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Press Release


September 21, 2006

(Albuquerque, NM) The Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque presented UNM’s Anderson Schools of Management a gift of $9,042 on Wednesday, September 20, at a meeting of the Anderson Foundation Board. The funds, which will be used to support Anderson ethics education programs, was given in appreciation of the Anderson partnership in the Samaritan Counseling Center’s New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards program, and for furthering ethical business practices in New Mexico.

The partnership between Samaritan and Anderson has been beneficial to both entities. Samaritan executive director Paul Hopkins stated, “It is a privilege for the Samaritan Counseling Center to be partners with the school, and we are grateful for the leadership that the people on the Anderson Foundation Board provide to our community.”

According to John Ackerman, Anderson Rust Professor of Business Ethics, the funds from Samaritan will be used to send Anderson students to compete in the International Ethics Case Study Competition at the University of Arizona.

The Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque is a not-for-profit company where children, adults, couples and families throughout Central New Mexico can receive counseling for reasonable prices.

The 2007 New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. For reservations or tickets call (505) 842-5300 or visit the SCC Web site for more information,


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.