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Friday, February 27, 2015

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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Driven to Succeed

WCC student plans big for his future

Davon Shackleford knows exactly what he wants: to become a cardiovascular surgeon.

He also knows exactly how he’s going to get there: after Washtenaw Community College, he will study at the University of Michigan. He already has a plan to transfer his credits thanks to WCC’s relationship with U-M.

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The Healing Arts

WCC grad excels in patient care profession

Kim Krosnowski always wanted to work in health care, but it wasn’t until her own experience as a patient that she found where that path would lead her.

“I had to have knee surgery prior to starting at Washtenaw Community College,” Krosnowski, an Ypsilanti native, recalled.

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Civilian Life Success

Army Veteran finds guidance at WCC Veterans Center

When Bryan Kessler left the Army in 2010 he knew he had employable skills. But refining those skills into a career was something he needed guidance with.

“I met with a counselor at the Washtenaw Community College Veterans Center and he got me on track to start a career,” Kessler said.

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WCC Recognized for Social Worker Training

WCC’s LifeLong Learning department has received a Special Project Award for the Social Work Conference it held earlier this year. The Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training presented the award on Aug. 13. WCC was selected for the honor from a field of other two-year colleges that included Monroe, Macomb, and Oakland community colleges.

Student Clubs Offer Fun, New Friends

Game on! Gamers who live to smash their opponents and hurl them across the room or defeat them with spells and wizardry have a place to battle for hours as members of one of WCC’s newest student clubs, the Video Game Club.

WCC Students Win Big at National Championships

WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.

Help Is Here If College Or Life Gets Difficult

When college gets complicated, whether it’s because of academics, finances, or personal issues, WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center can help students get the support they need to succeed.

OE Building Renovations Underway

Work begins this month on the much anticipated updates to WCC’s Occupational Education building. Built in 1982 for the College’s vocational programs, the OE building will receive extensive mechanical upgrades, new lighting and ceiling fixtures throughout, and an infusion of green technology, including the addition of 200 geothermal wells and a partial vegetative rooftop.

WCC Welcomes Returning UA Members Aug. 7-13

It’s been a year since many of the 1,500 student instructors for the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs and an additional 200 faculty, industry reps, and staff visited Ann Arbor and WCC for an intensive week of hands-on instruction. This year they’ll fill classrooms and area restaurants and hotels August 7-13.

WCC Expands Youth Programs at Parkridge Center in Ypsilanti

School’s out for the summer, but not at the Parkridge Community Center on Ypsilanti’s south side. Area children aged 5 to 13 are keeping their math skills sharp, expressing their artistic side, and learning about the world through special excursions. It’s all part of the Center’s popular summer camp developed four years ago by Anthony Williamson, who coordinates programming at the WCC Harriet Street Center up the street and its expanded operations at Parkridge.

Helping Parents Support New College Students

For young college students and their parents, the transition from high school to college is also a transition into adulthood.

WCC Offers Classes at the University of Michigan

Beginning this fall, WCC will offer evening classes at the University of Michigan. The pilot program, which begins Aug. 27 and runs through Dec. 17, involves holding 10 classes in Mason Hall, which is adjacent to Angell Hall on State Street in the heart of U-M’s campus.

New Students Required to Take Computer Class

Degree-seeking students whose first semester of enrollment at WCC is Fall 2010 Semester or later will be required to take a computer class that aims to equip them with skills for school, home, and work.

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