William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award

Association of Community College Trustees (2009)

ACE Director Diego James Navarro was selected for this national award from a country-wide pool of community college faculty. "'The ACCT's Association Awards are among the most prestigious awards any... faculty or staff member can receive,' said ACCT Chair and Orange County Community College (New York) Trustee Arthur C. Anthonisen. 'It is ACCT’s privilege to shine the spotlight on these outstanding leaders.'"

Technology Benefiting Humanity Award Nominee

The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation Awards (2001)

Nominated in the category of economic development by Hewlett-Packard Company - World e-Inclusion Initiative for his work on the Certification And Traceability System (CATS) project. Diego "has brought together an ecosystem of partners that together have the capacity to successfully invent and implement this system around the world. Most importantly, he has done all of this with unwavering focus upon our customers and their goal of gaining access to sustainable economic development. He is a true pioneer."

Academy for College Excellence Awards

Example of ¡Excelencia!

¡Excelencia! in Education! (2011, 2007)

Finalist (2011) & Honorable Mention (2007): Recognized as one of eight associate-level programs nationwide “...that are at the forefront of boosting Latino enrollment, performance and graduation.”  Examples of ¡Excelencia!: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education 2011 (PDF)  Examples of ¡Excelencia!: What Works for Latino Students in Higher Education (PDF)

Effective Program

American Youth Policy Forum (2009)

Selected by a national policy organization as a program that has "...been proven to help young people... be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers." The only programs highlighted in this report were "...ones that had quality evaluations." Success At Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College & Beyond (PDF)

Pacific Regional Equity Award

Association of Community College Trustees (2008)

Awarded to Cabrillo College for “…demonstrating leadership in setting policies and assuring results for the enhancement and expansion of opportunities for minorities and women in such areas as: enrollment, successful completion, participation in better paying, higher mobility college majors, campus environment, employment and promotion...” The DBA was sited as one of major factors for the selection. Press release (pdf)

Exemplary Program

U.S. Department of Education (2008)

One of eight community college programs selected from 100 nationwide to be studied “...as part of a national initiative to improve student preparation, access and persistence in community colleges.” Community Colleges Can! (pdf)

John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award

California Community Colleges Board of Governors (2007)

Chosen as one of two recipients “...that clearly demonstrated an outstanding achievement in student equity.” Press release (pdf)

Example Program

Research & Planning Group for California Community Colleges with The Center for Student Success (2007)

Cited as one of California’s community college programs that “...connect well with the effective practices...” for basic skills students. Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges (pdf) (aka "Poppy Copy")

Practice with Promise  

Campaign for College Opportunity (2007)

Selected as one of 15 “practices” that show “...exemplary efforts that improve college access and success...” chosen from 120 California state colleges and universities. Practices with Promise: A Collection of Working Solutions for College Opportunity (pdf)

Model Program  

Women Employed with Chicago Jobs Council & UIC Great Cities Institute (2005)

Recommended as one of 11 model “bridge” programs nationwide that prepares “...adults who lack basic skills to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and training leading to career-path employment." Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults: A Program Development Guide (pdf)