The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is celebrating 50 years of serving students at The University of New Mexico. The GPSA was first recognized as the Graduate Student Association at UNM in 1969. It promotes and supports the academic development of graduate and professional students and represents them on the Board of Regents on issues ranging from research grants to health insurance to academic freedom.

Students are invited to celebrate the anniversary Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB atrium, where cake will be served until 1 p.m. The anniversary will also be marked with an awareness campaign on GPSA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and various events throughout the month, so keep an eye out for their upcoming events. 

“This 50th anniversary is a huge one for the GPSA,” said GPSA president Muhammad Afzaal Hussain. “We represent the more than 6,000 grad and professional students here at UNM who are achieving things that are improving our community, the nation, and the world. And we look forward to seeing even more great things from them in the future.”