Washtenaw Community College’s academic achievement, State of Michigan evaluation against metrics measuring community college performance, a historic fund-raising initiative and steady student enrollment were plenty of reasons for the College’s Board of Trustees to vote unanimously yesterday to extend the contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D. through 2017.
“Dr. Bellanca’s leadership has been remarkable in helping to move forward Washtenaw Community College in a strategic and highly effective manner,” said Board Chair Stephen J. Full Story »
Encore means to bring back, and for many attendees of the inaugural Encore Career Open House, it was the first time they had been on a college campus in years.
The Sept. 4 open house was a success, drawing many members of the community to Washtenaw Community College’s campus. It was designed to appeal to adults who are considering new career options or need additional skills or credentials in their current careers.
A wide array of WCC’s academic departments and support services were represented at the event. Full Story »
In June, the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the 2015 budget that reflects investments in new academic programs, student counseling, academic advising, campuswide technology improvements and student enrollment and retention efforts.
When presenting the new budget at the June Board meeting, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bill Johnson described the challenges that many higher education institutions like WCC are facing, including enrollment declines, tightening budgets and increasing demands from the public. Full Story »
Washtenaw Community College credit classes originally scheduled at Dexter High School for the Fall 2009 Semester will meet instead on the campus of Chelsea Community Services at 500 Washington St. in Chelsea. Construction at Dexter High School was a factor in the decision.
A milestone will be celebrated when the United Association Instructor Training Program convenes at Washtenaw Community College August 8-14. This year marks the 20th anniversary of an educational partnership that has served almost 30,000 new and returning instructors-in-training for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
Camping at a community college? Though classrooms and computer labs may not be a traditional camper’s idea of a fun summer weekend, they were the ideal place for 70 software developers, designers, and database administrators who donated their time to create custom software and websites for 14 non-profit organizations.
WCC’s website has won a major award in a national contest for college and university websites.
Need help paying for child care while you attend classes this fall? WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center offers child care scholarships that cover part of the cost for on-campus or off-campus care.
Beginning Fall Semester, students at Washtenaw Community College will find a more streamlined registration procedure for some classes, new qualifications for others, and greater accessibility to their own progress in their program of study.
Two new gateway pages for specific audiences are the latest addition to WCC’s website, which is undergoing a complete redesign.
WCC has taken two more important steps in its commitment to minimizing energy use and reducing greenhouse emissions.
Note: The class has been canceled.
WCC students in skilled trades programs won a total of four gold medals and one silver medal at the SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City June 24-25. WCC was one of the top winners at the event, which pitted state champions from around the country against each other.