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News: Math Jam Program Named Example of Excelencia

Pasadena City College’s Math Jam program was selected as an Example of Excelencia, an initiative designed to honor programs that increase academic opportunities and improve achievement for Latino students at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. 

Launched in 2005, the initiative distributes promising practices to other programs with a focus on serving Latino students. For the 2012 Examples of Excelencia review, 159 programs were nominated at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate level.  One was selected at each level and 16 programs were recognized as national finalists.

“Math Jam: Setting First-Year Students on the Right Pathway” is a two-week, no-cost summer program that provides a creative, engaging, no-stress environment in which first-year community college students can experience math success before beginning college. The transition-to-college program offers innovative math instruction, structured supplemental support, and orientation-to-college activities.

For more information on Examples of Excelencia, please visit For more information on Math Jam, please contact Brock Klein at (626) 585-3049.

Release Date: 10/12/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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