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Press Release


April 11, 2011

2011 Hall of Fame
(Albuquerque, NM) The UNM Anderson School of Management Foundation Board celebrated its best and brightest alumni, faculty, and community leaders at the annual Hall of Fame event on March 8 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. This year's theme, Anderson: New Mexico's Economic Engine ~ Engineering the Future Together, featured train whistles and stressed the importance of quality education and progressive programs, as well as strategic partnerships that produce economic growth for our region.

Professor Laurie Schatzberg
This year's event was the largest on record with more than 650 guests, 40 faculty members in attendance and 125 student ambassadors on hand to connect with the guests. Anderson Foundation Vice-Chair Betsy Carlson was instrumental in raising $22,000 during the evening. She also received help from Professor Laurie Schatzberg, a champion competitive pistol shot, who showed up in full outlaw attire and challenged guests to give "all their cash and valuables" to the Anderson cause. Their presentation and the entire event was a success - raising an impressive $52,000 to benefit Anderson student scholarships!

Dean Doug Brown says the funds will have an immediate impact on Anderson students.

"Thanks to community generosity, the Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship Fund now exceeds $100,000 and provides much needed financial aid to deserving students," said Brown.

The outstanding honorees named to this year's Anderson Hall of Fame are:

  • Douglas Collister, High Desert Investment Corporation
  • Kathleen Davis, Presbyterian Healthcare Systems
  • Tim Turner, WaveFront Sciences, Inc.
  • Matthew Bruff, ALTELA Inc.
  • Leslie Hoffman, ACCION, New Mexico | Arizona | Colorado
  • Leslie Oakes, Ph.D., Anderson School of Management
  • Stacy Sacco, WESST

Plans are already underway for next year's event. To nominate an Anderson Alum for Hall of Fame consideration, contact Natalie Mead at or 505-277-6413.


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.