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Alumni Spotlight
February 5, 2021


To start of our Alumni Spotlight for the semester, SPANPORT would like to recognize Joaquín Benjamín ChaparOrtízJoaquín graduated in the Spring of 2011, with a MA in Hispa…

Alumni Spotlight
September 25, 2020


Spanish and Portuguese would like to start off  the Fall Alumni Series by acknowledging Francisco A. Lomelí whom graduated in 1978 from University of New Mexico Romance Languages-Latin Ameri…

Alumni Spotlight
February 21, 2020

This week we S&P would like to highlight Yolanda Dominguez whom is the Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences.  Yolanda is a 1995 alumna of UNM's Spanish and Portuguese…

Alumni Spotlight
February 7, 2020


Happy New Years!  To begin the 2020 school year, we would like to introduce our first Alumni of the semester, Teresa Dovelpage.  Teresa Dovalpage is a Cuban transplant now firmly rooted in N…

Alumni Spotlight
April 19, 2019

Dr. Shelli Rottschafer before the Greg Mike Mural painted 2016 Eastern Market – Murals in the Market Detroit, Michigan June 2018

As our Spring 2019 Semester comes to an end we would like to distinguish an astonishing Alum Shelli Rottschafer!

S.L. Rottschafer completed her doctorate in Spanish from the University of New Mexico w…

Alumni Spotlight
April 5, 2019

Our inspiring Alumni this week is Sara Vicuña Guengerich! In addition to completing her PhD in Hispanic Literature, she also completed her BA and MA at UNM.  Currently she is an Associate Pr…

Alumni Spotlight
March 22, 2019

Gracing our Alumni Spotlight this week is, Karen Schairer.  Karen graduated from UNM in 1990 with a PhD in Spanish Linguistics.  Currently she is an associate professor at Northern Arizona U…

Alumni Spotlight
March 8, 2019

Alumni Jessica Arreola graces our Alumni Spotlight, this week!  Jessica graduated in 2016, with an MA in Southwest Hispanic Literature, and is currently pursuing a law degree.  She credits S…