Luana Lupos (Happy Lobos)
Staff members: Jayme McMahon, Suzette Wyaco, April Coonsis, Carmen Wellborn & Marilee Petranovich
Faculty members: Matt Mingus, John Zimmerman, Kristian Simcox, Jim Sayers, and Kristi Wilson
This past Saturday, members of the UNM-Gallup Staff and Faculty came together to raise funds for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mountain Region. Both teams had a bit of friendly competition in independently raising funds, but in the end, were happy to report that with a few last minute donations trickling in, approximately $1,000 was raised by the UNM-G Staff and $600 by the UNM-G Faculty for a total of nearly $1,600 for this cause. Both teams bowled in the “Luau at the Lanes” where scores didn’t matter but the donations to help Big Brothers/Big Sisters certainly did matter. According to Sarah Piano, BB/BS Regional Director, it costs approximately $1,200 to match a Big Brother/Sister with a Little Brother/Sister. The UNM-Gallup Faculty and Staff are grateful to all who supported the fundraising efforts that will allow us to see at least one “Big” matched with a “Little” this year.