The “Dinner for 12 Strangers” program was started this spring as a means of giving UNM-Gallup students the opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty staff and supportive community members in a casual setting. There is no agenda for the evening, but there are ample opportunities for communication and sharing of ideas.
There were two Dinners to date, and both offered attendees the chance to meet new and interesting people connected to UNM-Gallup.
The first dinner was hosted on Friday, April 4th at the home of Wyatt and Janine Stiger. The Stigers opened their home for a Southwest History themed evening which included a wonderful Mexican buffet as well as a display of southwest artifacts and a fascinating talk from Wyatt (Student Services Advisor) on how his degree has impacted his life and inspired a passion for history.
The second dinner was co-hosted on Saturday, May 17th by Ken Van Brott and Ara Green. This event had a theme of Fine Arts and was attended by local artists and others interested in promoting culture and arts in the area.
If you would like to host or attend any of the future “Dinners for 12 Strangers,” please contact Marilee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-7770.