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Thursday, October 30, 2014

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

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The Washtenaw Community College Foundation has raised over $8 million over the past 18 months in cash gifts and pledges to support students at Washtenaw Community College. This represents the largest amount of funds ever raised in a collective effort at the college.

Campaign chairs Tim and Laurie Wadhams made the announcement at a celebration ceremony on Oct. 27 at Washtenaw Community College. In attendance were WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, campaign committee members, WCC Foundation Board of Directors, WCC Board of Trustees members, WCC faculty and staff, alumni and community members.

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WCC Board of Trustees extends contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D.

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.

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New beginnings for adult students

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.

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WCC’s budget reflects growth, student needs

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.

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Words that can make you money

Words That Can Make You Money is an upcoming presentation and workshop that shows people how to use their unique qualities to create a scholarship essay that makes them stand out from the crowd. It will be offered at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-8:30 pm.

WCC Hosts Transfer Fair Feb. 19

Fifty-five representatives from four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to talk to WCC students at the Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The free event will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. If WCC cancels classes for Feb. 19, the fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 20.

Fun, freebies abound at Winter Welcome Day Jan. 22

You can make a wax hand, get an airbrush tattoo, gulp some “pucker powder,” spin a prize wheel, listen to music, enjoy a soft drink, and much more at WCC’s Winter Welcome Day on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The free event runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the first and second floors of the Student Center building.

WCC receives $250,000 gift from Masco Corporation Foundation

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

Sign up today for non-credit classes

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.

Register now for Winter Semester

To get the best selection of classes, register now for Winter Semester 2014.

New, expanded hours added for Winter Semester registration

If you have questions about registering for Winter Semester, WCC’s offices that can help will be open more hours to better serve you.

Registration Starts Nov. 13 for Winter Semester 2014

Registration for WCC’s Winter Semester starts Wednesday, Nov. 13, for current and readmitted students. New students start registering the next day, on Thursday, Nov. 14.

WCC Trustees, President Receive Equity Award

The WCC Board of Trustees and Dr. Rose Bellanca, the College’s president, have been awarded the 2013 Central Regional Equity Award by the Association of Community College Trustees. The award will be presented at the 44th annual ACCT Leadership Congress this October in Seattle.

Internship Fair to be held Oct. 15

Want a head start on getting a job after you graduate? Then be sure to attend WCC’s Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building.

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Today’s Events

  1. All day The Clay Gallery: Expanding Edges
  2. 10:00am–1:30pm Spring Arbor University Visit
  3. 10:00am–1:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
  4. noon–1:30pm Interview Skills Workshop
  5. noon–4:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit
  6. 2:00pm–4:00pm Madonna University Visit
  7. 3:00pm–6:00pm Entrepreneurship Center Open House
  8. 4:00pm–5:00pm Book Club - Eat, Drink, Vote: an Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

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