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



September 14
Cowgirl Way Luncheon
Honoring our women student athletes.
Keynote speaker: Michelle Baca
12 noon, Student Union Ballroom
Tickets $10, RSVP required.


September 24
Alumni Day at Cowgirls Volleyball
6:00 p.m. Wilson Complex
Cheer on our team against Black Hills State and be recognized as a proud alum.
Tickets free, RSVP required.


September 25 – November 10
3rd Annual NM Painters Exhibition
Kennedy Alumni Gallery
Opening reception September 25, 4-7 p.m.


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