October 9, 2009

Fisher receives educational excellence award from NSHMBA



Fisher has received the 2009 Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. The college will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the Brillante Awards Gala at the NSHMBA 2009 Conference and Career Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

David Harrison, director of Fisher’s Office of Minority Student Services and Francisco Gomez-Bellenge, special assistant to the Dean, will accept the award on behalf of the college at the gala. This year, 10 Fisher students will also attend the national conference and the awards ceremony.

“The Brillante Award for Excellence is the most prestigious honor presented by the organization to the Hispanic community’s most outstanding leaders and corporations whose work and contributions reflect NSHMBA’s mission to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society,” the organization announced in a press release.

“Our Hispanic Business Student Association, a chapter of the National Hispanic Business Association, and the Fisher Latino Graduate Association are just two examples of Fisher’s ongoing support for the professional development of our Hispanic and Latino business students,” Harrison said.  “As a member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s University Partnership Program, Fisher has provided funds to students for membership and attendance to the national conference for the last 14 years.”

Fisher has also sent undergraduate Hispanic students to 14 of the last 19 National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA) Leadership Conferences.

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. NSHMBA works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S. so they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.