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Sunday, April 21, 2019

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WCC finalists for video awards include project from introductory class

The Foundations in Digital Video I class at Washtenaw Community College is designed to introduce students to “the basics of video production and editing.” Those exact words appear in the first sentence of the VID 105 course description.

One project created in that class this year has dramatically surpassed those expectations.

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500+ community members enjoy Free College Day at WCC

Pamela Lewis and her 9-year-old daughter were running late to their last of three Free College Day classes, but Evanna was fully captivated by what was in front of her on the first floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science Building.

“She loves rocks,” Pamela said with a laugh. “My phone is going to be full.”

Evanna was finding specimens that particularly interested her in the Morris/Croake Mineral Collection.

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Students get real-world lessons from Professionals in the Classroom

Students at Washtenaw Community College got a glimpse at how their classwork applies to the real world during the Professionals in the Classroom program on April 3-4.

“Our students have the opportunity to see real world, living, breathing examples of the course content and make connections in a deep, meaningful way,” Communications instructor Claire Sparklin said of the fourth annual event.

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UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

Jim Krupp crossed the stage to pick up a college degree he’d waited more than 20 years to achieve, yet wearing a black graduation gown that represented three other degrees he was partially responsible for.

WCC Board of Trustees approves college law enforcement agency

ANN ARBOR, MICH., September 19, 2017 – The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has approved a resolution establishing a law enforcement agency for the college. The resolution established a public safety advisory committee and granted law enforcement authority to WCC campus resource officers.

WCC student's painting sells for $11,500 at charity auction

When Therese Basha Jarjoura won first place at the Washtenaw Community College Student Art Show in March, she received inquiries from people interested in purchasing her prize abstract painting, titled “Bridging.”

Ann Arbor mayor honors WCC during Community College Month

As part of the celebration of National Community College Month in April, the Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., Christopher Taylor, issued a proclamation urging all citizens to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.

WCC brings workforce development to American Center for Mobility

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 31, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College is allying a consortium of community colleges to develop training for skilled professionals at the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The college is opening an office on the ACM campus to work with employers on the development of connected and automated vehicles. The office is expected to open in June.

Students in WCC STEM Scholars Program will share in $4.9M grant to MSU

A $4.9 million grant to Michigan State University will directly impact low-income students hoping to begin a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education at Washtenaw Community College.

WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation recently announced a new Chairman of its Board of Directors and the addition of four new board members. Their terms began July 1, 2018.

UA wraps up annual instructor training, WCC welcomes 11 new alumni

Wrapping up another successful week of training at Washtenaw Community College, United Association General President Mark McManus called the 1,835 union members who traveled to Ann Arbor for the annual Instructor Training Program the backbone and the future of an organization that represents more than 343,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, steam fitters, welders and service techs across the United States and Canada.

WCC Foundation's Women's Council honors three county leaders

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Women’s Council honored three extraordinary women at its annual Salute to Women’s Leadership luncheon.

WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

Washtenaw Community College is dedicated to improving students’ lives through education and career preparation through its for-credit academic programs. The college’s Workforce Development department also works diligently with local organizations to ensure it’s creating the labor pool Washtenaw County and southeastern Michigan need to thrive in a global economy.

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