News & EventsTuesday, July 28, 2015
Filed under: alumni
In her role as Chair of the Talent Council of Region 9 of the Michigan Regional Prosperity Initiative, Dr. Bellanca spoke to an audience of approximately 1000 leaders in government, education and business at the 2015 Governor’s Economic and Education Summit on March 3. The Initiative was established by Gov. Rick Snyder and the state legislature in 2014 to encourage local partners to strategize on ways to create vibrant regional economies.
Tom Lamb is a new board member of the Washtenaw Community College Foundation, starting his first term last August, but he is already a huge proponent of WCC.
Keep your momentum going this summer! Although Spring Semester started May 11, WCC offers a wide variety of classes that start later in June and July. Whether you’re already a WCC student or you’re home for summer from another college or university, we have classes that can help you keep moving toward your degree.
Laurie Wadhams and her husband Tim are leading the Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Campaign for Success. To date, the Campaign has garnered over $8 million in contributions and pledges, far and away the most successful fund raising effort in the college’s 50-year history. The contributions will support faculty innovation and student scholarships and success. Wadhams, who is also the Foundation Board Secretary and serves on the Women’s Council, credits the success to a number of factors: “We have a fabulous, very active and engaged leadership committee. We have benefitted from WCC’s outstanding reputation and from the leadership and support of President Dr. Rose Bellanca, former Vice President of Advancement Wendy Lawson and current Executive Director Julaine LeDuc,” she said. “Donors have stepped up and are very generous. We anticipate the community will continue to support WCC, and the numbers should continue to grow.”
The inaugural Faculty, Alumni and Student Gala at Washtenaw Community College featured talent from across WCC’s campus and the surrounding community. Performances ranged from dance and vocals to poetry and instrumentals.