AVC First Year Experience Director Honored at 2019 AVID Summer Institute
AVC First Year Experience Director Michelle Hernandez was recently honored by AVID for Higher Education (AHE) with the organization’s inaugural 2019-2020 “Lighthouse Liaison Award.” Five years ago, Michelle accepted the challenge of creating AVC’s First Year Experience with AVID for Higher Education. Michelle was recognized for her dedication to embracing AVID strategies, and serving as a role model to faculty and staff on how to best teach and support students across campus. Antelope Valley College is one of more than 40 colleges and universities partnering with AVID to engage in a comprehensive and strategic approach to student success. The approach includes student and faculty involvement in both curricular and co-curricular activities that encompass a variety of methodologies and strategies to engage a diverse population of learners with intentionality, leading to student persistence.