WCC logo

Announcements

There are no announcements today.

News & Events

Monday, June 18, 2018

Click the information (i) icon to view captions.
Media outlets may download photos for editorial use only from this page using password: wcc4media.

WCC instructor wins Distinguished Writing Award from Army Historical Foundation

Washtenaw Community College social sciences faculty member Dr. David Fitzpatrick was honored with a 2017 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award at the organization’s annual meeting this week in Arlington, Virginia.

Full Story »

Two WCC photography students selected for Documenting Detroit

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students have been selected to participate in Documenting DETROIT, a juried community photojournalism fellowship that showcases emerging and early-career photographers’ work.

Full Story »

WCC student's painting sells for $11,500 at charity auction

When Therese Basha Jarjoura won first place at the Washtenaw Community College Student Art Show in March, she received inquiries from people interested in purchasing her prize abstract painting, titled “Bridging.”

Too self-effacing to place monetary value on her own work – which to that point had only been a personal hobby – Jarjoura instead replied that the work was not for sale. Many fledgling artists face the same dilemma, which is why the WCC Arts and Sciences Division teams with the Entrepreneurship Center on campus to offer art students “Pricing Your Art” workshops.

Jarjoura didn’t attend that workshop, but received a lesson in value months later at a charity auction. It was there that enamored bidders established a monetary value for her work themselves. And it was higher than she anticipated.

“Not a little higher,” she says. “A lot higher.”

Her 30-inch by 40-inch acrylic on canvas abstract painting titled “Mary’s Well” went up for bid at the Arab-American Friends of Nazareth Gala Auction in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. That work was similar in style to her art show-winning painting.

The opening bid: $1,200. The winning bid: $11,500.

Along with being appreciative with the winning bidder’s admiration of her art, Jarjoura was delighted the money will benefit Saint Vincent de Paul hospital in her hometown of Nazareth, Israel. Mary’s Well is an iconic location in Nazareth.

Jarjoura studied architecture and dabbled with painting before moving to Ann Arbor five years ago, at the age of 45, after her second marriage. She saw painting as a way to become involved in her new community.

“I used to do some art overseas, but just for fun,” she said. “When I got here, I took some classes and then decided to start taking it more seriously. I thought that if I was going to spend time and money, it should be toward a degree. Now, WCC has become like a second home for me.”

Jarjoura is pursuing an Associate of Art in Fine Arts Degree at WCC, a transfer degree designed to be the first two years of a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.

To see examples of Jarjoura’s work, follow @therese_basha on Instagram.

Full Story »

Huron River Review Honored by Columbia Press Association

One look at the vivid turquoise peacock in full display on its front cover and the impressive variety of personal expression inside its pages, and you know you’re looking at an exceptional publication.

Astronomy Classes Explore the Sky and More

By Matthew Novetske

Registration Starts March 16 for Spring/Summer 2011 Semester

Being prepared when registration starts for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester can help students avoid getting delayed during the process, according to Kathy Currie, director of student records.

Garrett’s Adds Evening Dining To Its Menu

For decades WCC culinary students have served mouth-watering entrees and unique side dishes to an appreciative public in the campus restaurant known today as Garrett’s.

WCC Receives Grant to Train Police Officers

Thanks to a $45,757 grant from the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, WCC is helping local law enforcement agencies cut costs and increase the number of officers they can provide with critical legal update training.

Public Forums Set for WCC Presidential Candidates

The three finalists to replace retiring WCC President Larry Whitworth will answer questions at upcoming forums that are open to the public as well as the administration, faculty, staff, and students of WCC.

Learn How to Ride Motorcycles Safely This Summer at WCC

Admit it: When you walked by that 600-pound bike in the parking lot, you felt a little jealous. Someone else had sat on top of its shiny chrome, with every cell in their body idling at the same RPM as its engine. Unlike you, in your boxy SUV or fuel-friendly compact, they felt the freedom of the road that you never could, encased in metal and fiberglass. If what's holding you back from a two-wheel experience is your skill at doing it safely, WCC has a class for you.

iPad Replacing Laptops in the Classroom

Automotive students at WCC have a fancy new gadget in their toolbox this winter: the Apple iPad.

Job Search Workshops Give Students, Alumni, an Edge

There’s good news for job seekers: Employment opportunities that have been suspended in a deep freeze these last few years are finally beginning to thaw.

Phi Theta Kappa Offers Scholarships, Friends

By Matthew Novetske

391–400 of 578 results
  1. « first
  2. ‹ previous
  3. next ›
  4. last »

On The Record


About Us


Mission, Values, and Vision


Office of the President


On The Record


Annual Report

For media inquiries, contact:


Susan Ferraro
Director Media Relations
734-677-5295
snferraro@wccnet.edu

Feedback & Suggestions / Social Media Directory
Notice of Nondiscrimination