NSHMBA announces 2014 winners of Brillante Awards of Excellence
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 Zaragoza – Alamo 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. Santos – Augustus 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, and proceeds from ticket sales go to the NSHMBA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.
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