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Saturday, April 19, 2014

WCC receives $250,000 gift from Masco Corporation Foundation

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The Masco Corporation Foundation has made a corporate gift of $250,000 to WCC—the largest corporate gift the College has ever received.

To help support a growing community of military veterans who attend WCC, the Foundation has committed $100,000 of the $250,000 gift to support the WCC Veterans Center.

The money will be used to develop the online “Tools for Vet Success” course, which provides veterans exposure to career opportunities and access to on-campus counseling and support services.

The grant will also provide veterans enrolled in the WCC Construction Technology program with a Masco sponsored toolbox.

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Register now for non-credit classes

Non-credit classes in everything from e-marketing to gardening are now available for registration through WCC’s Division of Economic & Community Development. The classes will be offered during Spring/Summer Semester, which begins in May.

Whether you want to pursue interests and hobbies, grow in your career, or simply learn something new and fascinating, WCC’s non-credit classes have something for everyone.

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WCC Hosts Career Fair March 18

Representatives from more than 80 companies will be looking for employees at the WCC Career Fair on Tuesday, March 18. The fair will be held in the Morris Lawrence building from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

The free event is open to WCC students, alumni, and the public.

Employers at the fair will represent a wide range of industries, including health care, information technology, retail, and customer service.

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New WCC Gateway improves access to online services

The new WCC Gateway makes it easier for students, faculty, and staff members to access online services at WCC.

The WCC Gateway allows users to log in just once to access their WCC email accounts, MyWCC, Blackboard, and the eBill student billing and payment system. Previously, users had to log into each application separately.

The WCC Gateway also provides convenient one-stop access to important notifications from WCC, calendars of campus events and academic dates, and information about financial aid.

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WCC Website is Finalist for National Awards

WCC’s redesigned website is a finalist for the two most important awards in a national contest for college and university websites. The awards are sponsored by eduStyle, a website for web design professionals in higher education.

Technology and Job Demands Lead to Program Changes at WCC

Because of changes in technology and the job market, Washtenaw Community College will add some degree and certificate programs and discontinue others starting this fall. The academic areas most affected are computers, computer-aided drafting, and architecture.

WCC Students Building Custom Car for Charity Raffle

Want a chance to win one of the most popular cars in movie history? Then get your tickets now for a charity raffle of a car that WCC’s Custom Cars & Concepts program is building.

WCC Honors Peg Talburtt With 2009 Award of Merit

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has named Ann Arbor nonprofit executive Margaret (Peg) Talburtt as recipient of the College’s highest honor, the 2009 Award of Merit. Talburtt will receive her award at WCC’s Commencement on Saturday, May 16.

Annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Infinite Opportunities

How often do you see the direct results of your donation? Or get a chance to shake the hand of the person whose life you changed? At the Annual Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the WCC Foundation on April 17, donors and scholarship recipients got a chance to do just that. With over 150 guests, the room was full of heartwarming stories, well-wishers, and a sense that WCC was the place that makes great things happen.

WCC Student Wins Winter Biking Contest

It was one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, but two of WCC’s own jumped on their bikes every morning and rode to school. Student Matt Yost took first place in the Winter Commuter Challenge sponsored by Ann Arbor’s Wheels in Motion bike shop. Dale Petty, an electronics instructor and environmental committee member, placed fifth.

WCC Wins Honor for Waste Reduction

WCC is a lean, mean machine when it comes to reducing waste. The College placed fourth out of 148 colleges that participated in the waste minimization division of the 2009 national Recyclemania competition. Simply put, WCC produced far less trash per capita than most other competing colleges. That includes both waste going into landfills and wastes such as bottles, paper, and cardboard that are recycled.

Artist Susan Skarsgard Finds Her Muse in the Alphabet

Many artists must work outside their passion to pay the bills, but there are those who reside contently at the crossroads. That’s Susan Skarsgard. She’s an esteemed graphic designer in the automotive industry who is respected worldwide for her original fine art and work in design and calligraphy.

County Seniors Can Learn About Computers for Free at WCC

Washtenaw County residents who are 65 or over can take basic computer classes for free at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC Student Journalists Dominate State Competition

Washtenaw Community College’s student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, was the most honored newspaper at the Michigan Community College Press Association’s Press Day in East Lansing April 4. It won 33 awards, including 12 first place honors.

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