News & EventsThursday, May 26, 2016
Filed under: neighbors and visitors
Admit it: When you walked by that 600-pound bike in the parking lot, you felt a little jealous. Someone else had sat on top of its shiny chrome, with every cell in their body idling at the same RPM as its engine. Unlike you, in your boxy SUV or fuel-friendly compact, they felt the freedom of the road that you never could, encased in metal and fiberglass. If what's holding you back from a two-wheel experience is your skill at doing it safely, WCC has a class for you.
If there is a true Renaissance man on WCC’s campus it may well be motorcycle instructor and department chair Shawn Deron, 36. He is a self-described carpenter, plumber, mechanic, electrician, computer geek, philosopher, avid reader and learner, tool connoisseur, farmer, botanist, etymologist, photographer, entrepreneur, and teacher. But most of all he loves anything to do with speed and bees.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Toledo City Finance Director Patrick A. McLean to serve the two years of newly elected state Rep. David Rutledge’s unexpired term on the board. McLean’s appointment began Jan. 11 and will expire Dec. 31, 2012, following the next general election.
“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 has stuff—lots and lots of stuff. What do most people do who have extra stuff? They put it on eBay.
Wouldn’t you love to fly? Imagine yourself in the cockpit, the sky around you and the controls at your command. Whether you dream of finding your career in the sky or of flying for your own pleasure, the starting point is the same: ground school.
WCC has so many students who have career dreams, but not the finances to necessarily support those dreams. That’s where the WCC Foundation comes in to help.
The WCC Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to serve two of the remaining four years of Trustee David Rutledge’s six-year term. Rutledge, a three-term WCC trustee, was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November and will begin his House responsibilities in January.
Accelerating on a rain-soaked highway. Weaving through heavy traffic. Driving safely on any road surface is a critical skill for an emergency first responder.
Finding a new academic leader who will honor the hard work and vision of retiring President Larry Whitworth while bringing his or her own unique perspective on two-year education is a daunting task. It’s arguably one of the most strategic undertakings facing the WCC Board of Trustees this year.