2011 Examples of Excelencia Finalist
BUSCA began in 1993 with 10 students, 1 staff, and 4 teachers. Since 1998, BUSCA has served more than 825 students and currently has 180 students and 34 faculty members. Since 2003 BUSCA classes have been taught exclusively in English, with first semester teachers focusing on ESL instruction. The program has a specialized curriculum combined with targeted support services.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program offers degree formats that are accessible by full-time students and working professionals alike.
The Department of Chemistry is a comprehensive unit providing the principal locale to learn, research, and service in the basic science of chemistry at the University at Buffalo (UB), offering baccalaureate degree programs (B.Sc., B.A.) in chemistry and medicinal chemistry as well as graduate level degrees (i.e., Ph.D., M.A., M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D., M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry), and actively involved in the research enterprise.
The UTSA Ph.D. in English is helping shape the future of the profession with its focus on Latina/os and writing. The Ph.D.
Since Fall 2008, UTPA requires entering freshmen students with an ACT score of 18 or less or not in the top 25% of their high school graduating class to enroll in the UNIV 1301—Learning Framework course during their first year of college. The course is designed to help students understand the principles of learning and motivation and to apply them to their own university experience.
TAB was created twenty-five years ago in an attempt to help low-income first-generation students who were not accepted for admission at SF State, take the appropriate classes at the local community college in order to meet eligibility requirements as transfer students. TAB is unique as an institutional collaboration among a California public 2-year community college (City College of San Francisco) and a 4-year public university (SFSU) in its
The Scholars Academy (SA) is an academically competitive scholarship and mentoring program housed in the University of Houston-Downtown College of Sciences & Technology supporting exceptional minority and female, first time in college (FTIC), first generation, and transfer students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). By providing tuition support scholarships and year-round mentoring
The Medical Spanish for Heritage Learners program (initiated in 2007 with assistance from a FIPSE grant) is an academic minor consisting of four intermediate and advanced level Spanish classes that develop advanced medical terminology in Spanish, medical interpreting and translation skills, and basic understanding of the public health disciplines. The program has a unique curriculum that is fully articulated with South Texas College and has
Latino Student Services and Outreach (LASSO) is a unit under the area of Student Retention and Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. The primary function of LASSO is to promote an inclusive community that enhances the success of Latino students. We seek to recruit, retain, empower, graduate, and advance Latino/Hispanic students at GSU.
There are 16 Grow Your Own (GYO) consortia, 8 in Chicago and 8 in other high need areas in Illinois. The cohorts of GYO Latino candidates featured in this nomination live and work in two diverse, largely Latino neighborhoods in Chicago and attend the College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University.