Through this initiative, Excelencia in Education has recognized programs accelerating Latino student success since 2005 and received over 1,500 nominations from 33 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
Every year we identify finalists and the four Examples of Excelencia—one in each of the following categories: Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, Community-Based Organizations - that are advancing Latino student success.
Learn more about the support and opportunities provided to the four Examples of Excelencia.
Nominate programs that work for Latino students and help bring attention to their efforts!


Mark Your Calendars

March 7 - Nominations Deadline
April 12 - Profile Deadline
August - Finalists Announced


Learn more about how to participate in Examples of Excelencia 2017 by participating in the following webinars.
Webinar 1: Sharing Evidence-based Practices for Latino Student Success
Date: February 7, 2017
Hear directly from professionals who are leading trend-setting programs and explore how to replicate their practices at your institutions and in your communities. Discuss ways to share and use evidence-based practices to serve Latino students in higher education.
Webinar 2: Telling Your Program's Success Story 2017
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 2pm EST
Designed to help programs learn the elements of effective profiles for Examples of Excelencia. Webinar will explore the characteristics of a strong profile, highlight changes to the profile submission form for 2017, and the importance of using metrics when sharing your program’s story.

Save the Dates

October 5, 2017
Celebración de Excelencia Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
The national annoucement of the 2017 Examples of Excelencia. Learn more
October 6, 2017
ALASS (Accelerating Latino Student Success) Institute - Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC
This is the meeting place for professionals setting the national agenda for Latino student success in higher education. Unique opportunity to learn about strategies, tools and programming from national leaders and experts. Registration opens in March.
Continue to check this page for more updates and details.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about sponsoring Examples of Excelencia.
Learn more about sponsoring the 2017 ALASS Institute.