News & EventsTuesday, December 1, 2015
Filed under: honors and awards
By Matthew Novetske
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” written by WCC instructor Philip C. Stead and illustrated by his wife, Erin C. Stead, has received the prestigious 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal presented by the American Library Association. The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished picture book for children.
WCC’s award-winning student newspaper, The Washtenaw Voice, kept its winning streak alive in 2010. In October, the Associated Collegiate Press selected The Voice for second-place honors in the “Best of Show” two-year weekly broadsheet category. The award was given at the association’s National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky.
WCC’s LifeLong Learning department has received a Special Project Award for the Social Work Conference it held earlier this year. The Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training presented the award on Aug. 13. WCC was selected for the honor from a field of other two-year colleges that included Monroe, Macomb, and Oakland community colleges.
WCC students in skilled trades programs placed first in three categories and second in three others at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer in Kansas City, Mo.
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.
WCC students swept the awards in numerous categories at the state SkillsUSA competition in Lansing on April 16-18. All first-place winners will represent Michigan at the national competition in June in Kansas City. WCC’s winners include:
For the twenty-third consecutive year, the Southeastern Michigan Science Fair returns to WCC March 12-13. The University of Michigan is cosponsoring the event.
- 10:00am–2:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
- 11:00am–2:00pm Concordia University Visit
- 11:00am–noon Interview Skills Workshops
- 11:00am–1:00pm Savannah College of Art and Design Visit
- noon–1:00pm Career Fair Prep Workshops
- 1:00pm–2:00pm Monthly Student Business Meetup