We would like to congratulate Anabel Perez, a student in Ed.D. Cohort 8, who directs Mt. SAC’s Bridge Program that was recognized by Excelencia in Education.
Mt. SAC’s Bridge Program is one of six community college finalists from throughout the country nominated for the Examples of Excelencia 2016 awards. The national award celebrates programs that promote Latino student achievement.
Beginning in 1998, the Bridge Program helps first-time basic skills level freshmen succeed in college. Through the use of cohort groups, the program “bridges” the gap between high school and college by providing support services that address students’ needs. Ninety-two percent of the students in the program are Latino.
Finalists for the award were selected from the 190 nominations received from 33 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Winners will be announced Sept. 21 at the Celebracion de Excelencia event in Washington, D.C.
The award is sponsored by Excelencia in Education, a national nonprofit organization that promotes Latino student success in higher education.