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Inclusion, Access and Success Award

Established in 1984, the Inclusion, Access, and Success (formerly the Human Relations) Award honors persons who have been instrumental in making postsecondary education opportunities available to historically underrepresented students.

Meet the 2020 Award Winner:

Sylvester Rembert is the senior managing director of college counseling and postsecondary planning at The Eagle Academy Foundation (NY). Sylvester is recognized for his commitment to young men of color, first-generation students, and students from low-income backgrounds. He sets the bar high for his students and encourages them to not only apply to CUNY and SUNY institutions (to ensure they have affordable options), but to "think big" and apply to postsecondary institutions outside of New York. Each summer, Sylvester works with counselors across the Eagle network to coordinate students’ participation in NYSACAC’s Camp College and also coordinates Eagle Academy’s summer college boot camp for rising seniors. One committee member noted: "He has high expectations for Eagle students and no one is more proud to celebrate their successes. Sly is an outstanding role model for the young men of Eagle Academy schools.”

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2019 - Heidi Bonner
  • 2018 - Catalina Cifuentes
  • 2017 - Celina Barrera-Scott
  • 2016 - Jonathan Burdick
  • 2015 - Audrey Smith and Coalition for HB 1079
  • 2014 - Janice Downing
  • 2013 - Alfred Herrera and Julie Kampschroeder
  • 2012 - Richard Alvarez
  • 2011 - Chris Milton and Karen Staller
  • 2010 - Aliza Gilbert and Posse Foundation
  • 2009 - Admission Possible
  • 2008 - College Goal Sunday
  • 2007 - Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • 2006 - Alejandra Rincón
  • 2005 - Whitney Laughlin
  • 2004 - Pathways to College Network
  • 2003 - The Daniels Fund
  • 2002 - Dr. Arnold Mitchem
  • 2001 - Jacob Schramm
  • 2000 - I Have a Dream Foundation
  • 1999 - Susan Chipley
  • 1998 - Roberto Haro
  • 1997 - Edward Bell
  • 1996 - Donald Johnson
  • 1995 - Robert Albright, Gloria de Leon and Ernesto Nieto  
  • 1994 - Laurice Sommers  
  • 1993 - Carl F. Brown
  • 1992 - J. Alan Marks and Betty Schneider
  • 1991 - Silas Purnell 
  • 1990 - Samuel H. Johnson 
  • 1989 - Betty Fairfax     
  • 1988 - NACAC Human Relations Committees of 1986  & 1987 for the development of Guide for Parents:  Ronald C. Ancrum, Rosetta L. Gooden, Audrey T. Hill, Naomi Kuziemski, Leslie K. Lane-Epps, Geverna Levels, Brian J. Lewis, Walter M. Pritchett, Clifton B. Rawles, Thedore Sherron and Anthonio Solorzano, Jr.
  • 1987 - Clarence Mixon 
  • 1986 - Marion R. Flagg 
  • 1985 - Jack Wright 
  • 1984 - William R. Davis

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