Published: April 1, 2016

Each year the University of Colorado presents the President’s Diversity Award to individuals and programs within the University that help to create a culturally diverse and compassionate university community.

In 2016, the Pathways to Excellence in Media and Communication program received honorable mention from the award’s selection committee for its contributions to inclusive excellence at the University.

Pathways to Excellence is a unique residential workshop that prepares incoming first-year CMCI students for academic success in media and communication. Participating students produce their own advertising campaigns and multimedia projects, receive math and writing instruction and tour newsrooms and ad agencies.

“Pathways to Excellence is more than just an introduction to college for these students,” explained David Martinez, CMCI’s Director of Inclusive Excellence and Equity. “It’s an opportunity for them to make friends they’ll have for the rest of their time at CU. And I’m thrilled that the President’s office has recognized our efforts to build a community within CMCI.”