wvc

WENATCHEE – Wenatchee Valley College has been named to the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program list of top 150 community colleges in the nation.

The honor allows WVC to compete for $1 million in shared prize funds to be awarded in 2023.

The Aspen Prize recognizes community colleges for outstanding student outcomes in five critical areas: Teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, work force success, and equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

“It is an honor to be included in the list of the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges,” said WVC President Jim Richardson. “Our faculty and staff work tirelessly to remove barriers, prepare students for careers or transfer, improve student success and achieve equitable outcomes for all students.”

The Aspen Institute selects the top 150 colleges from more than 1,000 public community and technical colleges nationwide. The Aspen Prize was established in 2011 and is awarded every two years.

Nine other Washington community and technical colleges were nominated this year.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.