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MCC named one of 150 eligible for Aspen Prize


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Mott Community College has been selected as one of only 150 nationally to be eligible for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

MCC will move forward to the next round of the competition for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence by submitting an application to be reviewed through a rigorous evaluation for a spot on the top ten Aspen Prize finalists list. Top ten finalists will be named in May 2018. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data. A distinguished Prize Jury will select a grand prize winner, finalist(s) with distinction, and rising star(s) in spring 2019.

“Our faculty and staff put forth a tremendous effort every day to help our students succeed,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “We are proud to consistently be named to the top 150 community colleges nationwide,” she added.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Siemens Technical Scholars Program, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. For more information, visit

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners.

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Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. More than 100 academic and occupational degree programs prepare students for the new economy through university transfer agreements, and high-demand associate's degree programs or one year certification programs. Mott. Your Path to Excellence.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, height, weight, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with Title IX should be directed to:
Dean - Enrollment, Retention, and Registrar - Records & Registration, 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center - PCLL, Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0370.

Inquiries by students regarding compliance with Section 504 compliance should be directed to:
Director - Admissions & Student Success Services, 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center - PCC1130, Flint, MI 48503, (810) 232-8225.


December 8, 2017
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