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UTSA College of Business Receives National Brillante Educational Excellence Award from NSHMBA

Oct. 30, 2006

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business received the Brillante Award for Educational Excellence from the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) this weekend in Cincinnati during NSHMBA's annual conference.

"We are honored to receive this award from NSHMBA," said Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business. "As a Hispanic Serving Institution we are proud of our accomplishments in making higher education attainable for all students. In addition to our first-class academic programs, we provide an overall experience for our MBA students that not only leads to a completed degree, but sets them on the path for a successful and fulfilling career."

More than 30 percent of UTSA MBA students are Hispanic, greatly outpacing the national average of 4.5 percent. The college's faculty are diverse as well with minority faculty representing 20 percent. Enrolling more than 725 graduate students, the UTSA College of Business offers an innovative flex MBA program, an executive MBA program as well as a new noon MBA program.

The Brillante Award for Educational Excellence recognizes educational institutions that strive for a diverse student population and have a successful and proven track record in programs targeted at Hispanic outreach. Past educational award recipients have included Bentley, Cornell University, Rice University , University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Brillante Award, the most prestigious award granted by NSHMBA, was established in 1989 to honor the efforts of organizations illuminating the path for Hispanics pursuing higher education.

In addition to this honor, the College of Business has been named one of the top 10 MBA programs for minorities by the Princeton Review, one of the 15 largest minority MBA programs by U.S. News and World Report and ranks second in the nation for the number of undergraduate business degrees awarded to Hispanics according to Hispanic Outlook magazine.

UTSA's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,200 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World."

Wendy Frost—

Please send your comments to: wendy.frost@utsa.edu

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