2010 Examples of Excelencia Finalist
The doctoral program in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is providing leadership and knowledge for and about Latinos and the environments that impact them and their future. The majority of the dissertations address issues of importance to the education of Latinos at all levels, from pre-K through doctoral level.
The UNT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides year-round research experience with faculty mentors from various academic disciplines. The scholars collaborate with their mentors to publish journal articles and present research results on state, regional, and national platforms.
The Foreign-Educated Physician-to-BSN Program (FEP-BSN) is an innovative, specialized, first-in-the-nation nursing program where foreign-educated physicians (FEPs) residing in the United States (US) who are either unemployed or underemployed attend an accelerated baccalaureate curriculum that awards them the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and become employed as registered nurses (RNs).
Recognizing the national need to advance women and minorities in engineering, Cornell Engineering created DPE in 2004 to integrate outreach, recruitment, retention, and success programs for pre-college students, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. This systems level approach allows DPE to maximize its effectiveness and impact on the composition and success of our students and faculty.
The Dietetic Internship (DI) Program will is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree granting program in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University (FIU). The DI will participate in the preselect process, not the matching process. Students who have a Didactic Program in Dietetics’ (DPD) verification statement and completed the requirements for a graduate degree (MS or PhD) in the Department may apply to the DI.
CAHSI is an inclusive consortium of institutions and individuals committed to creating a unified voice and consolidating their strengths and resources to increase the number of Hispanics who pursue and complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in computing areas.
The Transitional Bilingual Learning Community (TBLC) program was launched to assist immigrant students with limited English proficiency to transition into college. The program prepares Latino English language learners (ELL) for college-level courses taught in English within a period of two semesters.
The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist all underrepresented students (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and ethnically underrepresented) who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Through the years T.A.P.
Programa en Carpintería Fina is part of the California Community College Career Advancement Academy (CAA) initiative, a statewide effort to build pipelines to high wage, high demand careers for underprepared and underemployed young adults. Programa en Carpinteria Fina attracts Spanish-speaking students and helps them gain confidence, knowledge and work skills, thereby giving them tools to succeed in woodworking careers. An integrated and co
MISS was created in 1990 to address a nationwide concern for a shortage of female students, primarily Latinas, opting for careers in STEM. Research has shown that success in mathematics is key to choosing STEM majors in college. Designed particularly to serve females from underrepresented ethnic groups, for the last twenty-five summers, MISS has been providing an intensive mathematics experience.