2013 Aspen Prize awarded to Walla Walla Community College

CLARKSTON, WA - Walla Walla Community College is one of two community colleges in the country that's been awarded with the 2013 Aspen prize for community college excellence.

The community college based in Clarkston and Walla Walla was awarded $400,000 Wednesday from the Aspen Institute. The organization works to identify community colleges that assist students to secure jobs after college, minority and low-income student success and degree and college completion.

Santa Barbara City College and two finalists also received awards Wednesday in Washington,DC.