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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Community college students regularly overcome obstacles and adversity to achieve their goals. That’s true at Washtenaw Community College, where approximately 75-percent of students attend part-time while working, one-third receive some form of financial aid, 10 percent are first-generation college students, and five percent are single parents.

Paula Salazar, the student speaker at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, takes the phrase “overcoming obstacles” to a higher level.

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Two WCC students win state video production awards

In its 40th year of recognizing student excellence, the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

At the Michigan Regional Student Production Awards Ceremony on April 29, two WCC Digital Media Arts students accepted awards on their home turf.

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WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

With the countdown to its 2018 commencement ceremony at 12 days, Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

A digital service launched this month allows all future WCC graduates to receive an authenticated, electronic copy of their diploma or certificate in addition to the physical copy they receive from the college.

“We live in a digital world where people like to share their accomplishments for social reasons, which is made much easier with this service,” says Kathy Currie, WCC’s Director of Student Records.

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WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Community college students regularly overcome obstacles and adversity to achieve their goals. That’s true at Washtenaw Community College, where approximately 75-percent of students attend part-time while working, one-third receive some form of financial aid, 10 percent are first-generation college students, and five percent are single parents.

Two WCC students win state video production awards

In its 40th year of recognizing student excellence, the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

With the countdown to its 2018 commencement ceremony at 12 days, Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

Order up: Culinary students shine while serving lunch at state capitol

The sun had begun to make its debut as 17 culinary students made their way to the state capitol.

WCC employees honored for milestone years

WCC employees reaching milestone years were honored April 26 at the college's annual Employee Recognition Reception.

Proclamation from Ann Arbor mayor honors contributions of WCC to community

In recognition of national Community College Month, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor issued a proclamation today urging citizens to recognize and appreciate the contributions Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.

Recognized in April, Community Colleges Make Contributions Year-Round

Today’s community colleges are as diverse as the students they serve. More than 1,100 community colleges across the nation serve more than 12 million students annually. Their students are the most diverse within the higher education sector and many are the first in their family to attend college. 

WCC student wins $120,000 scholarship

A Washtenaw Community College student has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

WCC honors Years of Service recipients at annual Employee Recognition Reception

All Washtenaw Community College faculty and staff are invited to celebrate their colleagues' years of service at the annual Employee Recognition Reception held from 3:30 to 5:00pm on Thursday, April 26 in the Morris Lawrence Building.

WCC Board Approves 2018-19 Tuition and Fee Rates for Credit Courses

Tuition and fee rates for Washtenaw Community College continue to be among the lowest for Michigan community colleges with the total cost of enrollment for WCC students consistently ranking in the lowest cost quartile. In an effort to maintain an affordable cost of education, the college is proposing no increase to In-District tuition rates and modest increases for all other residency categories. The recommended percentage tuition rate increases are as follows for the 2018-19 academic year: 

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