WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Community College was recently named one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute of College Excellence Program.
CFCC is now eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds.
CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring stated that he was excited to hear that the college was eligible to compete for the award.
"It is very encouraging to see that the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff is being recognized at the national level by experts in higher education," Spring said.
"The Aspen Prize recognizes many of the primary goals that are an essential part of the ongoing mission of CFCC. We are continually working to improve our services so that each student can reach their educational goal, whether it is to transfer to a four-year institution or find employment in their field of study," Spring said.
CFCC was selected from a pool of over 1,000 colleges throughout the country.
Ten finalists will be named in the fall of 2014 and prize winners will be announced in early 2015.
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