Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MCC a Finalist for Top Ten in US!

Here's a letter from MCC President Dick Shaink:

MCC Faculty and Staff:

As you know, earlier this spring, the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence ranked Mott Community College as one of the nation's 120 best community colleges, encouraging us to compete for the first-ever Aspen Prize funds of $1 million.

I am pleased to announce that today Mott has been named as one of ten finalists in the nation for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence!  The attached press release has additional details regarding the program and the selection process.

Mott was selected as a top ten finalist for work being done in a number of areas including student success and achievement, degree completion, and workforce training/education.  A group from the Aspen Institute will be on-site this Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 to meet with selected faculty, staff, students, community partners and other stakeholders to gather additional information and input for the final phase of the selection process.

I will be sure to keep you updated as the selection process continues.  I know we will continue to do the good work we do -- for our college, our students, and our community!

Most importantly, my thanks to all of you for your continued work and support as that is the basis for recognition such as this.  As always, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dick Shaink

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