News & EventsMonday, February 27, 2017
Filed under: academics
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).
Joe Nader, 39, stands over an empty Ford Field wearing his chef’s coat and a toque, or chef’s hat. It’s quiet now, but once his day gets going he’ll oversee the work of about 100 employees. And during football season, an average of nearly 50,000 people per game will look to him for tasty and interesting food.
Each year at commencement, WCC recognizes an individual or couple who have worked tirelessly on behalf of education and the College with its highest honor, the Award of Merit. This year’s honorees are Richard and Marie Duke.
WCC is joining more than 130 community colleges in 24 states to improve completion rates for students limited by socio-economic barriers. The initiative, “Achieving the Dream,” provides consultants and coaches to select two-year colleges across the country to expand data collection, conduct program evaluations, and share best practices. Until now, participation in the initiative has been by invitation only.
Years of academic hard work and study will be celebrated at WCC’s commencement on Saturday, May 22, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. The ceremony will honor more than 2,370 degree and certificate candidates. The processional starts at 9:20am.
This fall, WCC will make it more convenient for Dexter High School students to take college classes right on their own campus.
WCC shines the spotlight on commercial art May 3-28 when the vision and creativity of WCC graphic design students goes on display in the College’s Gallery One. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30pm in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Student Center building.
WCC students are increasingly considering the issue of sustainability, as a growing number of instructors across disciplines are bringing this important topic into their classrooms.
Helping others help themselves. Community service is all about extending a hand to benefit our community and the institutions that support it. That is what WCC students will be doing in droves this spring and summer as they spread out far and wide to raise money, awareness, and spirits.
WCC and Willow Run Community Schools are collaborating to help adults who didn’t graduate from high school take steps toward attending college. WCC will offer a new 10-week GED preparation class at Willow Run Middle School May 25-Aug. 5.