December 1, 2018 - Leslie Venzuela
Fall 2018 Anderson School Convocation
The Fall 2018 Anderson School Convocation was Saturday, December 15 at 2pm in the Albuquerque Convention Center. We were fortunate to have three inspirational speakers, Scott Page, Maria Ozechowski, MBA Student Speaker, and Sara Armstrong, BBA Student Speaker.
Scott Page is the President of Lobo Consulting, LLC and retired CEO at CoBiz Bank. Scott earned his BBA in 1980 and MBA in 1983 from the Anderson School and is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Banking. Since his retirement from CoBiz, Scott has remained active through Lobo Consulting providing consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses and their owners and executives.
Maria Ozechowski is the MBA speaker. She has accepted a job at Thornburg Investment Management and says that she owes it to the Anderson School.
"I feel extremely fortunate to be able to complete my MBA as a student at the Anderson School of Management at UNM," says Maria. "It has been an incredibly supportive and enriching experience from the wonderful folks at the Advisement Center to the exceptional professors and instructors. It has been my home away from home and I am very excited about my future. "
Sara Armstrong is the undergraduate convocation speaker. At Anderson she earned a 4.26 GPA and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society. Her internship with the Target Corporation resulted in a permanent full-time job offer that will begin in early 2019. She is the current Marketing and Communications Intern for Albuquerque Economic Development where she assists the non-profit with its mission in economic growth for the Albuquerque metro area.
We encourage all Anderson graduates to stay in touch by signing up for the UNM Alumni Online Community at http://www.unmalumni.com/online-community.html.
Currency: What do you value?
Congratulations to Dr. Manuel Montoya. He is the co-curator of the exhibition Currency: What do you value? which opened on November 17 at 516 ARTS in downtown Albuquerque.
The exhibit is based on work by Dr. Montoya connecting global markets and currency issues to art and creative work. Anderson adjunct professor and former student Claire Stasiewicz also contributed to the project as well as several of the artists who are Anderson alums.
Currency: What do you value? is a group exhibition that asks questions about the relationship between art and money, exploring the flaws of our current economic reality. The featured artists expose the complex relationships between currency and how society values or doesn't value art, work, and time. They employ wit and satire to reveal economic inequities and dysfunctions, and ask: how do materialism and corporate interests take precedence over human and environmental concerns? How do debt and money impact art and creativity?
The project is supported in part by major national funders including The National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, among other local supporters. The exhibition is on display through February 23, 2019. For more information please visit http://www.516arts.org/.