The UNM Alumni Association seeks nominations for its annual Lobo, Zia and Inspirational Young Alumnus Awards. The nomination deadline is Monday, July 1. Recipients will be honored at the All-University Breakfast during Homecoming week on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The award criteria follows:

  • Lobo Award – is presented to a UNM alumnus who has given outstanding personal service to the university or whose career achievement reflects credit on the university

  • Zia Award – is presented to 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

  • Inspirational Young Alumnus Award – recognizes significant contributions by an individual 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



For more information, visit Alumni Association Awards or download a nomination form.

For additional specific information regarding alumni awards, the awards ceremony or the application form, email Jane Algermissen or call (505) 277-9085.

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