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Anderson Schools Outstanding Faculty Member Named

March 12, 2003

The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Board has selected this year's honoree for the Community Leadership Award. Craig White, an assistant professor in the Accounting Department at The Anderson Schools at The University of New Mexico, was named this year's outstanding faculty member based on his service to the community, as well as teaching and research excellence. "The Foundation Board is always pleased to honor faculty members who bring their expertise back into the community," said Frank See, the Corporate Strategic Program Manager for Intel and Chair of the ASM Foundation Board's Community Relations Committee. "While academic honors often focus exclusively on published articles, we like to recognize those people who make a point of enriching the community, both on a local level and a larger professional level. Dr. White demonstrates all the qualities that we look for in a faculty leader." He will be recognized alongside three outstanding Anderson Schools' alumni being inducted into the Hall of Fame -- Michelle A. Coons, President/CEO at Wells Fargo Bank Santa Fe; Gary L. Dushane, CPA, Partner, KPMG LLP; and Edward J. Neff, CPA, Retired Partner, Neff/Ricci LLP.

White earned his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University and began teaching Accounting classes at the Anderson Schools in 1998. Prior to entering academe, he worked in the Fort Worth, Texas office of the international accounting firm Price Waterhouse. Dr. White's activities include serving as the faculty advisor for the Anderson Schools' chapter of Beta Alpha Psi - the national honorary society for financial information professionals and the Schools' volunteer income tax assistance program, as a board member and treasurer of Easter Seals New Mexico, as a team advisor for Technology Venture Corporation's Equity Capital Symposium, and as a resident faculty member at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Tax Education Program held annually at the University of Illinois.

White will be recognized at the Anderson Schools of Management's annual Hall of Fame dinner, to be held on April 3 at the Albuquerque Sheraton Old Town. The event is The Schools' largest friend- and fund-raiser, benefiting student scholarships, faculty research, and career placement activities through the Dean's Fund. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Table sponsorships are available, which provides the sponsoring company with a table for eight; the sponsorship is $1,000 for corporations and $600 for non-profit organizations. Individual tickets to the event are $75. For reservations, call The Anderson Schools of Management Development Office at 277-0880 or send an e-mail to


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.