Press Release

UNM’s Anderson Schools Receives Gift from Ford Motor Company

August 30, 2004

Ford Motor Company has once again provided significant financial support to The University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management for the 2004-2005 academic year.

John Mendel, Executive Vice President of Mazda North American Operations and corporate sponsor for Ford Motor Company at UNM, announced that Ford recently contributed $327,700 to the University of New Mexico as part of multi-year funding commitment totaling more than $3 million. The Ford monies provide ongoing support for programs at UNM Libraries, The Anderson Schools of Management and the UNM School of Engineering.

The Ford gift to The Anderson Schools totals more than $150,500 and has been designated for scholarship support, grants to student professional organizations, faculty curriculum development, and recruitment and placement activities for business students.

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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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