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Congratulations to the 2014 Winners of the NSHMBA Brillante Awards of Excellence

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the past 26 years, NSHMBA has recognized corporations and individuals at the highest level in their field.  These individuals or corporations are making significant differences in our Hispanic community and their education attainment.  This year's winners are:


-Brillante Award for Government/Corporate Excellence
This category recognizes a corporate or government partner who has a proven track record of success in the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
Corporate - GSK and Government - Department of Defense; accepting the award for the DOD, Mr. Clarence A. Johnson

-Brillante Award for Education Excellence
This category recognizes a higher education staff or institution that advocates on behalf of diverse communities and students.
Dr. Federico ZaragozaAlamo Community College District

-Brillante Award for Community Service Excellence 
This category recognizes a community leader that exemplifies Hispanic leadership through their drive and success. Mr. John P. SantosAugustus Hawkins High School

-Brillante Award for Entrepreneur Excellence
This category recognizes an entrepreneur who exemplifies Hispanic leadership through their drive and success.
Mr. Javier Suarez – C-Luxe Strategy

-Brillante Founder Award
This category recognizes a leader that exemplifies Hispanic leadership through their drive and success.
Judge Nelson Diaz – Dilworth Paxson LLP

-Brillante Military Award
This category recognizes and honors Hispanic heroes for their commitment, loyalty and service to our country. 
Medal of Honor Recipient Santiago J. Erevia

The Brillante award recipients will be honored at the NSHMBA Gala at the Annual NSHMBA Conference and Career Expo held on Saturday, September 27th. Tickets to the event, are $50 each, proceeds from ticket sales go to the NSHMBA Foundation, a 501c3 organization.

NSHMBA's 25th Annual Conference & Career Expo - NSHMBA will host its Annual Conference and Career Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA September 24-27, 2014. The conference is made possible in part by the support of NSHMBA's co-lead sponsor GlaxoSmithKline and Vanguard; automotive partner Lincoln Motor Company, media partner Comcast, academic lead Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and insurance partner Nationwide Insurance. Visit:

About NSHMBA -The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was formed in 1988.  NSHMBA aims to empower Hispanics to achieve their fullest educational, social, and economic potential. NSHMBA serves the Hispanic community and its constituents through a national network of 40 chapters and hundreds of community strategic partners across the United States and Puerto Rico. Visit

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SOURCE National Society of Hispanic MBAs - National Office

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