Deb Halland: One for the History Books

The first Native American to head the Department of Interior stays grounded in Pueblo culture

Vax Sisters

The Duran sisters jumped in to meet the challenge of New Mexico’s largest COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Fierce Defenders

UNM alumnae take on tough legal cases and unpopular clients

All About Community

From ska beats to cookie batter, Alumni Association President Mike Silva keeps it real

Mirage Magazine

Fall 2021

UNM is a large university and it counts more than 200,000 graduates. But it’s also about who UNM graduates become. Hire a lawyer or an accountant, go to a doctor, vote in a local election, grab a local coffee or IPA and it’s not unlikely you’ll find you’re dealing with a fellow Lobo. In boardrooms, the Roundhouse, neighborhood shops and, yes, running and hiking trails, it’s not that unusual to encounter one or more UNM alumni. Deb Haaland was tapped to lead the U.S. Department of Interior earlier this year and, of course, we immediately started to plan putting her on the cover of our next issue. In addition to Haaland, in this issue we’ve profiled some fierce and accomplished UNM alumni — including two sisters who managed to get COVID vaccines in the arms of 100,000-plus New Mexicans, internationally known attorneys Nancy Hollander and Teri Duncan, one very determined Lobo football coach and our own Alumni Association President Mike Silva.

Campus Connections


And, We’re Back!

On campus, in-person classes — like a lot of things interrupted at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year — are back for the Fall 2021 semester. UNM’s Main and branch campuses, which looked lonely...



From the Veep

We Lobos are resilient. And, after more than a year and half of pandemic restrictions, we are...

Class News


Athletics Update


Vax Sisters

when the Duran sisters were asked to stand up two of New Mexico’s largest COVID-19 vaccination efforts, they jumped in to meet the challenge…

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