Vince Roig Recognized with the Champion of College Access Award

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Vince Roig was recently recognized by the National College Access Network (NCAN) with the Champion of College Access Award.  This award is given to individuals who work to create opportunities for students to not only gain access to college, but to persist and complete a postsecondary education.

The award was given at NCAN’s national conference in Phoenix.  The NCAN Board of Directors created the NCAN Awards of Excellence to recognize excellence in college access organizations, staff, executive or board leadership, and a Champion of College Access. All nominators and nominees, with the exception of the Champion of College Access recipient, must be NCAN members or board members in good standing. The nominees were reviewed by a committee comprised of NCAN member organizations and final decisions made by the NCAN Board of Directors.

As Founding Chairman of Helios Education Foundation, Mr. Roig has committed his entire career to ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue and complete a postsecondary degree.  His  passion comes from his belief that education improves lives and transforms communities. 

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award from an organization that has a passion for student success,”  said Roig.  “The work of NCAN is crucial to moving the needle on degree attainment and I am proud to support their work through the partnership with Helios Education Foundation.”

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