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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Community college students regularly overcome obstacles and adversity to achieve their goals. That’s true at Washtenaw Community College, where approximately 75-percent of students attend part-time while working, one-third receive some form of financial aid, 10 percent are first-generation college students, and five percent are single parents.

Paula Salazar, the student speaker at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, takes the phrase “overcoming obstacles” to a higher level.

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Two WCC students win state video production awards

In its 40th year of recognizing student excellence, the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

At the Michigan Regional Student Production Awards Ceremony on April 29, two WCC Digital Media Arts students accepted awards on their home turf.

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WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

With the countdown to its 2018 commencement ceremony at 12 days, Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

A digital service launched this month allows all future WCC graduates to receive an authenticated, electronic copy of their diploma or certificate in addition to the physical copy they receive from the college.

“We live in a digital world where people like to share their accomplishments for social reasons, which is made much easier with this service,” says Kathy Currie, WCC’s Director of Student Records.

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Sports Programs Expanding at WCC

By Nancy Clay

Student Activities Can Enrich Your Experience

By Nancy Clay

WCC Photo Student Takes Top Honor In International Competition

WCC photography student Toko Shiiki has won first place in the 2011 International Photography Awards. Shiiki won in the People: Other Portrait—Non-Pro category.

WCC Students, Staff Encouraged to Park at Rynearson

Parking on WCC’s campus the first month or so of Fall Semester can be challenging. To make sure that students and staff make it to class and to the office on time, WCC encourages students, faculty, and staff to park at Eastern Michigan University’s Rynearson lot on Hewitt Road just east of campus. The Rynearson lot, which is located across from EMU’s football stadium, is only minutes away from WCC. 

From Classroom to Boardroom

Community colleges in southeast Michigan are familiar places for WCC’s new president, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca. For six years she guided St. Clair County Community College as president. Prior to that, she held a succession of upper-level administrative positions at Macomb Community College.

OE Building Gets New Name, Look

After a year of classroom shuffling, construction dust, and curiosity about the facelift that the sterile hallways were destined to receive, WCC’s Occupational Education building opens for full operation this fall. Many things have changed. Some of them are obvious, while others are not.

Ann Arbor-Ypsi Area Prepares to Welcome Back UA Members

Last year UA instructor Adam Williams received a welcome he didn’t expect when he approached the baggage claim at Detroit’s Metro Airport after his flight from Kansas City, Mo. By the sign directing people to the luggage pickup area hung a banner that read, “Washtenaw County Welcomes the UA.”

WCC Bookstore Offers Textbook Rentals

The WCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore is offering students a new option to rent textbooks instead of buying new or used books outright.

WCC Students Win Big at 2011 National Championships

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

WCC’s Residential Construction Program Changes Focus

By Janet Miller

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