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Wednesday, January 28, 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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Late start? Great start!

Although WCC’s Winter Semester started Jan.12, we still have plenty of classes available that begin later in January and also February and March.

Payment is due for these classes by 10:00pm on the day you register.

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Blackboard Mobile App Free for WCC Students

This semester, be sure to download the Blackboard Mobile App, available now for your smartphone and tablet.

The app sends push notifications when professors post grades and announcements. You can also post to discussion threads, respond to journal and blog posts and more.

It’s available for free to WCC students, faculty and staff. Simply download the app and type in “Washtenaw Community College” when prompted.

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Fall enrollment beats state average

On average, Michigan’s community colleges are experiencing a six percent decline in student enrollment in comparison to last year. That’s a sizable loss.

But at WCC, the story is different. WCC’s enrollment has stayed almost flat, with just a .2 percent decline in headcount.

“We’ve exceeded our budget goals for enrollment,” said Dr. Evan Montague, associate vice president of recruitment and student enrollment.

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New Concert Band Results From Collaboration

This fall, the Ypsilanti Community Band will partner with WCC to provide a new opportunity for College students who are passionate about musical performance in the new Washtenaw Community Concert Band.

Teens Learn to Build a Better Robot at WCC

In a WCC building off the beaten path are several large classrooms with cement floors and makeshift workbenches pushed up against the walls. In one space, boxes and bits of metal resembling an erector set are strewn across a 10-foot-by-10-foot mat. One by one, lanky teenagers in sweatshirts and jeans walk into the room to pick up where they left off before breaking for a noontime snack of pizza and pop.

WCC Offers Help With Transferring

Want to transfer to a four-year school but don’t know where to start? WCC offers lots of resources to help you.

Job Workshops Bridge the Gap Between Class and Career

Finding and landing a job in today’s economy takes savvy and attention to detail. To give students and alumni every possible advantage, the Employment Services Center at WCC hosts a series of free how-to workshops on resume dos and don’ts, proper interviewing practices, and job search techniques.

Collaboration Abounds as WCC’s Mardi Gras Celebrates 25 Years

WCC celebrates 25 years of one of the best parties in town at its annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 6, an event sponsored by the WCC Foundation to raise money for scholarships.

Art Exhibit Examines the Human Figure

When you step across the threshold of WCC’s Gallery One now through Feb. 24, you are struck with the unsettling feeling that a subtle layer of humanity has been deftly peeled away. That feeling draws you farther into a labyrinth of three-quarter walls and oddly shaped spaces, as you pause thoughtfully at the striking pieces of artwork on display.

WCC Offers Certified Nurse Aide Training in Chelsea

In March, the United Methodist Retirement Communities will partner with WCC to provide basic nursing assistant skills training to residents of Chelsea and surrounding communities. Classes for the three-week program begin March 15, and a mandatory orientation will be held March 8.

Ironworkers Relocating Training Program to WCC

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has announced it will relocate its annual Instructor Training Program to WCC. Joseph Hunt, general president of the IABSORIW, announced the organization’s National Training Fund Trustees voted unanimously to move the program to the College.

How to Pay for College

Tracking down financial help for college can be like trying to find directions in an unfamiliar city—without Google Maps. Planning a route is sometimes a frustrating and time-consuming experience. But if you’re persistent, money is often available—and WCC offers lots of help finding it.

WCC Students Seek Haiti Relief Donations

Editor's Note: The African American Humanities Club has extended its fundraising drive to support Haiti disaster relief efforts through Thursday, Feb. 4. Members will have tables Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm on the first floor of the Student Center building next to the bookstore, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-3:00 on the second floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science building next to the bridge that connects it to the Gunder Myran building.

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Today’s Events

  1. 10:30am–1:00pm UM Community College Summer Research Fellowship Program Visit
  2. noon–1:30pm Interview Skills Workshop
  3. 1:00pm–5:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit

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