Anderson Students' Achievements

Below are some achievements and work that Anderson students have done. Some work has resulted in national and regional awards.

Anderson EMBA Student Receives National Scholarship Awarded by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Santiago Chavez EMBA Student, Santiago Chavez, has received a national scholarship in the amount of $ 4,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. This scholarship is highly competitive throughout the country and is sponsored by the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

"I am honored to receive this generous award from the NSHMBA National Scholarship Fund," says Mr. Chavez. "I'm living proof that these types of scholarships are out there for the taking, and I intend to share my experience with others at the Anderson Graduate School."

Santiago Chavez is a shining example of the caliber of student at the Anderson Graduate School of Management. Chavez is not only a leader in the classroom, but also professionally, in his past position as Administrator and Treasurer for the Town of Bernalillo. He was also appointed by the Governor, and served as chairman of the Northern NM Regional Housing Authority Board. Additionally, Chavez has been a state officer for the NM Government Finance Officers Association and he is a 2009 Leadership New Mexico Local Government Graduate. Chavez served in the United States Army 1995-1998.

Race for the Cure

Students in the Anderson's advertising campaigns course created the following 30-second commercial for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The spot features Anderson Marketing students and Professor Sarah Smith. In addition to television, the campaign consists of radio, print, and outdoor media.

Previous classes have worked on similar campaigns for organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, General Motors, and Subaru of America.

SWBDA Bobby G. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award

Dr. Howard Kraye and Dean Brown Anderson students received the first place Bobby G. Bizzell Innovation Achievement Award at the recent 2010 Southwest Business Deans' Association Annual Conference. The winning nomination came courtesy of Professor Howard Kraye's Supply Chain and Management of Services Project Classes. Anderson was selected over Price College of Business (University of Oklahoma) and Rice University.

Anderson's SHRM Chapter Earns Top Honors

SHRM Superior Merit Award In May 2010, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, VA, bestowed the Superior Merit Award designation to the UNM Student Chapter of SHRM. This is the chapter's second consecutive Superior merit Award, and prior to last year UNM had never received the award, which is given to fewer than 10% of all chapters. Recently, the chapter was also recognized by the UNM as the "Most Revitalized Student Organization", President Emily Ortiz as "Outstanding Student Leader" and Chapter Advisor Dr. Robert DelCampo as the University's "Outstanding Student Organization Advisor".

Anderson's Management of Technology Group Wins NMSBA Program Award

MOT Group Anderson's Management of Technology (MOT) graduate students recently received an award at the New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program's Innovation Celebration for their contribution to Sustainable Resources, Inc (SRI). The student's worked closely with SRI's president, Joe Ortiz, to report on the future potential and commercial viability of establishing a renewable energy business incubator located in Roswell, New Mexico. Learn more...

IFDM/Management Students Win First Place for Presentation

IFDM/Management students Kaila Grafeman, Haile Shannon, and Kirby Witte presented their research at UNM's annual Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference and won first place in the Oral Presentation category. The title of their research project was "Virtual UNM: A Multi-User 3D Virtual Environment for Students, Staff, and Faculty." Anderson's own faculty member, Dr. Nick Flor, was their faculty advisor.

Anderson Marketing Students Help FBI Recruitment

Anderson students produced a commercial for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Advertising Campaigns course offered by Anderson. The 30 second spot aired on Comcast in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe market during the first quarter of 2010.