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
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
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
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
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.
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.