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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

30 Credits + 30 Weeks = Freshman year at WCC

Honors Students

30 credits in 30 weeks—it’s that simple to complete your freshman year at Washtenaw Community College. With online and on-campus classes, it’s now easier than ever to fit college into your schedule.  

WCC credits also transfer seamlessly to most four-year colleges and universities under the Michigan Transfer Agreement. And since our credits cost less, starting here gives you a great—and affordable—start on a guaranteed transfer*.

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Winter Transfer Fair Feb. 17

More than 55 representatives from colleges and universities throughout Michigan and beyond are attending WCC's Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The event takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. It's free to students interested in learning more about their college transfer options. The public is also welcome.

Between 25 and 30 percent of WCC students transfer to four-year colleges and universities each year.

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Self-Employed Success

Ypsilanti native Brittany Barnhart, 21, may not have known what career she wanted to pursue when she went to college, but she knew exactly what school would help her figure it out. Having received the Presidential Scholarship from Washtenaw Community College—awarded for a student’s academic achievement—Barnhart enrolled directly after high school.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I graduated high school,” she said.

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Advanced Training, Advanced Career

Justin Anderson, 35, loves his job. It’s evident in the fact that he has worked for AB Hiller, a computer numerical control machining facility, for the past 12 years.

“You are constantly doing something different,” said Anderson of his current work. “Every day you have a new problem that you have to deal with and you get to work with a lot of new equipment.”

So when Anderson wanted to go even further in his career, he was diligent in his research to find the best school.

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Entrepreneurship Center connects startups, community

Budding entrepreneurs need a variety of resources to grow ideas into thriving businesses, and accessing all those resources can be difficult. But now there is a new central place, offering assistance on everything from marketing to legal support to financing, at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC is a gem in our community

Sean Duval, a member of the WCC Foundation Executive Committee, calls WCC a “gem in our community.” He cited the Foundation’s mission as an investment in the community and one that will return dividends to the people of Washtenaw County for many years to come.

WCC awarded $4.4 million from State of Michigan

WCC Foundation raises over $100K for WCC students

The 29th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation was another smashing success, raising $111,000 in support of WCC students.

Bond refinancing saves WCC $1.5 million

On March 11, Washtenaw Community College closed a deal to refinance its two outstanding bonds at a significant savings to the college.

WCC faculty and administrators collaborate to save students money

It’s a sobering statistic – according to a 2014 Student Public Interest Research Group survey 65 percent of students skip buying or renting textbooks due to cost. Over a ten-year period from 2002 through 2012 textbook prices have increased by an alarming rate of 82 percent.

WCC meets growing need for licensed pharmacy technicians

Washtenaw Community College’s pharmacy technician program students are more in-demand than ever before.

Mission accomplished!

More than thirty high school students from across the region experienced a unique learning experience as participants in the 2015 Global Trade Mission program held on campus during the last week of February. This was the third year the College sponsored the program, which is designed to introduce high school students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, give them an understanding of how the global economy works and expose them to emerging technologies.

Advanced Transportation Center director hired

Alan Lecz brings decades of experience in engineering, workforce and talent development to WCC

Dr. Bellanca speaks at 2015 Governor’s Economic and Education Summit

In her role as Chair of the Talent Council of Region 9 of the Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative, Dr. Bellanca spoke to an audience of approximately 1000 leaders in government, education and business at the 2015 Governor’s Economic and Education Summit on March 3. The Initiative was established by Gov. Rick Snyder and the state legislature in 2014 to encourage local partners to strategize on ways to create vibrant regional economies.

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Today’s Events

  1. 10:00am–2:00pm Free Coffee Wednesday at the Entrepreneurship Center
  2. 10:00am–2:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
  3. 1:00pm–5:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit
  4. 3:30pm–4:30pm The Transfer Process-Workshop

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