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Announcements from The UNM Alumni Association

Golden Grads: Class of 1967

The UNM Alumni Association proudly invites the Class of 1967 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 12, and Saturday, May 13. Don’t miss out on reconnecting with friends and rediscovering your Lobo pride! Find a list of activities including participating in Spring 2017 Commencement here.

Spring Class of 2017

The UNM Alumni Association and UNM Young Alumni Chapter celebrate the Spring Class of 2017 by inviting graduates to take free commemorative photos at The U on Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27. Grads who purchased class rings can participate in the official UNM Ring Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, in The SUB. Then party with the pack at the New Grad Bash from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Visit the UNM Alumni Association events calendar for updates and details.

Karen Abraham Courtyard

We are excited to announce that 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.

Did U know?

The University of New Mexico is looking for alumni volunteers to help with the Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at WisePies Arena aka The PIT. Find for more information and sign up here.

Join us!

NorCal All Alumni Weekend

The UNM Alumni Association, UNM Alumni NorCal Chapter and the College of Fine Arts is proud to host a NorCal Alumni Weekend with events on Thursday, April 6, in San Francisco; and Friday, April 7, in Berkeley. Find out how to join in the fun!

Lobo Living Room

RSVP today for our next Lobo Living Room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center. Bees: Sustainability and Their Future will address what would happen without bees as they play a vital role in the Earth’s natural ecosystems. Join us for presentations by bee biologist Catherine Cumberland, urban bee keeping by Monica and Ryan Kowal, and bees and sustainability by Bruce Milne. Read the full schedule and details here. The video of the March 23 Lobo Living Room featuring Project ECHO is available here.

Lobos vs. Cancer

Lobos vs. Cancer celebrates the tenth year of the Sequins, Suits and Sneakers Gala on Saturday, May 20. UNM alumni are invited to attend and can register here. All proceeds benefit cancer research and patient programs at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gala has raised more than $500,000. The UNM Athletics Department, Lobo Spirit team, ROTC and many volunteers support this event.

Statewide Financial Literacy Workshops

The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office have scheduled UNM alums Patrick Stewart and Shaylyn Garcia Roy to present Consumer Security: Protecting the Citizens of New Mexico. Topics discussed during this presentation will include recognizing the red flags of financial scams, consumer online safety, crime prevention, identity theft and fraud. This presentation has been scheduled for the follow cities:

Chapter Updates

  • Black Alumni Chapter
    Saturday, April 29, 2 to 4 p.m.: The Black Alumni Chapter invites all alumni to join in celebrating the Spring 2017 graduates following the African American Student Services ceremony. Drinks, refreshments, music and photo opportunities will take place at Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, located on UNM’s Main Campus — look for The U!
  • Lobos in Denver:
  • Lobos in Los Angeles: To volunteer at any of these national college fairs, please email Gary Bednorz.
    • Thursday, April 20: At the Pasadena Convention Center
    • Sunday, April 23: At the Anaheim Convention Center
    • Wednesday, April 26: At the Camarillo Airport
  • Lobos in Orlando:
  • Lobos in Salt Lake City:
  • Lobos in San Diego: To volunteer at either these college fairs, please email Marlene Giles.
    • Monday, April 24: For San Diego District
    • Tuesday, April 25: At San Diego Convention Center

Active Alumni

Mirage Magazine

The bi-annually published Mirage Magazine is one of the many benefits our alumni enjoy. You can read the Spring 2017 issue online here. We want every single alumnus who wants a paper copy to have one, but we also know that people’s reading habits are changing. If you would no longer like to receive a paper copy of the Mirage Magazine in the mail and would prefer an emailed version, please let us know by completing the digital opt-in form. Simply confirm your email address and the Fall 2017 edition will be sent directly to your email inbox and not your curbside mailbox. Update your subscription preferences, at any time, here.

Alumni Adventures Abound!

Pack your bags for adventure this summer! Our Alumni Travel Program sets you up for successful adventures by handling all the travel plans and arrangements for you while offering amazing discounts. Read about our full 2017 Alumni Travel Program options. For questions, please call Kathie Scott at 505-277-5808. Book now for:

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.

Purchase Your Lobos License Plate Today!

Apply today for a UNM license plate. The annual fee is $37 with $25 being donated back to the University. Fill out your application today!

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 life-long 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. Find updates on when The U will be lit here.

  • Mar. 7: Lobo Men’s Baseball defeats NMSU, 8-2, in the Rio Grande Rivalry
  • Mar. 11: Lobo Men’s Indoor Track: Josh Kerr wins the NCAA mile title in 4 minutes, 3:22 seconds
  • Mar. 25: Lobo Women’s Tennis defeats NMSU, 5-2, in the Rio Grande Rivalry
  • Mar. 28: Lobo Men’s Baseball defeats NMSU, 5-3, in the Rio Grande Rivalry

For questions or more information:

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