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Friday, October 24, 2014

Honors program accepting applicants Nov. 1

Honors Students

Have your sights set on a selective college or university? Start with Washtenaw Community College’s new Honors in the Liberal Arts Program.

The program, which began this fall, provides an enhanced academic experience for highly motivated students in a small classroom setting at a fraction of the cost of other institutions.

The program’s courses are developed and taught by experienced members of WCC’s faculty, many of whom are published scholars with Ph.D.s from major colleges and universities.

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WCC’s charter high school among top ten in US

Nestled within the campus of Washtenaw Community College is Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school that provides unique learning opportunities and allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a college associate’s degree or technical certificate upon graduation.

Recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top ten high schools in the country, WTMC’s enrollment has grown nearly forty percent since 2009.

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WCC and Dr. Bellanca welcome students

Welcome Day featured student clubs, local businesses and restaurants, raffles, games, a photo booth, free food and goodies in Community Park on Sept. 9. Hundreds of students attended and got better acquainted with the college. President Dr. Rose Bellanca also joined in on the fun.

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Free College Day draws hundreds of community members

Close to 400 people went back to school at Free College Day on Saturday, Oct. 11.

They learned about Darwin and DNA testing, Shakespeare and geothermal energy, watercolor painting and social media marketing through more than a dozen free lectures and demonstrations by Washtenaw Community College faculty and noncredit instructors.

“We’re glad that so many people were able to participate in Free College Day,” said President Rose Bellanca.

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Annual Scholarship Luncheon Celebrates Infinite Opportunities

How often do you see the direct results of your donation? Or get a chance to shake the hand of the person whose life you changed? At the Annual Scholarship Luncheon hosted by the WCC Foundation on April 17, donors and scholarship recipients got a chance to do just that. With over 150 guests, the room was full of heartwarming stories, well-wishers, and a sense that WCC was the place that makes great things happen.

WCC Student Wins Winter Biking Contest

It was one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, but two of WCC’s own jumped on their bikes every morning and rode to school. Student Matt Yost took first place in the Winter Commuter Challenge sponsored by Ann Arbor’s Wheels in Motion bike shop. Dale Petty, an electronics instructor and environmental committee member, placed fifth.

WCC Wins Honor for Waste Reduction

WCC is a lean, mean machine when it comes to reducing waste. The College placed fourth out of 148 colleges that participated in the waste minimization division of the 2009 national Recyclemania competition. Simply put, WCC produced far less trash per capita than most other competing colleges. That includes both waste going into landfills and wastes such as bottles, paper, and cardboard that are recycled.

Artist Susan Skarsgard Finds Her Muse in the Alphabet

Many artists must work outside their passion to pay the bills, but there are those who reside contently at the crossroads. That’s Susan Skarsgard. She’s an esteemed graphic designer in the automotive industry who is respected worldwide for her original fine art and work in design and calligraphy.

County Seniors Can Learn About Computers for Free at WCC

Washtenaw County residents who are 65 or over can take basic computer classes for free at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC Student Journalists Dominate State Competition

Washtenaw Community College’s student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, was the most honored newspaper at the Michigan Community College Press Association’s Press Day in East Lansing April 4. It won 33 awards, including 12 first place honors.

Auditions Nearing for Musical Showcase for WCC Students

Auditions will be held on two consecutive Fridays—April 17 and 24—for a new showcase where WCC student musicians will get feedback from record producers, booking agents, and club and studio owners.

Registration Deadlines Approaching for Spring/Summer 2009 Semester

Some classes are already filling up for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester, so students should register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

New Video Explores WCC’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

Want to become a police officer or work in the criminal justice system? A new video shows how WCC’s School of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement can help you achieve those goals.

Digital Video Student Takes First Prize in Local Film Festival

“Would you want to drink this stuff?” WCC digital video student John Inwood  posed this question viscerally with his winning entry at the 2nd Annual Millers Creek Film Festival. His video, a short public service announcement, puts a humorous spin on the serious effects of dumping motor oil in city drains.

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