News & EventsFriday, July 29, 2016
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It’s not unusual to find students in WCC classrooms who’ll admit they hadn’t planned on going to college at all.
(Editor’s note: This article is by Julianne Mattera, a former WCC student who’s a reporter for The Argus-Press in Owosso).
Joe Nader, 39, stands over an empty Ford Field wearing his chef’s coat and a toque, or chef’s hat. It’s quiet now, but once his day gets going he’ll oversee the work of about 100 employees. And during football season, an average of nearly 50,000 people per game will look to him for tasty and interesting food.
WCC is joining more than 130 community colleges in 24 states to improve completion rates for students limited by socio-economic barriers. The initiative, “Achieving the Dream,” provides consultants and coaches to select two-year colleges across the country to expand data collection, conduct program evaluations, and share best practices. Until now, participation in the initiative has been by invitation only.
This fall, WCC will make it more convenient for Dexter High School students to take college classes right on their own campus.
Residents in the Lincoln Consolidated Schools community in Ypsilanti can take several WCC enrichment classes close to home this spring. WCC’s Lifelong Learning department is piloting a program with Lincoln Community Education to provide classes on digital photography, American Sign Language, and the use of social networking websites like Facebook.
WCC shines the spotlight on commercial art May 3-28 when the vision and creativity of WCC graphic design students goes on display in the College’s Gallery One. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, May 12, at 5:30pm in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Student Center building.
WCC students are increasingly considering the issue of sustainability, as a growing number of instructors across disciplines are bringing this important topic into their classrooms.
WCC students swept the awards in numerous categories at the state SkillsUSA competition in Lansing on April 16-18. All first-place winners will represent Michigan at the national competition in June in Kansas City. WCC’s winners include:
WCC and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority will extend a special program for bus travel departing from the College’s main campus through the Fall Semester. To participate, students and employees must have a new WCC ID card, which is free.