Aspen Prize announcement photos

Members of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, administration and faculty organization made the trip to Washington D.C. – and braved the blizzard – to attend the announcement of the 2017 Aspen Prize. San Jacinto College was named a Rising Star recipient as one of the top five community colleges in the country. You can read more about that, and hear why the Aspen Institute selected San Jacinto College for the Rising Star award, on our website.

Aspen Prize announcement

A friendly rivalry before the Aspen Prize announcement between Texas college presidents. Gregory Williams from Odessa College and Dr. Brenda Hellyer from San Jacinto College.

Aspen Prize announcement

A snowy United States Capitol.

Aspen Prize Announcement

Dr. Brenda Hellyer accepts the Rising Star Award at the Aspen Prize announcement luncheon in Washington, D.C.

Aspen Prize Announcement

Dr. Brenda Hellyer accepts the Rising Star Award at the Aspen Prize announcement luncheon in Washington, D.C.

Aspen Prize announcement

All of the finalist institutions at the 2017 Aspen Prize announcement luncheon.

Aspen Prize Rising Star Award winner

Dr. Brenda Hellyer with Odessa College President Gregory D. Williams.

San Jacinto College at the Aspen Prize announcement

From left to right: John Moon Jr., Dr. Ruede Wheeler, Dan Mims, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Dr. Laurel Williamson, Dr. Allatia Harris, Amy Austin, Teri Crawford