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Monday, August 19, 2019

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Roofers Union brings national training program to WCC

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 16, 2019) – A fourth trade union will make Washtenaw Community College and the Ann Arbor area its home base for instructor training when the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers holds its inaugural National Instructor Training Program June 15-19, 2020.

Roofers Union International President Kinsey M. Robinson and WCC President Dr. Rose B.

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United Association returns to WCC for 30th year

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 12, 2019) – For the 30th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) is back on the Washtenaw Community College campus for its Instructor Training Program.

A record number of more than 2,040 registered United Association students are filling college classrooms across campus during what would otherwise be a three-week quiet time before the Fall 2019 semester starts on August 26.

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WCC trustees extend contract of President Bellanca

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2022.

The 6-0 vote (Trustee Ruth Hatcher was absent) was taken during the Board of Trustees’ July meeting. The board also voted to increase Dr.

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Navy veteran sets sail for Yale with fond memories of his time at WCC

Matthew Burtell was floating in the Sea of Japan when he first contacted Washtenaw Community College. Or maybe he was 2,000 miles south, somewhere in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy isn’t too keen on sharing the whereabouts of its aircraft carriers, so sometimes even an Information Systems Technician aboard the USS Ronald Reagan isn’t sure exactly where he’s located.

Cody Gray uses lessons learned on-the-job and in WCC classes at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Cody Gray came prepared for the competition at this week's 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

WCC student Tyler Stott displays multiple skills at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — When it comes to working on cars, Washtenaw Community College student Tyler Stott is able to do a little bit of everything.

Strong work ethic drives WCC welding student to national competition

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Evan Pasternak's development into a national-caliber welder is Exhibit A for what results from hours of hard work and determination.

Plasterers, masons mark second year of instructor training program at WCC

The first of three international skilled trade unions that use Washtenaw Community College as home base for summer training programs concluded its courses Friday.

Students overcome struggles to earn GED diplomas

June 20 was an evening some students doubted was in reach.

WCC recognized for promoting exercise on campus

Washtenaw Community College has received silver-level recognition for its newly launched Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) program. EIM-OC is a national campaign led by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) that calls upon colleges and universities to promote physical activity to faculty, staff and students.

New in Fall '19: General Studies degree meets needs of 21st century workforce

NOTE: This is the third in a three-part series on new program offerings in the Fall 2019 semester. See also: Broadcast Media Arts certificate and Web Design & Development certificates.

Student profile: Martaveius Taylor's varied areas of study have singular purpose

Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College. But beyond pursuing a particular degree, the 27-year-old is taking classes with a very specific result in mind: learning to successfully launch, promote and build a non-profit organization that will provide rent-to-own tiny homes and shipping container homes to low-income and homeless individuals.

New in Fall '19: Web Design & Development certificates

NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series on new program offerings in the Fall 2019 semester. See also: General Studies associate degreeBroadcast Media Arts certificate

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