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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Rock & roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

Back in November 1978, a young music journalist named James “Jas” Obrecht introduced the world to an up-and-coming musician named Eddie Van Halen, who was on the verge of revolutionizing rock n’ roll guitar playing.

Since that story for Guitar Player magazine, Obrecht built an award-winning, 40-year career writing music books, feature stories, scholarly articles and reviews while also spending the last 16 years as a Creative Writing and Advanced Composition instructor at Washtnenaw Community College.

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WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation recently announced a new Chairman of its Board of Directors and the addition of four new board members. Their terms began July 1, 2018.

The Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time to advance the Foundation’s mission of providing support to WCC students through scholarships and other philanthropic support, creating a better educated workforce and a stronger community.

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Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Washtenaw Community College student Ashlea Carravallah took home a silver medal from the 54th Annual SkillsUSA national championships on Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Carravallah earned her second-place finish in her second year of competing against 28 other state champions in the Automotive Refinishing Technology competition. She finished 10th last year, but used that year of experience to boost her score to 904 out of a possible 1,000 points this year.

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WCC's Earth Day celebration on April 12 is open to the public

Washtenaw Community College will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 12 with presentations and activities provided by local non-profit, business and government organizations, as well as WCC departments. All activities are free and open to the public.

WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

Washtenaw Community College is dedicated to improving students’ lives through education and career preparation through its for-credit academic programs. The college’s Workforce Development department also works diligently with local organizations to ensure it’s creating the labor pool Washtenaw County and southeastern Michigan need to thrive in a global economy.

WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, has called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units around the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

WCC recognized for online learning excellence

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) lists Washtenaw Community College as the best two-year college in Michigan and among the top 50 in the nation in its annual ranking of excellence in online learning.

Third international labor union brings instructor training to WCC

An international labor union representing trained plasterers and cement masons has agreed to hold its instructor training program on the Washtenaw Community College campus with the first of the annual sessions to be held June 25-29, 2018.

Schedule of Career & Technical Education events at WCC during national CTE Month

Joining a national movement to celebrate Career and Technical Education, Washtenaw Community College will host a number of events in February to highlight the value and accomplishments of CTE programs on our campus and across the country.

Students in WCC STEM Scholars Program will share in $4.9M grant to MSU

A $4.9 million grant to Michigan State University will directly impact low-income students hoping to begin a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education at Washtenaw Community College.

MLK Day celebrates King's continuing legacy

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who has been dead longer than he was alive -- crushed social norms and continues to challenge modern society.

WCC showcasing mobility, intelligent transportation systems at NAIAS

Washtenaw Community College is playing a key role to create the talent pipeline necessary for southeast Michigan to be the epicenter of the autonomous and connected vehicle world and mobility revolution. For the second consecutive year, the college will exhibit its expertise, capabilities, classroom programs and the workforce training it has developed to pursue that goal at the North American International Auto Show [NAIAS].

WCC student part of locally-produced documentary

Washtenaw Community College student Veronica Centeno-Cruz is one of 12 cast members whose “otherness” is celebrated in a locally-produced documentary “Me, The ‘Other’” set to premiere at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Monday, January 15.

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