|L: Hall of Fame Honorees Ian and Sonnet McKinnon, Deena Crawley, Janet McHard, Bridgit Lujan, Robert Sachs, Lee Trussell, Valerie Almanzar, John Benavidez, Dean Craig White. R: Dennis Snyder and John Garcia raise funds.|
The 27th Annual UNM Anderson Hall of Fame Awards Banquet & Fundraiser was an outstanding event, recognizing its notable honorees and raising much appreciated scholarship funds. Initial tallies indicate the event will net around $150,000 to support scholarships and increase the endowment that produces ongoing scholarship funds.
The outstanding Hall of Fame Honorees for the evening were:
Janet M. McHard, McHard Accounting Consulting LLC
Robert B. Sachs, TEAM Technologies Inc.
Lee Trussell, Advanced Manufacturing Analysis & Research Corp.
Young Alumni Honorees were:
Valerie Almanzar, Keller Williams Realty
Deena Crawley, Dion's
Bridgit Luján, Dulce Flamenco Internacional Inc.
Sonnet and Ian McKinnon received the Distinguished Service Award. The McKinnons are the lead donors for the new Anderson building, which, once completed, will be known as the McKinnon Center for Management.
The Faculty Community Leadership Award honored Marketing Professor John Benavidez, who in addition to being a long-time faculty member is also an Anderson graduate.
Congratulations to all, and special thanks to Felicia Rodriquez for planning a wonderful event for all the attendees.