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Anderson 31st Annual Hall of Fame Postponed!

The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to UNM and the Anderson School of Management. Concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) requires that everyone work together to mitigate the potential spread. Therefore, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs announced that all events scheduled through April 30th must be postponed. This includes the Hall of Fame Banquet & Scholarship Fundraiser, which was to take place March 12th.

Anderson Hall of Fame

2020 Outstanding Hall of Fame Honorees

Anderson Logo(Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson School of Management is proud to announce its 2020 Hall of Fame and Young Alumni Honorees. The Anderson Hall of Fame celebrates extraordinary alumni who have achieved professional success and have made significant contributions to their community.

The 31st Annual Hall of Fame Honorees are:

  • John Chavez, Sandia Peak Ski Company
  • Alicia Gutierrez, Moses, Dunn, Farmer, & Tuthill, P.C.
  • Stephen Harper, the University of North Carolina - Wilmington
  • David Jessen, the University of North Carolina – Wilmington

Nyika Allen, City of Albuquerque and Darrell Garcia, Hayes Middle School are the 2020 Young Alumni Award recipients, an honor recognizing Anderson graduates under the age of 40 who are impacting their communities and are making great strides in their professional careers.

The Faculty Community Leadership Award will honor Ann Brooks, Principal Lecturer of Accounting. During her tenure at Anderson, Ann has served as Director of Online Programs, Chair of the Anderson Scholarship Committee, Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Advisor, and was the founding member of UNM's Online Course Advisory Council. 

Interim Dean Shawn Berman says the Anderson School is honored to celebrate the 2020 Hall of Fame honorees.

"We are extremely proud of the 31st class of inductees. Each one shows what can be accomplished with hard work, determination, and the tools provided through a quality business education. They truly shine within the business community and are actively leading the way for generations to come."

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to the community, and their ongoing commitment to education.

The banquet will include a video presentation spotlighting the honorees and a live auction with all the proceeds going to support scholarships at the Anderson School. Last year, the event contributed nearly $200,000 toward student scholarships.

Tax deductible corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, contact Joe Weiss, Senior Director of Development at (505) 277-7114 or

Enter the 2020 Raffle

The winner of the Hall of Fame raffle will receive 30 bottles of premier wine valued at $30 per bottle. Proceeds from the raffle support student scholarships at the Anderson School.

Do not need to be present to win

Donate in Support of Student Scholarships

All the funds generated from the event will go directly to UNM Anderson Student Scholarships.

Nomination Process | Online Nomination Form

The UNM Anderson School of Management is currently accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame and Young Alumni (outstanding individual 40 years or younger) awards.

If you have questions about Hall of Fame or the nomination process, please contact Megan Borders at