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Press Release


May 31, 2005

Imagine one year crammed into eight days. That’s what will happen when 70+ professional bankers descend on to the UNM campus from June 4-11 for immersion into topics ranging from commercial credit to risk management to bank simulation. This two year program, the Western States School of Banking®, attracts students from California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, and beyond.

Orientation, residing on campus, team building exercises, classes, exams, and graduation (or first term completion) all occur during these eight days to take advantage of the time spent away from their banks. Students continue to work on four major projects when they return home, in anticipation of their final (senior) year at WSSB.

But it’s not all “work.” Students and members of the banking community have the opportunity to participate in the annual golf tournament prior to the start of the term. (This year it’s at Desert Greens Golf Course in Rio Rancho on June 3). They also hold an auction to support the WSSB Alumni Association, following the annual freshman/ senior volleyball game and cook-out.

On Saturday, June 11, Dean Charles Crespy will be awarding 37 diplomas to these hard-working bankers at the Uptown Sheraton in Albuquerque.

For more information, click on, e-mail or call 505-277-3405.


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.