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Clute Inducted into Hall of Fame

UCR Mathematics Education Innovator Receives Honor from Riverside County

In a ceremony Tuesday May 8, Pamela Clute will be inducted into the Riverside County Office of Education Hall of Fame for her work in mathematics achievement.

(April 20, 2007)

Pamela Clute, assistant vice provost of academic partnerships and executive director of the ALPHA center.

Pamela Clute, assistant vice provost of academic partnerships and executive director of the ALPHA center.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( —The Riverside County Office of Education will induct UC Riverside educator Pamela Clute into their Hall of Fame. Clute, who is the assistant vice provost of academic partnerships and executive director of the ALPHA center, is being recognized for the community academic preparation programs she has developed under the umbrella of the center.

The Academy of Learning through Partnerships for Higher Achievement (ALPHA), in partnership with other educational institutions, businesses, foundations and nonprofits, develops programs that prepare students to enter and excel in college. Recognizing the importance of quality teaching, the center also provides professional development for teachers and future teachers conducting research on how students learn and which teaching methods are most effective in the priority areas of mathematics and science. Student and teacher-based programs have reached more than 202,881 students, 11,392 teachers and administrators and has had an impact on approximately 213 schools in Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial and eastern Los Angeles counties.

The ALPHA center programs have brought national recognition to UC Riverside from President Bush and the National Science Foundation, Senator Barbara Boxer and the Department of Education, Congressmen Jerry Lewis, Ken Calvert and Joe Baca, as well as from representatives for the California State Legislature and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

“Dr. Clute’s vision and efforts in creating this center have been innovative and have made a significant difference in the community as she continually pursues solutions to one of California’s growing problems,” is one of the descriptions included in the nomination letter.

This honor is given to a college professor or administrator who has made "sustained and significant" research and teaching contributions and who has made an impact on student achievement and teacher performance in Riverside County.

“Our goal in establishing the ALPHA center is to create and maintain an environment for collaboration that focuses on outreach,” said Clute. “It’s a place where people are able to initiate institutional change. I am pleased for the center to receive this honor that recognizes the collaborative efforts of all involved.”

Clute is one of three inductees who will receive the honor at the upcoming ceremony. Also being inducted are Ron Visser, business leader and active member of the Moreno Valley community, and Dennis Murray, consultant and recently retired superintendent for the Perris Union School District.

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