Since the 1984 deposit of $36,000 that funded the beginning of the NMHU Foundation, more than $12 million has been gifted, distributed or placed in endowments for NMHU. Now, with more than $6 million in assets, the NMHU Foundation continues to award more than $200,000 in scholarships annually and fund special projects and programs of the university.

Leadership by the Foundation Board resulted in the acquisition and building of the Rio Rancho site, renovations to Sininger Hall, Ilfeld Auditorium, and Perkins Stadium. Employee and alumni recognition ceremonies and awards are made possible each year from funding by the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Foundation and Alumni organizations.

Upcoming Alumni Events

January 2017

January 27
Alumni Day at Cowboys Wrestling
Cheer on our team against Colorado School of Mines and be recognized as a proud alum.
6 p.m. Wilson Complex. RSVP for free tickets.

January 29
Alumni Tea
Enjoy a proper English tea in the art gallery.
2-4 p.m. Kennedy Alumni Gallery.
Free, RSVP required. Friends and family welcome.


February 9
Highlands Loves Alumni
Music, food, silent auction, FUN!, to benefit Highlands Home Field Advantage.
5-8 p.m. Student Union Ballroom. Friends and family welcome. RSVP appreciated.

February 17
Highlands University Day, Santa Fe
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us at the State Capitol for Highlands recognition. Call for schedule.
3-5 p.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting.
5-7 p.m. Alumni Happy Hour at Agave Lounge, El Dorado Hotel. We provide the appetizers, you provide the NMHU Spirit!

February 18
Alumni Day at Cowgirls Softball
Cheer on our sluggers against Oklahoma Panhandle States University.
2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Highlands softball field.
We will recognize our alumni in attendance.
RSVP for free tickets.

Alumni Day at Highlands Basketball
5 p.m. Cowgirls Basketball vs. Colorado School of Mines.
7 p.m. Cowboys Basketball vs. Colorado School of Mines.
Wilson Complex. RSVP for free tickets. Alumni recognition.

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