Mark your calendar!  Homecoming 2018 will be October 19, 20 and 21!


 Alumni Homecoming 2017 Schedule

Friday, September 8      
Community Decorating Contest begins
Las Vegas community businesses and residents are invited to show their Purple Pride and “Blaze New Trails” with us.

Judging takes place on Tuesday, September 12, 2-4 p.m. Prizes for Large Businesses (more than 7 employees), Small Businesses (6 or fewer employees) and Residences. Winner announced at halftime of the Homecoming game. To register call (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.


Friday, September 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., McCaffrey Media Arts Trolley Building
McCaffrey Media Arts Trolley Building Naming Ceremony
Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Friday, September 8, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Library Park     
Carnegie Under the Stars – an event produced by MainStreet Las Vegas in collaboration with Highlands University
Live music, taco tapas, and agua fresca. Tickets are $35 to benefit MainStreet de Las Vegas. Call (505) 617-6800 or Mainstreetdelasvegas@gmail.com.


Thursday & Friday, September 14 & 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Hall and the Student Union Building Atrium 
Alumni Check-in
Alumni and guests register for Homecoming, pick up schedule of events, RSVP and/or purchase tickets, receive alumni gifts and refreshments.


Thursday, September 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Cowgirl Way Luncheon sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank
Female student athletes are honored. Tickets $10/person. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu


Thursday, September 14, 10:30 a.m., Student Union Building, Student Governance room
H-Club meeting
Contact Ron Young for information (720) 318-6754 or ronaldyoung00@comcast.net


Thursday, September 14, 3-5 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Gallery                      
4th Annual New Mexico Painters Exhibition Sneak Peak
By invitation only. Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Thursday, September 14, seating at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
H-Club Induction Banquet
Contact Ron Young for information (720) 318-6754 or ronaldyoung00@comcast.net


Friday, September 15, 7:30 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
NMHU H Club Golf Tournament
Contact: Syl Perez 432-349-0020 or sylperez.777@gmail.com
Click here for the entry form!


Friday, September 15, 8-9:30 a.m., Student Union Ballroom
President’s Homecoming Coffee


Friday, September 15, 12-3 p.m., Student Union Building Room 321                            
Alumni Association Board Meeting

Friday, September 15, 3-5 p.m., Student Union Building, 3rd floor balcony                          
All-Greek Reception
Fraternity and sorority members enjoy light refreshments and a chance to catch up with each other.


Friday, September 15, 5-7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Alumni & Friends Homecoming Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
Enjoy live music from the Smooth Riders, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails by Borrachos, desserts by Sugarbomb, and lively bidding in our silent auction to benefit Highlands Home Field Advantage. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.


Friday, September 15, 7 p.m., Ilfeld Auditorium
Mike Super performance
Contact Donna Martinez for ticket information at (505) 454-3238.

Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 8:45 a.m. Kids’ Stick Pony Trot, bike path near Highlands Recycling Center, 9th & Raynolds Dr.
Cowboy 5K Gallop & Trot, Kids’ Stick Pony Trot
All alumni, students and community friends are invited to participate. $15 for 5K run and walk, first 25 Highlands Students are free, $10 after, Kid’s 1K event is free (limited to 35 participants). Have fun and receive a commemorative t-shirt.


Saturday, September 16, 9:30 a.m., Kennedy Alumni Hall                           
Homecoming Parade Reception & Burrito Bar


Saturday, September 16, 11-1 p.m.      
Alumni Tailgate
Spaces must be reserved by September 13. Click here for reservation form.


Saturday, September 16, 1-2 p.m., Stu Clark Building foyer                         
Home Field Advantage Donor Recognition Reception
By invitation only. Please call/email (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu to be included on the guest list.


Saturday, September 16, 1 p.m.
Cowboy Football vs. Texas Wesleyan University
For ticket information go to nmhucowboys.com


Saturday, September 16, following the football game, Melody Park                           
Alumni Distinguished Honors Postgame BBQ,
Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and live music from Los Tropicales while we honor our Distinguished Award recipients and the Golden Class of 1967. Tickets $25/person. RSVP to (505) 454-3248 or lylamaestas@nmhu.edu.

Click here to read about our honorees!


Sunday, September 17, 4-7 p.m., Kennedy Alumni Gallery         
4th Annual New Mexico Painter’s Exhibition opening
All are welcome.


Alumni Homecoming 2016 was a great success!

Click here for a slideshow of some of the fun!

Meet the 2016 Honorees!



Spirits of the Past, Visions of the Future
Homecoming 2015
September 21 – 26, 2015

Meet our 2015 honorees!


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