Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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.