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Moraine Park Named a 2025 Aspen Institute College of Excellence

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Moraine Park Technical College was named one of the 150 institutions eligible for the Aspen Institute Community College Excellence–a recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges. 

“The recognition reemphasizes our commitment to student success for all learners – regardless of their backgrounds,” Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park president, said. “Our strategic efforts are managing our resources, including student support to meet learners where they are at and leveraging community and employer partner resources to ensure access and success.”

The institutions selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success, as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.

“Regardless of each learner’s goal – we want everyone to succeed,” Baerwald said. “The recognition by Aspen speaks to the great things we have done to date, but as importantly, sets a framework for us to implement best practices to ensure continued success for everyone.”

For a full list of the top 150 eligible institutions and to read more on the selection process, visit https://highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-prize/.

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ignite human potential to build understanding and create new possibilities for a better world. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve society’s greatest challenges. It is headquartered in Washington, DC and has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, as well as an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

At Moraine Park Technical College, we work to make education accessible and affordable. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, and West Bend, and regional centers in Jackson and Ripon, Moraine Park serves over 12,000 students annually. The College offers endless opportunities for learning and professional development with more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, associate of science and arts degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates, as well as limitless customized training opportunities. Moraine Park offers programs to help fill some of the most in-demand, innovative, and high-paying jobs in the district, and Moraine Park’s students, alumni and business connections contribute to robust business and industry efforts that enrich Wisconsin and beyond. From high school students to adults seeking continuing education classes and everything in between, Moraine Park is central Wisconsin’s home grown college, helping our communities to Imagine What’s Next.  Find us at morainepark.edu or moraineparktech on social media. 

November 1st, 2023by khaensgen2