A League of Her Own

Rachel Balkovec (’09 BS) makes baseball history

Form and Function

The University of New Mexico has always been distinctly of New Mexico

From Prison to Poet

Alumnus Jimmy Santiago Baca (’84 BA) found peace in the written word

Professor Hillerman

Tony Hillerman was a distinguished alumnus with an international reputation for his mystery series set in the Southwest

Mirage Magazine

Spring 2022

The campus is looking fabulous, with some stunning new buildings, some spectacular renovated spaces and meticulously groomed grounds. If you can’t come to campus, we hope you enjoy the photos in this issue of some of the recent additions and renovations and a discussion of how a campus with an architectural identity so steeped in Pueblo Revival style is making its way into the 21st century.

Also, inside we catch up with alumna Rachel Balkovec, who played catcher on the Lobos softball team in the 2000s and has made her way up the ladder of Major League Baseball. Balkovec has been determined, patient and relentlessly upbeat, and we couldn’t be more proud to call her a Lobo.

In addition to Balkovec, we’ve profiled some fierce and accomplished UNM alumni — including an Engineering alum who unlocked the key to Zoom and FaceTime, Coach Heather Dyche who took UNM soccer to new heights, a biography on Professor Hillerman who has an international reputation for his page-turning mystery series, and an alumnus who found peace in the written word.


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Athletics Update


Bringing The Wins

Heather Dyche takes UNM soccer to new heights and is grateful for every moment...

Spring 2022 Mirage Magazine Features


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