19 PROGRAMS AMONG THOSE RECOGNIZED AS MOST EFFECTIVE IN NATION AT INCREASING LATINO STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

The four programs chosen as Excelencia in Education’s 2017 Examples of Excelencia were among 19 finalists that were selected from 161 programs from 25 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia and nominated in four categories: associate, baccalaureate, graduate degree and community-based organization.

Below are the other 15 finalists listed by category: 

ASSOCIATE

Alamo Advise, Alamo Colleges District (TX)

Focus on Student Success [FOSS], Laredo Community College (TX)

Long Beach College Promise, Long Beach City College (CA)

MDC’s Shark Path, Miami Dade College (FL)

Transitional Bilingual Learning Community [TBLC], Harry S. Truman College (IL)

BACCALAUREATE

Center for English Language Acquisition and Culture [CELAC], Saint Peter’s University (NJ)

Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, Arizona State University (AZ)

Science Bound, Iowa State University (IA)

Students Transitioning to Engaged and Motivated Success [STEM Success], California State University, Stanislaus (CA)

GRADUATE

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Arizona State University (AZ)

McNair Scholars Program, University of Central Florida (FL)

California State University Northridge [CSUN] (CA)

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION

Abriendo Puertas (Memphis, TN)

Adelante Hispanic Achievers (Louisville, KY)

Dream Catchers, Catch the Next, Inc. (Austin, TX)

Scholarship/College Preparation and Life Skills Training, Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (Houston, TX)

Source Excelencia in Education