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Press Release


February 24, 2012

Howard Hickey, Jr.
The Anderson School of Management has lost one of its treasured faculty members. Howard (Ward) Hickey, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 22 in Albuquerque. Professor Hickey came to UNM Anderson in 2000 where he taught banking courses and was the liaison between the Anderson School and the banking community. Professor Hickey was not just an educator, he acted as an advisor, a mentor and a friend to his students and faculty and staff.

“Howard was a source of positive energy and a spark of inspiration to a generation of students and to all of us,” said Anderson Dean Doug Brown. “We will endeavor to fill the emptiness left by his passing with memories of all the joy he brought to our lives.”

The memorial service for Ward Hickey is Monday, February 27 at French Funerals located at 10500 Lomas Blvd NE at 4pm, followed by a reception. His family has invited all of Ward’s Anderson family to attend. The Anderson School will honor Ward with a memorial at the university later this year.


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.