AlamoADVISE was named as a finalist for Examples of Excelencia. AlamoADVISE provides community college students, a significant number who are Latino, with a personalized academic/career pathway toward graduation through the support of a certified advisor. AlamoADVISE has decreased time to degree completion for its students from 4.6 to 3.9 years. In academic year 2017-2018, 26% of program participants graduated within 4 years in comparison to only 9% of program participants in 2005-2006.
Examples of Excelencia finalists are building environments where Latino students can thrive with intentional, culturally relevant, high-impact practices tailored to them and their communities. Twenty programs were selected as finalists through a rigorous process from 112 submissions representing 24 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. On October 1st, four finalists will be selected as the 2020 Examples of Excelencia – one in each of the following categories: associate, baccalaureate, graduate and community-based organizations.