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Graduation is one day.
The benefits of a quality education last a lifetime.

Excelencia in Education works with colleges and universities committed to more intentionally SERVING their Latino students, while serving all students. When graduations normally occur, our tradition is to recognize Latino graduates from these colleges and universities and to celebrate their important milestone. We know their education will continue to give them the opportunity to make a difference in the world.

We invited partners and friends to join us in recognizing the Class of 2020 Latino college graduates. We look forward to their contributions as our country strives to meet the challenges for a greater future for all.

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Greater Than Graduation Celebration

Leaders from across the country recognize and celebrate the Class of 2020.

Excelencia in Education came together with academic and civic leaders from across the country to recognize the 2020 Class of Latino college graduates. Maria Hinojosa, anchor of NPRs Latino USA, provided remarks and engaged college graduates about achieving this important milestone at a historic moment in our country. View the full video below


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Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Their accomplishments are as impressive as this year’s crop of graduates is diverse. We salute you! We also recognize that the success of this year’s graduates would not have been possible without the leadership of Latino organizations and a growing number of higher education institutions who value, nurture and serve Latino students. We reached out to a number of university presidents and partners to record their own well wishes. Here’s what they had to say to the amazing Latino graduates of 2020.



“You are not alone. We see you and we are with you. Your accomplishment will extend beyond graduation.”

- Robert Vela, President, San Antonio College & President for Latino Student Success




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"We know that whatever your professional goals, wherever you live, you’re on your way to making an impact in this world in ways big and small.”

- Allan Golston, President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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“Many of you overcame incredible obstacles to reach this milestone. I can't wait to see all of the ways in which you will lead our country.”

- Rep. Norma Torres, California


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Education lasts a lifetime. No pares sigue.

Nothing could stop the hardworking Latino college graduates of 2020 from getting their education. These remarkable people keep moving forward to achieve success in life for themselves, their community and this country. Hear encouraging words from additional supporters.



“I can't imagine what it was like to go through your last semester during these uncertain difficult times. I truly believe if you fight for what is right, always, and follow your dreams with a passion, you will become paragons for change.”

- Héctor M. Valdez, director & producer from Dominican Republic





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