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For more specific information regarding alumni awards, the awards ceremony, or the application at form, see http://www.unmalumni.com/awards.html

The UNM Alumni Association honors alumni throughout the year:

Spring Awards: 

Spring Award nomination deadline: May 22, 2017

  • Lobo Award: Presented to a UNM alumnus/a who has given outstanding personal service to the university or whose career achievement reflects credit on the university.
  • Zia Award: Honors 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, whether 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.

Winter Awards:

Winter award nomination deadline: November 3, 2017

  • James F. Zimmerman Award: Given to an alumnus of the University of New Mexico who has made a significant contribution which has brought fame and honor to the University of New Mexico or to the State of New Mexico.
  • Bernard S. Rodey Award: Recognizes those whose leadership efforts have contributed significantly to the field of education. The recipient may or may not be an alum of the University.
  • Erna S. Fergusson Award: Recognizes exceptional accomplishments and/or commitment or distinguished service to the University of New Mexico. The recipient may or may not be an alum of the University. Formerly named the Award of Distinction.

On-going nominations taken throughout the year:

  • Aluminaria Award: Nomination is ongoing. Celebrates UNM alumni who make the world a better, brighter place – individuals who go out of their way to help others. Their acts may be small but they are inspirational. We take pride in these alumni and want to thank them — the Aluminarias who make life shine. Recipients receive notification of their selection along with an UNM Aluminaria pin in the mail.