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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has announced Western Dakota Technical College (WDTC) as the recipient of a national 2022 AASHE Sustainability Award for Outstanding Achievements and Progress in Higher Education Sustainability. AASHE bestows its prestigious awards on the institutions and individuals that help lead higher education to a sustainable future.
The award announcement was made during an AASHE virtual awards ceremony this morning, Thursday, Dec. 8, to recognize and celebrate the 12 award recipients.
The Campus Sustainability Achievement Award WDTC received is for its project “EchoWorks: An Electronics Recycling College-Community Partnership”. Kelsey Murray, Ph.D., was influential in the development of the EchoWorks project partnership between WDTC and Black Hills Works and submitted the award application. Dr. Murray is WDTC’s Environmental Engineering Program Director and Co-Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Program.
Western Dakota Technical College is honored to announce its submission, "Moving the Needle: Implementing an Action-Based Strategic Enrollment Management Plan," is a Top 10 Bellwether Finalist in the Governance, Finance, and Planning award category. This is the third time WDTC has had an entry accepted as a finalist in the national two-year college excellence competition for the Bellwether Award.