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Monday, July 23, 2018

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WCC welcomes Ironworkers back to campus for Instructor Training Program

The Ironworkers are back, bringing with them more than 825 people to the state-of-the-art training facilities at Washtenaw Community College and an estimated economic impact of up to $5 million to Washtenaw County.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Ironworkers union – officially The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers – is holding its Instructor Training Program at WCC.

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Rock & roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

Back in November 1978, a young music journalist named James “Jas” Obrecht introduced the world to an up-and-coming musician named Eddie Van Halen, who was on the verge of revolutionizing rock n’ roll guitar playing.

Since that story for Guitar Player magazine, Obrecht built an award-winning, 40-year career writing music books, feature stories, scholarly articles and reviews while also spending the last 16 years as a Creative Writing and Advanced Composition instructor at Washtnenaw Community College.

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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.

The Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who volunteer their time to advance the Foundation’s mission of providing support to WCC students through scholarships and other philanthropic support, creating a better educated workforce and a stronger community.

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Deadline Nears for Montreal Film Festival Adventure

Once again, Washtenaw Community College is offering an opportunity to attend the Montreal World Film Festival, which will be held Sept. 3-7. The July 9 registration deadline is fast approaching for one of North America’s premier cinematic events.

Financial Aid Still Available for Fall 2009 Semester

Haven’t applied yet for financial aid for Fall Semester at WCC? There’s no need to panic. “It really isn’t too late to apply,” said Lori Trapp, director of Financial Aid.

Registration for Fall 2009 Semester Starts July 15

With registration for WCC’s Fall Semester starting soon, both new and returning students are encouraged to see an advisor or counselor in Counseling and Career Planning to get help choosing classes.

Photography Class Travels to Morocco

(Note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Morocco by his Digital Photography Abroad class from May 15-25, 2009. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student).

Ceramics Show Features Works Created in New Studio

Works created by students and faculty members in WCC’s new ceramics studio will be exhibited at the College’s Gallery One from June 15 through July 17. The show is titled “New Beginning: Ceramics at Washtenaw Community College.”

WCC Launches Real-Time Online Advising

Do you have questions about attending WCC but live a distance from campus? A new real-time online advising service lets you get answers from the convenience of any place where there’s a computer with an Internet connection.

Accreditation Team to Visit WCC This October

A team of educators representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit Washtenaw Community College Oct. 12-14 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the College.

WCC Grad a Good Morning America Success Story

Cameramen from ABC’s Good Morning America were among the family and friends attending the Washtenaw Community College Commencement May 16. They were there to film Scott Jones and Randy Dunny as they received their degrees with over 400 of the more than 2,100 certificate and degree candidates participating in this year’s ceremony.

Women’s Council Luncheon Celebrates Female Role Models

Liz Orbits, manager of WCC’s Student Resource and Women’s Center, sees women all the time who want to get a college degree but face obstacles. They may be single parents, lack transportation, or have no female role models to look to for guidance. That’s why she and 250 others gathered at the Morris Lawrence building May 12 for the 12th Annual Women’s Council Luncheon. It’s an annual fundraising event for the WCC Foundation that celebrates the power of female leadership while raising money for women’s scholarships.

Living Legends Concert Features Jazz Keyboardist Jeff Lorber

Note: The Living Legends concert featuring Jeff Lorber on Wednesday, June 17, has been canceled. If you purchased tickets, you'll be contacted and will receive a refund. However, please join us as Lorber presents a free music workshop Tuesday, June 16, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Towsley Auditorium. The workshop will cover topics such as music production, jazz improvisation, and the music business.

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