San Jacinto College named 1 of 10 finalists for national community college award

San Jacinto College was recently named one of 10 finalists for the national 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. (Courtesy San Jacinto College)
San Jacinto College was recently named one of 10 finalists for the national 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. (Courtesy San Jacinto College)

San Jacinto College was recently named one of 10 finalists for the national 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. (Courtesy San Jacinto College)

San Jacinto College, 8060 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, was named one of 10 finalists for the national 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence on June 10. The prize recognizes institutions that achieve strong student outcomes across four key areas: high rates of degree completion, successful transfer to four-year institutions, student success in the workforce and equitable outcomes for diverse student groups. The school saw nearly a 170% increase in certificates and degrees from 2009-19, according to a media release. The award winner will be announced in May. www.sanjac.edu
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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