Professor Helena Nornoha, CSUN, and her summer program PUMP won the 2017
Example of Excelencia Award. http://www.edexcelencia.org/examples-ofexcelencia/2017. Additional PUMP program information can be found here: http://edexcelencia.org/program/preparing-undergraduates-through-mentoring-towards-phds-pump.
“Excelencia is a not-for profit organization founded in 2004 in Washington, D.C.
Excelencia in Education has become a trusted information source on the status of
Latino educational achievement, a major resource for influencing policy at the
institutional, state and national levels, and a widely recognized advocate for expanding
evidence-based practices to accelerate Latino student success in higher education.
Excelencia is also building a network of results-oriented educators and policymakers to
address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and for civic