Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring 2015 Final Issue

Today's edition of This Is Anderson is the final issue for Spring 2015. Have a wonderful summer, and we'll see you back in the fall!

Spring 2015 Commencement

This year's Spring Convocation will take place Saturday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Johnson Center. The scheduled keynote speaker is Dean Emeritus Doug M. Brown.

The Spring 2015 class speakers are as follows:  Brandyn Jordan, receiving his Masters of Accounting degree with a focus in Information Assurance, and Austin Tidwell, who will be receiving his BBA in Marketing Management.

The public is invited.

McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series: Edward Lewis

The Anderson School of Management is proud to present prominent UNM alumnus Edward Lewis as the featured speaker of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.  Mr. Lewis is one of the co-founders of Essence Communications, one of the country’s largest African American multi-media organizations.

Three UNM Anderson Students Receive Clauve Award

L-R: Dean of Students Tomás Aguirre with Clauve recipients Lyndsay Stapleton, Isaac Romero, Rachel Williams, Earl Shank, Krista Marrs, William Crawley, Arthur Armijo, Sophie Salcedo and Divana Olivas.
Three students from UNM Anderson School of Management received Clauve Outstanding Senior Awards.

Anderson Students Win Daniels Fund Competition

L-R: Phillip Doerges, Justin Fouts, Mercedes Pratt, Lauren Wade, and Austin Tidwell

Students from the UNM Anderson School of Management won the 4th annual Daniels Fund Consortium Business Ethics Case Competition in Denver over the weekend.


2015 Business Plan Competition

L-R: Competition winners from Twist Resist and Silver Leaf Farms

The tenth annual Business Plan Competition was a rousing success! Twenty teams competed this year: ten in the Technology Ventures Track and ten in the Entrepreneurial Ventures Track. More than $100,000 in prizes were awarded to winning teams. Over 40 judges comprised of venture capitalists, angel investors, experienced entrepreneurs, and local business leaders participated, and more than 25 faculty and staff members assisted with the competition and awards banquet.

The winning team on the Technology Ventures Track was Twist Resist. Twist Resist is a patent pending rotational exercise machine which allows the user to target a number of areas of the muscular structure of the body previously difficult to target. The winning team on the Entrepreneurial Ventures Track was Silver Leaf Farms, a producer and distributor of premium quality hydroponic tomatoes and other vegetables for year-round sales to local high-end restaurants, grocers, and farmer's markets.

Dr. Sul Kassicieh, founder and chair of the competition, said, "As the UNM Business Plan Competition celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, we want to express our gratitude to the business community of New Mexico.  The supporters of the competition have donated over $1.5 million for this eco-system to thrive as well as many hours mentoring the teams, judging the competition and providing follow-on advice to the businesses that get started as a result.  To all of our supporters, we say 'thanks.'"