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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 2021 Award Winner:

Yvonne Espinoza is a native of Austin, Texas, and graduate of Boston University. She is a nationally recognized college counselor with 19 Yvonne Espinoza IAS Awardee years of experience guiding students and families through the college admissions process. Yvonne worked as a full-time college counselor for several high schools in Austin, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Colleges That Change Lives organization, the Kalamazoo Counselor Advisory Board, Latinas in Progress Co-Chair, and is a ScholarMatch Varsity Coach.

She is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and is the owner and founder of Yvonne Espinoza College Counseling Services.

Previous Award Winners:

  • 2020 - Sylvester Rembert
  • 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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