Marika Trujillo, 2016-2017 Miss Indian UNM
Every year several UNM Contestants compete for the prestigious Miss Indian University of New Mexico title through a competitive pageant.
2016 MIUNM Pageant JUDGES
Ms. Megan Badonie, Miss Indian New Mexico XLVIII (48)
Mr. Derrick Lente, Esquire
Ms. Karen McDaniel, Mechanical Engineer, Product Realization Team Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
Ms. Sonia Gipson Rankin, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Program Development, University of New Mexico
Mr. Brian Vallo, Director, Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe
2016 MIUNM Mistress of Ceremony
Ms. Renata Yazzie, 2015-16 Miss Indian University of New Mexico
This year we had 3 outstanding contestants who began preparing for the Pageant since the first MIUNM Interest Meeting in February 2016. Once they submitted their applications on March 4, the group met weekly to plan and coordinate for the Pageant.
The 3 Contestants competed in 5 areas:
Each Contestant is commended for competing for the honor of serving as an Ambassador of the UNM American Indian community. Thank you to all the Contestants and supporters!