Georgetown McDonough Receives Brillante Award from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

October 01, 2012

Award Recognizes Educational Excellence in Creating Opportunities for Minority Students

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is the 2012 recipient of the Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).

The Brillante awards recognize outstanding individuals, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies as the most prestigious honor awarded by the organization. To demonstrate educational excellence, nominees must advocate for diverse communities and students; promote increased representation through diversity initiatives; have proven success in educational programs targeted at Hispanics; prepare minority students for advanced educational, career, and leadership opportunities; and engage in collaborative partnerships that foster recruitment, retention, development, and graduation of minority students.

“At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, we believe that serious and sustained discourse among people of different cultures promotes the kind of deep understanding of international business that our program emphasizes,” said Elaine Romanelli, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to attract and include Hispanic students in our program and to create transformational educational experiences for all of our students.”

The 2012 honorees will be recognized at the Brillante Awards Fundraising Gala on October 5 in Orlando during the 23rd Annual NSHMBA Conference and Career Expo. The other recipients include IBM for Corporate Excellence, Cosette Gutierrez for Member Excellence, Su Casa Hispanic Center for Community Service Excellence, and Julio Rocha for Volunteer Excellence.

“This year’s award recipients truly exemplify the spirit of the Brillante awards. Our winners in each category were selected for their outstanding contribution to the Hispanic community,” said Manny Gonzalez, NSHMBA CEO. “I would like to personally congratulate each winner and thank them for their efforts.”

NSHMBA was created in 1988 as a non-profit organization. Widely known as the “Premier Hispanic Organization,” NSHMBA serves 37 chapters and more than 17,000 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education, and providing members with world-class career management programs.