AACC was recently recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation when they invited our college to apply for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Prize honors those institutions that achieve exceptional outcomes for student success – while in college, and after they graduate.
We’re very proud of this recognition, especially since it is a testament to the student-centered approaches and innovative spirit of our staff and faculty at AACC. Here, service above self is a guiding value and we share a deep commitment to doing whatever we can to ensure our students achieve their goals.
We offer hundreds of academic and workforce programs that are designed to lead our students to sustainable wages and a more meaningful life. That’s really at the heart of what we do at AACC, whether through a degree program that leads right into the workforce, transfer studies that lead into a four-year college program or professional training that advances students in their chosen career path. We offer all of those options!
We also value diversity at AACC and are proud to be an inclusive college community that brings together people of different cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. Each and everyday, we are guided by our vision of being a premier learning community that helps our students literally redefine their lives. We educate people and we empower people. This leads to a more engaged and inclusive society, and in doing so, transforms our community.
I encourage you to explore our website and all that AACC has to offer. Better yet, come visit us in person. We’ll be happy to show you around. Who knows? Maybe you will discover a pathway that helps you redefine your own life.
Dr. Dawn Lindsay