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Saturday, November 22, 2014

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

Honors Students

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation has raised over $8 million over the past 18 months in cash gifts and pledges to support students at Washtenaw Community College. This represents the largest amount of funds ever raised in a collective effort at the college.

Campaign chairs Tim and Laurie Wadhams made the announcement at a celebration ceremony on Oct. 27 at Washtenaw Community College. In attendance were WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, campaign committee members, WCC Foundation Board of Directors, WCC Board of Trustees members, WCC faculty and staff, alumni and community members.

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Winter semester registration is available now

Class schedules for winter semester are available on WCC’s website.

Winter semester begins Monday, January 12. The first payment deadline is Dec. 4.

Online tools make registration easier

Students have several online tools to help them build their schedules through MyWCC, including schedule planner, graduation audit using degree works and course prerequisite check.

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WCC Board of Trustees extends contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D.

Washtenaw Community College’s academic achievement, State of Michigan evaluation against metrics measuring community college performance, a historic fund-raising initiative and steady student enrollment were plenty of reasons for the College’s Board of Trustees to vote unanimously yesterday to extend the contract of President Rose Bellanca, Ed.D. through 2017.

“Dr. Bellanca’s leadership has been remarkable in helping to move forward Washtenaw Community College in a strategic and highly effective manner,” said Board Chair Stephen J.

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New beginnings for adult students

Encore means to bring back, and for many attendees of the inaugural Encore Career Open House, it was the first time they had been on a college campus in years.

The Sept. 4 open house was a success, drawing many members of the community to Washtenaw Community College’s campus. It was designed to appeal to adults who are considering new career options or need additional skills or credentials in their current careers.

A wide array of WCC’s academic departments and support services were represented at the event.

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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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