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Sunday, March 29, 2015

WCC Foundation raises $8M

Community supports WCC more than ever before

Honors Students

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 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 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.

An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

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 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 Names William Johnson New VP of Finance

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the nomination of William Johnson as the college’s new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at its June 25 meeting. As a member of President Rose B. Bellanca’s executive leadership team, he will oversee the fiscal responsibilities of the college, which include financial planning, budgeting, and accounting.

Internship Fair to be held Oct. 15

Want a head start on getting a job after you graduate? Then be sure to attend WCC’s Internship Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building.

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.

New WCC art exhibit reflects Michigan’s influence

WCC’s GalleryOne is currently showcasing the work of three talented artists educated in southeast Michigan. The exhibit is open through May 24.

WCC students win three Emmys

Five WCC digital media students received Michigan Emmys for their work at the 35th Emmy Gala on June 15. This is the second consecutive year WCC students have returned to campus with Emmys in hand.

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