Bradford Awards Banquet

Bradford sign picMark your calendars! Our signature event is coming
Please join the members of Black MBA Association and LAMBASA for an evening of networking and celebrating diversity within our Smith community.
When: Friday April 10, 2015
Where: Riggs Alumni Center, College Park Campus
Cost: $25 Students; $40 Non-Students

22st Annual William D. Bradford Minority Awards Banquet – Our signature event

Once a year, MBA students, alumni faculty and staff from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and community members gather with corporate sponsors and community representatives to recognize the accomplishments in the Black and Latin communities.

Our 2014 banquet objectives include:

  •  Honoring students, alumni and corporate partners that have made noteworthy contributions in minority communities within our School
  • Raising funds for the Smith MBA Excellence Award, a scholarship fund for Smith MBA student
  • Celebrating diversity and its impact in the Smith community and beyond
  • Providing a valuable opportunity for students, alumni, faculty members and potential employers to network and enhance our Smith community

Bio for the 2014 Keynote Speaker Jose Antonio Tijerino

 AntonioPresident and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF), which inspires, prepares, connects and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes Latino cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. Mr. Tijerino has led the award-winning, 27-year-old nonprofit for 12 years and has developed a high-impact, sustainable model which features a network of tens of thousands of vetted students and young professionals. The LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) program he developed has been featured as White House Champions of Change and recognized by Congress and Fortune 500 companies.  In addition, Tijerino has executive-produced the star-studded Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center – which are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos – and the television broadcasts on FOX, NBC, Telemundo, and Univision.


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