Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Message From Dean Brown

As we hurtle toward the end of the semester and usher on another wonderful cohort of business graduates, they leave covered with good wishes from family, friends, faculty, and staff—wishes to the graduates for success in their careers.

But career success extends well beyond success on the job. True success also encompasses forging a satisfying personal life and being a good citizen. All three legs of the stool must be well grounded to serve as a step to higher levels of life achievement.

Fortunately, Anderson students are well-practiced in achieving a good work/life/community balance. Over 80% of our students hold significant jobs while enrolled here, and most engaged in significant community service activities. The Anderson experience breeds successful life experience.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Break Heating And Technology Information

Beginning December 23rd, UNM will lower Anderson's thermostats to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and maintain that temperature until regular staff hours resume on January 2, when the buildings will be warmed to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. If you come in during that period, please dress warmly. If you use a space heater, please ensure that it is securely turned off before you leave.

Also, please make an effort to help with power conservation by powering off your computers while you’re away.  Our computers do have extensive power-conservation settings on them and use a very low amount of power when sleeping; however, since the break is an extended one, every bit of power we can conserve is beneficial to our community.  If you would like a hand powering down your machine, please contact the IT department at 277.6094 and/or send them permission to enter your office to power down your computer. 

Manage Millions As An Anderson Student!

Register for one of the spring Investment Management Program courses and you will  manage the $2.2MM UNM Regents’ Portfolio!

Class options include Investment Analysis and Management (CRN 40905), Securities Analysis (CRN 43170), Applied Investment Management (Portfolio Management) (CRN 37366), Investment Management (CRN 42403), Securities Analysis (CRN 45950), and Applied Investment Management (Portfolio Management) (CRN 36334).

For the most up-to-date schedule information, see  http://schedule.unm.edu/ or contact your advisor, 277-3290. Waitlisting encouraged!

CFO Academy Professional Development Series

Executive and Professional Education Center (EPEC) at the UNM Anderson School of Management is the new home of the CFO Academy.

Founded by Brandon Haines and a prestigious board of trustees from diverse organizations, the CFO Academy is a professional association of Chief Financial Officers dedicated to the executive and leadership development of its community. The move to the Anderson School gives the CFO Academy an increased ability to market its events and develop stronger ties with the business community. The CFO Academy’s Professional Development Series offers financial professionals information about the changing nature of their business as well as excellent networking opportunities and continuing education credits.

Please join us for Why Predictive Analytics Matters to You by two UNM Anderson Professors, Doug Thomas and Craig White. They will discuss how an increasing number of organizations are recognizing the fact that a better understanding of data can help create new opportunities, streamline management decisions, and improve organizational performance. However, many organizational decision makers feel like they are drowning in their data. Despite the seemingly monumental task of wading through that data, its practical application is invaluable. Join us for a discussion of how you can use Big Data to grow and streamline your organization.

The cost is $15 pre-register or $20 at the door. Free parking is included for pre-registers. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and continental breakfast is included and two hours non-technical CPE credit is available.

To register go to CFO Professional Development Series or call 505.277.2525.

Dimitri Kapelianis Appointed To Editorial Review Board

Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis
Congratulations to Professor Dimitri Kapelianis who was recently appointed to the editorial review board of Industrial Marketing Management.

IMM provides theoretical, empirical and case-based research geared to the needs of marketing scholars and practitioners researching and working in industrial and business-to-business markets. An editorial review board of leading international scholars and practitioners assures a balance of theory and practical applications in all articles.  A comprehensive approach keeps readers abreast of the most timely data and current thinking necessary for better marketing decisions and strategy in global industrial and business-to-business markets. Best wishes to Dimitri!


Wondering where to begin studying for the GMAT or GRE exam? 
The Executive MBA program requires a score of 500 or higher on the GMAT or an equivalent score on the GRE exam.  Conquer the GMAT or GRE by attending a free 3-Hour Test Prep Workshop.
The next workshop will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
These free workshops are a great way to begin your test preparation.  Our master tutor will help you:
• Learn the differences between the two tests
• Determine which test is best for you
• Get tips and tricks for passing the test and managing your anxiety
• Plan for ongoing test preparation
For more information: emba.unm.edu - (505) 277-2525 - emba@unm.edu

Student Groups Take Top SBI Honors

Two student groups recently won "Top Three" honors from the Small Business Institute at the national level and have been invited to attend the annual SBI conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The teams are 'Starlight FUNiture' (Max Ebnother, Stacie Nowell, Peter Ray, Kevin Roybal, and Drew Wayner) from Dimitri Kapelianis' MGMT 582 class, and Speakeasy LLC (Jennifer Walker, Christine Shields, Andres Perez, and Maximo Lopez), from Raj Mahto's MGMT 495 class.

Congratulations to both groups!

Achievements For Ferrells At Academy Of Marketing Science

Dr. O.C. Ferrell and Dr. Linda Ferrell
Professor O.C. Ferrell will receive the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Educator Award at the AMS annual conference in Indianapolis in May 2014. This is the highest ranking award for marketing education in the Academy of Marketing Science, the largest marketing educator-only group in the world.

Professor Linda Ferrell will become President of the Academy of Marketing Science at the Academy of Marketing Science annual conference in May.

Congratulations to the Ferrells on these prestigious accomplishments!

Megan Hearting Recognized In Albuquerque Business First

Megan Hearting was recently featured in  People On The Move in the Albuquerque Business First publication, which recognizes notable promotions, new hires, or professional accomplishments in the Albuquerque business community.

Megan, previously the Director of Student Services for Anderson Advisement, was recently promoted to Student Success Manager for Anderson's Executive MBA program. Congratulations to Megan!

Scott Taylor Published In OB Journal

Please join Anderson School of Management in congratulating Professor Scott Taylor for his recent acceptance of the article '(In Press) Leader self-awareness: An examination and implications for women leaders', co-authored with R.E. Sturm, L.E. Atwater, and P.W. Braddy and featured in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, a top tier journal in the OB area.  Congratulations, Scott!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seminar: The Challenge of Entrepreneurship

On November 22, at 9:30 a.m. meet Jim McNally ('86 PhD), COO, Applied Technology Associates and former CEO, TruTouch, and hear his thoughts on “The Challenge of Entrepreneurship.”

An expert in precision-sensing measurement and control devices with commercial and military applications, McNally brings invaluable insights for students considering an entrepreneurial career path. His contributions advanced the development and commercialization of noninvasive alcohol testing products, recognized by Time magazine as an invention of the year in 2006. The presentation in ASM 1064 will be followed by a question and answer session. A light breakfast will be served.

The series of six seminar workshops, supported by Los Alamos National Laboratory and US Bank, helps to prepare students for the UNM Business Plan Competition. A leading professional in the field of accounting, business finance, new business funding, technology management, business plan presentation skills, or other related area will offer students an extension of the knowledge they gain in the classroom. It also provides the opportunity for student entrepreneurs to initiate relationships with key community influencers in a dialogue-style setting.

Seminars are held on selected Friday dates in ASM 1064, from 9:30am – 11:30am. Seminars are open to students from Anderson and from all schools and colleges at UNM.

Business To Business Lecture Series

Scott Appelman
On Tuesday, December 10 at 7:30 a.m., the UNM Anderson Business to Business Breakfast Series presents Scott Appelman of Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company. 

Mr. Appelman will discuss hot air ballooning as a career choice.  He will talk about how he started his business 30 years ago and currently operates 22 balloons and multiple national corporate contracts in Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ.  Rainbow Ryders offers daily balloon flights year-round and accommodates 20 thousand passengers a year. 

Scott's talk will focus on New Mexico’s tourism industry, the number two industry in the state, and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, and the impact they have in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. 

For the past 14 years Rainbow Ryders has been the only authorized company to offer rides at the world’s largest hot air balloon fiesta and he and his staff of 50 employees can fly as many as 2,500 passengers during the nine day event.   

Scott graduated from the Anderson School in 1981 with  concentrations in Finance and Economics. 

RSVP here or contact Sara Lucero at 277-6413.

International Career Information Session

UNM Alumni Mathis Shinnick will be on campus on Monday, November 25th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to host an International Career Information Session in GSM 302. 

Mr. Shinnick will share his practical perspective on what to expect when transitioning from the classroom into the international work space. He will provide insight into international cultural issues, employers who are hiring, as well as higher opportunity career paths with the goal of fostering confidence in students who are interested in International Business.

Join us for pizza and a lively discussion in GSM 302 at 11:30 a.m. sharp.  Please register online HERE to insure adequate seating and food.

CPA Review

UNM Earns Top Honors In Ethics Competition

A team of University of New Mexico students took first place in the Daniels Fund Initiative New Mexico Ethics Competition on November 8th. Teams from UNM and NMSU competed along with students from New Mexico Military Institute and Eastern New Mexico University. 

The teams were challenged with a hypothetical situation that required them to come up with a response to the dilemma and prepare a presentation for a group of judges led by Barney Rosenberg, VP of Ethics and Business Conduct for Meggitt, PLC, a global defense contractor. 

The competition is aimed at cultivating more ethical behavior in business, government and society in general.  It is funded through the Daniels fund Ethics Initiative which seeks to promote higher ethical standards in young people and to improve principle-based ethics education. The fund is a private foundation established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels. 

Both UNM and NMSU received $1.25 million from the Daniels Fund along with six other universities in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.  Each school in the consortium teaches ethics and promotes ethics training off campus.  UNM offers ethics training, free of charge, to teachers from across New Mexico as part of the grant. 

Follow Anderson's Dean Search

Dean Doug Brown will be retiring from the Anderson School of Management in June of 2014. As Anderson bids him farewell, those interested in following the search for a new dean are invited to bookmark the Anderson Dean Search page, which will track and record all events and news related to the process of hiring a new dean.

Fall 2013 Convocation

Anderson School of Management's 2013 Fall Convocation will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Gym.

This year's speaker is Daniel Burrell, the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Rosemont Realty and current member of the Board of Advisors. Prior to joining Rosemont, Mr. Burrell was President of DCB Private Equity, a boutique firm specializing in real estate debt and equity financing.

A reception will follow the ceremony.

Celebration of Giving

    Donors Kimberly Pena (l) and Corine Muller-Pena (r) with scholarship recipient 
The Anderson School of Management recognized donors and scholarship recipients at the annual Celebration of Giving Scholarship Reception held at Embassy Suites on Friday, November 1.

Every year the UNM Anderson School of Management awards fellowships and scholarships to deserving graduate and undergraduate students. 154 scholarships comprising 97 graduate and 57 undergraduate recipients were awarded for a total of $220,000. 
Donor Ward Hickey III

Students and donors were on hand to celebrate the generosity of Anderson donors and the academic achievement of student scholars. Scholarship funds allow Anderson students to stay in school and the donors realize the tremendous impact of using their own success to help others.

Several of the donors spoke about what it means to them to sponsor scholarships and scholarship recipients, such as Do Wan Kim, David Hammitt, and Ruthann Tibbets, gave personal accounts of how the scholarships have changed their lives and allowed them to continue their education while balancing the commitments of family and work.

Dr. Patterson Journal Publication

Dr. Karen Patterson has recently been accepted for publication at the prestigious Academy of Management Journal. 

Her article entitled "Eliciting Acceptance for 'Illicit' Organizations: The Positive Implications of Stigma for MMA Organizations" was co-authored with Wesley Helms of Brock University.

Congratulations to Dr. Patterson! 

Rich Brody Featured In Farmington Daily Times

Professor Rich Brody was featured in the Farmington Daily Times, discussing the implications and challenges of fraud protection in the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Dr. Brody says it is not enough to have safety protocols in place, they must be followed to  prevent future fraudulent behavior.

Read the full article featuring Dr. Brody here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manuel Montoya Lecture At UMD

On November 18th at 7:00 pm at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Dr. Manuel Montoya presented a lecture on poetics and business in the global political economy. The lecture inaugurated UMD's cultural entrepreneurship program which recognizes several contributions from the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to Dr. Montoya!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Anderson Announces New Development Officer

The University of New Mexico Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Emily Fox as the new senior development officer at the Anderson School of Management. 

Fox was hired after an extensive national search and comes to UNM after spending the past 17 years at the Discovery Center of Springfield in Springfield, MO and serving most recently as its executive director.  At UNM, she will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects for the Anderson School. Emily will also oversee activities with the Anderson Foundation Board, Anderson Alumni Council, and Anderson community events including the Hall of Fame, the school’s largest fundraiser that recognizes successful Anderson alumni.

Dean Doug Brown of UNM Anderson looks forward to working with Emily and her continued success at the business school. “The whole team is ready to embrace Emily’s leadership, experience and enthusiasm,” said Brown.  

“We are so excited to welcome Emily to the UNM family. She is going to be a great fit and asset to the development operation,” says Larry Ryan, VP of University Development at the UNM Foundation.

Emily’s first day at UNM will be Monday, December 9.  She takes over the position from Ernest Rodriguez-Naaz who served as Anderson’s development officer for the past six years.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Message from Dean Brown

“Guanxi.”  That’s the word in Chinese pinyin to refer to having influence and connections.  Fortunately, MIS Professor Xin “Robert” Luo has guanxi in abundance and has opened doors for the Anderson School throughout leading Chinese universities.

Led by Robert’s efforts, a small contingent of Anderson faculty visited three Chinese universities last week and received strong interest in crafting various student exchange and degree programs.  Our strategy continues to target leading universities in China’s secondary cities, cities which are largely overlooked by elite U.S. universities.

Attracting students from abroad gives those students valuable exposure to the U.S., and many stay on to add talent to our local community.  Their presence also provides a degree of global exposure for New Mexico students.  Even better is when we can get our students to study abroad, an effort that often involves financial subsidies.

Crisis Management Panel


The Language of Architecture: A Lecture By Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is an internationally-acclaimed architect whose buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, the London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre,  the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, the extension to the Denver Art Museum, and the Ground Zero Master Plan, NYC.

Among his many awards are: the 2001 Hiroshima Art Prize, awarded to an artist whose work promotes international understanding and peace; the 2006 Royal Institute of British Architects International Award for the Wohl Centre; the 2011 American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor; and the 2010 Buber-Rosenzweig Medal. awarded to individuals or institutions, for having actively contributed to Christian-Jewish understanding. Mr. Libeskind is the first architect to ever receive this honor.
The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, November 7th at 5:30pm in Woodward Hall and is free and open to the public. The School of Architecture and Planning Alumni Association will host a reception at George Pearl Hall following the lecture at 7pm.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Anderson School of Management, the School of Architecture and Planning, the Office of the Provost, and the International Studies Institute.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

Stacy Sacco, Entrepreneurial Studies, announces a series of speakers in the month of November who will share their insights on a number of topics relevant to the Anderson community 

Tuesday, 11/5/13
7:00 p.m.
Andy Lim
CEO, POS Lavu,
ASM 1017, MGT 384, Professional  Selling
Andy will talk about the challenges and opportunities of starting a new business.

Thursday, 11/7/13
8:00 a.m.
Ted Trujillo
Director, Sandoval County Small Business Development Center,
ASM 1064, MGT 324, New Venture Strategies
Ted will discuss the components of a business plan and the tactical steps to start a small business

Tuesday, 11/12/13
7:00 p.m.
Kim Blueher
Director of Lending, WESST,
ASM 1017, MGT 384, Professional  Selling
Kim will share her insights on the loan application process and how to present yourself and your small business to funders to obtain financing.

The lectures are open to all of the Anderson School community.  If you would like to attend any of these lectures, please contact Stacy Sacco to reserve a seat: sasacco@unm.edu.

Dr. Brody Honored

UNM Anderson School of Management Accounting Professor Dr. Rich Brody will receive the 2013 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA).

Dr. Brody was selected by the NMSCPA for his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom that enhance the reputation of the CPA profession.  He  has been a faculty member at Anderson since 2006.

Dr. Brody will be honored at the 19th annual Pride in the Profession luncheon on Friday, November 8 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Congratulations!

Native Art Market November 13 & 14

The American Indian Business Association is holding its second Native Art Market at the University of New Mexico as part of its celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.

The show will take place on November 13 and 14, 2013 in the SUB Ballrooms from 9 am to 6 pm.

"Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native Peoples, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Peoples," says AIBA advisor Jaye Francis. "And sharing our art and culture is one of the best ways we can carry on that dialogue."

In keeping with last year, AIBA has asked a former UNM alumni artist to open the Market. Last year, Navajo artist Shane Hendren opened the market. This year, J.T. Willie is the featured artist. J.T. Willie is an award winning Navajo artist who has combined beadwork and silverwork to create amazing jewelry and accessories. This year, he was named by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association as their Artist of the Year for his beaded dress and accoutrements. His work has inspired AIBA to add a Fashion Show this year.

This is a juried show presenting handmade and handcrafted art made by American Indian artists. The show is open to the public.

For more information, contact Jaye Francis: 277-8889, jfrancis@unm.edu.

UNM Students Heading to Northern Italy

The Anderson School Community is invited to join a group of UNM business students and friends on a trip to Northern Italy over spring break 2014.  This custom tour will highlight the Italian lakes, starting and ending in Milan. 

See where Ernest Hemingway wrote his novel ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ travel into Southern Switzerland to the “Monte Carlo of Switzerland,” and experience the Italian-made amaretti (almond or apricot kernel biscuits) and Amaretto.  Explore Bellagio, Verona, Limone, and more than five lakes while learning about the culture, history, economy, people, and more! 

Contact professional faculty member Linda Shul at lshul@unm.edu if you are interested in joining the group.

AIBA Fall Semester Service Project

Front row L-R: Alicia Ortega, Marie Schulenberg, and Jaye Francis;
Back row L-R: Jamie Rivera, Tracy Yazzie, Christina Tewa, and Andres Lazo
Members of the American Indian Business Association, lead by Jaye Francis of UNM Anderson, recently donated their time at the Roadrunner Food Bank. 

AIBA members bagged, sealed, labeled, and packed pinto beans for food boxes for senior citizens. Every semester, AIBA selects a service project to give back to the community.

If you would like to get involved contact Jaye Francis at jfrancis@unm.edu or 277.8889.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Anderson’s Inaugural Elevator Pitch Competition

If you had just sixty seconds to pitch the best idea of your life,
how would you go about it?
Eighteen students put themselves to the test,
competing for nearly $1000 in cash and prizes in the Anderson School's first annual Elevator Pitch Competition sponsored by Target on October 22.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Matchmaking Entrepreneurs @UNM

Are you still looking for a co-founder or an exciting startup to join at UNM? Attend the Matchmaking Entrepreneurs @UNM event to meet aspiring entrepreneurs from all corners of the UNM community.

WHEN: Wed, Oct 30, 3pm-5:30pm


Brought to you by UNM and CoFoundersLab.com, Matchmaking Entrepreneurs @UNM is a finely tuned networking event that will help you find the perfect business partners. Click here to RSVP today!

Friday, October 18, 2013

EMBA Information Session November 13

Jackson Student Center
Interested in earning an EMBA?

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday, November 13 in the Jackson Student Center for an information session.   

The Executive MBA Program will be explained in detail including everything from the application process to the schedule. Current students, alumni, and faculty will also be on hand to offer their insights into the program and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Contact the Executive and Professional Education (EPE) staff at 505-277-2525 to reserve your seat today!

A Season of Giving

The Fourth Annual Executive MBA Perseverance Scholarship Fundraiser Thanksgiving Dinner will take place on Friday, November 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.in the Jackson Student Center. The event will feature special guest speaker Dr. Allen Parkman who will discuss the Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling.

The proceeds from the Thanksgiving Dinner benefit the Perseverance Fund, created by the EMBA Class of ‘09 to honor their classmate Paul Cravens. The fund is designed to support a second-year EMBA student who personifies perseverance. 

This year's recipient will be nominated and chosen by the members of the Class of 2014. The honoree will be chosen by his or her classmates and receive a $500 cash award from the fund. The award recipient will be announced on December 7, 2013.

Tickets can be purchased at the door at a cost of $20 per person, cash or check only.

To RSVP click here - select “Perseverance Scholarship Fund” in the “Direct your donation” dropdown menu.

If you have questions please contact Aline Gonzales at 277-2545 or agonza03@unm.edu.

Dean Brown Honored

On Thursday, October 17 Dean Doug Brown received the Career Achievement Award from Albuquerque Business First. 

This was the first year the award was handed out.  The judges decided to recognize Dean Brown for his work at the Anderson School of Management, as the former New Mexico State Treasurer, and co-founder of Talbot Financial Services among many high profile board positions.

Dean Brown was honored at the Top CEOs reception and luncheon where he received a standing ovation. Congratulations Dean Brown!

Congratulations to Leslie Hoffman

Leslie Hoffman, Zia Award Recipient
Anderson Alum Leslie Hoffman received the Zia Award from the University of New Mexico this year. 

The Zia Award is given to New Mexico residents with a UNM degree who have distinguished themselves in any one or more of the following categories: philanthropic endeavor, public office, service to the University community and other volunteer activities, business or professional fields, or who have made a contribution to education.

Leslie Hoffman (MBA, BA) began her career as a journalist, but a tour in the Peace Corps in El Salvador swayed her career pursuits toward community development. She worked as a microfinance practitioner and manager with Acción New Mexico * Arizona * Colorado for eight years before beginning her own consulting group, LEH Consulting. She is particularly interested in small for-profit and non-profit businesses.

Leslie is a member of the APS Education Foundation Board, on the board of the Hank Trewhitt Alumni Award, and teaches marketing and microfinance undergraduate business courses at UNM Anderson and is a guest lecturer for the CNM entrepreneurship program.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Anderson Alum Recognized

Jerry Pacheco
 Anderson alumnus Jerry Pacheco was recently named one of the '50 Influentials' by Hispanic Business magazine.   Jerry Pacheco was appointed by The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to its El Paso Branch board of directors in April 2013. He will fill the remainder of a three-year term ending on Dec. 31, 2014.  Mr. Pacheco is president of Global Perspectives Integrated Inc., a New Mexico international trade and project management company. He earned a BBA in marketing, an MBA in international management and a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico.

The bios are listed alphabetically at:

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Message from Dean Doug Brown

Are you ready, ready to seize opportunity? Or are you too bogged down with daily tasks?

Many business executives do not realize the importance of being caught up and staying caught up with everyday tasks. When the boss comes down the hall and asks who can take on some new project, will you be able and willing to do so? Not if you have a backlog of unfinished work in your inbox. Not only will your schedule be pre-empted, but even if you do respond to the opportunity, will you be able to give it your best?

As you never know when an opportunity may arise, being ready at all times is one of the most important prerequisites to career success. When opportunity knocks, you will be able to answer!

Congratulations to the EMBA Class of 2013!

EMBA Class of 2013
Forty-four members of the Executive MBA Class of 2013 received their diplomas on Saturday, October 5.  The graduation ceremony at Embassy Suites marked the end of the 27 month program. 

During that time these class members experienced so much both in and out of the classroom. 

There were marriages, promotions, new jobs, and lots of babies. Ten babies were born during the program! And two more will arrive this winter and another two in the upcoming spring months! 

LaMonica Whittaker-Walker was the class speaker and did a wonderful job of summing up the past 27 months – remembering outdoor day, the international trip to China, the assignments, the professors, the friendships, and recognizing all the support the students received from friends and family members.

The latest EMBA class is forming now.  Find out how YOU can make a difference in your career.  Attend the next information session on Wednesday, November 13 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center at the Anderson School on the UNM Campus.

For more information contact Megan Hearting at mconner@unm.edu or call (505) 277-2525.

For other information session dates click here!

UNM in Top 15%

Members of the newly formed NEST or Network Exploitation Security Team recently participated in a cyber security awareness competition against the top schools in the United States and around the world. 

The UNM team ranked in the top 15% at the Cyber Security Awareness Week – Capture the Flag Competition hosted by New York University.  The 72 hour competition is designed for undergraduate students who want to learn more about computer security by participating in exercises that require them to react to cyber attacks found in the real world. 

“This type of competition provides a tremendous opportunity to the students,” says Anderson Dean Doug Brown.  “It helps them build both technical and managerial skills that make them very competitive job applicants when they graduate from UNM.” 

More information about the competition is available at https://ctf.isis.poly.edu/. 

Network Exploitation Security Team

The Information Assurance program at the University of New Mexico has developed the Network Exploitation Security Team. NEST is a new campus-wide student organization for graduate and undergraduate students with various backgrounds and majors who are interested in information systems and security fields.

NEST was started by Catherine Zittlosen, a UNM Anderson MBA student in the IA program, to give its members the opportunity to grow professionally through training and career guidance by security professionals from Sandia National Labs and Central New Mexico Community College and to provide security assistance and reviews to community organizations. 

Students interested in joining NEST or community organizations who would like a security assessment can contact Catherine Zittlosen at unm.nest@gmail.com or Alex Seazzu, faculty advisor and Director of the Center for Information Assurance Research & Education, at roma@unm.edu.

UNM Anderson Presentation

Kate Williams and Megan Hearting
Megan Hearting, Student Success Manager for Executive and Professional Education and Kate Williams of Anderson Career Services recently presented on the Educational Skills Gap at the national conference for Convention & Visitor Bureau HR Professionals.

The presentation addressed currently identified skill gaps of new college graduates which include writing and analytical skills, ability to work in a team, and overall professionalism.

Megan & Kate shared their current practices which include integrating academic advisement and career services, developing a student ambassador program, as well as highlighted work by Career Services Manager Natalie Mead to create guidelines for employers who want to develop internship programs.

The program was interactive and provided the HR professionals with a guide to best practices.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

2013 UNM Anderson Homecoming

Dean Doug Brown celebrates homecoming

UNM Anderson welcomed more than 200 alumni, students, faculty, and staff at the 2013 Homecoming tailgate.  Guests enjoyed food from Fuddruckers and good company before heading into University Stadium to cheer on the Lobo football team. 

The only glitch in the day was the final score.  The Lobos were defeated by the UNLV Rebels by a final score of 56 to 42.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Weston Smith Lecture October 7

Weston Smith
The Student Center for Public Trust presents Weston Smith, an outspoken advocate of ethics and integrity. 

Join Mr. Smith on Monday, October 7 for his lecture
"The HealthSouth Fraud: Rationalizations and Consequences".  His talk in the Jackson Student Center begins at 5 p.m. and is open to all UNM students and the public. 

Smith was once CFO of the Fortune 500 company HealthSouth Corporation, who over a dozen years became a Wall Street darling as it grew from one location to over 2000 in all 50 States. However, underneath the glimmering corporate office, the fleet of corporate jets, and “consistent” earnings reports, laid a multi-year multi-billion dollar financial statement fraud. Weston voluntarily came forward and exposed the fraud to the government, and accepted responsibility for his own actions.

Smith will share his story and discuss ethical dilemmas that students may face in their future careers, and how they can prepare for when situations arise.  He will challenge the students to build their foundation with a strong commitment to ethics and integrity. 

Don't miss this important discussion!

Attention Graduate Accounting Students!

Do you like crunching numbers and fighting crime? 

Apply for the Metro Law Enforcement Internship Program!

UNM Anderson Graduate Accounting Students & Graduate Accounting Students with a concentration in IA are encouraged to apply for the Spring semester by Monday, October 14.

Interested candidates are required to complete an application, be interviewed both internally (UNM) and externally by the Albuquerque Police Department or the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and have a background check. Selected students will serve as an intern for an entire semester working 8 hours per week with the white collar crime unit of one of the law enforcement agencies.

For more information email Dr. Rich Brody at brody@unm.edu.

CFO Academy Now at UNM Anderson

Executive and Professional Education (EPE) at the UNM Anderson School of Management is the new home of the CFO Academy.  Founded by Brandon Haines and a prestigious board of trustees from diverse organizations, The CFO Academy is a professional association of Chief Financial Officers dedicated to the executive and leadership development of its community.  The move to the Anderson School gives the CFO Academy an increased ability to market its events and develop stronger ties with the business community. 

The CFO Academy’s Professional Development Series offers financial professionals information about the changing nature of their business as well as excellent networking opportunities and continuing education credits. 

Dr. Van Buren
The first event in the upcoming series is Ethics in the C-Suite by UNM Anderson Professor Harry J. Van Buren. Dr. Van Buren will discuss how the C-Suite sets the ethical tone for an organization, for good or for ill.  His interactive presentation will explore how the C-suite can promote a positive ethical tone, what systems need to be in place, and what top managers need to do to make this happen. 

Wednesday, October 30
5 – 8 p.m.
Jackson Student Center on the UNM Campus

The cost is $45 pre-register or $55 at the door. Free parking is included for pre-registers. The public is invited to attend.  Appetizers and refreshments are included and two hours non-technical CPE credit is available.

To register go to CFO Professional Development Series or call 505.277.2525. 

This event is sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

Anderson Memorial

Family members and friends of Donald Douglass and Robert Wertheim gathered at the UNM Alumni Chapel on Friday to remember these two devoted Anderson supporters. Both of these Anderson alums served the school as board members and on the alumni council. 
Mr. Douglass and Mr. Wertheim were honored with tiles on the Celebration Wall and benches named for them are located in the Chapel Garden. 

It was a wonderful way to remember these two men for their continued love and commitment to UNM and the Anderson School of Management.


Anderson Homecoming

Mesa Del Sol was a perfect backdrop for the 2013 Anderson Alumni Association Homecoming event on Thursday evening. 
Guests were greeted by avatar Dean Doug Brown and Dr. Nick Flor's students created a virtual neighborhood where guests could temporarily transform into the Dean, making him walk, turn and even jump!

Mike Daly from Mesa Del Sol, Ann Lerner from the Albuquerque Film Office, and Professor Miguel Gandert, Director of UNM's Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media Program, were on hand to address the crowd and answer questions about their high tech facilities and programs. 

Dr. Nick Flor shows his virtual neighborhood to Doug & Sarah Brown

Also on display were games, films and a medical app created by Dr. Kate McCalmont, Dr. Flor and Anderson students.
(L-R) Dr. McCalmont, Dr. Flor, Ann Lerner

It was a great way to kick off the homecoming weekend festivities.