Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lunch And Learn: Bullying In The Workplace

Dr. Jackie Hood
Join us as Anderson School of Management's Dr. Jacqueline Hood discusses workplace bullying. Workplace bullying is defined as repeated, malicious, and health-endangering mistreatment of an employee by one or more other employees. Workplace bullying has been associated with negative outcomes for the individual being bullied and for the organization in which such actions take place. This talk will discuss the nature, frequency, and costs of workplace bullying in the context of an organization’s culture, ethical culture, and organizational moral development. Ways that organizations can and should deal with this increasingly common behavior will be proposed.

The event takes place on Monday, November 14, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in GSM Room 302 and is sponsored by UNM’s Student Center for the Public Trust.

RSVP to to be included in the lunch count.

14th Annual Scholarship Reception

Anderson School of Management's Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Reception honors both those students who have excelled academically and the generosity of the donors who make the scholarships possible. Scholars and their families will have an opportunity to thank their donors personally on Friday, November 4, in Ballroom C of the Student Union Building.

Special thanks to Scholarship Committee organizers Mary Cromer and Ann Brooks for their hard work and service to Anderson scholarship winners.

10th Annual Parker Family-Owned Business Symposium

Dr. Sherri Noxel is the scheduled keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Parker Family-Owned Business Symposium taking place on October 21, 2016 at Sandia Resort & Casino. Dr. Noxel is the Director of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University where she teaches Family Business Management and a ten-week course that focuses on the opportunities and the problems characteristic of family businesses.

For more information about the event and to obtain tickets, please click HERE.

Anderson Halloween Party!


2 + 1 + 2 Program Kicks Off

CNM and UNM Presidents Kathie Winograd and Robert Frank sign the 2+1+2 agreement as innovationAcademy Program Director Rob DelCampo looks on.

The UNM innovationAcademy (iA), in partnership with The University of New Mexico (UNM) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) today announced a program that provides an unexpected and expedited pathway to a graduate degree.
The new 2+1+2 program offers students the opportunity to transition from an Associate’s Degree, through a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and into a Master’s of Business Administration in a total of 5 years. Not only does it give students a more efficient and faster path through all three degrees, but also offers unique and important features that help ease the transitions between degrees.
Read the full article in UNM News HERE.

Ale Veltmann To Speak At Convocation

Alejandra Veltmann is a graduate of Anderson's class of 1992, earning her BBA in Accounting with a GPA of 4.0 as well as acting as commencement speaker.  After graduation she joined the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen in Albuquerque, and later transferred to Houston in 1995, when she joined KPMG LLP, another Big 4 accounting firm.  After 10 years in public accounting, she began her consulting career in the role as CFO for clients in various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, residential construction, financial institutions, and oil and gas services.  A native of Mexico City and with a Spanish fluency of business terminology and culture, she dealt with accounting issues for multinational entities, and provided training of client executives from Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Spain and China.  Ale left the financial services industry to hold financial management positions, including controller for a $2 billion publicly held oil & gas services company.  She currently serves as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Paragon Offshore, a publicly held global offshore drilling company.

Ale is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and has served as board member, treasurer and finance committee chair for the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance in Houston, and board member of a private oil & gas service company.  She is also an active supporter and a volunteer translator for a women’s non-profit organization.  She likes running, loves music, enjoys playing the piano when no one can hear her play, and loves to spend time playing golf with her family.

Anderson School of Management's Convocation takes place on Saturday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Gym. All are invited.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Bootcamps are opportunities for students to learn hands-on from successful entrepreneurs about various aspects of planning the start and operation of their venture. Each bootcamp introduces you to a progressive building block that is important to the successful development of your business plan venture. You will also have the opportunity to meet with fellow student entrepreneurs and grow your professional network.

A Startup Feasibility Entrepreneurship Boot Camp will be presented on Friday, September 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the UNM SUB (Mirage/Thunderbird).  Anderson's Dr. Sul Kassicieh will discuss how an aspiring UNM student entrepreneur can determine if his or her commercial or technology-based idea is qualified to reach consumer or industry markets through repeat business. Dr. Kassicieh will lead students through a hands-on discussion on structuring a new venture that can sustain itself and be growth-oriented, or scalable. Professor Todd Quinn, UNM Business Librarian, will feature market research tools.


Roomy Khan To Speak At UNM

Roomy Khan has over 20 years of combined professional experience in the technology industry and Wall Street. She was intimately involved in the Galleon Group insider trading case, one of the biggest insider trading cases ever successfully prosecuted by the U.S. government. She cooperated with the federal government for over 6 years during which she expounded the mechanics of the financial industry, various conduits of information and ultimately testified in federal court. She was personally charged with wire fraud and insider trading for which she served 1 year in a federal prison in Coleman, Florida. She was recently featured on 60 Minutes. She will be telling her story and the lessons learned.

The event takes place on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kiva Classroom.


Grant Awarded To Anderson's Nick Flor

Congratulations to Anderson Professor Nick Flor, who is a co-Principal Investigator on the grant "SNM: Scalable Surface Corrugation of Silicon Surfaces for Enhanced Light Trapping in Solar Cells" recently awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of New Mexico (Sang E. Han, Nick Flor, Peter Schunk, Steven Brueck).  The estimated award total is one million dollars.

The project combines fundamental research on creating efficient, lightweight solar photovoltaics, with interactive immersive visualizations that raise social awareness about alternative energy.

The abstract of the grant can be found HERE, and the complete UNM article can be read HERE. Congratulations to Dr. Flor and all the award winners!

Lisa Beauchene Recruiting Overseas

Lisa Beauchene, UNM Anderson's graduate student recruiter, has been working hard to "get the word out" to potential students. She is currently on a school tour of India through UNM's Global Education Office. Here is a picture of her interacting with a group of students teaching them the "Everyone's a Lobo" cheer!

UNM Partners With Chinese Universities

Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai
UNM Anderson Dean Craig White and Professor Robert Luo recently completed a trip to China. They visited the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, the Southern China University of Technology, and Dongguan University. They were invited by the Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai (BITZ) to attend the "high-table dinner" in honor of the class of freshmen entering the new collaborative program between BITZ and the Anderson School of Management. The initial freshman cohort is 72 students. These students will study for three years at BITZ before completing their BITZ degree at Anderson in their fourth year. All of the classes at BITZ will be taught in English. They will also be coming to UNM to study English language and other classes during the summers. The students will then apply to Anderson's graduate program under the usual admission requirements.

Over time, there will likely be many chances to benefit from these relationships. The Pearl Delta area is one of the most important export/import locations in China. These schools are all strategically located in this area.

Anderson Recognized By U.S. News And World Report

UNM Anderson School of Management was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for the first time in its national list of business schools. 

10th Annual Parker Center For Family Business Symposium

Jody Giles Presenting In McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series

Joseph (Jody) D. Giles is the founder and CEO of Exhort Advisors, a consulting company that provides services in leadership, technology, IT strategy, and career coaching.  Jody calls it “a different kind of consulting company.”

On Monday, October 17, 2016 Jody Giles will present Why Artists Are Essential for Business Success as part of the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Jody will share what he has learned about leadership and entrepreneurship while working with some of the most notable and fastest growing brands in the world. Most recently he worked at Under Armour as the company’s first CIO.  In his role he was instrumental in growing the company from private to public and from $200M to $3B in 10 years.  Jody also worked at Paramount Pictures, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Vans, and began his IT career at Southern California Gas Company.
Jody has a diverse and successful background in culture and technology leadership and believes in leading with compassion and inspiration. He says that philosophy helps him be a good mentor, coach, and teacher, both one-on-one and in public forums.
Jody proudly graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Business Computer Systems and earned his MBA, with distinction, from Pepperdine University.  He is a popular keynote speaker at industry conferences and a guest lecturer at universities.

The Anderson School of Management is proud to welcome Jody back to UNM through the McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series.  The presentation is open and free to the public but reservations are required.  RSVPs can be made online at or by contacting Felicia Rodriquez at 505.277.1504 or by email at
The reception at WisePies Arena aka “The Pit” begins at 5:00 p.m. at the US Bank Suite/Club Level followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m. WisePies Arena is located at 1111 University Blvd SE in Albuquerque.

The McKinnon Distinguished CEO Lecture Series was created in 2010 by Anderson alum Sonnet McKinnon and her husband D. Ian McKinnon as an expression of their commitment to UNM and the Anderson School.  The endowed lecture series is held annually to provide a glimpse into the minds of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Business Plan Competition Winners

L-R: Business Plan Competition Winners FormaPop and Karuna Colectiva
The University of New Mexico's Business Plan Competition strives to turn students into entrepreneurs. This year's event was notable in several respects:  not only did more sponsors contribute to the prize pool, raising the total prize amount from $75,000 to $87,000, but for the first time UNM signed a memorandum of understanding with Central New Mexico Community College, partnering with CNM to open the competition up to CNM students.

The competition runs on two tracks: technological, utilizing intellectual property developed by UNM or CNM students or from Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs, or STC.UNM; and entrepreneurial, a generalist startup competition that does not involve intellectual property. Six technological and twelve entrepreneurial teams competed for six prizes on each track.

This year's top technological prize went to FormaPop. FormaPop's team members Antonio Gutierrez, Scott McFall, and Aundre Huynh have developed an innovative baby bottle attachment that helps the mother by making feeding easier. The bottle's cap contains built-in formula storage for convenience on the go.

The top entrepreneurial prize went to Karuna Colectiva, conceived by Henry “Jake” Foreman.
Karuna Colectiva is a pop-up workshop where students work, learn, earn and apply what they learn from the Cycles of Life learning tools through market-based education.

Congratulations to all winners and participants!