News & EventsWednesday, August 27, 2014
Filed under: facilities
By Nancy Clay
Parking on WCC’s campus the first month or so of Fall Semester can be challenging. To make sure that students and staff make it to class and to the office on time, WCC encourages students, faculty, and staff to park at Eastern Michigan University’s Rynearson lot on Hewitt Road just east of campus. The Rynearson lot, which is located across from EMU’s football stadium, is only minutes away from WCC.
After a year of classroom shuffling, construction dust, and curiosity about the facelift that the sterile hallways were destined to receive, WCC’s Occupational Education building opens for full operation this fall. Many things have changed. Some of them are obvious, while others are not.
By Janet Miller
Most colleges have two places where students come together: the union for connecting and the library for intellectual growth. At WCC, students can do both in the same place.
WCC’s Conference Services, housed in the Morris Lawrence building, might be one of the most popular hosts in Washtenaw County. Each year more than 80,000 people visit the campus to attend activities that it plans and organizes.
How long is your commute to class? Two miles? Ten? Some WCC students from Livingston County drive up to 60 miles roundtrip to take a class on campus. However, others have shortened their commute by taking classes at one of two WCC extension centers in Livingston County.
For decades, WCC has worked with area businesses to train their employees in quality practices. This April, instructors who train drivers for area roadways will be the recipients of Washtenaw’s expertise.
There is no way around it—tests and stress go hand in hand. But what if you could take the test at a time of your choosing over a two-day period? And what if once you started it, you had as long as you needed to complete it instead of an hour or two during class? Would these things help? You bet.
Before the books close on 2010, it’s important to mark a significant WCC milestone: Thirty years ago, in September 1980, the WCC Children’s Center moved into the Family Education building.