You can read the Spring 2018 edition of the Mirage Magazine right now online! The latest issue of Mirage alumni magazine introduces you to President Garnett Stokes, her husband, Jeffrey Younggren, and Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez. It also proudly profiles alumni and showcases stellar achievements of the University of New Mexico. Read it online here.

Join Us!

Second Annual D.H. Lawrence Lecture

The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives and the Department of English Language and Literature proudly invite alumni and community members to the second annual D.H. Lawrence Lecture presented by Andrew Harrison, director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. This lecture will consist of two presentations:

  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Albuquerque. More info.
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in Taos, followed by D.H. Lawrence Ranch tour at 2 p.m. More info & RSVP.

Second Annual Stuart A. Northrop Distinguished Lecture

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences will host the second annual Stuart A. Northrop Distinguished Lecture starting at 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, with speaker Dr. Susannah Porter. For more information, visit the Earth & Planetary Science webpage.

Author & Illustrator Event on April 10

The UNM Alumni Honors Chapter, Honors College and the Latin American and Iberian Institute present “Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide” with author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Pena presenting on Tuesday, April 10 at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center located on UNM’s Main Campus in Albuquerque. The Honors Alumni Book Club will host a discussion about the book at 5 p.m., followed by the presentation, a book signing, and reception. More information about this event, including parking and directions, is available online.

Lobo Living Room

The UNM Alumni Association proudly invites Lobo alumni and community members to the Lobo Living Room: A Rainforest in The Desert on Wednesday, April 18, at the Lobo Rainforest located at 101 Broadway Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Registration and reception begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by welcome and introductions at 6:15 p.m., remarks from Robert DelCampo at 6:30 p.m. and tours of Lobo Rainforest at 7 p.m. More info & RSVP.

Connect Through The Online Community

Stay connected to your alumni pack by joining UNM Alumni Connect, our online alumni community. If you’ve never logged into UNM Alumni Connect before, you’ll need to know your Alumni ID # to complete the first-time user login. And we’re happy to share that info with you! Simply complete this request form, and we will email your Alumni ID number to you. Accessing the online community gives you the ability to update your email and contact preferences allowing you to stay up to date about this year’s Homecoming 2018 events, regional chapter Green Chile Roasts, UNM department or program news, game watch parties and more #ProudUNMAlumni moments.

UNM Alumni Travel Program

Don’t miss a deadline, book your summer and fall trips today! The UNM Alumni Travel Program’s 2018 trips calendar is up on our website. For questions or to book your trip, please call Kathie Scott at 505-277-9093. There is still time to book your travel for the following spring and summer trips:

UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel

Spring has spring and love is in bloom — the Alumni Association invites you to tour and book the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel for your special day! Elegant in its Southwestern simplicity, the University of New Mexico’s Alumni Memorial Chapel is the ideal location for weddings, vow renewals, baptisms and memorial services. The UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel is nondenominational and available to students, faculty, staff and alumni for weddings and memorial services. A virtual tour and booking information is available online. Please call Kathie Scott before reserving your event at 505-277-9093.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Events are planned and put on our calendar weekly, stay up to date about chapter events by visiting our online events calendar.

Albuquerque Chapter:

  • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Annual Spring Storm community service day. To participate with the Greater Albuquerque Alumni Chapter, contact Catherine Jaramillo by email.


  • Saturday, April 7: Annual Hill Wine Country Tasting Tour. More info.

Chicago Chapter

  • Saturday, May 12: Save the date – Architecture River Cruise

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19: Chapter Happy Hour at Southlake. More info & RSVP.

Honors Chapter

  • 5 to 7:30 p.m.. Tuesday, April 10: Photographic: The Life Of Graciela Iturbide. More info.

Los Angeles Chapter

  • Tuesday, April 17: National College Fair at Camarillo Airport. Volunteer info.
  • Sunday, April 22: National College Fair at Anaheim Convention Center. Volunteer info.
  • Thursday, April 26: National College Fair at Pasadena Convention Center. Volunteer info.
  • Saturday, May 5: Save the date – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Olvera Street

Phoenix Chapter

  • 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 6: UNM Alumni Night at the Suns. More info.

Salt Lake City Chapter

San Diego Chapter

  • Thursday, April 19: National College Fair at San Diego Conventional Center. Volunteer info.

UNM Young Alumni

  • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7: UNM Young Alumni will participate in the annual Spring Storm. More info.
  • 7 to 9 p.m.: Thursday, April 12: Geeks Who Drink: Quiz For A Cause benefitting UNM Children’s Hospital. More info.

It’s Good To Be A Lobo

Business Card Drive

The UNM Alumni Relations Office is asking alums to mail us five business cards. The cards will be assembled into binders that will be shared with the career services and enrollment management offices to share with prospective and current students, showing the vast scope of careers that are possible with a degree from UNM. As a way to say thank you for your participation, the fifth card will be returned to you as a luggage tag. To share your business cards, please send them to: UNM Alumni Relations Office, ATTN: Business Card Book, MSC01-1160, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

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!

Find your 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!

And, we lit THE U for you!

The U, located in Hodgin Hall Plaza, is lit in various colors to celebrate key achievements in academics, athletics, and other occasions on campus. Updates on when The U will be lit here.

  • March 5: Lobo Women’s Basketball victory over San Jose State, 84-54, at the Mountain West Championship Tournament
  • March 8: Lobo Men’s Basketball victory over Wyoming, 85-75, at the Mountain West Championship Tournament
  • March 9: Lobo Men’s Basketball victory over Utah State, 83-68, at the Mountain West Championship Tournament
  • March 11: Josh Kerr wins first in the mile at the NCAA Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championships
  • March 15: Lobo Women's Basketball victory over St. Mary's, 82-80, in the WNIT
  • March 20: Lobo Women's Basketball victory over Rice, 93-73, in the WNIT

For questions or more information:

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