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ASU student-success programs win top honors

November 25, 2015

Arizona State University was awarded the Integrated Impact Award by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education during the Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards at the Tempe Mission Palms on Nov. 13.

The Integrated Impact Award was awarded to ASU for the comprehensive and integrated student support it provides and to encourage other integrated models statewide.

“ASU is committed to ensuring that students in the pipeline have the support they need to be college-ready,” said Beatriz Rendon, vice president for educational outreach. “Once these students come to the University, we have a variety of support services designed to ensure that students are successful including tutoring, academic coaching and Career Services. Together, these efforts demonstrate the promise highlighted in our charter: to be defined by whom we include and how they succeed.”

The Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards recognize the college-access programs that prepare or encourage students to pursue a college education and programs that support students toward postsecondary-education completion.

The ASU Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute, Promoting High School Students’ Future Success in College, Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program, Access ASU and First-Year Success Center were also recognized by the commission.

The five nominated programs support students in significant ways, and judges chose to recognize those programs individually, in addition to the overall Integrated Impact Award received by ASU.

“It is our mission to give every Arizonan the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education,” said April Osborn, executive director at the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.

Through an array of student-support programs such as American Dream Academy, Future Sun Devil Families and SPARKS, Access ASU helps students in local communities increase their chances of completing a postsecondary education. Once enrolled at ASU, Educational Outreach and Student Services provides students the support necessary to excel academically and complete his or her college journey through graduation.

“Access ASU, CCLI (Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute) and the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program are outstanding examples of ASU’s commitment to empowering Arizona students with the academic preparation and college knowledge they need to pursue their higher-education goals,” said Sylvia Symonds, assistant vice president for educational outreach.

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