The University of Texas-Pan American's Cooperative Pharmacy Program with The University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy has received accolades from the City of Edinburg and Hidalgo County.
Edinburg City Council members and Hidalgo County commissioners approved resolutions on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, respectively, honoring the cooperative pharmacy program for being named the top graduate program for increasing achievement for Latino students at the graduate level by Excelencia in Education in October.
UT Pan American was selected from among 165 programs from 22 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, nominated at three academic levels: associate, bachelor, and graduate. Conceived and run by Excelencia in Education, this is the only national initiative to systematically identify, recognize and catalogue evidence-based programs that improve Latino college success.
Faculty and students said they are honored to receive the accolades from the community that they serve.
"It's wonderful to feel the support and I feel like we're going to be welcome when we start practicing and have the support to continue growing," said Stephanie Martinez, who is in the fourth year of the program.
Excelencia in Education is a national, nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate Latino student success in higher education. For more information, visit www.EdExcelencia.org.
Read more about the program's success.