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UNM’s Anderson Schools Announce 2002 Hall of Fame Recipients

March 4, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE – The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico will honor three alumni at the 13th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner on April 18. Cornelius Higgins, principal at Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Roger O. McClellan, an advisor in the field of toxicology and human health risk analysis; and Carol Radosevich economic development director at Public Service Company of New Mexico have been selected as this year’s recipients.

“I am consistently overwhelmed by the high quality of applications we get for these awards,” said Roxanna Meyers, president of CenturyPlus and the chairperson for this year’s event. “While all of our alumni nominees were impressive, these three really set themselves apart with their commitment to making a difference, both in their professional communities and in the region.”

Cornelius Higgins co-founded Applied Research Associates, Inc. in 1979, and the firm has grown to over 650 employees in more than 35 worldwide offices. Current fiscal year sales are expected to be about $90 million. He has been a member of the board of a private school, the UNM Civil Engineering Department Advisory Board, church committees and several professional societies. He received his Masters degree from The Anderson Schools in 1987.

Roger O. McClellan has more than four decades of experience as a scientist and research manager in the fields of comparative medicine, inhalation technology, and human health risk analysis. He has served as president and CEO of the Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute and the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, president of the Society of Toxicology, and is the author of over 350 papers and has edited 10 books. In 1990, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences. He has served on the boards of various national-level health committees, as well as being an adjunct faculty member at a number of universities. He received his Masters from The Anderson Schools in 1980.

As PNM’s economic development director, Carol Radosevich manages the corporate-wide economic development program that is designed to increase jobs and energy sales by growing New Mexico businesses and industry. Since receiving her EMBA from The Anderson Schools in 1981, Radosevich has worked tirelessly to improve the business climate of New Mexico, assisting with the recruitment or expansion of over 100 companies. She has also spearheaded a coalition of over 50 economic development business trade groups to lobby for the passage of a five-bill economic stimulus package for the 2002 legislative session. She is active on a number of community and professional organizations, including the Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation, the PNM Foundation, the TVI Foundation, and the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Economic Growth Planning Council.

Awards will be presented to Higgins, McClellan, and Radosevich at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque. The event is Thursday, April 18 with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. The major sponsors for this year’s event are Wells Fargo Bank, Zangara Dodge, Andersen, Jaynes Corporation and PNM.

Corporate table sponsorships are available at $1000 for business and industry partners and $600 for non-profit organizations. The cost for individual tickets is $75. To make reservations or to inquire about table sponsorships, call The Anderson Schools Development Office at (505) 277-0880 or email by Friday, April 5.

The Hall of Fame is Anderson’s most significant community event, and the funds raised here support student scholarships, faculty research, and career placement activities. Last year’s event raised more than $50,000 to support the vital programs and services of The Anderson Schools.


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, email, or call (505) 277-6471.