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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.

About the 2017 Winner:

he Inclusion, Access, and Success Award celebrates individuals and programs that have been instrumental in making postsecondary opportunities available to historically underrepresented students.Celina Barrera-Scott, counselor at Veterans Memorial High School in Brownsville, Texas, has made access for underrepresented students her life’s work. Working in the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, Barrera-Scott serves primarily Hispanic students, the majority from families at or below the poverty level. She has devoted her career to ensuring that her students have access to postsecondary education. She also works closely with her students’ families, many of whom only speak Spanish, to ensure they understand the path to college admission and are able to provide support and encouragement to their children throughout the process.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 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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