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Anderson Schools Student Organization Announces First Annual "Evening of Native Elegance"

April 11, 2003

Sandia Casino, in conjunction with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico, is hosting the first annual "Evening of Native Elegance" on April 24, 2003, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at Sandia Casino.

The event will feature music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres, with Native American models hitting the runway in evening gowns furnished by Elias The Boutique of Cottonwood Mall as the evening's highlight. The fashion show will benefit numerous community programs throughout the state that directly strengthen and advocate for minority small business development, business education, business skills development, business mentoring, and intergovernmental relations development. The emcees for this event are Zane James of the New Mexico Secretary of State's Office and June Gonzales of the University of New Mexico's Anderson Schools of Management American Indian Business Association (AIBA). AIBA has been very involved in the coordination of this very special event and several of the models are also students at The Anderson Schools.

This black tie event is open to the public. For more information or to make reservations, contact the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico at (505) 766-9545.


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.