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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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WCC student exhibiting classroom assignment at ArtPrize

When Lois Wightman first enrolled in a digital photography class at Washtenaw Community College, she was simply looking to learn something creative in her retirement.

Six classes later, the Chelsea resident has work selected for exhibit at the prestigious ArtPrize, a city-wide art festival and competition in Grand Rapids that runs through October 7.

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WCC's annual Fall Career & Internship Fair is free, open to public

The 2018 Fall Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from an estimated 70 employers looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by WCC’s Career Services department, the career fair will be held from 4-6 p.m.

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Community invited to WCC's Fall Open House on Sept. 30

The entire community is welcome when Washtenaw Community College once again opens the doors to its classrooms, labs and performance spaces for its annual Fall Open House celebration on Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Accreditation Team to Visit WCC This October

A team of educators representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit Washtenaw Community College Oct. 12-14 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the College.

WCC Grad a Good Morning America Success Story

Cameramen from ABC’s Good Morning America were among the family and friends attending the Washtenaw Community College Commencement May 16. They were there to film Scott Jones and Randy Dunny as they received their degrees with over 400 of the more than 2,100 certificate and degree candidates participating in this year’s ceremony.

Women’s Council Luncheon Celebrates Female Role Models

Liz Orbits, manager of WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center, sees women all the time who want to get a college degree but face obstacles. They may be single parents, lack transportation, or have no female role models to look to for guidance. That’s why she and 250 others gathered at the Morris Lawrence building May 12 for the 12th Annual Women’s Council Luncheon. It’s an annual fundraising event for the WCC Foundation that celebrates the power of female leadership while raising money for women’s scholarships.

Living Legends Concert Features Jazz Keyboardist Jeff Lorber

Note: The Living Legends concert featuring Jeff Lorber on Wednesday, June 17, has been canceled. If you purchased tickets, you'll be contacted and will receive a refund. However, please join us as Lorber presents a free music workshop Tuesday, June 16, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Towsley Auditorium. The workshop will cover topics such as music production, jazz improvisation, and the music business.

Spring/Summer Enrollment Hits All-Time High at WCC

Like many colleges around the country, Washtenaw Community College is experiencing a surge in students this spring. When Spring/Summer Semester began May 8, 8,135 students were enrolled. That’s a 16 percent increase over last year.

WCC Visual Arts Students Showcase Job Skills

Mark Dull’s stop-action photographs could easily grace the pages of Sports Illustrated. And Cindy Borsvold’s kaleidoscopes might be the next bestselling toy at any Target store.

All-Female Welding Team Preparing for National Competition

When members of WCC’s welding and fabrication team arrive in Kansas City in late June to compete in the national SkillsUSA Championships, they’ll draw plenty of stares.

WCC Formalizes New Nursing Transfer Agreement With EMU

WCC nursing students who transfer to Eastern Michigan University will be able to apply more credits toward their EMU bachelor’s degrees starting this fall under a new articulation agreement signed by the two schools.

WCC Website is Finalist for National Awards

WCC’s redesigned website is a finalist for the two most important awards in a national contest for college and university websites. The awards are sponsored by eduStyle, a website for web design professionals in higher education.

Technology and Job Demands Lead to Program Changes at WCC

Because of changes in technology and the job market, Washtenaw Community College will add some degree and certificate programs and discontinue others starting this fall. The academic areas most affected are computers, computer-aided drafting, and architecture.

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