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Sunday, February 14, 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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WCC Offers Certified Nurse Aide Training in Chelsea

In March, the United Methodist Retirement Communities will partner with WCC to provide basic nursing assistant skills training to residents of Chelsea and surrounding communities. Classes for the three-week program begin March 15, and a mandatory orientation will be held March 8.

Ironworkers Relocating Training Program to WCC

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has announced it will relocate its annual Instructor Training Program to WCC. Joseph Hunt, general president of the IABSORIW, announced the organization’s National Training Fund Trustees voted unanimously to move the program to the College.

How to Pay for College

Tracking down financial help for college can be like trying to find directions in an unfamiliar city—without Google Maps. Planning a route is sometimes a frustrating and time-consuming experience. But if you’re persistent, money is often available—and WCC offers lots of help finding it.

WCC Students Seek Haiti Relief Donations

Editor's Note: The African American Humanities Club has extended its fundraising drive to support Haiti disaster relief efforts through Thursday, Feb. 4. Members will have tables Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm on the first floor of the Student Center building next to the bookstore, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-3:00 on the second floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science building next to the bridge that connects it to the Gunder Myran building.

WCC Helps With New Year’s Resolutions

So the holidays are over and maybe you overindulged a bit (or a lot) and perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to get healthier (again).

Shuttle Service Will Help Alleviate Parking Problem

On a freezing January day, a large, comfortable shuttle bus pulls up the circle drive in front of the Student Center building every 15 minutes. Students and staff get on and off, some wearing little stickers announcing that they are part of “The Solution.”

WCC Offers Wide Range of Student Activities

For some WCC students, Welcome Day in September is their first introduction to life on campus. Usually held shortly after classes begin, Welcome Day showcases a host of activities on campus that are open to everyone. A Welcome Day for Winter Semester will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Break Time is Work Time at WCC

Twilight will cast a lonely shadow on the sidewalks and hallways of WCC over the winter break from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. And while the energy level of an otherwise bustling campus is significantly reduced, there will be plenty going on behind the scenes.

Foundation Looks Within for Support

Last winter, for the first time the WCC Foundation couldn’t offer scholarships to all qualified WCC students who applied. Over 500 WCC students depend on Foundation scholarships to continue their education each semester. Times are tough for a lot of people, but many WCC faculty and staff realize how lucky they are to have jobs here and give to students who need a little help. They are some of the most generous supporters of the Foundation. Last year, 127 WCC employees gave money to the Foundation.

Enthusiasm for Learning Leads to Generous WCC Gift

Outside the west entrance to WCC’s Morris Lawrence building, shooting skyward like the fountain in the pond adjacent to it, is a brightly polished stainless steel sculpture. The artwork evokes the nature surrounding it and the music emanating from the building next to it, the unmistakable signature style of famed Mexican artist Leonardo Nierman.

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