The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the Zia, Lobo and Inspirational Young Alumnus awards. The nomination deadline is Monday, May 21.

Award criteria: 

  •  Zia Award: Honors New Mexico residents with a UNM degree who have distinguished themselves in any one or more of the following categories: philanthropic endeavors, public office, service to the University, community and volunteer activities, and/or business professional fields or educational fields. Read about previous Zia Award Recipients.
  • Lobo Award: Presented to a UNM alumnus/a who has given outstanding personal service to the University or whose career achievement reflects credit on the University.
  • Inspirational Young Alumnus Award: Recognizes significant contributions by an individual, whether through professional achievement or community service. Recipients demonstrate a commitment to excellence in post-academic life and an ongoing commitment to professional work, research, multicultural relations and/or volunteerism, while being recognized as an emerging leader.

Download thenomination requirementsor for more information on awards visit the Alumni website. Nominate an alum with the online forum

The awards will be presented at the All University Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 29.

For more information on alumni awards, the awards ceremony, or the nomination form, contact the Alumni Association at 505-277-5808 or by email.