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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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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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Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Washtenaw Community College student Ashlea Carravallah took home a silver medal from the 54th Annual SkillsUSA national championships on Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Carravallah earned her second-place finish in her second year of competing against 28 other state champions in the Automotive Refinishing Technology competition. She finished 10th last year, but used that year of experience to boost her score to 904 out of a possible 1,000 points this year.

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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 student part of locally-produced documentary

Washtenaw Community College student Veronica Centeno-Cruz is one of 12 cast members whose “otherness” is celebrated in a locally-produced documentary “Me, The ‘Other’” set to premiere at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Monday, January 15.

State making it easier to go pro in Michigan

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Career Pathway Alliance unveiled a comprehensive series of actions and recommendations aimed at closing the talent gap by expanding and strengthening career technical education statewide.

WCC recognized for online learning excellence

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) lists Washtenaw Community College as the best two-year college in Michigan and among the top 50 in the nation in its annual ranking of excellence in online learning.

WCC joins consortium to increase minority participation in STEM fields

Washtenaw Community College is among a consortium of six post-secondary institutions in Michigan awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

WCC joins academic consortium at American Center for Mobility

YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN (October 16, 2017) – Washtenaw Community College joined 14 Michigan colleges and universities to form the Academic Consortium with the American Center for Mobility. The ACM and academic institutions signed the agreement today at Willow Run Airport with Gov. Rick Snyder in attendance.

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.

WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

McKinley, Inc., one of the nation’s largest residential and commercial real estate development companies, has called upon Washtenaw Community College to help train building maintenance professionals for employment at the company’s apartment and housing units around the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area.

WCC dean Brandon Tucker named to Crain's Business Detroit's '40 Under 40' list

Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 registration open

Register now for Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 classes at Washtenaw Community College. Spring/Summer classes begin May 7 and Fall classes begin August 27.

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