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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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WCC Board approves new faculty contract

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, May 22 to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Washtenaw Community College Education Association, the union representing its faculty.

The agreement will take effect on August 29, 2018 and continue through August 27, 2021.

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Local philanthropists to match 'Class of 2018' gifts to Student Emergency Fund

As the Washtenaw Community College class of 2018 heads out to make its mark on the world, WCC Foundation Board of Directors chairman Jamie Buhr asked the recent graduates to first consider making a difference for current and future students at the college.

During his address at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 19, Buhr asked graduates to consider donating $20.18 to the WCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund and announced he’s pulled together a group of local philanthropists who will match every donation.

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WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Community college students regularly overcome obstacles and adversity to achieve their goals. That’s true at Washtenaw Community College, where approximately 75-percent of students attend part-time while working, one-third receive some form of financial aid, 10 percent are first-generation college students, and five percent are single parents.

Paula Salazar, the student speaker at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, takes the phrase “overcoming obstacles” to a higher level.

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Photography Class Travels to Morocco

(Note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Morocco by his Digital Photography Abroad class from May 15-25, 2009. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student).

Instructor’s Passions Range From Bikes to Bees

If there is a true Renaissance man on WCC’s campus it may well be motorcycle instructor and department chair Shawn Deron, 36. He is a self-described carpenter, plumber, mechanic, electrician, computer geek, philosopher, avid reader and learner, tool connoisseur, farmer, botanist, etymologist, photographer, entrepreneur, and teacher. But most of all he loves anything to do with speed and bees.

WCC Art Gallery Showcases Student Designs

WCC shines the spotlight on commercial art May 3-28 when the vision and creativity of WCC graphic design students goes on display in the College’s Gallery One. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30pm in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Student Center building.

WCC’s Oldest Building Celebrates 40 Years of Learning

As you look down the pristine halls of WCC’s Technical & Industrial building and beyond the students walking briskly to class, you can almost feel the excitement that heralded its inaugural semester 40 years ago in January 1970. Today, TI is a thriving new environment for a diverse array of disciplines and non-traditional learning programs.

Pellston Trip Features Lots of Water—Some Unwanted

Editor’s note: The following story about a trip sponsored by Student Activities to the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston is by Mike Wilkinson, a WCC staff member.

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New WCC Parking Structure Opens January 9

WCC students, employees, and guests have waited patiently this year for the opening of the College’s new parking structure. The wait ends January 9, 2012.

Art Exhibit Examines the Human Figure

When you step across the threshold of WCC’s Gallery One now through Feb. 24, you are struck with the unsettling feeling that a subtle layer of humanity has been deftly peeled away. That feeling draws you farther into a labyrinth of three-quarter walls and oddly shaped spaces, as you pause thoughtfully at the striking pieces of artwork on display.

Photography Class Travels to Turkey

Editor’s note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Turkey by his Digital Photography Abroad class in May. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student.

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.

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