Monday, May 5, 2014

A Message From Dean Brown

A tribute to Anderson’s wonderful staff:  They are the ones who tirelessly support our academic efforts, logging in twice the office hours while earning half of the pay of their faculty colleagues. Whenever the hat is passed around for United Way or for a colleague’s retirement, staff members are always the most generous donors. When the call for volunteers is sounded, it is the staff who responds in force.

In performing their principal job duties is where the staff really shines. Thanks to their diligence and commitment, reports are accurate and submitted on time. Deborah Bower’s financial reporting is always timely and reliable. Darlene and Camille keep our records with quiet competence. Lisa McHale, Deirdre Holter and all the departmental administrative assistants take on a heavy burden and handle it well. Anderson’s event and alumni staff are the envy of the rest of the university, as are Advisement and Career Services, and Anderson’s IT department. Leslie Venzuela’s marketing and communications present Anderson in the best possible light. Audrey Arnold and her colleagues at Executive and Professional Education run a mini-university very well and on a shoestring. And none of us could function without Mary Cromer’s remarkable problem-solving.

To all staff:  Anderson owes you a great debt of gratitude.

Friday, May 2, 2014

3/2 Information Session

There's still time to learn more about Anderson's 3/2 Program.  Undergraduate students can earn a non-business undergraduate degree and an MBA in just 5 years. 

The next information session is Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Advisement Conference Room in Anderson's Ford Advisement Center. Students attending the info session will receive a waiver of application fee for the program, a $50 value.

For more information about the 3/2 Program, please click HERE.

StudentsTake Top Prize In Video Competition

Anderson students Ruth Ann Tibbetts and Mariah Maestas have won the NASBA Center for the Public Trust National 'Ethics in Action' Student Video Competition, capturing both the viewer's choice award and the grand prize.

The competition is a part of the Marketing Ethics graduate elective, special topics course. All students in class submitted a video that was designed to illustrate the importance of ethical decision making in the workplace.

The awards video can be seen here.

Congratulations to Ruth Ann and Mariah!

Anderson Students 1st Prize DECA Winners

Two Anderson School of Management students took first place in the DECA International Career Development Conference held in Washington, D.C. last week.

Josh Dolin, a senior strategic communications major, and Sydney Sivils, a senior marketing and operations management major, were the only team members from New Mexico in the top 10 of the advertising category, according to a document on the DECA website.

DECA is an international organization that prepares students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

For the complete story visit the Daily Lobo.

Congratulations to Josh and Sydney!

Spring Convocation

Anderson School of Management's Spring Convocation 2014 will be held at Johnson Center on Saturday, May 17th at 4:00 pm.

This year's keynote speaker will be Chaouki Abdallah, UNM Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. Class speakers are BBA candidate Sydney Sivils, and MBA candidate Angela Janda. All are welcome to attend.

Craig White Named Interim Dean

Dr. Craig White will be the Interim Dean of the UNM Anderson School of Management effective July 1, 2014. Provost Chaouki Abdallah made the announcement saying the primary focus will be preparing the school for a successful accreditation visit and permanent dean search in the upcoming year.

Dr. White will lead UNM Anderson following the retirement of Dean Douglas Brown on June 30, 2014.  Dean Brown is winding up his five-year commitment to the Anderson School.  Under his leadership UNM Anderson was fully re-accredited, achieved record fundraising efforts, and secured a commitment for a new building for the school. Dr. White looks forward to continuing the momentum. 

“Dean Brown leaves the Anderson School in a strong position with a number of exciting initiatives in place,” said Interim Dean Craig White.  “I am looking forward to working with Provost Abdallah and my colleagues at the Anderson School to build on these opportunities and prepare for AACSB accreditation process.”

Dean Brown says Anderson is in good hands. "Anderson is indeed fortunate that such a dedicated and effective leader as Craig White is willing to serve. I am confident that the school will reach new heights under his direction."

Dr. White came to UNM Anderson in 1998, he is the current Chair of the Department of Accounting and the Moss Adams Professor of Accounting.  He holds both a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to entering academia, he worked in the tax department of the Fort Worth, TX office of Price Waterhouse. He has twice been recognized as the New Mexico Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year and is a prior recipient of the Anderson School of Management’s Community Leadership Award.

Anderson Team At Daniels Fund Competition

UNM Anderson students recently made a strong showing in the Daniels Fund 2014 Ethics Consortium Case Competition in Denver. This year's competition featured teams from eight competing universities answering an ethical dilemma regarding genetic screening. Teams were asked to hypothetically act as a consulting firm for a manager who overhears an employee telling a coworker that she is going to ignore her doctor’s recommendation that she no longer do any heavy lifting.

The UNM Anderson team of Sydney Sivils, Justin Fouts, Houston Hilbun, Mercedes Pratt, James Osterlund, Austin Tidwell, Sharif Amlani, Laura Gruet, and Mariah Rast came in second behind the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs for their case and presentation.

Judges evaluated the teams based on the principles established in the Ethics Initiative, which is modeled after late Colorado businessman Bill Daniels’ beliefs. Those include integrity, trust, accountability, transparency, fairness, respect, rule of law, and viability.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Anderson Student Employees

Anderson School of Management student employee Sean Tresise has been accepted into the College of Education. He will be pursuing a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on mathematics.

Student employee Stephanie Hallock will be graduating this spring with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She is also minoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Both students were nominated for Student Employee Of The Year and received certificates at the awards ceremony on April 17.

Congratulations to Stephanie and Sean!