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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Winter Transfer Fair Feb. 17

More than 55 representatives from colleges and universities throughout Michigan and beyond are attending WCC's Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17. 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.

Between 25 and 30 percent of WCC students transfer to four-year colleges and universities each year.

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Self-Employed Success

Ypsilanti native Brittany Barnhart, 21, may not have known what career she wanted to pursue when she went to college, but she knew exactly what school would help her figure it out. Having received the Presidential Scholarship from Washtenaw Community College—awarded for a student’s academic achievement—Barnhart enrolled directly after high school.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school,” she said.

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Advanced Training, Advanced Career

Justin Anderson, 35, loves his job. It’s evident in the fact that he has worked for AB Hiller, a computer numerical control machining facility, for the past 12 years.

“You are constantly doing something different,” said Anderson of his current work. “Every day you have a new problem that you have to deal with and you get to work with a lot of new equipment.”

So when Anderson wanted to go even further in his career, he was diligent in his research to find the best school.

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Public Forums Set for WCC Presidential Candidates

The three finalists to replace retiring WCC President Larry Whitworth will answer questions at upcoming forums that are open to the public as well as the administration, faculty, staff, and students of WCC.

Learn How to Ride Motorcycles Safely This Summer at WCC

Admit it: When you walked by that 600-pound bike in the parking lot, you felt a little jealous. Someone else had sat on top of its shiny chrome, with every cell in their body idling at the same RPM as its engine. Unlike you, in your boxy SUV or fuel-friendly compact, they felt the freedom of the road that you never could, encased in metal and fiberglass. If what's holding you back from a two-wheel experience is your skill at doing it safely, WCC has a class for you.

iPad Replacing Laptops in the Classroom

Automotive students at WCC have a fancy new gadget in their toolbox this winter: the Apple iPad.

Job Search Workshops Give Students, Alumni, an Edge

There’s good news for job seekers: Employment opportunities that have been suspended in a deep freeze these last few years are finally beginning to thaw.

Phi Theta Kappa Offers Scholarships, Friends

By Matthew Novetske

Instructor’s Passions Range From Bikes to Bees

If there is a true Renaissance man on WCC’s campus it may well be motorcycle instructor and department chair Shawn Deron, 36. He is a self-described carpenter, plumber, mechanic, electrician, computer geek, philosopher, avid reader and learner, tool connoisseur, farmer, botanist, etymologist, photographer, entrepreneur, and teacher. But most of all he loves anything to do with speed and bees.

Get Help With Blackboard

The Blackboard used today at WCC isn’t a slab of slate hung on a classroom wall. Chalk won’t stick to it. You can’t make that nerve-numbing screech with your fingernails on it. But you can use it to pass notes to other students. You can check the status of assignments on it. And you can use it to mark your answers on a quiz or exam.

WCC Trustees Select McLean to Fill Board Vacancy

The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Toledo City Finance Director Patrick A. McLean to serve the two years of newly elected state Rep. David Rutledge’s unexpired term on the board. McLean’s appointment began Jan. 11 and will expire Dec. 31, 2012, following the next general election.

Testing Center Reduces Stress

There is no way around it—tests and stress go hand in hand. But what if you could take the test at a time of your choosing over a two-day period? And what if once you started it, you had as long as you needed to complete it instead of an hour or two during class? Would these things help? You bet.

WCC Instructor and Wife Share Caldecott Medal

“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” written by WCC instructor Philip C. Stead and illustrated by his wife, Erin C. Stead, has received the prestigious 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal presented by the American Library Association. The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished picture book for children.

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