News & EventsMonday, March 30, 2015
Filed under: honors and awards
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.
Mark Dull’s stop-action photographs could easily grace the pages of Sports Illustrated. And Cindy Borsvold’s kaleidoscopes might be the next bestselling toy at any Target store.
When members of WCC’s welding and fabrication team arrive in Kansas City in late June to compete in the national SkillsUSA Championships, they’ll draw plenty of stares.
WCC’s redesigned website is a finalist for the two most important awards in a national contest for college and university websites. The awards are sponsored by eduStyle, a website for web design professionals in higher education.
Want a chance to win one of the most popular cars in movie history? Then get your tickets now for a charity raffle of a car that WCC’s Custom Cars & Concepts program is building.
The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has named Ann Arbor nonprofit executive Margaret (Peg) Talburtt as recipient of the College’s highest honor, the 2009 Award of Merit. Talburtt will receive her award at WCC’s Commencement on Saturday, May 16.
It was one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, but two of WCC’s own jumped on their bikes every morning and rode to school. Student Matt Yost took first place in the Winter Commuter Challenge sponsored by Ann Arbor’s Wheels in Motion bike shop. Dale Petty, an electronics instructor and environmental committee member, placed fifth.
WCC is a lean, mean machine when it comes to reducing waste. The College placed fourth out of 148 colleges that participated in the waste minimization division of the 2009 national Recyclemania competition. Simply put, WCC produced far less trash per capita than most other competing colleges. That includes both waste going into landfills and wastes such as bottles, paper, and cardboard that are recycled.
Washtenaw Community College’s student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, was the most honored newspaper at the Michigan Community College Press Association’s Press Day in East Lansing April 4. It won 33 awards, including 12 first place honors.
“Would you want to drink this stuff?” WCC digital video student John Inwood posed this question viscerally with his winning entry at the 2nd Annual Millers Creek Film Festival. His video, a short public service announcement, puts a humorous spin on the serious effects of dumping motor oil in city drains.