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ANDERSON SCHOOLS CELEBRATE WASHINGTON CAMPUS 25th ANNIVERSARY

July 1, 2003

The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico were one of the sponsors of The Washington Campus 25th Anniversary Dinner on June 18th in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Campus is a non-profit, non-partisan consortium of business schools of 17 U.S. universities and is dedicated to the principle that an understanding of how government works is valuable to all business leaders. The Campus offers graduate-level courses for students and seminars for business executives on the processes of government.

Guests of The Schools at the event included New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson; Steven Beffort, Executive Director of the Center for Support of Economic Development at The Anderson Schools; New Mexico State Senator Sue Wilson Beffort; Lou Gallegos, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Joseph Mohorovic, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Peggy Mallow, Assistant to New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce; and Robin Read, President and CEO, National Foundation for Women Legislators.

The dinner was held at Washington's Mayflower Hotel and included an award presentation that recognized L. William Seidman, Chief Commentator for CNBC-TV and founder of The Washington Campus. Highlights of the evening were a keynote address by Vice President Dick Cheney as well as an unexpected visit by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The Anderson Schools have participated in The Washington Campus since its inaugural year in 1978. Professor Jeanne Logsdon of the Department of Organizational Studies currently serves on the program's Board of Directors. Anderson MBA students may receive 3-6 units of credit for their participation in the weeklong summer program. These credits can then be applied to a degree concentration in Policy And Planning or used as an elective.

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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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