Awards & Recognition

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¡Excelencia! in Education!

Finalist (2011)
Examples of ¡Excelencia!: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education 2011 (PDF)

Honorable Mention (2007)

Examples of ¡Excelencia!: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education (PDF)  Recognized as one of eight associate-level programs nationwide “...that are at the forefront of boosting Latino enrollment, performance and graduation.”

William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award

Association of Community College Trustees (2009)

Director Diego James Navarro was selected for this award from a nation-wide pool of community college faculty. "'The ACCT's Association Awards are among the most prestigious awards any... faculty or staff member can receive,' said ACCT Chair and Orange County Community College (New York) Trustee Arthur C. Anthonisen. 'It is ACCT’s privilege to shine the spotlight on these outstanding leaders.'"

Effective Program

American Youth Policy Forum (2009)

Success At Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College & Beyond (PDF)  Selected by a national policy organization as a program that has "...been proven to help young people... be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers." The only programs highlighted in this report were "...ones that had quality evaluations."

Pacific Regional Equity Award

Association of Community College Trustees (2008)

Press release (pdf) Awarded to Cabrillo College for “…demonstrating leadership in setting policies and assuring results for the enhancement and expansion of opportunities for minorities and women in such areas as: enrollment, successful completion, participation in better paying, higher mobility college majors, campus environment, employment and promotion...” The DBA was sited as one of major factors for the selection.

Exemplary Program

U.S. Department of Education (2008)

Community Colleges Can! (pdf) One of eight community college programs selected from 100 nationwide to be studied “ part of a national initiative to improve student preparation, access and persistence in community colleges.” 

Example Program   

Research & Planning Group for California Community Colleges with The Center for Student Success (2007)

Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges (pdf) (aka "Poppy Copy") Cited as one of California’s community college programs that “...connect well with the effective practices...” for basic skills students.

Practice with Promise   

Campaign for College Opportunity (2007)

Practices with Promise: A Collection of Working Solutions for College Opportunity (pdf)  Selected as one of 15 “practices” that show “...exemplary efforts that improve college access and success...” chosen from 120 California state colleges and universities.

John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award   

California Community Colleges Board of Governors (2007)

Press release (pdf) Chosen as one of two recipients “...that clearly demonstrated an outstanding achievement in student equity.”

Model Program   

Women Employed with Chicago Jobs Council & UIC Great Cities Institute (2005)

Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults: A Program Development Guide (pdf) Recommended as one of 11 model “bridge” programs nationwide that prepares “...adults who lack basic skills to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and training leading to career-path employment."