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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Honors program accepting applicants Nov. 1

Honors Students

Have your sights set on a selective college or university? Start with Washtenaw Community College’s new Honors in the Liberal Arts Program.

The program, which began this fall, provides an enhanced academic experience for highly motivated students in a small classroom setting at a fraction of the cost of other institutions.

The program’s courses are developed and taught by experienced members of WCC’s faculty, many of whom are published scholars with Ph.D.s from major colleges and universities.

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WCC’s charter high school among top ten in US

Nestled within the campus of Washtenaw Community College is Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school that provides unique learning opportunities and allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a college associate’s degree or technical certificate upon graduation.

Recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top ten high schools in the country, WTMC’s enrollment has grown nearly forty percent since 2009.

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WCC and Dr. Bellanca welcome students

Welcome Day featured student clubs, local businesses and restaurants, raffles, games, a photo booth, free food and goodies in Community Park on Sept. 9. Hundreds of students attended and got better acquainted with the college. President Dr. Rose Bellanca also joined in on the fun.

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Free College Day draws hundreds of community members

Close to 400 people went back to school at Free College Day on Saturday, Oct. 11.

They learned about Darwin and DNA testing, Shakespeare and geothermal energy, watercolor painting and social media marketing through more than a dozen free lectures and demonstrations by Washtenaw Community College faculty and noncredit instructors.

“We’re glad that so many people were able to participate in Free College Day,” said President Rose Bellanca.

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MI-SBTDC offers counseling on export opportunities

For six years Ron Stevens has helped small business owners and entrepreneurs set up or fine-tune their companies. As they expand into other countries they are taking advantage of a new service Stevens provides through the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center—export capabilities counseling.

WCC Hosts Transfer Fair Feb. 19

Fifty-five representatives from four-year colleges and universities will be on hand to talk to WCC students at the Winter Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The free event will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. If WCC cancels classes for Feb. 19, the fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 20.

Raptor returns for WCC Earth Day April 11

One of the many popular exhibits at the WCC Earth Day celebration each year is the live presentation by the Leslie Science Center. At this year’s event on Thursday, April 11, guests will learn more about birds of prey up close and personal.

WCC president participates in Governor’s Education Summit

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, president of WCC, was an invited participant as a key education leader and panelist for the Governor’s Education Summit on April 22 at Michigan State University. The Summit focused on collaboration between the education and business communities, and included discussions on the strengths of education in Michigan and the role that education will play in Michigan’s future economy. This was the second in a two-part summit series.

WCC students medal in state competition

WCC students majoring in automotive, welding, and culinary arts returned to campus victorious from the SkillsUSA state competition in April.

WCC programs align with top job opportunities

WCC is preparing graduates for jobs in top growth areas. The College has seen an increased demand for skilled workers and is responding with programs.

WCC students bridge community needs with classroom skills

Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.

WCC names Michael Finney honorary degree recipient

The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Michael Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to receive the College’s highest honor, the 2013 Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service. The award will be given during commencement on Saturday, May 18, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center.

WCC seeks to eliminate costly textbooks

WCC is the first community college in Michigan to participate in a pilot program to help eliminate the use of costly textbooks in the classroom.

WCC’s Award-winning Huron River Review Now Available

The latest issue of Washtenaw Community College's award-winning literary magazine The Huron River Review is now available for purchase at the college's campus bookstore. Kyle Johnson’s edgy black and white cover portrait of a woman with umbrella and gasmask surrounded by floating debris is just a sample of the creative work showcased in the 160-page anthology.

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