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Two Anderson Employees Win Charter Bank Staff Excellence Award

January 30, 2008

(Albuquerque, NM) Two Anderson School of Management staff members are the proud recipients of the 2008 Charter Bank Staff Excellence Award.
The award, sponsored by Robert Wertheim, an Anderson alum, Chairman of the Board of Charter Companies, Anderson National Advisory Board member, and a respected community leader, honors staff members who have provided extraordinary service to the UNM Anderson School.

This year's winners are Darlene Trujillo and Jaye Francis. Darlene is the Supervisor of Administrative Support. She has worked at Anderson for more than 25 years, starting while she was a student at the University of New Mexico. Darlene is responsible for entering time and annual/sick leave for the Anderson staff and she is one of the primary staff contacts for graduate and undergraduate student employees. She is always reliable, accurate and timely in her work.

Jaye Francis is an Administrative Assistant Three and the Coordinator of the American Business Association at Anderson. She serves as Search Coordinator for the hiring of faculty and provides information and support to both students and faculty. Jaye is also the key link between the Anderson Schools and the Native American community. She has tirelessly worked with Native American students at Anderson, UNM Native American organizations, and Native American tribes and businesses in the State of New Mexico.

Both winner's were nominated and selected by staff and faculty members at Anderson and received a monetary prize for their accomplishments.

Since 1987 Robert Wertheim has funded the Charter Bank Award endowment. He was on hand at the school on Friday, January 25 for the ceremony honoring Trujillo and Francis. Anderson Interim Dean Amy Wohlert congratulated the winners and says there are plans to install a plaque in the school's reception area with the names of all the Charter Bank award winners, past and present

"It will be a great reminder of the many outstanding staff members who are so critical to Anderson's success and mission," said Wohlert.


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.