Rick Johnson Scholars

Rick JohnsonTo Rick, nothing was more invigorating than the potential of youth and the possibilities within creating a future.

Always young in spirit, he loved being on the UNM campus, immersed in an environment where knowledge was shared. He championed success by coaching young people how to achieve their maximum potential, believe in themselves and foster their unique abilities.

There is no better way to honor him and his enthusiasm for learning than to assist individual students on the brink of career development. A Rick Johnson scholarship is a gift to a deserving student, and keeps his dreams alive.

2013 Rick Johnson Scholars

Meagan Ayoub

It takes more than just tenacity to succeed in college, it take heart. Meagan Ayoub has dedicated her time, energy and passion to devote as a volunteer for Amigos de Las Americas, as a senior trainer. This study abroad program empowers young adults to grow as leaders and increase their multi-cultural understanding through training and community service projects in Latin America. Megan has spent the past 6 years changing the lives of people from third-world countries. Her community service has provided her with a “constant reminder of the hard work it takes to succeed and the unique opportunities here at UNM.”

Meagan is also a stellar student. She was an integral part of the 2013 winning team for the Anderson Marketing Club Challenge. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and the UNM Honors College, and maintains a 3.98 GPA.

Megan aspires to work for Disney upon graduation, using her skills to brainstorm advertising ideas to continuously improve the way the company promotes advertisement and culture to their customers.

Kathleen Dubyk

Kathleen Dubyk wants to change the world we live in through marketing. Not just as a form of advertisement or promotion, but as a way to create an experience for people through resourceful event planning. Kathleen worked hard over the summer coordinating a graduation celebration, a wedding, and a going-away party for her first clients. In addition to pursuing her career path, Kathleen has proven herself as a true leader in the classroom, maintaining a 3.92 GPA. She was the lead in the Campaign Strategy Implementation Project in her Promotions Management course, which included encouraging members of her group to recruit additional students to the event, increasing its exposure throughout campus. She has held both an undergraduate and graduate student internship position at Sandia National Labs—a highly competitive process—and has recently been charged with the scheduling management of incoming undergraduate student intern duties.

Kathleen is interested in obtaining an event management position with a hotel or event management company, marketing the venue and monitoring and improving the quality of customer service in this industry.

2012 Rick Johnson Scholars

Stacy Caldwell

Stacy's love of softball taught her both leadership skills and how to pitch: both are proving invaluable in pursuing a UNM Anderson School Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (4.06 GPA) and a focus on Marketing and Management Information Systems. Stacy is a member of the American Marketing Association, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Secretary of the Hispanic Business Student Association, and is deeply committed to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. Her goal is to achieve an MBA in Marketing and Operations, and she believes her hard work to do her best, passion for learning, leadership experience and daily care for others will get her there.

Stephanie Fawver

Stephanie Fawver A consistent theme for Stephanie Fawver is a focus on helping others such as the Adelante Development Center, The Storehouse and New Mexico AIDS Society. Just as active academically as in volunteering, Stephanie graduated from UNM ‘s Valencia campus with a 4.08 as an Associate of Science in General Science plus an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double major in Nutrition/Dietetics and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. A Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society alumnae and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Stephanie hopes to enter the UNM Anderson School MBA program for a career in marketing.