News & EventsTuesday, May 24, 2016
Filed under: businesses and partners
By Janet Miller
WCC faculty and staff worked throughout the 2010-2011 academic year knowing that it would be the last one for retiring President Larry Whitworth. Whitworth will say that faculty members are the ones responsible for student achievement—that it was his job to get passionate and talented people engaged in teaching and to provide them with the tools to make that happen. And while that is a significant part of any president’s job, Whitworth’s 13-year tenure at WCC is far more noteworthy.
Two changes are on tap when WCC students start registering for Fall Semester.
Editor’s note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Turkey by his Digital Photography Abroad class in May. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student.
By Nancy Clay
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Florida campus provost and chief operating officer for Northwood University, as the next president of WCC. A verbal offer has been made and is contingent on potential site visits and the negotiation of an acceptable contract. She is expected to begin Sept. 1, 2011.
Nineteen vocational technology students from WCC were recognized for their efforts at the SkillsUSA 2011 state competition in April. SkillsUSA is the skill showcase for career and technical students.
WCC’s Conference Services, housed in the Morris Lawrence building, might be one of the most popular hosts in Washtenaw County. Each year more than 80,000 people visit the campus to attend activities that it plans and organizes.
WCC is saddened at the passing of its longest-serving trustee, Richard W. Bailey, on April 2.
For decades, WCC has worked with area businesses to train their employees in quality practices. This April, instructors who train drivers for area roadways will be the recipients of Washtenaw’s expertise.