UNM's Anderson School honors alumni this week - Albuquerque Journal

UNM’s Anderson School honors alumni this week

The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management will honor this year’s Hall of Fame and Young Alumni honorees Thursday.

This year’s honorees include:

n Lillian Montoya (EMBA ‘98), president and chief executive officer of Christus Health, Christus St. Vincent Health System, of Santa Fe.

n Jerry Pacheco (BBA ‘88, MBA ‘91), founder, president and chief executive officer of the Border Industrial Association in Santa Teresa.

n Alice Loy (MBA ‘02), chief executive officer and co-founder of Creative Startups in Santa Fe.

n C. Thomas Daulton (BBA ‘77), private equity investor, Dallas

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to community and their ongoing commitment to education, according to a news release from Anderson.

This year’s Young Alumni Award honorees are:

— Amanda Armenta (BBA ‘02, MBA ‘03), senior manager, employee success partner at T-Mobile USA in Albuquerque.

— James Trudeau (BBA ‘06), deputy director/acquisition adviser for the United States Air Force, Program Management Division, Patrick AFB, Fla.

The Young Alumni Award recognizes Anderson graduates under the age of 40 who are having an impact on their community and are making strides in their professional career.

Faculty Community Leadership Award

The Faculty Community Leadership Award will honor Dimitri Kapelianis, associate professor of marketing. Kapelianis started at the Anderson School in 2009 and served as associate dean for Enrollment Management from 2017 to May 2018. He earned his bachelor of commerce and master of Commerce from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Thursday’s ceremony and banquet will be at the Student Union Building at UNM from

6 to 9 p.m. It will include a video presentation on the honorees and a live auction with the proceeds going to support student scholarships.

More information is available from Kyle Biederwolf at 505-277-0864 or here.


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