February 5, 2016
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NACC named Aspen Finalist

NACC named Aspen finalist

Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College.

By Staff Reports

RAINSVILLE, Ala.— Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Northeast Alabama Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program Student Scholarships.

The Prize, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students.

“This is a great honor for Northeast students, staff, faculty, administrators and our community,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “What makes us even more proud of this recognition is that the key criteria for selection is student success and achievement. When all is said and done, student success and achievement are what we are here for as an educational institution. The entire Northeast community is dedicated to this goal and our personnel work very hard at achieving it. The college itself financially supports student achievement through a wide range of support services, everything from a technology learning center, a career lab, student tutors, faculty advisors, transfer advisors, developmental studies coordinators, and technology and computer labs for most all subjects. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to seeing that our students succeed. This is in fact the fourth time since 2010 that the Aspen Institute has identified Northeast as one of the best community colleges in the country, making Northeast one of the few community colleges in America to receive this level of distinction.”

Northeast is the only college selected from Alabama eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize. A full list of the 150 community colleges is available at www.AspenPrize.org.

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