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 Advancing Diversity Award 

Community colleges educate a diverse student population with a wide array of needs. The Advancing Diversity Award recognizes colleges that are dedicated to increasing diversity and advocating for social equity on their campuses and in the community. Download the full Awards of Excellence booket [PDF] or view it on Issuu.

2013 Finalists

Eduardo Padron

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College’s 174,000 students represent 185 countries and speak 94 different languages. Supporting these students through innovative programs and ongoing advocacy efforts has become vital to ensuring their success.

E. Ann McGee


Seminole State College of Florida

Diversity is a cornerstone of Seminole State College’s mission. A centerpiece of the college’s commitment to diversity is the 10-year initiative to engage its students and the region with the work of playwright August Wilson.

Audre Levy

Lone Star College-CyFair

At Lone Star College–CyFair, diversity is viewed as an opportunity for teaching and learning, for curricular coherence, and student success. The college developed student programs and activities that celebrate diversity and are aligned with the curricular activities of faculty.

Myrtle E. B. Dorsey

St. Louis Community College

The Scholarships for Education and Economic Development program at St. Louis Community College gives educational opportunities to young people from Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. These students often arrive in American possessing only a desire to learn. After the 2-year program, they are well-armed with the knowledge to change the lives of their families, their communities, and their countries. 

Eric Radtke

Prairie State College

Through programs like Man Up! and the Protégé Program at Prairie State College, minority male students  are learning to eliminate barriers to success and reach their educational and career goals.



Read more about each finalist's initiatives to advance diversity in the Community College Times.


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