National Society of Hispanic MBAs Opens Nominations for 2011 Brillante Awards for Excellence

Mar 30, 2011, 15:59 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs - National Office

Nominations being accepted April 1 - May 16 for this year's most supportive individuals and organizations who further and enhance the Hispanic community

DALLAS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) seeks nominations for those outstanding individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies whose endeavors coincide with the NHSMBA mission and directly benefit the advancement and recognition of Hispanics and the Hispanic communities across the nation.


Their efforts are lauded with the Brillante Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious honor given by NSHMBA, and presented to the winning recipients during the organization's Annual Conference & Career Expo, being held this year in Anaheim, Calif., October 13-15.  

Nominations open April 1 and continue through May 16. And though the spirit of the award remains unchanged, participants of this year's process will see a few changes to the 2011 categories.

Award categories include:

  • Brillante Award for Excellence: Founder's Circle
  • Brillante Award for Corporate Excellence
  • Brillante Award for Educational Excellence
  • Brillante Award for Member Excellence
  • Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence

New for this year is the award, Founder's Circle. This category recognizes an individual who has distinguished his or herself through lifetime achievements and contributions to the Hispanic community at large. Candidates will be requested to submit their bios and any other necessary information summarizing their accomplishments. This is the only category of the Brillante Awards for Excellence that does not accept nominations, including self-nominations, and instead are selected and awarded by the original NSHMBA founders and current CEO.

"Though the winners' efforts speak for themselves, and the Hispanic community on a daily basis sees the results of their labors and in many cases benefit because of them, it's important to recognize these individuals and companies for the great work," said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. "Important because it's inspirational; important because within the circle their efforts affect, it's motivational; and important because no good deed should ever go unnoticed. This is the spirit behind the Brillante Awards for Excellence and what it's all about."

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs established the Brillante Awards for Excellence in 1989, and is given to bright, radiant, and shining leaders who illuminate the paths for many ambitious MBAs, while radiating positive energy to encourage and motivate others. In addition to the gala, winners receive a custom designed award; a seal to post on their website; recognition on the NSHMBA website, its official publications, Hispanic MBA magazine and The Bottom Line newsletter; and in national press releases.

For frequently asked questions or to complete a nomination form, visit:  or send an email to

About The National Society of Hispanic MBAs

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the "Premier Hispanic Organization," NSHMBA serves 36 chapters and over 6,800* members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to increase the number of Hispanics graduating from MBA schools through scholarships, awareness programs and mentorship; enhance career management opportunities for Hispanic MBAs from school to leadership positions, through job placement and world class professional development; to be the partner of choice for organizations seeking to hire and develop Hispanic talent; and recruit and retain as life-long members a majority of Hispanic MBAs. For more information visit

*based on 2010 membership data

SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs - National Office