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MCC nominated for national award


Meridian Community College is once again receiving national attention for its commitment to educating students. The college has been nominated for the prestigious Aspen Institute’s Prize for Excellence.

“I think this is the third or fourth time MCC has been nominated for the award, so we’re very proud,” said MCC President Dr. Scott Elliot.

Only the top 150 community colleges in the nation are eligible to compete this award. MCC was one of nine Mississippi community colleges to be nominated.

“Our motto is start, finish, graduate at MCC. We believe as a culture it’s important to finish what you start. It’s a good mindset to have throughout your life. A college degree is something that can never be taken away from you,” said Elliot.

The winner of the award will receive $1 million. In choosing a winner, the Aspen Institute will look a