Distinguished Filipino educator Dr. Estela C. Matriano, HSOE professor of Cross Cultural Studies and Executive Director of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) was recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the United States of America” at the 8th Filipina Leadership Summit held in San Francisco, October 2011. This is one of multiple awards she has received this year. Among her other accolades is the “Excellence in Education Award” presented to her a month earlier at the 8th Annual Asian Heritage Awards Celebration.