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American Indian Business Association to Hold Eighth Annual Commemorative Banquet

April 26, 2004

The American Indian Business Association (AIBA) will hold its 8th Annual Commemorative Banquet on Friday, April 30, 2004 at the Rt. 66 Casino from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s banquet will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the organization. The purpose of this event is to recognize the University of New Mexico’s American Indian graduates, reflect on AIBA's achievements, and honor American Indian leaders & businesses. The Keynote Speaker is Governor Roland Johnson of the Pueblo of Laguna.

This event will include the Katchee E. Mitchell Student Leadership Award which is presented to American Indian students to recognize and honor their academic achievements and the contributions they have made to their respective communities.

The American Indian Business Association was founded in 1994 and has worked toward providing American Indian students with the access to education at UNM, with the efforts focusing on recruitment and retention, increasing the graduation rate of American Indian students and providing a link for students to the business and tribal communities.

This celebration is open to the public. Tickets for the banquet, which include dinner and entertainment, are $30.00 and can be purchased at the door or at the AIBA office at UNM’s Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management. For more information, please call (505) 277-8889 or email


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.