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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Honors program accepting applicants Nov. 1

Honors Students

Have your sights set on a selective college or university? Start with Washtenaw Community College’s new Honors in the Liberal Arts Program.

The program, which began this fall, provides an enhanced academic experience for highly motivated students in a small classroom setting at a fraction of the cost of other institutions.

The program’s courses are developed and taught by experienced members of WCC’s faculty, many of whom are published scholars with Ph.D.s from major colleges and universities.

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WCC’s charter high school among top ten in US

Nestled within the campus of Washtenaw Community College is Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school that provides unique learning opportunities and allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a college associate’s degree or technical certificate upon graduation.

Recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top ten high schools in the country, WTMC’s enrollment has grown nearly forty percent since 2009.

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WCC and Dr. Bellanca welcome students

Welcome Day featured student clubs, local businesses and restaurants, raffles, games, a photo booth, free food and goodies in Community Park on Sept. 9. Hundreds of students attended and got better acquainted with the college. President Dr. Rose Bellanca also joined in on the fun.

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Free College Day draws hundreds of community members

Close to 400 people went back to school at Free College Day on Saturday, Oct. 11.

They learned about Darwin and DNA testing, Shakespeare and geothermal energy, watercolor painting and social media marketing through more than a dozen free lectures and demonstrations by Washtenaw Community College faculty and noncredit instructors.

“We’re glad that so many people were able to participate in Free College Day,” said President Rose Bellanca.

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WCC Welder Joe Young Takes Silver in International Competition

Last fall, state welding champ and WCC student Joe Young missed the cut to compete for a world title when he placed fifth in the SkillsUSA national welding competition. Though he felt that his welds had hit their mark and were worthy of at least third place, the Las Vegas judges saw it differently.

Car and Motorcycle Show Roars Into WCC

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Tom Gents of Illinois, the new owner of the Dream Machine. The Dream Machine raffle raised about $25,000 each for two charities: the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and The Salvation Army's Staples Family Center.

Flu Season Advice

Editor's note (Nov. 17, 2009): Because of a national shortage of H1N1 vaccine, flu shots were not available by the dates listed in this article. Local information about the flu is available at ewashtenaw.org/flu.

WCC Students Conduct Real-World Research

This week WCC rolls out new pages on its award-winning website that highlight three non-traditional ways to take classes: online, in a blended format that combines online and classroom learning, and on weekends.

WCC Highlights World Cultures Oct. 10

WCC will celebrate the diversity of its students and the Ann Arbor area with a day of music, fashion, food, and dance on Saturday, Oct. 10. The “World Cultural Celebration” runs from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building.

Learn How to Eat Well, Live Well at WCC

Good eating and good health are just two of the topics covered in hundreds of non-credit classes available at WCC this fall. The personal enrichment and professional development classes are offered by the College’s LifeLong Learning department.

Record WCC Enrollment Means Record Parking Headache

This fall, roughly 14,000 students will cruise the Washtenaw Community College parking lots hoping to snag one of the 3,000 spots available. If you’re among the record number of students enrolled this semester, parking will be a big challenge. That is why students and College staff are urged to ride Ann Arbor Transportation Authority buses to school.

Registration Deadline Nears for Fall 2009 Semester

Students who haven’t registered yet for Fall Semester should do so as soon as possible to get the best selection of classes, according to Larry Aeilts, WCC’s registrar. Registering right away is especially important because WCC is experiencing a sharp increase in enrollment.

Dream Machine is a Hit at Dream Cruise

WCC’s Dream Machine, a “clone” of the 1967 Mustang GT nicknamed Eleanor from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” was one of the most popular cars at the recent Woodward Dream Cruise. Students in the Custom Cars & Concepts (CCC) program are building the car for Detroit radio station WCSX as part of the Dream Machine charity raffle.

Some High-Growth Jobs Require Just Two Years of School

Editor's note: This article is adapted from the Fall 2009 issue of WCC’s CareerFocus magazine.

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