May 24, 2017 – JAMAS Capital Management, a leading private investment firm, recently announced that current Bryan College student Cristian Toledano is the winner of the 2017 Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship. He is working towards earning his degree in business with a focus in human resources and information systems.
“It is such an honor knowing my essay was the one chosen amongst hundreds across the nation,” Toledano said. “This is one less financial burden on my parents and me. It’s truly a blessing to be the first recipient of this award.”
Toledano came to the United States when he was 5 and was enrolled in an elementary school where he could not speak or write in English. Being a motivated student from the start, he worked diligently to learn English as quickly as he could, immersing himself in English language books and watching television. By the time he was 8, Christian was translating and speaking on behalf of his parents and other family members. After graduating from high school, Toledano raised money to begin college by organizing a soccer tournament. He is the first person in his family to attend and graduate from college.
“We are extremely proud of Christian’s accomplishment. We know he will continue to build on this success well beyond graduation,” said Dr. Daniel B. Gates, Assistant Professor and Program Director at Bryan College.
“Cristian represents everything the JAMAS Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship is about,” said Ben O. Turnage, founder and CEO of JAMAS Capital Management. “He has demonstrated the motivation to excel in all he does, and he has the success to prove it. We at JAMAS are proud to contribute to the success of such an impressive young man, who has a bright future as a leader in business.”
The $2,500 JAMAS Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship helps students of Hispanic descent become business leaders of the future. For more information on the 2017 scholarship, visit the JAMAS website.
About JAMAS Capital Management
JAMAS Capital Management is a private investment firm providing a unique source of strategic capital to a broad spectrum of industry sectors. For over 30 years, JAMAS Founder/CEO Ben O. Turnage has founded, invested in and profitably grown companies across a variety of businesses; including enterprises in construction, residential/commercial real estate, oil field services and agri-foods. Learn more about JAMAS Capital Management at JAMAS website.
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