Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Winter Break

This week's edition of This Is Anderson is the final installment for 2015. UNM's offices will be closed beginning on December 23, and regular hours resume on Monday, January 4. The spring semester begins January 19.

Happy holidays to those who celebrate - enjoy the break!

Anderson Student Places In Global Challenge

Anderson School of Management undergraduate student Aziz Beuliev finished sixth in a global field of hundreds in the 2015 Fall ETF Global Portfolio Challenge. Aziz will be invited along with a guest to join the contest's other top 25 overall finishers to appear at the 2106 Spring ETP Forum in New York City at the New York Athletic Club on May 6th where he can lunch and network with over 500 financial professionals and partake in the events at the nation's second-largest ETP Forum.

Congratulations to Aziz!

Aaron French Featured On KOB TV

UNM Anderson assistant professor Dr. Aaron French was recently featured on KOB TV in a segment on his new social networking app, Sociabile, designed to connect users to friends and family while maintaining privacy.

"When Facebook and Myspace, those companies really started, it was something new and everybody was jumping on board, it became the latest trend. But people didn't really understand the ramifications of it as far as privacy," Dr. French said in the feature.

The article and news segment can be found HERE. The app can be downloaded for iPhone or Android by searching for Sociabile.

EPEC Launches MBA-ED

Anderson School of Management’s Executive & Professional Education Center (EPEC) recently launched a new degree program aimed at developing strong educational leaders in the state of New Mexico. The program, known as the MBA in Education Leadership (MBA-ED), was developed in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This interdisciplinary program leverages resources from both the Anderson School of Management and the College of Education to equip students with best practices in management and education.

The MBA in Education Leadership focuses on developing organizational management skills within an education framework. “EPEC’s mission is to develop, educate, and empower leaders,” says EPEC Director Audrey Arnold. “New Mexico is full of passionate, dedicated educators who want to make a difference in their communities, their schools, and their students’ lives. Our job is to find these individuals and help them build the leadership skills that create positive change.”

Jaye Francis Receives NHI Award

Dr. Anthony Fleg, head of NHI, presents Jaye with her award.
Anderson School of Management's Jaye Francis, coordinator of both Native American Student Success at Anderson (NASSA) and the American Indian Business Association (AIBA) recently received the Loving Service Award from the Native Health Initiative.

The award is given to those whose life and work embody the concept of loving service. The individuals who nominated Jaye say that "Jaye lives for her people, her community, her family. She would do everything she can to help a student who needs guidance, a community member who is in crisis, one of her church members needing someone to sit and pray with them. She is long overdue for the NHI Loving Service Award."

Congratulations to Jaye!

Anderson Commencement Fall 2015

All are invited to join Anderson students, faculty, and staff for Fall 2015's Convocation ceremony.

The ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Johnson Athletic Center, and this year's scheduled speaker is Jacqueline Baca, President,  Director and stockholder of Bueno Foods since 1986.  She is a native of Albuquerque, born to a family with multi-generational ties to New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Business Administration, both from the University of New Mexico. 

Congratulations to our Anderson graduates!

KAFB Commander Col. Eric Froehlich At Boerigter Breakfast Program

Albuquerque's Hotel Andaluz was the setting for the most recent Boerigter Breakfast Program featuring guest speaker Colonel Eric Froehlich, base commander of Kirtland Air Force Base. Col. Froehlich outlined KAFB's mission and shared his thoughts about the style, expertise, and techniques needed to lead such a large enterprise, touching on the base's economic impact on Albuquerque, core values, and why men and women choose to serve.

Col. Froehlich took command of the 377th Air Base Wing in May 2015, leading a 52,000 acre base that is the location of 23,000 military and civilian employees housing a variety of complex military missions, as well as Sandia National Laboratories and other elements of the Department of Energy.

UNM Anderson hosts the Boerigter Business Breakfast Program to present relevant topics of interest to Anderson's community of friends. The UNM Anderson Boerigter Business Breakfast Program is sponsored by the Anderson School and made possible by the generosity of George and Sibilla Boerigter and SoundOff Signal.

Anderson Alum Receives AACSB Award

UNM Anderson alum Ann Rhoades was named a member of the initial list of 100 Influential Leaders of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. UNM Anderson is among the top 20% of business schools who have earned this prestigious designation and one of only 182 schools in the world to attain both Accounting and Business accreditation through the AACSB. 

AACSB developed the Influential Leaders list as part of its Centennial Anniversary to allow accredited business schools to collectively reflect on, recognize, and celebrate notable graduates. Anderson MBA graduate Ann Rhoades is a popular, nationally recognized speaker on the subject of customer service and how to build a strong service culture.  She was part of the team that launched JetBlue and helped Southwest Airlines and Doubletree Hotels become known throughout the world for their high performing cultures. She is the founding Executive Vice President of People, JetBlue Airways and President of People Ink.  She gives back to the Anderson School through presentations and talks and is the current president of the UNM Alumni Association.

Rhoades joins an impressive Class of 2015 Influential Leaders that includes Colin Powell and Sam Walton.  The complete list of recipients can be found

Anderson Dean Craig White says this honor reflects Ann’s influence on UNM, the Anderson School, and the broader business community: “It is a true honor to count Ann as a graduate of the Anderson School of Management. She has been an innovative force behind some of the most successful businesses of our time. Ann clearly demonstrates the positive impact possible through a business career.”