MicroTech president and CEO Tony Jimenez received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) Sunday at the school's graduation ceremony.
Jimenez is a perennial honoree on the HispanicBusiness Influentials list as well. His company makes a reappearance on this year's HispanicBusiness 500, due out later this month, and was No. 4 on the 2012 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.
The only business owner to receive the recognition this year, Jimenez picked up the honor for sustained social responsibility and commitment to the military veteran and Hispanic communities, according to a release.
Founded in 1974, MSPP is a private, not-for-profit institution that creates specialized mental health programs for graduates to provide assistance to all of the different mental health needs. MSPP is invested in increasing access to mental health care, especially to veterans and Latinos.
"I am overwhelmed by the honor the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology has bestowed upon me. I'd like to thank them for their forward-thinking research and compassion toward those needing mental health counseling," Jimenez said in a statement. "The veteran and Latino communities have always been important to me and have been a critical element of MicroTech's advocacy initiatives."
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Honorary degrees were also bestowed on U.S. Rep. Ladda Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who gave the commencement address at the ceremony and who lost both legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, posthumously on Janice Furtado, an Air Force combat veteran and Clinical Psychology Department doctoral student who helped create the Military Veterans Psychology program and the Train Vets to Treat Vets initiative.
MicroTech provides technology services such as cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data solutions, and is a prime contractor of over 100 federal projects.
The company is based in Tysons Corner, Va.
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