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UNM Anderson School of Management Celebrates EMBA Class of 2018

Leading New Mexico Business Professionals Graduate

Albuquerque, NM – September 15, 2018 – The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Anderson School of Management is proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2018. The 41 business professionals celebrated the completion of the 25-month, accelerated MBA program with over 500 friends, family, staff and faculty in attendance.

The Class of 2018 entered the program with over 496 years of cumulative work experience from inside industries such as government labs, financial, healthcare and law. The ceremony included speeches by Dean Craig White, Audrey Arnold, Gina Urias-Sandoval and the class speaker chosen by his peers- Ryan Saylor. The Valedictorian for the cohort was Carol Mayo Cochran who proudly led her class in while presenting the Anderson banner. 

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 2018 traveled to Portugal and Spain for their International Residency.

The staff of the Executive and Professional Education center is extremely proud of these spectacular students and wishes them the best on their continued journeys.

The Graduates
Britta Andersson

Melita Barela†

Amanda Bassett

Lake Begay

Mary Boehm†

Jeremy Boucher†

Robert Bransford†

Jennifer Casias

Linda Contos

Emily Cornelius

Alexander Covington

Agustin Figueroa

Allison Frank

Bridgette Garcia†

Keith Griego

David Hansen

Michael Huffman

Clark Gage Kemsley

Christina Klauber

Evann Kleinschmidt

Michelle Louis

Apollonia Martinez

Diana Martinez

Ebany Martinez-Finley

Carol Mayo Cochran*

Stephen Neel†

Richard Nefzer

Stacy Nefzer

Jason Norris

Stephanie Paiz

Nathan Phelps

Erica Renz

Sherrick Roanhorse

Carla Sakiestewa

Gilbert Danny Salazar

Matthew Sanchez

Vincent Sarracino

Ryan Saylor†

Shannon Siderius

Bradley Skidmore†

Michele Tom

* indicates Valedictorian
indicates 4.0 or higher GPA

The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is accepting applications for the class of 2021. For more information on the EMBA program, visit or contact Gina Urias-Sandoval at or 505-277-2525.


Early Bird:

January 13, 2020

Best Consideration:

April 6, 2020

Program Start:

June 5, 2020


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