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Sunday, May 24, 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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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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Dancer Honors Sister Who Inspired Him

Benton Harbor native Willie Baker, 26, had no idea how important dance would be to his life.

Connect Through the New WCC Alumni Association

By Anita LeBlanc

These Coaches Mean Business

Coaching an entrepreneur through the gauntlet of starting or growing a small business is a daunting task. A good coach will ask a lot of tough questions: Is enough financing secured? Is the business plan sound? Does the product match customers’ needs? Will the owner put in the hours necessary to make the business successful? The questions are endless and the answers are critical when seeking advice from the professionals at the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center at WCC.

WTMC: A High School and College Combined

Lucilla Chalmer is a recent high school graduate who wants to be a neurosurgeon, so this fall she enrolled at the University of California-Berkeley to pursue a pre-med degree. The unique thing about Chalmer is that she earned 90 college credits as a high school student, giving her a head start on her freshman classmates.

Just Like the Real Thing

You expect to find advanced medical simulation technology at a premier research center like the University of Michigan. But you will find similar technology a few miles away in specially equipped classrooms at WCC.

Cars & Bikes Show Vrooms Into WCC Oct. 3

It’s early October on the WCC campus and the parking lot is full. That’s normal, you say—but on a Sunday? Upon closer inspection you notice that the cars are old and new, customized and modified, hoods open and leather interiors polished. And there are some of the most outrageous motorcycles lined up. What’s going on?

Think Before You Borrow

“Borrow only what you need.” That advice is repeated several times during the Student Loan Entrance Counseling session sponsored by the WCC Financial Aid office. To apply for and receive federal student loans through the College, all new applicants must attend a session.

Welcome Day Offers Free Food and Fun

Don’t let the carnival-like atmosphere of WCC’s Welcome Day fool you into thinking that it’s just fun and games. Welcome Day is the best place for students to find out about the wide range of programs and services available to them.

Landscapes Featured in Gallery One Exhibition

Each academic year Anne Rubin, director of Gallery One, plans three art exhibitions and the theme around which they are organized. This year WCC students, faculty, and staff and members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more about landscapes through both traditional and nontraditional interpretations.

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.

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