We have a full year of Alumni Events coming!

January 3-31
Victorian Humor Art Exhibit
Daily 8-5, weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery

January 11
Alumni Day at Cowgirls Basketball
5 pm Wilson Complex
Cheer our Cowgirls to victory over the Colorado Mesa Mavericks. We have the Highlands Home Court Advantage! RSVP for free tickets and alumni gift.

January 11
Alumni Day at Cowboys Basketball
7 pm Wilson Complex
Support our Cowboys as they take on the Colorado Mesa Mavericks. Cowboys ride herd on those steers! RSVP for free tickets and alumni recognition gift.

January 16
Highlands Appreciation Day
1-3 pm Kennedy Alumni Gallery
Stop by Kennedy to check out the gallery and join us for some refreshments. Our treat!

February 4 – March 29
Political Satire Prints Art Exhibit
Daily 8-5, weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery

February 7
Highlands Loves Family
5:30-8 pm Student Center Ballroom
Join us for “Chocolate Wars”! Five local pastry experts will present their best chocolate desserts to win your votes. Sample wine pairings for each dessert, indulge in adult hot cocoa and coffee beverages. Live jazz music and silent auction for valentines gifts.
$10/ticket supports Highlands Student Success. RSVP.

February 21
Highlands Day at the Legislature
8-2 pm, State Capitol Building, Santa Fe
Help Highlands put its best boot forward. Hear about what’s happening at NMHU and meet our campus family. Mariachis perform at noon in the Rotunda.
Gifts for alumni who stop by our table.

February 22
Alumni Association Board Meeting
3-5 pm Santa Fe Higher Education Center, room 157

February TBA
Happy Hour Gathering in Fort Worth
Details to follow
Calling all Highlands Cowboys in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! Join us for a happy hour gathering. Relax over refreshments and great conversation about your days
as a Highlands Cowboy and hear what’s new for the university. RSVP requested.

March 6
Highlands Appreciation Day
1-3 pm Kennedy Alumni Gallery
We appreciate everything you do for Highlands! Join us for refreshments and art. It would be our pleasure!

March 9
Alumni Day at Softball
11 am Cowgirls take on the UCCS Mountain Lions and at 3 pm, Cowgirls battle the Metro State Roadrunners.
Come support our athletes and show your Highlands pride. Gifts for alumni.

March 16
Highlands Foundation Pajama Gala
The best event you’ve never attended! You are invited to put on your comfiest jammies, stay on your couch…and raise money for an important cause…our students!
You’ll receive a “gala-in-a-box” when you purchase your tickets which will include everything you will need for a relaxing night at home…dinner, wine, and party surprises! Tickets $100 each. Please RSVP by March 6.

March 16
Alumni Day at Baseball
Cowboys vs. Metro State Roadrunners in a doubleheader starting at 12 noon. Come early at 9:30 am for batting practice and to meet the coaches and players. Gifts for alumni. Go Cowboys!

March 20
Hit or Miss Interview Fashion Show
5:30 pm Student Center Ballroom
Get the red carpet treatment while networking with our students to help them put their best foot forward as they leave Highlands to take the next step.

April 1-30
Town & Gown Photography Exhibition
Daily 8-5 pm, weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery
Artists’ reception TBA.

April 13
9-11 am check-in Albuquerque Biopark Rio Grande Zoo
Highlands Cowboys go wild at the zoo! Bring your families and make a day of it. FREE, RSVP required.

April 24
Money Matters
6-7:30 pm Student Center Ballroom
Network with our graduating students while they learn the basics of buying a house, car, making investments, paying off loans, taxes, and more.

April 30
Highlands Appreciation Day
1-3 Kennedy Alumni Gallery
Our chance to thank you for supporting our students.
Come by for amazing art and delicious refreshments.

May 1
NMHU Santa Fe Center Graduation Celebration
6 pm Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Come congratulate our newest alumni!

May 10 – June 28
Alumni Art Exhibition
Daily 8-5pm Kennedy Alumni Gallery
Artists’ reception Sunday May 12, 1-3 pm.

May 9
NMHU Rio Rancho Center Commencement
6pm Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circ. NE
Come welcome our newest alumni to the family

May 11
Highlands Commencement
2 pm Highlands Main Campus Wilson Complex
NMHU Farmington Center Commencement

9-11 am San Juan Community College
NMHU Roswell Center Commencement

ENMU-R Performing Arts Center
Happy Hour reception following, more info TBA.

June 14
Alumni Family Pool Party
6-8 pm Riverpoint Sports & Wellness, 9190 Coors Blvd. NW.
Bring your family and friends of Highlands and join us for a splashing good time at the beautiful Riverpoint private pool. Stay for a barbeque and some fun activities. RSVP for this free event.

June 28
Alumni Association Board Meeting
3-5 pm Rio Rancho Center, room 123

June 29
H-Club Highlands Athletics Golf Tournament
9 am shotgun start, Marty Sanchez Golf Course, Santa Fe
For more information, contact Syl Perez (432) 349-0020.


Ongoing Events

Alumni Zumba
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15-6:05 pm, Wilson Complex
Join us for a low-impact energizing workout. Free to alumni and community. Donations to the Alumni Association gratefully accepted. Call for more information.

Free Movies at Ilfeld
Each Wednesday and Friday enjoy recently released Hollywood movies.


Some dates and times may change.

If an RSVP is required, contact Lyla Maestas at (505) 454-3248 or

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