EPCC awarded in Higher Education Excellence in Diversity


EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus received the National Recognition of Diversity and Inclusion Efforts from the U.S. colleges and universities.



Courtesy insightintodiversity.com

The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence

in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.



INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine Announces recipients of its 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity. The 2016 honorees will be featured in the magazine’s November edition. 


“The HEED Award Process consists of the comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees, and best practices for both, continued leadership support for diversity and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Leonor Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT. 

The award institutions were selected based on their exemplary diversity and inclusion initiative that focus on all aspects of diversity including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ, community. 

INSIGHT, the largest diversity focused publication in higher education, announced today the 83 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity.

“For the past 4 years, EPCC Valle Verde has received the HEED award continuously, and looks forward to receive many more,” graphic designer, Alejandro Ariaga mentioned. 

Pearl stated that, “While we look at numbers and expect continued improvement for those schools that received the HEED award year after year, we also use a holistic approach in reviewing each application.


Our standards are high and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across their campus.”

“We are actually looking forward into more attendance at all of the events, so you can maybe help us with the publications, so people will actually know what the group stands for, and receive more people since fort bliss has many different races and they can get more involved,” Pearl went on to say.

“This award received is focus on colleges, diversity and giving opportunities to minorities,” Ariaga said.

Some of the colleges that received the Insight into Diversity, 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award includes California State University, EPCC and the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Ariaga, the Graphic Designer, will be willing to give information about the graphic design he does at the office, and if you have any questions or would like to learn from the different activities he participates in, feel free to contact him at (915) 861-5382 or via email at xxiiband@gmail.com 

For more information about the 2016 HEED Award, contact Olga Chavez at (915) 831-3322 or visit the  webpage, www.insightintodiversity.com


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