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ANDERSON SCHOOLS HOSTS ALUMNI GATHERING

June 4, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico will host a reunion weekend for their 1956 – 1966 alumni, June 28 to 30.

"It’s going to be particularly wonderful to welcome this group of alumni, as they’ve stayed very close to The Schools throughout the years. Like the cars they were driving in college, these people have become classics – unforgettable," says Shawn Shepherd, Anderson’s Chief Development Officer.

The reunion is hosted by a group of alumni from the represented classes and sponsored by The Schools and the UNM Alumni Association. Members of the host committee include Gig Brummel, Herb Denish, Don Douglass, The Hon. Gene Franchini, Fred and Janie Mossman, G. Lee Trussell, and Bob and Liz Wertheim.

"It’s always a pleasure to bring alumni back to campus," says Howard Smith, Dean of The Anderson Schools. "This gives them an opportunity to both relive their own college years and see how their alma mater has changed."

Attendees will choose from a variety of social events, including an opening reception Thursday evening at La Posada de Albuquerque and a Friday evening dinner at University House on campus. They will also have the opportunity to sit in on a special faculty lecture by Dr. Joseph Champoux, tour the campus, participate in a golf scramble, and hear Dean Howard Smith address the future plans for The Anderson Schools. The weekend will close with an opportunity for alumni to provide feedback and ideas to The Schools’ staff at a roundtable discussion.

For more information on this reunion, please call (505) 277-6264 or email the Development Office at do@mgt.unm.edu.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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