The capstone of Examples of Excelencia is Celebración de Excelencia. This annual recognition of what works for Latino students in higher education elevates the goal of accelerating Latino student success to national prominence.

The Celebración de Excelencia is held in the nation’s capital and is organized in cooperation with members of Congress, other elected officials, and educational leaders to honor evidence-based practices serving Latino and other students. Begun in 2007, Celebración de Excelencia has emerged as a catalyst for institutions and leaders to seek and apply asset-based strategies to accelerate Latino student success.
For 2017, the date for Celebración de Excelencia is October 5.