News & EventsFriday, January 30, 2015
Filed under: businesses and partners
The Detroit Free Press has named Washtenaw Community College one of the top employers in southeast Michigan. The paper announced its Top Workplaces for 2009 on Oct. 18, and WCC ranked 11th.
An eight-member consultant-evaluator team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association is recommending that Washtenaw Community College be granted an unconditional 10-year accreditation renewal, the maximum allowed by the HLC. The team, consisting of community college administrators and faculty from the central United States, will now pass its recommendation on to the HLC for final approval, which is expected to occur in February 2010.
It’s 2:45 on a Wednesday afternoon and Stephanie Mae is reminding her 450 Facebook friends that she’ll be on the air at Orchard Radio in 15 minutes. Mike Pickett and his buddy, Matt Gilson, are on the mics behind her rehashing the Tigers’ heartbreaking loss the day before and the controversy surrounding star slugger Miguel Cabrera. They are surrounded by posters of Led Zeppelin, Rob Zombie, and Pillar of Autumn, among others, and are oblivious to the parade of students, faculty, and staff walking past the half-wall windows that give them a birds-eye view of the Student Center first floor.
(Editor’s Note: The following article is by Addie Shrodes, editor of The Washtenaw Voice, WCC’s student newspaper).
Over the summer, the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management department got a sweet new retail space and some much-needed kitchen renovations.
Editor's Note: Congratulations to Tom Gents of Illinois, the new owner of the Dream Machine. The Dream Machine raffle raised about $25,000 each for two charities: the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and The Salvation Army's Staples Family Center.
Editor's note (Nov. 17, 2009): Because of a national shortage of H1N1 vaccine, flu shots were not available by the dates listed in this article. Local information about the flu is available at ewashtenaw.org/flu.
This week WCC rolls out new pages on its award-winning website that highlight three non-traditional ways to take classes: online, in a blended format that combines online and classroom learning, and on weekends.
WCC’s Dream Machine, a “clone” of the 1967 Mustang GT nicknamed Eleanor from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” was one of the most popular cars at the recent Woodward Dream Cruise. Students in the Custom Cars & Concepts (CCC) program are building the car for Detroit radio station WCSX as part of the Dream Machine charity raffle.
A milestone will be celebrated when the United Association Instructor Training Program convenes at Washtenaw Community College August 8-14. This year marks the 20th anniversary of an educational partnership that has served almost 30,000 new and returning instructors-in-training for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.