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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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BBQ stirs back-to-school excitement

Even in the days and weeks since a back-to-school barbeque took place on the front landing of the Occupational Education Building, Washtenaw Community College students are still talking about it.

“Students continue to rave about how awesome the event was,” said Loren Townes, a college relations coordinator at WCC.

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28 recruits celebrate completion of WCC Police Academy

On the last day the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy Class of 2019 would be together, class president Justin Duong reflected back on the very first day.

“I’m sure most of us went home sore and scared about what was going to come over the next 18 weeks,” Duong said during Friday’s graduation ceremony in Towsley Auditorium.

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Apprenticeship 'completely changed my career outlook,' says graduate

Mitch Smith was hired at Dura GAS Milan Metal Systems, LLC, as a temporary employee making $9 hour. Five years later, thanks to an apprenticeship program facilitated by Washtenaw Community College, he’s a card-carrying tool and die journeyman making more than triple that hourly rate.

“My life has changed a lot in that time.

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New in Fall '19: General Studies degree meets needs of 21st century workforce

NOTE: This is the third in a three-part series on new program offerings in the Fall 2019 semester. See also: Broadcast Media Arts certificate and Web Design & Development certificates.

Two WCC photography students in 'new artist' program at Ann Arbor Art Fair

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students are among seven artists participating in the New Art, New Artists College Student Mentoring Program at this year’s Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

Ironworkers celebrating 10th anniversary at WCC

For the 10th consecutive summer, the Ironworkers are back in Washtenaw County for their annual Instructor Training Program, bringing nearly 800 people to use the facilities at Washtenaw Community College and leave significant economic impact on the surrounding area.

Economic outlook for Washtenaw County: Three more years of growth

University of Michigan economists anticipate three more years of job growth, falling unemployment and real wage growth for Washtenaw County.

WCC instructor receives national 'distinguished faculty' designation

Susan Dentel, a Washtenaw Community College life sciences faculty member and coordinator of its STEM Scholars program, is one of 22 instructors from around the nation to receive 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation from the American Association of Community Colleges.

WCC dental assisting graduate wins national scholarship

For the second consecutive year, a graduate of the Washtenaw Community College dental assisting program has been selected for a national scholarship by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

Coin flip, inquisitiveness led WCC business student to astronomy conference

How does a community college student studying business end up at the largest conference of astronomers in the world? Well, it starts with a coin flip.

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.

Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

Designed to connect veterans and their families with potential employers, Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair with Hire MI Vet – a community initiative developed to help veterans find meaningful employment.

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.

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