2017 Examples of Excelencia

2017 Examples of Excelencia

Examples in Excelencia is a means on an annual basis to bet on ourselves. To put the word out that there are good things in higher education that are to be found and celebrated.

Sarita E. Brown, President, Excelencia in Education

Through Examples of Excelencia, Excelencia in Education recognizes programs that accelerate Latino student success in four categories: the Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate levels as well as Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). 

In 2017 we received over 160 nominations from 25 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico and recognized 19 finalists. An external selection committee then selected four programs, one program per category, as the 2017 Examples of Excelencia.

2017 Associate Level Example of Excelencia - Phi Theta Kappa


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The 2017 Examples of Excelencia

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)
Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY

Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership (BASOL)
South Texas College
McAllen, TX

Preparing Undergraduates through Mentoring towards Ph.D.s (PUMP)
California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

Waukegan to College (W2C)
Waukegan, IL


Learn more about these programs and many more recognized in 2017 by downloading the 2017 edition of What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education and visiting the Growing What Works database.


Did You Know ...

The 19 programs recognized as the 2017 Examples of Excelencia Finalists represent 9 states including AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, KY, NJ, TN, and TX.