WCC News

Tom Penird in front of 3D printed masks

WCC instructor 3D printing reusable face masks for health care providers

Rich Rezler - March 28, 2020

Tom Penird is manufacturing reusable plastic face masks in the WCC's 3D printing lab that will be donated to health care providers.

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tags: COVID-19, 3D Printing, Advanced Manufacturing, Donation

SUV full of medical supplies

WCC Health Sciences Division donates supplies to local hospitals

Rich Rezler - March 26, 2020

The healthcare industry's shortage of personal protective equipment has been well-documented during the COVID-19 outbreak. WCC's Health Sciences Division has done its part to provide local hospitals with the critical supplies they need.

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tags: Donation, COVID-19, Health Sciences

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WCC continues offering resources to community

Susan Ferraro - March 25, 2020

Washtenaw Community College is operating in a remote capacity, but still providing a variety of resources and services to Washtenaw County residents.

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tags: COVID-19

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President Bellanca: Thank you, Washtenaw County voters

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca - March 11, 2020

A letter from WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to Washtenaw County voters.

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tags: Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Keep Up The Good Work

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WCC employees complete campus emergency response training

Rich Rezler - March 11, 2020

More than 20 WCC employees completed a six-month CERT training that prepared the volunteers to assist the Public Safety Department in the event of an emergency on campus.

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tags: CERT Training, Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety

Ken Hannan and Dena Blair

Scholarship will help WCC student with his career transition

Rich Rezler - March 06, 2020

Ken Hannan is one of five statewide recipients of a scholarship from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

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tags: Broadcast Media Arts, Career Transitions, Scholarships, Student Success

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WCC librarian, winner of inaugural ALA fellowship, believes in power of community colleges and libraries

Rich Rezler - February 24, 2020

Tashia Munson, an Outreach and Reference Librarian at WCC’s Bailey Library, recently attended the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits after being selected as the organization’s inaugural Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellow.

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tags: Bailey Library, Staff Profile, Awards

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WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

Susan Ferraro - February 21, 2020

Destination Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College are joint recipients of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan 2020 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

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tags: WCC Foundation, Workforce Development, Awards

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Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair on March 11 is free, open to the public

Rich Rezler - February 21, 2020

The Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 11 is expected to include representatives from an estimated 80 employers, many looking to immediately fill current job opportunities.

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tags: Career Fair, Career Transitions

Richard Florida speaking on a stage

Speaker: Community colleges are 'the heart and soul' of societal transformation

Brian Malone - February 19, 2020

Author and urbanist Richard Florida: “The energy we are seeing that is transforming our society, socially and economically, is happening (locally). Community colleges are the heart and soul of it and don’t get the credit they deserve.”

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tags: President's Leadership Recognition Luncheon, Community Colleges

Liam Stanyer of Lake Orion High School works underneath a vehicle during a Skills USA competition at WCC.

High school students win scholarships, prizes at Skills USA competition

Rich Rezler - February 17, 2020

Sixty-one high school students from 13 area high schools vied for scholarships, prizes and a spot in the state finals at the 2020 Skills USA Automotive Technology regional competition held at WCC.

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tags: Scholarships, Skills USA, Automotive Services

WCC students sitting in a circle

WCC, other community colleges sign transfer agreements with 25 Michigan universities

Rich Rezler - February 05, 2020

Transferring to a four-year college or university from WCC is now even simpler thanks to new transfer agreements with 25 Michigan colleges and universities.

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tags: Articulation Agreements, Academic Pathways, Transfer

Aisha Bowe and Kim Hurns holding checks to WCC Foundation from Bowe

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe endows scholarship for engineering transfer students

Rich Rezler - February 03, 2020

The Aisha R. Bowe eMpower Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to select WCC students who’ve earned a minimum of a 3.3 GPA while completing at least 14 credits in a WCC academic program designed to transfer into the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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tags: WCC Foundation, Alumni Profile, Scholarships, Aisha Bowe, STEAM, Transfer, Alumni

Photos of WCC students Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman

Two WCC students make semifinal list for Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2020

Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman are two of the 456 students nationwide to make the 2020 semifinalists list, selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants.

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tags: National Scholarship, Student Success, Awards

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Agreement with Purdue Fort Wayne offers WCC students path to bachelor's without leaving home

Rich Rezler - January 26, 2020

WCC and Purdue Fort Wayne recently signed an agreement that allows WCC students to transfer 88 credits and complete a bachelor's degree at Purdue Fort Wayne completely online.

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tags: Articulation Agreements, Transfer

David Seaman speaking at a podium

Honors Convocation speaker shares inspiring story of recovery and support

Rich Rezler - January 23, 2020

David Seaman entered detox on January 23, 2017. Exactly three years later, he elicited a standing ovation as student speaker at the WCC Winter Honors Convocation.

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tags: Honors Convocation, Student Resources, Honors, High Honors, Collegiate Recovery Program

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Collegiate Recovery Program celebrates one-year anniversary at WCC

Rich Rezler - January 23, 2020

The Collegiate Recovery Program at Washtenaw Community College celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with a new facilitator and the exact same mission – to help recovering students succeed in college while maintaining sobriety.

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tags: Collegiate Recovery Program, Student Resources

Photos of Zach Baker, Kristin Gapske and Devon Keen

3 honored with WCC Equity in Action awards at MLK event

Rich Rezler - January 16, 2020

WCC handed out three “Equity in Action” awards during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance ceremony held at the college today.

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tags: Awards, Equity in Action, MLK Day

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Fall 2019 High Honors Students

WCC - January 16, 2020

A total of 679 students earned "High Honors" during the Fall 2019 semester at Washtenaw Community College. To earn "High Honors" distinction, a student must complete 12 or more credits with a 3.8 GPA or higher.

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tags: Fall 2019, Student Recognition, High Honors

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WCC ranked No. 8 in national list of online certificate programs

Rich Rezler - January 16, 2020

WCC is ranked No. 8 in the nation on a list of the Top 60 Online Certificate Degree Programs for 2020 released by Intelligent.com.

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tags: Online Certificates, Ranking, Online Learning

CTE Month at WCC logo

WCC celebrating Career and Technical Education Month throughout February

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2020

For its third consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College will participate in the national movement to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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tags: CTE Month, CTE

wcc stickers on a table at a past welcome day

Winter Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Rich Rezler - January 11, 2020

The 2020 Winter Welcome Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Student Center.

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tags: Student Activities, Event, Welcome Day

WCC Dean of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers Dr. Jimmie Baber

Meet WCC's newest academic dean, Dr. Jimmie Baber

Rich Rezler - January 09, 2020

Dr. Jimmie Baber now leads the college’s Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers division, starting in the role at the beginning of the calendar year.

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tags: Dean, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers