The Spanish Ministry of Education has released the names of recipients of the National Awards for Excellence in Academic Achievement. This award is granted to recognize Spain's top post-secondary students. The most recent awards were granted to students who completed their studies in 2008-2009.
According to the resolution of the Secretary General of Universities, five of the recognized students are UEM alumni. This year's recipients are:
- Roberto Blanco Moran (Podiatry)
- Ignacio Díez Vega (Physical Activity and Sport)
- Francisco Javier Garcia Arana (Physiotherapy)
- María Dolores Gutiérrez López (Industrial Engineering)
- Luis Monge Malo (Industrial Engineering)
The five recipients is one more than last year. UEM had more winners in the areas of health and sport than any other private university in the Madrid region and UEM was the only university in the country with students recognized in Physiotherapy and Podiatry. These awards show UEM is meeting and exceeding its commitment to delivering high quality programs focused on the needs of the 21st century.
The National Awards for Excellence in Academic Achievement for the 2008/2009 academic year, recognized the effort and merit of a total of 188 Spanish university students who each received one of four types of awards: First Prize (3,300 Euros), Second Prize (2,650 Euros), Third Prize (2,200 Euros) and Special Mentions, which were awarded to 101 students.