The University of Nevada, Reno continues to receive national accolades for its successful College Life 101 program. Excelencia in Education, a national non-profit organization that accelerates Latino student success in higher education, announced Tuesday, Oct. 2, that the program was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Examples of Excelencia at the undergraduate level. College Life 101 aims to create and support greater cultural diversity within the University.
“So many things happen simultaneously to make this program a national best practice,” Stewart said. “From our early work with the middle and high schools to the community engagement and school district partnerships, a lot of resources are put into the success of these students.”
“We are on the front end of diversity initiatives here at the University,” Stewart said. “We went from zero to 60 with this program and to be nominated and to receive awards like this is a huge recognition of our efforts to prepare for a more diverse, changing student body.”
“President Johnson’s support of this program highlights the dedication by our administration to diversity and diversity initiatives,” Stewart said. “This demonstrates we’re not only trying to foster diversity among students, but also among our faculty and administrators.”
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