EPPC receives award for commitment to diversity

EPPC receives award for commitment to diversity

POSTED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:53am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:04pm

El Paso Community College received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education this week.


“El Paso Community College is proud of our efforts to always be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion. The HEED Award validates the college’s hard work and makes us vigilant in our future endeavors,” said Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected EPCC based on our institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on our campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.

“We hope the HEED award serves as a way to honor those institutions of higher education that recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion as part of their everyday campus culture,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—EPCC will be featured along with 55 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s November 2013 issue.

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