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Friday, October 18, 2019

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Hire MI Vet holding fifth annual hiring event at WCC

Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with Hire MI Vet, a community initiative developed to help veterans find meaningful employment. The event, which will take place in the Morris Lawrence Building on WCC’s main campus, is designed to connect local veterans and their families with more than 30 veteran-friendly employers.

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WCC faculty member presenting her experience growing up behind the Iron Curtain

When the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, signaling the end of the Cold War, East German-born Elisabeth Thoburn was living in Michigan. She met an American exchange student a decade earlier, fell in love, was married and moved to the United States in 1985.

“That was a very difficult thing. I literally had to watch something on television that I wish I had been in the middle of,” says the 25-year Washtenaw Community College faculty member.

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With Business Enterprise program, students build education around their careers

Washtenaw Community College is turning business education upside down with the introduction of its new Business Enterprise program that can lead to a certificate, an advanced certificate, an associate degree and transfer opportunities to a four-year institution.

But, first and foremost, it’s focused on helping students advance in their career. The focus is on skill building for entry-level employment. From there, the student can build their education around what they experience on-the-job and choose to pursue.

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WCC's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the college's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments at its June monthly meeting.

Child Development program earns accreditation from NAEYC

The Child Development associate degree program at Washtenaw Community College recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs.

WCC receives grant from TargetX to fund student success initiatives

TargetX awarded Washtenaw Community College with a ‘Power of X Grant’ worth $11,376 to fund student success initiatives. The award was accepted by Student Services director Laura Crane at the 2019 TargetX Summit in New Orleans on Tuesday.

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.

Student profile: Martaveius Taylor's varied areas of study have singular purpose

Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College. But beyond pursuing a particular degree, the 27-year-old is taking classes with a very specific result in mind: learning to successfully launch, promote and build a non-profit organization that will provide rent-to-own tiny homes and shipping container homes to low-income and homeless individuals.

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.

Three-peat! WCC earns Tree Campus USA distinction for third consecutive year

Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation for the third consecutive year.

Ann Arbor mayor's proclamation honors WCC during Community College Month

In recognition of national Community College Month, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor issued a proclamation urging citizens "to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions" that Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.

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.

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.

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