WCC students to benefit from state-of-the-art equipment in skilled trades programs
The college has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the state’s Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP).
The funding will support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for education and training related to the planned Advanced Transportation Center, which will provide training for the rapidly growing industries of intelligent transportation systems, advanced manufacturing and automotive transportation servicing. Full Story »
The 29th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Washtenaw Community College Foundation was another smashing success, raising $111,000 in support of WCC students.
Over 300 people attended the event, which was organized by Board member Tom Lamb and Michelle McClintock as well as Board member Katherine Farrell and Damian Farrell.
The event’s lead sponsors were Tim and Laurie Wadhams. Top sponsors included Maurice and Stephanie Jones, Issac and Delphine Lockhart, Benjamin and Toni Rodgers, Levi and Maria Thompson as well as David and Lynn Wooten. Full Story »
On March 11, Washtenaw Community College closed a deal to refinance its two outstanding bonds at a significant savings to the college.
“It’s outstanding news,” said Chief Financial Officer William Johnson, vice president of administration and finance. “We are going to save the college more than $1.5 million over the remaining maturity schedule on these two bonds.”
The bonds to which Johnson refers are a 2005 issue earmarked for general campus maintenance and improvements, and a 2006 issue that financed the construction of the college’s popular Health & Fitness Center, which opened in 2007. Full Story »
Editor's note: This article is adapted from the Fall 2009 issue of WCC’s CareerFocus magazine.
Some students in WCC’s 3D animation program get work even before they graduate.
Washtenaw Community College credit classes originally scheduled at Dexter High School for the Fall 2009 Semester will meet instead on the campus of Chelsea Community Services at 500 Washington St. in Chelsea. Construction at Dexter High School was a factor in the decision.
A milestone will be celebrated when the United Association Instructor Training Program convenes at Washtenaw Community College August 8-14. This year marks the 20th anniversary of an educational partnership that has served almost 30,000 new and returning instructors-in-training for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
Camping at a community college? Though classrooms and computer labs may not be a traditional camper’s idea of a fun summer weekend, they were the ideal place for 70 software developers, designers, and database administrators who donated their time to create custom software and websites for 14 non-profit organizations.
WCC’s website has won a major award in a national contest for college and university websites.
Need help paying for child care while you attend classes this fall? WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center offers child care scholarships that cover part of the cost for on-campus or off-campus care.
Beginning Fall Semester, students at Washtenaw Community College will find a more streamlined registration procedure for some classes, new qualifications for others, and greater accessibility to their own progress in their program of study.
Two new gateway pages for specific audiences are the latest addition to WCC’s website, which is undergoing a complete redesign.
WCC has taken two more important steps in its commitment to minimizing energy use and reducing greenhouse emissions.