SOM Receives National Society of Hispanic MBAs' Destino Community Organization Award
New Haven, Conn., May 4, 2007 — The Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs has honored the Yale School of Management with its 2007 Destino Community Organization Award.
The award was presented at the 10th Annual Destino Awards Celebration on May 3 in Hartford.
The Destino Community Organization Award is given to an organization that plays a role in identifying and preparing future young leaders; recognizes the importance of a level playing field and ensures that its learning environment is comfortable to students who have never had the opportunity; and recognizes areas of improvement in educational, communication, and technology systems in the community and creates ways to address those needs to better society.
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. The organization works to prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the U.S.
In a joint statement, Jose L. Martinez, Jr., president of NSHMBA Connecticut Chapter, and Raquel Santiago-Martinez, chairperson of the Destino Awards committee said, “Yale University School of Management has been a long term supporter of NSHMBA and its history parallels that of the NSHMBA-CT Chapter. The School of Management has generously hosted and assisted with coordination of NSHMBA-CT’s Annual Kick-off Meeting. In addition, the School has contributed its resources to assist in the development of the Connecticut Chapter. For those reasons, and so many more, we are honored to present the School of Management with this prestigious award.”
Damon Caldwell, associate director of admissions and students affairs who manages diversity recruitment and retention initiatives at SOM, said, “NSHMBA is a valued partner in our ongoing commitment to diversity. We are honored to receive this award and we look forward to continuing to work with them toward our mutual goal of increasing the number of Hispanic MBAs.”