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Press Release


May 16, 2008

(Albuquerque, NM) The Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico is honoring former US Ambassador to Spain and Andorra Edward L. Romero by sponsoring a scholarship in his name for graduate students at the Anderson School of Management.

The $15,000 scholarship is intended to encourage Anderson students to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and prepare them for leadership in the development of new businesses in New Mexico.

Interim Anderson Dean Amy Wohlert says the Centerís support of the Romero Scholarship is invaluable "affording Anderson a special opportunity to support small business and future New Mexico entrepreneurs."

Graduate students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Anderson are eligible to apply for funds. The award will be distributed as two annual amounts of $7500. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and submit an annual report describing their progress in gaining entrepreneurial expertise in order to receive second year funding. Priority will be given to use of the scholarship as part of a recruitment package to attract talented New Mexican students to graduate study at the Anderson School.

"The Center for Regional Studies, UNM, is pleased to join the Anderson School of Management in sponsoring a graduate fellowship/scholarship in honor of Edward L. Romero, a native New Mexican," said director Dr. Tobias Duran. "Part of the mission of CRS is to connect UNM and its resources to the broader community in New Mexico; thereby enhancing the lives of New Mexicans. The Edward L. Romero graduate scholarship will promote that effort."

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the studentís demonstrated commitment to small business and entrepreneurship in New Mexico. In addition to completing Andersonís standard application for scholarships, published by the Anderson School of Management, applicants will be required to submit a statement of purpose detailing their past experience and future plans in entrepreneurship. Application deadlines will correspond to the ďbest considerationĒ dates published by The Robert O. Anderson School of Management, but interested applicants to Andersonís graduate programs are encouraged to include the scholarship application with their admission application.

The Center for Regional Studies at UNM is located in Zimmerman Library. Its mission is to create new knowledge sources about New Mexico and the USA-Mexico Borderlands region. To initiate and encourage research and inquiry into historical and contemporary questions/issues/problems -- land, water, education, race, health --- among other questions, concerning the people of New Mexico. To promote dissemination of work completed under the auspices of CRS. To foster collaborative projects linking New Mexicans to an international context -- Mexico, the Americas, Spain. To contribute to the comprehensive opportunities offered at UNM -- teaching, learning, research, service -- with a focus on Southwest studies. To gather, preserve, and make accessible archival materials pertinent to key topics about New Mexico, the Americas, and Spain. To award graduate fellowships consistent with CRS mission and research agenda. To offer support (financial, logistical) to individual, collaborative, organized research and creative activities based on cooperatively established criteria. To award grants to faculty conducting research based on CRS mission. For more information go to


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.