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Sunday, March 29, 2015

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

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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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WCC Signs Five-Year Contract Extension with the Iron Workers

Washtenaw Community College and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union signed a five-year contract extension today to continue to hold the renowned Iron Workers Instructor Training Program (ITP) on the WCC campus. The announcement was made by Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, WCC President and Lee Worley, Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training, Ironworkers International.

This year marks the 31st year the annual program has been held – moving to WCC in 2010.

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WCC to Receive $4.4 Million in Skilled Trades Funding

Washtenaw Community College has been awarded $4.4 million in funding from the state's Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP). The awards were announced on Tuesday, Feb. 24 by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The funding will support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for education and training related to its planned Advanced Transportation Center, which will provide training for the rapidly growing industries of intelligent transportation systems, advanced manufacturing and automotive transportation servicing.

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Driven to Succeed

WCC student plans big for his future

Davon Shackleford knows exactly what he wants: to become a cardiovascular surgeon.

He also knows exactly how he’s going to get there: after Washtenaw Community College, he will study at the University of Michigan. He already has a plan to transfer his credits thanks to WCC’s relationship with U-M.

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WCC Talent Show is High-Energy Event

An exuberant crowd filled Towsley Auditorium Nov. 11 for WCC’s Second Annual Student Talent Show. With 20 acts on the program, the evening showcased everything from hip hop to ballet to poetry to gospel drumming.

Thousands Flock to Events at WCC

WCC’s Conference Services, housed in the Morris Lawrence building, might be one of the most popular hosts in Washtenaw County. Each year more than 80,000 people visit the campus to attend activities that it plans and organizes.

Newspaper Reporter Uses What She Learned at WCC

(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).

Summertime is Outdoor Time at WCC

Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the WCC campus, and you don’t have to be a student to participate in a number of fun activities.

WCC Culinary Grad is a Lion of a Chef

Joe Nader, 39, stands over an empty Ford Field wearing his chef’s coat and a toque, or chef’s hat. It’s quiet now, but once his day gets going he’ll oversee the work of about 100 employees. And during football season, an average of nearly 50,000 people per game will look to him for tasty and interesting food.

Registration for Spring/Summer 2009 Semester Starts March 18

Registration for WCC’s Spring/Summer Semester starts Wednesday, March 18, for current and readmitted students. Registration for new students starts one week later on Wednesday, March 25.

Washtenaw Economic Club Announces Luncheon Speakers

Prominent economists and business executives will be the featured speakers for the Washtenaw Economic Club’s spring 2012 luncheon lecture series.

Summer Job Pays Off For Two WCC Students

Last summer it was all about the work for two talented WCC welders. Brandon Woodman and Alex Pazkowski, students in the WCC welding program, were hired by Triune Manufacturing Company in Madison Heights, Mich., to help fabricate an educational experience on wheels.

WCC Website Wins National Award

WCC’s website has won a major award in a national contest for college and university websites.

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.

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