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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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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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Two WCC students win state video production awards

In its 40th year of recognizing student excellence, the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

At the Michigan Regional Student Production Awards Ceremony on April 29, two WCC Digital Media Arts students accepted awards on their home turf.

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WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

With the countdown to its 2018 commencement ceremony at 12 days, Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

A digital service launched this month allows all future WCC graduates to receive an authenticated, electronic copy of their diploma or certificate in addition to the physical copy they receive from the college.

“We live in a digital world where people like to share their accomplishments for social reasons, which is made much easier with this service,” says Kathy Currie, WCC’s Director of Student Records.

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New jobs site serves WCC community

Want access to up to 350 job listings that specifically target WCC students and alumni? Then log into the new WCC Career Connection.

WCC classes combine quality, affordability

WCC prides itself on offering high-quality classes at affordable tuition rates.

Going to Community College Pays

The number of students receiving associate degrees from WCC has increased almost 20 percent in the last five years. The job prospects for these and future WCC graduates are great, according to a recent report from Michigan State University.

College life is more than academics

If you think there is no “student life” at a community college—think again. The WCC Student Development and Activities office offers more than 400 events a year. From performances at the Detroit Opera House to talent shows to whitewater rafting, the Student Activities office plans events that will appeal to everyone.

Regional Science Fair Returns to WCC March 8-9

For the 25th consecutive year, the Southeastern Michigan Science Fair returns to WCC March 8 and 9. Joining WCC as cosponsor is the University of Michigan. The fair receives support from Toyota and a donation from the University of Michigan Graduate Student Council.

Huron River Review Submission Deadline Nears

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2013 issue of The Huron River Review. WCC students, current and former faculty, and employees of the College are invited to submit their original writing, photography, and artwork for consideration. The deadline is Jan. 28.

WCC Hosts Cultural and Leadership Exchange With Chinese Educators June 9-23

Washtenaw Community College is one of only three community colleges in the United States chosen to host a delegation of six Chinese technical/vocational college presidents and vice presidents June 9-23.

WCC helps make transferring easy

WCC offers numerous resources to help simplify the process of transferring to four-year schools.

WCC helps high school students prepare for global entrepreneurship

WCC is hosting a three-day event for area high school students who are destined to work in the dynamic and ever-changing business environments around the world.

Training Expert Shares His Insights Feb. 8

WCC welcomes corporate consultant and former Hard Rock International trainer Jim Knight to campus for a seminar about energizing corporate culture.

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