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Thursday, October 30, 2014

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

Honors Students

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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WCC Board of Trustees extends contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D.

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.

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New beginnings for adult students

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.

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WCC’s budget reflects growth, student needs

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.

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An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

WCC Hosts IT Career Fair

Designed to help job seekers with information technology opportunities – the Wahstenaw Community College Career Services department is holding a career fair specific to the information technology industry in the Morris Lawrence building on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

WCC Hosts Transfer Fair Oct. 8

Over 50 representatives from four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to talk to WCC students at the Fall Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The free event will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building.

An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

Spring/Summer classes are still available

Although WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester started May 12, more than 100 classes are still available that begin later in the semester.

WCC freezes tuition

Students who register early for WCC’s Fall Semester can lock in current tuition rates.

Register now for non-credit classes

Non-credit classes in everything from e-marketing to gardening are now available for registration through WCC’s Division of Economic & Community Development. The classes will be offered during Spring/Summer Semester, which begins in May.

WCC Hosts Career Fair March 18

Representatives from more than 80 companies will be looking for employees at the WCC Career Fair on Tuesday, March 18. The fair will be held in the Morris Lawrence building from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

New WCC Gateway improves access to online services

The new WCC Gateway makes it easier for students, faculty, and staff members to access online services at WCC.

Register now for spring/summer and fall semesters

Classes are starting to fill up for the two semesters that are now open for registration at WCC: spring/summer and fall.

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Today’s Events

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  2. 10:00am–1:30pm Spring Arbor University Visit
  3. 10:00am–1:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
  4. noon–1:30pm Interview Skills Workshop
  5. noon–4:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit
  6. 2:00pm–4:00pm Madonna University Visit
  7. 3:00pm–6:00pm Entrepreneurship Center Open House
  8. 4:00pm–5:00pm Book Club - Eat, Drink, Vote: an Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

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