News & EventsWednesday, December 11, 2013
Filed under: philanthropy
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 Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to WCC in support of its welding program.
The WCC Student Veterans Club encourages students and staff to help make this holiday season brighter for less fortunate families.
WCC nursing student Kristopher L. Thompson has been awarded a 2012 Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship by the American Red Cross. He is one of three students nationwide and the only community college student to receive the honor.
Middle and high school students from around Washtenaw County are spending their Saturdays preparing to become successful adults. They are learning how to speak well and to lead others, all through a unique program hosted at Ypsilanti’s Parkridge Community Center.
It’s hard to determine the value of a helping hand. For the recipients of bone marrow donations, heart treatments, and cancer services, that value is priceless.
By Janet Miller
Sage advice comes from experience. And experience is what WCC values and celebrates in two new mentorship programs.
WCC is helping area nonprofits increase their number of community volunteers. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the WCC Student Development and Activities department will host a Volunteer Fair from 11:00am to 1:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. The event is free and open to the public.
- 10:00am–1:30pm Concordia University Visitation
- noon–1:00pm Friends of Bill AA Meeting
- noon–1:00pm Finals Fuel-Up
- noon–1:00pm Make it, Take it:Snowman
- 1:00pm–5:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit
- 5:00pm–6:00pm Make it, Take it: Ice Cream Sundaes