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Tuesday, April 28, 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 programs support county economic outlook

The highly anticipated 2015 Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County was presented at the March 19 Washtenaw Economic Club program at Washtenaw Community College.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Economic Outlook, which is co-authored by Dr. George A. Fulton, economics research professor at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE) and director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, at the University of Michigan and Dr.

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Nursing and Allied Health students offer free health screenings to community

Starting this month, Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Allied Health students will be taking their skills out into the community in the form of free wellness and health promotion clinics.

The “WCC Wellness & Health Promotion Clinics,” the brainchild of Valerie Greaves, RN, MSN, MSA, department chair of Nursing & Health Sciences at the college, and Melina Roberts, RN, MSN, CNS, was conceived though Greave’s doctoral work.

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Free College Day full of fun, learning

Washtenaw Community College’s third Free College Day on March 28 bustled with excitement. More than 300 community members attended, enthusiastic to learn as much as possible from the WCC faculty and staff who were thrilled to share their knowledge.

Free College Day provides free lectures, demonstrations and learning. WCC credit and Community Enrichment instructors led 90-minute sessions on a wide variety of topics including physics, woodcarving, dance, photography, aviation and watercolor painting.

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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.

WCC increases scholarships for high school seniors

WCC is offering 50 new scholarships worth $3,000 each to seniors from any high school to attend WCC after they graduate.

WCC receives $25,000 DTE Energy Foundation grant

WCC has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation to help fund its Pre-College STEM initiative for two years.

WCC Hosts Career Fair March 18

Representatives from more than 80 companies will be looking for employees at the WCC Career Fair on Tuesday, March 18. The fair will be held in the Morris Lawrence building from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Art exhibit focuses on reclaimed wood

WCC’s GalleryOne and the Urbanwood Project of Ann Arbor are collaborating on an art exhibition to showcase the beauty and utilitarian quality of recycled wood. The exhibition, “Built, Carved, Turned: Ten Approaches to Urbanwood,” features the work of 10 local artists and artisans. It will be on display in GalleryOne, which is on the first floor of the Student Center building, from Aug. 28 to Oct. 18.

WCC Names Larry Barkoff as New General Counsel

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the nomination of Larry Barkoff as the college’s new General Counsel. His appointment is effective July 22, 2013.

WCC to award more than 2,200 degrees, certificates

The WCC Board of Trustees has approved 2,210 awards for graduation. They represent WCC graduates for December 2012 and candidates for April, June, and August 2013. The final number of degrees and certificates is expected to increase after the Spring/Summer Semester is completed in August.

WCC Trustees, President Receive Equity Award

The WCC Board of Trustees and Dr. Rose Bellanca, the College’s president, have been awarded the 2013 Central Regional Equity Award by the Association of Community College Trustees. The award will be presented at the 44th annual ACCT Leadership Congress this October in Seattle.

Careers in Welding and Fabrication

Join us on Friday, October 4 for an interactive session that can help you decide if Welding and Fabrication is the career for you.

Fun, freebies abound at Winter Welcome Day Jan. 22

You can make a wax hand, get an airbrush tattoo, gulp some “pucker powder,” spin a prize wheel, listen to music, enjoy a soft drink, and much more at WCC’s Winter Welcome Day on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The free event runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm on the first and second floors of the Student Center building.

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