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

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.  


Friday, September 20, 2013

Digital Innovation - RSVP today!

Curious to see Anderson's own Dean Doug Brown as an avatar? Want to spend an evening in a cutting-edge virtual environment, complete with games, films, and brand-new student-created digital apps? 

Join the Anderson Alumni Association for Homecoming 2013.  It's a night of fun, food, and innovation featuring UNM's Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media!

Homecoming Community Service Project

For the 4th year in a row, the UNM Alumni Association will collect toilet paper for its annual Roll for the Cause to support the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) as part of its Homecoming Community Service Project. 

RMDH provides comfort, care and a home away from home for families whose children are in medical treatment.  They service over 70 family members each month in their Albuquerque location.

Also this year, with many Albuquerque Public Schools’ families in need of assistance, the UNM Alumni Association will gather much-needed donations benefiting the APS Title I Homeless Project. 

With nearly 7,000 homeless children and youth in the Albuquerque area, these donations make a tremendous difference in these students’ lives. 

Donations should include travel-size toiletries such as: shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, soap, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

The UNM Alumni Association will collect items at several locations across campus beginning Monday, September 23rd through Friday, September 27th.  

You can donate items in  boxes located in the Anderson Career Services Office and also at the front desk on the second floor of the west wing. 

Ronald McDonald House

UNM Anderson teamed up with the UNM Alumni Association on Friday to provide dinner for the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque.

The team created a BBQ feast complete with BBQ chicken, pork, and links and all the trimmings. It was a great way to start off Homecoming Week 2013.  

There are many activities taking place on campus this week leading up to the UNM vs. UNLV football game on Saturday.

Click here to find out how you can get involved!
Go Lobos!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Anderson Top 5 in the Nation

HispanicBusiness Magazine ranked the UNM Anderson School of Management as the fourth best postgraduate school in the nation for Hispanic students. The ranking marks the fifth year in a row that the Anderson School has received a top ten ranking from the magazine. 

The Anderson School has a total graduate enrollment of 682, with 238, or 34.9 percent, of the student population being Hispanic. Anderson School of Management graduated 243 MBAs, with 96, or 39.5 percent of the students being Hispanic. Of the 54 full time faculty, eight, or 14.8 percent, are Hispanic.

The three schools ahead of UNM Anderson in the rankings are The University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Berkeley, and New York University.

UNM Law, Engineering, and Medical graduate schools also ranked in the top ten, making the University of New Mexico the only university that made the top 10 in every category. Hispanic Business Magazine says, "UNM always scores high in almost every category, and its programs and efforts to attract and retain Hispanic students are second to none."

Each year, HispanicBusiness Magazine measures and ranks the effectiveness of the nation’s universities in attracting Hispanic students.  For more information on the rankings visit:

Matt Pickard Selected For Publication

Congratulations to Professor Matt Pickard on his recent paper acceptance at the AAA's Journal of Information Systems! Matt and his co-authors M.B. Burns and K.B. Moffitt will be featured in a forthcoming edition of Journal of Information Systems with their paper:  A Theoretical Justification for Using Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) to Augment Accounting-Related Interviews.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Anderson Foundation Board of Directors Retreat

The Anderson Foundation Board of Directors kicked off their new year with a retreat and welcomed seven new board members. 

The half day event included updates on board and school events and a presentation by Dr. Scott Taylor on Emotional Intelligence (EI) and how it relates to outstanding leadership and managerial effectiveness.

New to this year's board are:

John L. Attwood
Philip D. Briggs, MD, MBA

Stephanie J. Catasca, CPA
John T. Chavez, CPA
Nim Evatt
Marcus J. Mims, CPA
Xavier Zamarripa

Dr. Scott Taylor's presentation

A Taste of Anderson - A Tasty Success!

Top chefs from Albuquerque's most popular restaurants created quite a smorgasbord Thursday evening at the Taste of Anderson event. Guests sampled dishes while supporting the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Center. 

Debbie Johnson was thrilled with the large number of supporters who attended the event, now in its third year. Guests feasted on a variety of innovative cuisine, wine, champagne, and dessert creations while raising money for marketing students and scholarships at UNM Anderson.

Those is attendance were treated to tasty samples from twenty restaurants including: Savoy, The Artichoke Café, Scalo, Yanni’s, Nick and Jimmy’s, Marcello’s, Scarpas, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Seasons ,Zinc, Chow’s, The Cooperage, El Patron, Fan-Tang, Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Farina Alto Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Kellys Brew Pub, and UNM Chartwells. 

A toast to Dean Doug Brown and Debbie Johnson!

The Johnson Center is about creativity in marketing and business. The name for A Taste of Anderson came from a room that Rick and Debbie had at their ad agency called the creative kitchen where this innovative couple “cooked up” creative ideas.  

If you missed out on this year's event, make plans now to attend A Taste of Anderson 2014!

The Ballroom at Hotel Albuquerque

Monday, September 16, 2013

Business Plan Kick-Off

Provost Chaouki Abdallah, Dean Doug Brown, and Distinguished Professor Dr. Sul Kassicieh welcomed students from all UNM schools and colleges at the kick-off for the 2014 UNM Business Plan Competition. 

The kickoff on Thursday, September 19 in the Jackson Student Center allowed students to get information, meet sponsors, and enjoy great food. 

Students can still get involved!  Contact Libby Sanzero at

You CAN become the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders!



EMBA Supervisor Appreciation

A huge THANK YOU to all of the Executive MBA Supervisors and EMBA students (current and alumni) who attended the EMBA Supervisor Appreciation Reception on Friday, September 13.
We were glad to meet and visit with you, but most importantly collaborate our resources to assist in the success of our future business leaders.
The EMBA program appreciates all of the support, encouragement and guidance that our employers provide to our students!

Executive MBA

Graduates of the UNM Anderson Executive MBA Program have great things to say about their experience.  

"The MBA program allowed me a great deal of interaction with managers and gave me a new set of guidelines for employee succession planning. This has been helpful in growing our company." - Don Power, CEO of Jaynes Corporation 

"The UNM EMBA program has given me the skills to accelerate my career.  The academic experience was second to none," - Mark Moores, Executive Director, NM Dental Association.

Find out how YOU can make a difference in your career.  Attend an information session at the Anderson School on the UNM Campus.

The next session is Tuesday, October 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center. Contact Audrey Arnold at or call (505) 277-2525.

For other information session dates click here!

IBSG Events

International Business Students Global (IBSG) has developed a new online site where visitors can stay apprised of their many activities and upcoming events including two presentations in October in collaboration with the Albuquerque Council of International Visitors.

October 7
American, American Studies, and American/Terran Relations: Contested by the Global
A one-and-a-half hour discussion with five scholars from the Palestinian Territories will allow for the sharing of ideas about how to study the United States in a global context.

October 10
World Youth Development and Citizenship: A Discussion.
The presentation will feature five Open World Delegation scholars from Tajikistan with professional interests in youth development, human rights, and world society.  In cooperation with the Global Education Office, The International Studies Institute, and The National Securities Program. 

To find out more go to:

IBSG is a group of global and international business professionals comprised of the highest caliber students at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management interested in questions of international management, corporate citizenship, and the global political economy. IGBS is hosted by the Anderson's  FITE Department and membership is open to all students. Dr. Manuel Montoya is the faculty advisor. 

Assistance for Small Business Owners

The University of New Mexico Small Business Institute (SBI) at the Anderson School of Management is now accepting applications from small business owners looking for assistance in business projects such as marketing, expansion, financing, or business plans. 

Stacy Sacco, the new SBI Associate Director, says this program is an excellent value for business owners.

“Students not only have access to Anderson instructors, but also several major business databases that would normally cost thousands of dollars to utilize,” says Sacco. 

To participate in this program small business owners can submit an application online at

For additional information on the Small Business Institute program please contact               David Hammitt or (505) 277-8869.

SBI client with UNM Anderson students and Dr. Raj Mahto

Monday, September 9, 2013

TedXAnderson a BIG success

UNM Anderson had a large contingent of faculty, staff and students at TedXABQ on Saturday.  As this year's educational sponsor, UNM Anderson made its presence known at TedX through social media.  In fact, #TedXAnderson was one of the top five trending or most popular topics on Twitter in Albuquerque on Saturday!

Are you a part of the conversation?  Join @UNM_Anderson to get involved!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Taste of Anderson

Don’t miss the third annual A Taste of Anderson on Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Get the best tastes for you while giving students the taste of success.

 Savor exquisite tastes from twenty of the best restaurants in Albuquerque at the most creative culinary event the city has ever seen.

 Top chefs from Savoy, The Artichoke Café, Scalo, Yanni’s, Nick and Jimmy’s, Marcello’s, Scarpas, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Seasons and Zinc will serve up their finest dishes at the third annual A Taste of Anderson, Creative Kitchen: A Culinary Event to benefit the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Center at the UNM Anderson School of Management.
Cuisine from Chow’s, The Cooperage, El Patron, Fan-Tang, Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Farina Alto Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Kellys Brew Pub, and UNM food by Chartwells will add to the sumptuous buffet.
For only $100 guests will enjoy a variety of innovative cuisine, wine, champagne, and dessert creations while supporting marketing students and scholarships at UNM Anderson.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Sara Lucero at 505-277-6413 or online at

Career and Professional Development Programs

Facilitating with Finesse - New!
Tuesdays September 10 – November 12

6 - 9 p.m.
Facilitation requires a special set of skills. These skills empower the facilitator to effectively manage groups and group processes. Facilitators simultaneously: Equalize group dynamics, Manage the process, and Keep the content flowing toward an outcome. To do this effectively, facilitators need to know themselves, know groups, and have concrete tools. This workshop offers comprehensive facilitation skills for the novice and is a great refresher course for the seasoned facilitator. Sign up today

Hispanic Leadership Development - New!
Thursdays September 19 - November 7
6 - 9 p.m.

The Anderson School of Management’s Hispanic Leadership Development program is designed for Latino’s who are in or aspire to managerial and executive levels of leadership. With a focus on both personal growth and cultural issues Latino’s face today, you will gain the tools you need to compete for high-level organizational leadership positions. Register today!

Tuition Remission is available.
For more information call 505-277-2525.

EMBA Supervisor Appreciation Reception

Most, if not all, of our EMBA students receive some sort of support from their employer that enables them to be a student in the Executive MBA program. The support can be in the form of time off for Friday classes, tuition reimbursement, a flexible work schedule, etc. We would like to express our appreciation to the EMBA Student Employers for supporting and encouraging them in the pursuit of their degree.

Employer "Thank You" Reception
Friday, September 13
6 - 8 p.m.
Jackson Student Center

For additional information contact Aline Gonzales at 505.277.2545 or

A Message from Dean Doug Brown

Friends invariably ask, “So, Doug, how was your summer vacation?”  “Boy, it must be great to have the whole summer off!”

Not to sound defensive, but what summer vacation?  The administrative staff comes to work every day, works on budgets, projects, conferences, plans for the year, recruiting, event planning, fundraising, etc.  The faculty may not be here every day, but they have a heavy research obligation. Papers submitted for publications are invariably rejected for revision and re-submission, which usually triggers additional research and documentation. Recruiting for new faculty requires a heavy agenda of interviews at academic conferences in the late summer period.

I must admit to enjoying a two week trip to China where we had a few days to visit museums and such.  However, it was a whirlwind tour through four cities, visiting six universities to arrange exchange programs – my third such trip to China in two years. 

It was a very enjoyable and productive summer, but a summer vacation it was not.

UNM Business Plan Kickoff!

Cash prizes totaling $75,000 will be available to winning teams in the 2014 UNM Business Plan Competition!
President Bob Frank and Distinguished Professor Dr. Sul Kassicieh invite students from all UNM schools and colleges to participate in the two competition options: the Technology Ventures Track or the Entrepreneurial Ventures Track. 
Find out more at the UNM Business Plan Competition Kickoff on Thursday, September 19 in the Jackson Student Center.
3 - 4 p.m. Speed Dating for Student Entrepreneurs
4 - 6 p.m.  VIP Networking Reception

RSVP here or contact Libby Sanzero at
You CAN become the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders!

Dr. Brody to address NM Society of CPAs

Dr. Rich Brody
Douglas Minge Brown Professor of Accounting
Do you know how to identify a fraudster?

On September 20, Accounting Professor Rich Brody will present The Anatomy of a Fraudster at the Albuquerque Chapter of the NM Society of CPAs.  His talk will focus on the detection and prevention of fraud.  Fraud plagues all organizations: business, both corporate and non-corporate, non-profit, governmental, and autonomous agencies of governments.

Dr. Brody's presentation will take place at REDW from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. To register, contact Stephanie Melton at by September 13.

Professor Brody is a Regent of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and was named the 2012 ACFE Educator of the Year. 


Begins Friday September 20!

Many people think that writing surveys is easy, but in truth, most surveys fail to gather the right information.  When written well, surveys allow organizations to gather necessary feedback from customers, employees, and other stakeholders.  However, vague or misleading surveys can lead to low response rates and unhelpful results. 

In Creating Reliable Surveys, a UNM Anderson Professional Development Program, you will learn to:

  • Increase Your Customer Loyalty:  Get the feedback you need to keep your customers coming back

  • Increase Sales:  Use data to spot trends and keep you ahead of your competition

  •  Prioritize Your Actions by Using Reliable Data:  While your business instincts may be spot on, survey data will confirm your ideas and lead you to success!

Good surveys are more than just a handful of questions.  Learn which questions to ask and how to use the information you gather.
Register today for this NEW program!

UNM Anderson Homecoming 2013

Join the Anderson Alumni Association for Homecoming 2013. 
This year we will highlight UNM's Interdisciplinary Film
and Digital Media Program.

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and exploration.
a 3-D solar powered virtual environment 
excerpts from films created by students 
video games designed by students! 
the process of developing video game programming
two important social media apps designed/created by our students
RSVP here by September 20

Anderson Homecoming Tailgate

Join UNM Anderson's Alumni Association, students, and friends for a fun-filled day of food, fun and door prizes as we cheer on our Lobos at this year’s Homecoming Football game.

Professional Success Speaker Series

Delta Sigma Pi is hosting the first annual Professional Success Speaker Series.  Each seminar will feature information on the skills, tools, and vision necessary to insure your personal and professional success.

Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
UNM Anderson, room #1017

September 26
Building Your Business Through Referral Marketing
Gayle Williams, Owner & Executive Director, Business Network International, will teach you networking skills to obtain potential customers, promote your business and build profitable relationships.

October 17
Developing Great Companies and Teams
Terri Giron-Gordon, President at GenQuest, Inc., and Author of “It takes Work to Be Happy,” a fun, innovative, and effective approach to creating and maintaining a happy and productive workplace through 7 key principals.

November 14
Being Young and Leading Change
Ian Anderson, President & Publisher, Albuquerque Business First, will discuss leading the transformation of Albuquerque Business First and his role in driving its strategy in an ever-evolving media landscape. He’ll speak on building a team of “A” players and changing the entire culture of an organization- and doing it as a millennial.

For more information contact Cameron Barnes, VP Professional Activities, at 505-280-7929 or

Elevator Pitch Competition

Don't miss your chance to earn $500!

Monday, September 2, 2013


UNM Anderson's #MakeHistoryASM campaign is off to a great start!  Have you shared your story?

This is a chance for YOU to share how you are achieving greatness while engaging and inspiring others!  Whether you’ve found the solution to a company problem, landed an internship, or aced Finance, use #MakeHistoryASM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your story!

All posts will have the opportunity to win UNM Anderson t-shirts, Starbucks, gift certificates and more!

Join the fun by sharing your “making history” story!

Make Anderson History!

Kate Willams, UNM Anderson's Career Development Facilitator, is making history by showing off her #MakeHistoryASM temporary tattoo. 

Let us know how you are making history at the Anderson School.  Tell your story at #MakeHistoryASM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

To get your free tattoo contact Kate at 
or Career Services Manager Natalie Mead at