The University of New Mexico hosts a kick-off event for a new fundraising campaign titled Elements of Success designed to provide support for Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students. The kick-off event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20 at 12 noon in the newly remodeled Clark Hall.

Elements of Success

The purpose of the Elements of Success wall is to raise money by providing support and collaborative funding to student experiences and academic success in the Department of Chemistry. With the Elements of Success, donors are able to sponsor an element and have their name added to the periodic table display, which will now be the largest displayed periodic table in the State of New Mexico measuring 12x12 and made of full-color acrylic. Individual elements sold on several levels including one year ($250), five years ($1,000), or lifetime ($10,000).

Funds will be used to support Chemistry undergraduate and graduate student success including professional association membership, conference registration and travel, guest speakers for seminars and lectures, and various other student-benefitting resources.

In 1997, the first Elements of Success wall was built within Clark Hall. This wall represented some of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department’s most generous donors. After 25 years, the first version of Elements of Success has been revamped alongside the complete facility remodel.

“We want to show gratitude and acknowledgment for the exceptionally generous support this program has received since its inception in 1998,” said Jeremy Edwards, department chair. “Thank you, sincerely, to all our previous sponsors of the original Elements of Success campaign. We hope to see many of our supporters at the event and hope that you consider participating in our new campaign.”

For those interested in sponsoring an element, visit the Elements of Success page. Checks can also be made out to Elements of Success Foundation or individuals may contact the UNM Fund at