A swell of UNM student organizations are working together to properly honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain.

Hussain, a beloved Pakistani immigrant, UNM alumnus, and hardworking civic leader was just 27-years-old when he died.

Members of the UNM and greater New Mexico community are invited to Kiva Hall Friday, Oct. 28 to hear from his friends and family, as well as a variety of speakers hosted by multiple undergraduate and graduate groups. Hussain was a part of many of them while earning his master's in community and regional planning. 

President Garnett Stokes will be addressing attendees, as well as Provost James Holloway and U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, among others.

Hussain served on Rep. Stansbury’s campaign team, while holding  leadership positions in the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) and  the Planning and Land Use Department director in Española just before his untimely death.

“This memorial service is to remember and celebrate his contributions to the UNM community and the broader state of New Mexico, as a student leader,” graduate student and current GPSA President Shaik Ahmad said.

There will also be prayers, a tribute video, and a candlelight vigil, starting at 3 p.m. Reservations are not required and all are welcome to attend.

For general questions or to learn more you can contact GPSA or AAPIRC at their emails.