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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

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The Washtenaw Community College Foundation has raised over $8 million over the past 18 months in cash gifts and pledges to support students at Washtenaw Community College. This represents the largest amount of funds ever raised in a collective effort at the college.

Campaign chairs Tim and Laurie Wadhams made the announcement at a celebration ceremony on Oct. 27 at Washtenaw Community College. In attendance were WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, campaign committee members, WCC Foundation Board of Directors, WCC Board of Trustees members, WCC faculty and staff, alumni and community members.

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Register for Fall and save!

If you register now for Fall Semester, you can get the best selection of classes, save money, and enjoy your summer in peace.

class schedule is available on WCC’s website. Fall Semester starts Aug. 21.

Students who register early can lock in existing tuition rates. WCC has frozen tuition rates for students who register and make payment arrangements for Fall Semester on or by July 31.

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WCC programs support county economic outlook

The highly anticipated 2015 Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County was presented at the March 19 Washtenaw Economic Club program at Washtenaw Community College.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Economic Outlook, which is co-authored by Dr. George A. Fulton, economics research professor at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE) and director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, at the University of Michigan and Dr.

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Nursing and Allied Health students offer free health screenings to community

Starting this month, Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Allied Health students will be taking their skills out into the community in the form of free wellness and health promotion clinics.

The “WCC Wellness & Health Promotion Clinics,” the brainchild of Valerie Greaves, RN, MSN, MSA, department chair of Nursing & Health Sciences at the college, and Melina Roberts, RN, MSN, CNS, was conceived though Greave’s doctoral work.

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WCC is where I come from

Laurie Wadhams and her husband Tim are leading the Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Campaign for Success. To date, the Campaign has garnered over $8 million in contributions and pledges, far and away the most successful fund raising effort in the college’s 50-year history. The contributions will support faculty innovation and student scholarships and success. Wadhams, who is also the Foundation Board Secretary and serves on the Women’s Council, credits the success to a number of factors: “We have a fabulous, very active and engaged leadership committee. We have benefitted from WCC’s outstanding reputation and from the leadership and support of President Dr. Rose Bellanca, former Vice President of Advancement Wendy Lawson and current Executive Director Julaine LeDuc,” she said. “Donors have stepped up and are very generous. We anticipate the community will continue to support WCC, and the numbers should continue to grow.”

Faculty, alumni and students impress at gala event

The inaugural Faculty, Alumni and Student Gala at Washtenaw Community College featured talent from across WCC’s campus and the surrounding community. Performances ranged from dance and vocals to poetry and instrumentals.

Diversity initiatives create forums for connection

Washtenaw Community College is offering several events this February to celebrate Black History Month.

Intelligent transportation technology comes to WCC

Ann Arbor is becoming a hotbed for the intelligent transportation industry, and this fall Washtenaw Community College will begin offering training and activities for students who want to work in this fast-growing field. The main components of Intelligent Transportation Systems are devices and software that enable vehicles to communicate with one another and prevent accidents. The US Department of Transportation estimates that such technology could eliminate up to 80 percent of crashes by unimpaired drivers by providing alerts. Vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for those under age 35, taking nearly 34,000 lives each year.

Winter enrollment ranks among best

Washtenaw Community College’s year-over-year enrollment continues to rank amongst the best for reporting community colleges in Michigan, according to data as recent as Jan. 22.

Winter Transfer Fair Feb. 18

More than 55 representatives from colleges and universities throughout Michigan and beyond are attending WCC's Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The event takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. It’s free to students interested in learning more about their college transfer options. The public is also welcome.

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