The Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund (LLSF) provides college scholarships to a population of students often overlooked by other scholarship funds in the Greater Houston area. Many of the students have average grades, yet they have a burning desire to go to college and are capable of succeeding if given the support and encouragement they so desperately need.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership (BASOL) was developed as an innovative, affordable, accelerated, and accessible competency-based degree program. The BASOL degree is a flat tuition of $750 and can be completed for less than $15,000. Classes are offered in hybrid and online formats, and are held through seven-week terms offered year round.
FOSS was created to provide students with support in their crucial first year of college, setting the expectation for academic success, transfer, and graduation to pass gatekeeper courses at LCC. The program includes a Summer Bridge experience, which focuses on academics, engagement, and financial literacy. Throughout the year students receive advising, tutoring, and mentoring.
The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of five colleges that serve approximately 60,000 students, of which 62% are Latino. AlamoADVISE, an intrusive, intentional case management model, was launched to facilitate and support student transition from outreach to credential completion.
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) for Higher Education (AHE) Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI) program was implemented at The University of Texas—Pan American (now UT Rio Grande Valley) in 2012 to impact teacher candidates through their teacher preparation programs.
The Clinical Laboratory Science Program, established in 1976, is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The Hispanic population has traditionally been under represented in allied health fields such as clinical laboratory science. Students in the program are primarily Hispanic, first generation, college students.
Design for Completion (D4C) is a system-wide redesign of educational pathways, a reinventing of institutional roles, and a re-imagining of the vision of Odessa College. Two main interlocking initiatives under D4C are the Drop Rate Improvement Program and AVID. The first initiative, introduced in 2011, focuses on keeping Hispanic students in the classroom through four faculty commitments that target student-faculty connection.