Elgin Community College is among the nation's top 150
community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for
Community College Excellence which includes a $1 million dollar
ECC is one of nine institutions in Illinois chosen to compete
for the prize. To be eligible for the award, two-year institutions
must demonstrate strong outcomes of student success in persistence;
completion, and transfer; consistent improvement in outcomes over
time; and equity in outcomes for students of all racial, ethnic and
"It is an honor to be selected to participate in the Aspen Prize
competition," says ECC President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM.
"While we are early in the process, this recognition reinforces the
commitment to student success made by our board, faculty, and
Ten finalists will be announced in fall 2014. The 2015
Aspen prize winner will be announced in early 2015.
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.