News & EventsTuesday, June 18, 2013
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Washtenaw Community College is one of only three community colleges in the United States chosen to host a delegation of six Chinese technical/vocational college presidents and vice presidents June 9-23.
WCC was selected to host the next meeting of the Michigan House of Representatives Community College Subcommittee on Appropriations. The subcommittee convenes on campus Monday, May 20, and a public roundtable begins at 12:30pm in Room 150 of the Morris Lawrence building.
The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Michael Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, to receive the College’s highest honor, the 2013 Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service. The award will be given during commencement on Saturday, May 18, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center.
Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.
The WCC Board of Trustees has approved 2,210 awards for graduation. They represent WCC graduates for December 2012 and candidates for April, June, and August 2013. The final number of degrees and certificates is expected to increase after the Spring/Summer Semester is completed in August.
Two WCC students are among the 73 selected nationwide for a 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. WCC President Rose B. Bellanca delivered the good news personally to Susannah Spence and Fatouma Abdoulaye.
WCC is preparing graduates for jobs in top growth areas. The College has seen an increased demand for skilled workers and is responding with programs.
WCC students Kedishia Grant and Leland Dawson have been selected for the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. Selection was based on outstanding academic performance and service to the College and community.
When former U.S. Marine and WCC student Leland Dawson served in Japan and Iraq, he carried out military policies handed down from Congress and the White House. This summer, he will gain insight into how those and other policies are shaped when he interns for the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan.
Employment opportunities were an important factor in the creation of eight new certificate and degree programs at WCC for Fall Semester. The new programs represent a broad range of growing industries, including health care, applied technology, digital media, social science, and the arts.