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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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Rep. David Rutledge is WCC 2011 Award of Merit Honoree

WCC will honor state Rep. David Rutledge with the College’s highest honor, the Award of Merit, at commencement on Saturday, May 21. The ceremony begins at 9:20am at the EMU Convocation Center on Hewitt Road.

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Vocational Students Do Well at State Skills Meet

Nineteen vocational technology students from WCC were recognized for their efforts at the SkillsUSA 2011 state competition in April. SkillsUSA is the skill showcase for career and technical students.

WCC Journalists Win Big at State Conference

WCC’s student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, won the General Excellence Award for best overall newspaper at the Michigan Community College Press Association conference in Mt. Pleasant in April. Student journalists from WCC also won 36 other awards, including 13 first-place honors.

WCC Demystifies College for Middle Schoolers

When you’re in eighth grade, the last thing on your mind is college—or even finishing high school, for that matter. At that age extracurricular activities and friends often overshadow schoolwork. So getting eighth graders to refocus on learning can be a challenge.

Thousands Flock to Events at WCC

WCC’s Conference Services, housed in the Morris Lawrence building, might be one of the most popular hosts in Washtenaw County. Each year more than 80,000 people visit the campus to attend activities that it plans and organizes.

Film Festival to Showcase Student Work

Since 2002, WCC’s digital video production program has gone through a lot of changes: more students, new full-time faculty, upgraded facilities including an editing lab and a green screen, and new top-of-the-line cameras, light kits, and software. One thing that hasn’t changed is the end-of-the-year Digital Video and Animation Festival, where the best of the students’ work is judged before an audience.

Livingston Centers Shorten Commute for Students

How long is your commute to class? Two miles? Ten? Some WCC students from Livingston County drive up to 60 miles roundtrip to take a class on campus. However, others have shortened their commute by taking classes at one of two WCC extension centers in Livingston County.

Student’s Film Shown at Ann Arbor Film Festival

For someone who enrolled in WCC’s digital video production program on an impulse, John Inwood is doing all right. He was nominated for an Emmy for one of his films, and his latest short film was recently shown at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Former WCC Trustee Richard Bailey Passes Away

WCC is saddened at the passing of its longest-serving trustee, Richard W. Bailey, on April 2.

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