News & EventsTuesday, September 2, 2014
Filed under: honors and awards
The Masco Corporation Foundation has made a corporate gift of $250,000 to WCC—the largest corporate gift the College has ever received.
The WCC Board of Trustees and Dr. Rose Bellanca, the College’s president, have been awarded the 2013 Central Regional Equity Award by the Association of Community College Trustees. The award will be presented at the 44th annual ACCT Leadership Congress this October in Seattle.
WCC student Alex Pazkowski won a Silver Medal in the 42nd WorldSkills International Welding competition recently held in Leipzig. Germany. Pazkowski represented both WCC and the United States in the prestigious international competition.
Five WCC digital media students received Michigan Emmys for their work at the 35th Emmy Gala on June 15. This is the second consecutive year WCC students have returned to campus with Emmys in hand.
WCC students majoring in automotive, welding, and culinary arts returned to campus victorious from the SkillsUSA state competition in April.
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.
WCC is offering 50 new scholarships worth $3,000 each to seniors from any high school to attend WCC after they graduate.
WCC has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation to help fund its Pre-College STEM initiative for two years.
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.
Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, president of WCC, was an invited participant as a key education leader and panelist for the Governor’s Education Summit on April 22 at Michigan State University. The Summit focused on collaboration between the education and business communities, and included discussions on the strengths of education in Michigan and the role that education will play in Michigan’s future economy. This was the second in a two-part summit series.