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UNM Anderson School of Management Celebrates EMBA Class of 2017

Leading New Mexico Business Professionals Graduate

Albuquerque, NM – September 26, 2017 – The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Anderson School of Management is proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2017. 28 business professionals celebrated the completion of the 25-month, accelerated MBA program.

Students in the Class of 2017 entered the EMBA program with an average of more than 15 years of work experience from industries including banking, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing.

"Congratulations to all graduates in the Class of 2017,” said Gina Urias-Sandoval, Executive MBA Program Director. “Over the past 25 months, these working professionals have dedicated their time and energy into furthering their careers, and I applaud their hard work."

The Executive MBA program is designed to provide high quality, actionable business education to New Mexico's working professionals. In addition to an AACSB accredited business education, students are able to immerse themselves in the expansive network of New Mexico business leaders. Additionally, all EMBA students take part in a 10-Day International Residency, in which students have the opportunity to travel internationally and meet with global business leaders, government executives, and educators to learn international business practices. The Class of 2017 traveled to Finland and Estonia for the International Residency.

“These students are among the brightest and best professionals in New Mexico, and I wish them continued success in the future,” added Urias-Sandoval.

Graduates include:

  • Richard Anderson
  • Raymond Baca
  • Christopher Bradley
  • Shelby Brown
  • Brittany Butler
  • Robert Castillo
  • Mario Cervantes
  • Keith Collins
  • Kyle Copus
  • Gabriel Herrera
  • Dustin Holmberg
  • Monroe Keedo
  • Susan Lund
  • John Paul Montoya
  • Wayne Moosman
  • Gloria Muniz-Chavarria
  • Matthew Nixon
  • Michael Pelock
  • Audrey Pineda
  • James Pizzo
  • Robert Rodriguez *
  • Justin Schroer
  • Anju Shah
  • Emily Villegas *
  • Kathleen Woodward
  • Christopher Wyne
  • Ahmet Zeytun

*indicates Valedictorian

The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is accepting applications for the class of 2020. For more information on the EMBA program, visit or contact Gina Urias-Sandoval at or 505-277-2525.


Early Bird:
January 11, 2019

Best Consideration:
April 5, 2019

Program Start:
June 14, 2019


View the admission requirements to apply for admission to the Executive MBA.