News & EventsMonday, May 4, 2015
Filed under: alumni
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.
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.
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.
Benton Harbor native Willie Baker, 26, had no idea how important dance would be to his life.
By Anita LeBlanc
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.
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).