University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares has been nominated as a finalist for the “Outstanding Educator of the Year” award by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC).
The MDHCC will hold its prestigious Business Excellence Awards at the fifth annual Business Award Holiday Gala on Jan. 18 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore.
“We want to congratulate all 2017 Business Excellence Awards nominees,” said Jorge Eduardo Castillo, MDHCC’s chairman and president, in a press announcement by the chamber. “These are individuals and organizations who have shown continued dedication and commitment to the Hispanic business community and the organizations that support it. This year we have an increasingly diverse group of individuals of different races and backgrounds, and that speaks to our commitment to diversity, inclusion and collaboration among several different groups of business professionals and community leaders.”
Along with President Miyares, finalists for Outstanding Educator of the Year include Phoenix Liu, director of the School of Languages, Literatures and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park; Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, College Park; and DeRoinne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College.
The MDHCC will also recognize leaders in categories such as Outstanding Business of the Year, Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year, Outstanding Elected Official of the Year, Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year, Outstanding Professional of the Year, Outstanding Small Business of the Year, and Rising Star of the Year.
MDHCC is the premier state-wide institution for the representation and advancement of business interests before the public and private sectors. MDHCC represents and connects more than 60,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the region and focuses on developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community and the business community at large with cohesion and strength.