H.R. No. 20
         WHEREAS, El Paso Community College has received a 2021 Higher
  Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity
  magazine; and
         WHEREAS, The HEED Award recognizes those schools that
  demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion
  through on-campus initiatives, programs, and outreach, as well as
  student recruitment and retention and hiring practices for faculty
  and staff; EPCC has earned the accolade for the ninth consecutive
  year and will be featured in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into
  Diversity; and
         WHEREAS, A champion of inclusion and equity, EPCC fosters and
  promotes cultural awareness and respect among employees and
  students and throughout the community at large; the college also
  works to eliminate educational disparities through its broad-based
  support of academic progress, degree completion, transfer, and
  gainful employment; and
         WHEREAS, By creating opportunities and providing resources
  for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, EPCC
  is helping to expand access to higher education for area residents,
  and in so doing, the school is contributing greatly to the
  prosperity of the El Paso community; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby congratulate El Paso
  Community College on its receipt of a 2021 Higher Education
  Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
  and extend to the school's student body, faculty, staff, and
  administration sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for El Paso Community College as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 20 was adopted by the House on
  September 30, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House