Washtenaw Community College’s academic achievement, State of Michigan evaluation against metrics measuring community college performance, a historic fund-raising initiative and steady student enrollment were plenty of reasons for the College’s Board of Trustees to vote unanimously yesterday to extend the contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D. through 2017.
“Dr. Bellanca’s leadership has been remarkable in helping to move forward Washtenaw Community College in a strategic and highly effective manner,” said Board Chair Stephen J. Full Story »
Encore means to bring back, and for many attendees of the inaugural Encore Career Open House, it was the first time they had been on a college campus in years.
The Sept. 4 open house was a success, drawing many members of the community to Washtenaw Community College’s campus. It was designed to appeal to adults who are considering new career options or need additional skills or credentials in their current careers.
A wide array of WCC’s academic departments and support services were represented at the event. Full Story »
In June, the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the 2015 budget that reflects investments in new academic programs, student counseling, academic advising, campuswide technology improvements and student enrollment and retention efforts.
When presenting the new budget at the June Board meeting, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Johnson described the challenges that many higher education institutions like WCC are facing, including enrollment declines, tightening budgets and increasing demands from the public. Full Story »
Welcome Day featured student clubs, local businesses and restaurants, raffles, games, a photo booth, free food and goodies in Community Park on Sept. 9. Hundreds of students attended and got better acquainted with the college. President Dr. Rose Bellanca also joined in on the fun.
Close to 400 people went back to school at Free College Day on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Jamie Buhr is more than the chair-elect of the Washtenaw Community College Foundation. He’s also one of the college’s biggest cheerleaders.
More than 800 community members participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
Loren Townes was the featured speaker at the Washtenaw Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 9. Looking polished in his crisp shirt, he delivered a moving speech about his upbringing and thanked the Foundation for its support.
Washtenaw Community College is now the only community college in the country that has a state-of-theart medical robot.
Local nonprofits and charities help a community’s most vulnerable members in their times of need. Sometimes, those organizations can use help too.
Washtenaw Community College’s impact extends beyond its 16,000 students. The college provides professional training for dozens of Southeast Michigan businesses, partners with K-12 schools and secondary institutions and offers hundreds of popular community enrichment classes each year.
As President of Washtenaw Community College, I am charged by our Board of Trustees to be a visionary leader committed to advocate on behalf of the College to a wide variety of constituencies.
Have your sights set on a selective college or university? Start with Washtenaw Community College’s new Honors in the Liberal Arts Program.