News & EventsThursday, February 26, 2015
Filed under: philanthropy
The Washtenaw Community College Foundation has raised over $8 million over the past 18 months in cash gifts and pledges to support students at Washtenaw Community College. This represents the largest amount of funds ever raised in a collective effort at the college.
It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.
Words That Can Make You Money is an upcoming presentation and workshop that shows people how to use their unique qualities to create a scholarship essay that makes them stand out from the crowd. It will be offered at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library on Tuesday, March 4, from 7-8:30 pm.
The Masco Corporation Foundation has made a corporate gift of $250,000 to WCC—the largest corporate gift the College has ever received.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Michael Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to receive the College’s highest honor, the 2013 Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service. The award will be given during commencement on Saturday, May 18, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center.
Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.
The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to WCC in support of its welding program.
The WCC Student Veterans Club encourages students and staff to help make this holiday season brighter for less fortunate families.
WCC nursing student Kristopher L. Thompson has been awarded a 2012 Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship by the American Red Cross. He is one of three students nationwide and the only community college student to receive the honor.
Middle and high school students from around Washtenaw County are spending their Saturdays preparing to become successful adults. They are learning how to speak well and to lead others, all through a unique program hosted at Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Community Center.