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WITC among Aspen Prize contestants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is among 150 schools nationwide competing for a $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The announcement came from Aspen on Tuesday. Only 15% of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply.

The award is considered a signature recognition of high achievement and performance among community colleges. The criteria for the honor is based in part on strong and improving student outcomes in learning, completion rates, employment rates, earnings and equity.

“National recognitions are a positive reflection of the d...