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Anderson Events and News

October 24, 2018 - Leslie Venzuela

Family Business Symposium

5th Annual Parker Center for Family Business Symposium is Friday November 2nd at Hotel Andaluz from 8:30am-3pm. The keynote speaker is Andrew Keyt, an internationally known business strategist and succession planning expert for family owned businesses. Anderson Professor Harry J. Van Buren III will present Back to the Future: Ethical Principles for Entrepreneurs as part of the luncheon program.

This informative one day symposium also includes an afternoon panel presentation with family business members sharing successes, near misses and failures, and break out groups focusing on pertinent operational topics for family-owned businesses.

Cost to attend: $200.

Anderson Ambassadors

The Anderson School is proud to announce the inception of the Anderson Development Ambassadors student group. This group was created to give students opportunities to build relationships and make professional connections with community leaders and some of Anderson’s most successful alumni. The Development Ambassadors assist the Alumni Relations Office staff in the advancement of the school. All ambassadors are invited to our events to represent the Anderson student body. Of the 40 students who expressed interest, only 10 were selected to be part of this inaugural program. The diversity of the group is vast, covering our BBA, MBA, MS-ISA and PharmD/MBA programs, and having student representation in six different concentrations. In addition to networking opportunities, the Alumni Relations Office is building professional development workshops and mentorship opportunities with our Anderson Alumni Council into the curriculum. These students understand their investment and commitment to the Anderson school and we are very lucky to have them as a part of our team.

Photo credit: (left to right: John Algermissen, Yomi Tadfor, Trisha Terhar, Colleen Pastuovic, Sarina Baldoni, Celeste Valles & Brooke McBurney. (Not pictured: Gabe Baduqui, Audrey Brown & Brittney Vasquez)

Dr. Nick Flor part of $2 million grant

Dr. Nick Flor The University of New Mexico, as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE), was awarded a $2 million, three-year grant to create a Critical Technology Studies Program (CTSP) and engage a consortium of regional institutions, known as the New Mexico Consortium for Critical Technology Studies (NMC-CTS).

The grant will be part of the National Security Studies Program (NSSP), directed by principal investigator Frank Gilfeather in the Global and National Security Policy Institute (GNSPI) in the Provost’s Office, and directed by co-principal investigator Emile Nakhleh.

NMC-CTS is led by the UNM main campus principal faculty from the Anderson School, Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. Anderson Professor Nick Flor is one of the co-PIs on the grant along with James Degnan from the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Flor will be handling the data visualization part of the program.

The mission of the NMC-CTS is to interest and prepare New Mexico’s students representing the broad diversity of New Mexico’s local communities in critical technologies (CT), and ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills in CT to successfully compete for national security positions.

Advancement and Development Office Events

The Anderson School’s Advancement and Development Office has been busy engaging alumni, donors, and friends at numerous events during the fall semester.

Homecoming weekend is always a great time to connect with alumni. The Anderson Alumni Council board was happy to be part of the annual Diner en Rouge event at the UNM Alumni Center, celebrating homecoming weekending with alumni from all across campus. Alumni and guests were dressed in all red and celebrated homecoming weekend in fashion.

Photo credit: (left to right Gabe Baduqui, Audrey Brown, Kyle Biederwolf, Darrell Garcia, Monica Jojola, Anne Kain, Joe Weiss, and Nyika Allen)

What would homecoming weekend be without a homecoming football game? The Advancement and Development Office hosted a small event in the End Zone Club of Dreamstyle Stadium. Though the Lobos lost, the 2nd half brought tremendous excitement as the Lobos almost pulled off a come-from-behind victory.

Photo Credit: (left to right Dean Craig White, Terri Nikole Baca, Darrell Garcia, Alicia Solano, Kyle Biederwolf, Megan Borders, Jim Novak).

Nothing signifies the start of fall in New Mexico than the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Alumni, donors, and friends from around the country were invited back home to witness the years first balloon glow event from the Albuquerque Balloon Museum the first weekend of October. It was our pleasure to meet and reconnect with our alumni who live outside of the state.