Georgia Tech Receives Double Recognition from Atlanta Chapter of National Society of Hispanic MBAs

The Atlanta Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the third largest chapter in the nation, has announced Georgia Tech as the recipient of two of its annual awards.

The chapter, which has 400 members, named the DuPree College of Management as the University of the Year and also named DuPree MBA student, Eduardo Neeter, the MBA Student of the Year.

The 2002 awards were announced on December 6 at the chapter's Third Annual Awards Fiesta, an annual event held to recognize organizations, professionals, and graduate students that promote and encompass the best values of the Latino community.

According to NSHMBA, the DuPree College of Management received the award for its commitment to promoting leadership, education, professional development, and community advocacy among Hispanic students, professionals, and the community. The College's MBA Career Services has supported the organization in cosponsoring, hosting, and advocating career-related events for Hispanic MBAs in the Atlanta area for the past several years.

Accepting the award for the College, Dean Terry C. Blum said, "We are proud of our relationship with NSHMBA and are honored to receive this award as University of the Year. We value diversity at Georgia Tech, and our Hispanic MBA students bring a valuable perspective to the program."

DuPree MBA student Eduardo Neeter was chosen Student of the Year for his outstanding educational achievements, contributions, and leadership in the Hispanic community.

"I am extremely honored to receive this award," said Neeter. "As the vice president of the MBA class of 2003 at Georgia Tech, my consistent goal has been to contribute to the Hispanic as well as the overall business student community in Atlanta. I am proud to belong to an organization that fosters Hispanic leadership in the business environment."

The organization also awarded Delta Air Lines the Corporation of the Year award and Maria Guerra-Stoll of GSB Architects as the Professional of the Year Award.

Proceeds from the Awards Fiesta are for the NSHMBA Scholarship Fund. NSHMBA was created in 1988 to "foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society."