The Jaime Yordán Prize

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For an outstanding essay to be written in Spanish on any subject in Spanish Literature and/or culture. The paper is to be written in acceptable Spanish; however, it will be judged mainly for the originality and importance of the ideas presented therein. All undergraduates studying Spanish at Yale are eligible to compete.

The Yordán Prize of $500 has been allocated from an endowment established by Jaime Yordán in the name of his teacher, Roberto González Echevarría, to support the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Jaime was a student at Yale from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan & Co. and a General Partner; he later became a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. At JP Morgan, he worked on the Mexico business and at Goldman, he was in charge of the Latin American investment banking business.
His undergraduate studies were at Hamilton College where he majored in Modern Languages, including Spanish. He joined Hamilton’s Board of Trustees in 1993 and chaired the Board’s Committee on Instruction. He is currently Emeritus Trustee of the College.

The deadline for submitting appropriate projects is Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information or to submit your project, please contact Prof. Noël Valis (DUS, Spanish).