Three graduates of The University of New Mexico's College of Education are slated to receive awards for their professional accomplishments at a celebratory brunch reception Friday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the "The Cellar" of Hokona Hall.

 This event, which is part of UNM's Homecoming week, marks the first presentation of the College’s new Alumni Recognition Awards.

Esteemed educators and College of Education alumni Daniel Shaw, Dr. Jeanette Haynes Writer and Ambassador Mari-Luci Jaramillo will be honored for their significant contributions through service, instruction and leadership.

Shaw co-created the highly regarded Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program at the Bosque School, developing student-led research projects along the Rio Grande. Haynes Writer is a renowned educator and author whose work centers on multicultural issues, especially those involving Native American students’ concerns. Jaramillo, whose influence has been felt from classrooms to legislative chambers and the U.S. State Department, will receive lifetime achievement recognition as a champion for bi-lingual education and cultural competency.

Additionally, the College of education hosts its annual Research Showcase sharing current faculty and student research with a reception to encourage dialogue. The event, also on Oct. 25, runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Travelstead Hall.

The public is invited to attend both events. Tickets for the UNM College of Education Alumni Awards ceremony and brunch are $17. To register and purchase tickets, visit College of Education Awards. “The Cellar” in Hokona Hall on the UNM campus at Las Lomas and Stanford, N.E. The Research Showcase is free. Attendees registration confirmation will provide information on parking options for these events.

For more information, visit or contact the College of Education by e-mail, or phone at 505-277-2231.

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