National Society of Hispanic MBAs Opens Nominations for Brillante for Excellence Award

Apr 07, 2010, 15:49 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

Nominations being accepted April 7 - May 17 to find this year's most supportive individuals and organizations who further Hispanics

CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Society of Hispanic MBAs

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 NSHMBA mission and directly benefit the advancement and recognition of Hispanics and the Hispanic communities across the nation.

Their efforts are lauded with The Brillante Award for Excellence, the most prestigious honor given by NSHMBA and presented to the recipients during the organization's Annual Conference & Career Expo being held this year in Chicago, October 21–23.  

Nominations open April 7–May 17 and participants of this year's process will see a few changes to the 2010 categories. The Educational Excellence category has been modified to now include educators, universities and non-profit categories. Additionally, the focus of Educational Excellence has changed and it is now recognizing an individual, university or non-profit organization's program that successfully advances Hispanic education, career and leadership opportunities. The Non-Profit Excellence category from past years has been integrated into the new Educational Excellence category.

New for this year is Lifetime Achievement Excellence category. This category recognizes those who have achieved business excellence in their field and who have made significant contributions to NSHMBA's mission.

A total of six categories will be awarded this year: Corporate Excellence, Corporate Executive Excellence, Member Service Excellence, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Educational Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Excellence.

"The selfless dedication and benevolence shown by the award recipients are to be admired, and examples by which we should all set our standards and aspirations," said Steve Ramos, NSHMBA Interim CEO. "They are true role models to our nation and an inspiration to Hispanic communities, and the Brillante Award for Excellence is just a small recognition for the great, great work they do."

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs established the Brillante for Excellence Awards 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, as well as recognition on the NSHMBA website, its monthly newsletter The Bottom Line, the organization's official magazine Hispanic MBA, and within national press releases.


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 32 chapters and over 8,000* members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S., so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation's diverse workforce.

*Based upon 2009 membership data

SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs