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Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 registration open

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Register now for Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 classes at Washtenaw Community College.

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WCC graduate wins national dental assisting scholarship

Carmen Jongsma, a graduate of Washtenaw Community College’s Dental Assisting program, was recently selected as one of eight national scholarship recipients by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

The scholarship is awarded annually to dental assistants who demonstrate a strong commitment to career growth and lifelong learning in the dental assisting profession. Jongsma says she’ll put the scholarship money toward a student loan and to pursue continuing education opportunities.

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‘Smart Cities’ aims to prepare local governments for seismic changes

A seismic change is taking place with city planning as smart grids, autonomous vehicles and other innovative mobility services draw closer to becoming commonplace. The upcoming “Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward” symposium will cover the latest developments that local governments should be following, and what adjustments should be made to infrastructure and land-use plans.

“Connected and autonomous vehicles, smart grids, changing urban demographics, and the collection and use of big data – these are a few of the things that are changing our cities and transportation infrastructure,” said WCC President Dr.

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WCC repeats Tree Campus USA distinction

For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.

“Our goal is to achieve the Tree Campus USA designation every year, and to continue caring for the campus environment indefinitely,” said WCC Landscape and Grounds Manager Holly Herman.

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WCC Classes Return to U-M Under New Three-year Contract

This fall, students can once again enroll in WCC classes that meet at Mason Hall on the University of Michigan campus. And the college will continue to hold classes there for the next three years with the signing of a new three-year agreement.

WCC Looks Back on Whitworth’s Legacy

WCC faculty and staff worked throughout the 2010-2011 academic year knowing that it would be the last one for retiring President Larry Whitworth. Whitworth will say that faculty members are the ones responsible for student achievement—that it was his job to get passionate and talented people engaged in teaching and to provide them with the tools to make that happen. And while that is a significant part of any president’s job, Whitworth’s 13-year tenure at WCC is far more noteworthy.

Registration Starts July 13 for Fall 2011 Semester

Two changes are on tap when WCC students start registering for Fall Semester.

Exercise Science Isn’t Just Fun and Games

By Janet Miller

Innovative Programs Promote Student Success

When WCC joined the national Achieving the Dream initiative last year, the College began developing plans to help more students succeed in the classroom and complete their goal of earning a college degree.

Whispering Isn’t Required

Most colleges have two places where students come together: the union for connecting and the library for intellectual growth. At WCC, students can do both in the same place.

Photography Class Travels to Turkey

Editor’s note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Turkey by his Digital Photography Abroad class in May. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student.

WCC To Offer New Retail Programs

By Nancy Clay

Board Selects Dr. Rose Bellanca as Next WCC President

The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Florida campus provost and chief operating officer for Northwood University, as the next president of WCC. A verbal offer has been made and is contingent on potential site visits and the negotiation of an acceptable contract. She is expected to begin Sept. 1, 2011.

The Wild(life) Side of WCC

Visitors and students at WCC often remark about the lovely green spaces that accent the College’s central campus. They praise areas like the stand of tall pines that buffer it from the busy Clark and Golfside intersection. And they delight in the well-groomed spaces of the Community Park and the plaza that create restful areas in which to study or enjoy outdoor fun with friends between classes.

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