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PASO Among Finalists for Prestigious National Honor

By Eric Breier

Cal State San Marcos’ Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities, commonly known as PASO, is one of 16 national finalists for Excelencia in Education’s 2019 Examples of Excelencia.

The winners will be announced at the Celebración de Excelencia in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24.

Excelencia in Education received 166 program nominations, and one program will be chosen from each of four categories – Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate and Community-Based Organizations. The final four will be chosen “based on evidence of their effectiveness to serve Latino academic achievement at their institutions and community organizations.”

Launched in 2004, Excelencia in Education’s mission is to “accelerate Latino student success in higher education by promoting Latino student achievement, conducting analysis to inform educational policies, and advancing institutional practices while collaborating with those committed and ready to meet the mission.”

PASO was launched through a Department of Education grant to expand educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Latino students.


Sigma Delta Pi receives honor

CSUSM’s Psi Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2018-19. It was one of 15 chapters among 625 in the nation to earn this status.



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