TRIO New Mexico is dedicated to helping students overcome class, social and cultural barriers on their way to higher education. For a listing of programs around the state, check the Programs page. If you are interested in becoming a member, check the Membership page. Click Here to learn more about who we are and what our mission is.


2018/2019 TRIO New Mexico Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Competitions.

June 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Hello TRIO NM,

The TRIO NM Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2018/2019 TRIO New Mexico Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Competitions.

This year we have made some improvements we hope will better fit your TRIO participants’ needs!

1. We now offer separate applications for our pre-collegiate students.
Yes, this means we have 2 pre-collegiate scholarship competitions running at the same time.

Why did we do this?
To be able to have questions and supporting documents that best capture the stories of our diverse student populations.

a. UB & ETS Pre-Collegiate Scholarship
b. EOC & VUB Pre-Collegiate Scholarship

2. Online Application and Submission Process

Please find the links to the applications in the links above.

3. Standardized Proof of Participation form.

Directors will need to complete this form for any student who is submitting an application, please sign and date. The student will upload the completed document into the online application.

Please find the attached form here.

Please note that the applicant with the top score from the Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Competitions will be selected to receive the Javier Alcantar Scholarship*.

Completed Pre-Collegiate Scholarship Applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Any questions please send an e-mail to the Co-Chairs at scholarshipnm@gmail.com

Thank you for helping your students apply for either the UB & ETS Pre-Collegiate Scholarship or EOC & VUB Pre-Collegiate Scholarship.

We look forward to reading your students' scholarship applications.

Thank you.

The TRIO NM Scholarship Committee,

Avelina**, Kurtis**, Bella, Bernadine, Brittany, Donna, Ed, Jennifer, Jimi, Marcial, Mayra, Monica, Robert, Tanya, Tamara
**Denotes co-chairs

Spring 2018 Newsletter

April 27, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

The TRIO New Mexico Spring 2018 Newsletter is here! Thank you so much to those who contributed articles and pictures. You can access a digital copy here.

If you want to make any changes to the Directory or if you want a hard copy of the newsletter please contact Gloria Valderrama 505-277-3100 or gloavp@unm.edu

2018 Spring Conference Proxy Forms

April 2, 2018, 8:36 a.m.

Hello TRIO members,

The 2018 New Mexico Spring Conference is this week! Per section 6.2 of the TRIO New Mexico bylaws, the TRIO New Mexico president must receive all proxy forms prior to the commencement of the TRIO New Mexico business meeting; forms will then be submitted to the TRIO New Mexico secretary to be kept on file. Click here to download the Proxy Form.

Please make sure to send your proxy form if you are not attending the conference but would like to vote, if you have any questions contact Erin Weddington, emwed@unm.edu.

TRIO New Mexico Scholarships and Fair Share Fundraiser at Matanza

March 19, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Bring your family and friends out for a night of good food and company at Matanza Restaurant on Thursday, April 5th! Time will be determined at a later date.

Please indicate on registration form if you will be attending for group reservation accommodations. 10% of the night's sales will be donated toward TRIO NM scholarships & Fair Share.

Mantanza Restaurant - Westside
3700 Ellison Rd NW Albuquerque, NM

Please click here for more information.


TRIO New Mexico Board

TRIO New Mexico Scholarship Fundraiser

March 19, 2018, 5:08 p.m.


TNM is selling t-shirts to raise funds for our scholarships. The shirts will be available for pick-up during the TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference (April 5-6 in Albuquerque, NM). Click here to place your order.

Please select which style (vneck/crew neck) and size. The shirts will cost $15 each; bring cash or check to pay during the conference. Place your order no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Email Erin Weddington, emwedd@unm.edu, with questions. *If you are not able to pick up your shirt during the conference please let us know and we will make sure to get it to you another way*

FUN FACT: The t-shirt was designed by a TRIO New Mexico SSS student! #trioworks

Thank you,

TRIO New Mexico Board

TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference - Business Meeting Agenda

March 19, 2018, 5 p.m.

Hello TRIO NM,

The TRIO NM Spring Business meeting will be held on the 2nd day of the Spring Conference, April 5-6, 2018. In accordance to our TRIO NM By-laws, I am attaching the 2018 Spring Meeting Agenda for your review.

Seeking nominations:
• President-elect and Secretary. Position descriptions are found in the TRIO By-laws, article 2.3 and 2.4.
o Please note I am willing to provide guidance as past-president to the newly elected positions.

Have a great weekend.

Dawn Blue Sky-Hill, MPA
TRIO New Mexico President

TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference

March 7, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Greetings TRIO New Mexico,

The 2018 TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference will be held in Albuquerque, April 5 & 6 at CNM West. Please include payment information with your registration form; checks are the preferred method of payment. To pay with Credit Card or P-Card please contact Gloria directly.


Guests will be able to book by calling the hotel directly at 505.896.1111 and asking for the UNM- TRIO NM Group block. Guests can also book via our website by doing the following:

1. Go to http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-mexico/hilton-garden-inn-albuquerque-north-rio-rancho-ABQRRGI/index.html
2. Select dates
3. Click on "More Options" and "Add Special Rate Codes"
4. Type TRIONM next to "Group Code"
5. Check rooms and rates

Once rooms have been booked, the Credit Card Authorization form will need to be filled out and sent to the hotel via fax or email. If emailed, they can send it to Kailynn Miller, Sales Coordinator at kailynn.miller@hilton.com

If you have any questions please contact Dawn Blue Sky-Hill or Erin Weddington.


Spring Conference Committee

2018 TNM Spring Conference Call for proposals

March 1, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Greetings TRIO New Mexico,

We are now accepting proposals for the 2018 TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference, which will be held in Albuquerque, April 5 & 6. We are looking for new workshops this year! Many of you have presented amazing workshops at SWASAP or on your respective campuses and we are asking you to share your expertise with TRIO New Mexico Peers.

We encourage prospective presenters to consider topics addressing programming innovation, using data to make program decisions, integration of new technologies, instructional/program delivery strategies, and student development. Final workshop length should be no longer than 45 minutes for content and 10 minutes for questions.

Submit proposals using the online form at the following link:

The priority deadline for proposal submission is March 19, 2018. An email detailing the final status of proposal selections will be sent by March 23, 2018.


TRIO New Mexico Professional Development Committee

TRIO New Mexico Achiever 2017

Aug. 22, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

Hello TRIO NM Staff,

On behalf of the TRIO NM Achiever Committee, I am inviting everyone to nominate your successful alumni for this year’s award by August 30, 2017. Please click here to access the nomination form. Both nominator and nominee will need to fill out a form.

The purpose of the TRIO Achiever Award is to honor and celebrate those individuals who are TRIO alums and have made an impact on his or her community. The TRIO Achiever’s Committee will base their selection on educational achievement, leadership qualities, letter of recommendation, and a completed application with a strong demonstration of commitment to the community.

Applicants must:
--Have been a TRIO participant within Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services, or Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
--Either be nominated by a TRIO staff member OR self-nomination
--Demonstrate how TRIO impacted their lives
--Demonstrate leadership qualities
--Be able to attend the TRIO Achiever’s Banquet in Baton Rouge, LA on November 5-7, 2017 (SWASAP will pay travel expenses)

If you have any questions please contact me at loborr@unm.edu or 505-277-5491 All the best,

Ricardo Romero
Director McNair Scholars Program & Research Opportunity Program
Univeristy of New Mexico

Spring 2017 Newsletter

April 5, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Hard copies of our Spring 2017 newsletter will be available tomorrow, April 6th, during our Spring meeting. You can access a digital copy here. If you want to make any changes to the Directory please contact Gloria Valderrama 505-277-3100 or gloavp@unm.edu

TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference 2017

March 7, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

We invite programs and community partners to participate in TRIO New Mexico Spring Conference on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Click here to access the registration form.


Christopher Luna, TNM President
Director, UNM Upward Bound

TRIO Day 2017

Jan. 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

We invite programs and community partners to join New Mexico’s TRIO Day Celebration on Friday, March 3rd in Santa Fe. Please join us for a full day of workshops, advocacy, and outreach. Click here to access the registration form.

Please see the unofficial agenda below:

Santa Fe Community College

9:00AM - Check-In
9:30AM - Workshop (Identifying Your TRIO Story)
10:30AM - Workshop (TRIO Elevator Speech & Telling Your TRIO Story)
11:30AM - Lunch & TRIO History

Santa Fe Capitol

1:00PM – Scheduled Time for Plaza and Roundhouse Tours
2:00PM – Rotunda Rally / TRIO Day Proclamation Ceremony
4:00PM – Event Concludes


Christopher Luna, TNM President
Director, UNM Upward Bound

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Dec. 22, 2016, 4 p.m.

Our Fall 2016 was released on November 7th. You can access a digital copy here. If you want to make any changes to the Directory please contact Gloria Valderrama 505-277-3100 or gloavp@unm.edu

New Website is Live

Oct. 12, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

TRIO New Mexico's new website is up and running!