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Mark of quality: WCC earns accreditor's seal of approval

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

The Higher Learning Commission, one of the nation’s six regional accreditors for institutions of higher education, has continued WCC’s accreditation through 2029-30.

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tags: On The Record, Accreditation, February 2021

William Glover

Never too late: William Glover finds path to rewarding career at WCC

WCC - March 04, 2021

William Glover is an award-winning television producer, but the journey to a full-time job in a profession he loves wasn’t easy.

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tags: Student Success, On The Record, Alumni Profile, February 2021, Digital Video Production

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

'We're here. We're ready.' President Bellanca on WCC's role in post-pandemic recovery

WCC - March 04, 2021

On The Record sat down with WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to discuss how WCC is supporting current students and the community to help secure a brighter future.

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tags: community involvement, Workforce Development, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, February 2021, Student Success, On The Record, Online Learning

Children at Parkridge Community Center

Parkridge Community Center helping to bridge the digital divide

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

A $60,000 grant to WCC and the Parkridge Community Center will help bridge the digital divide that exists in the Ypsilanti neighborhood the center serves. And that’s only a part of help available at Parkridge.

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tags: On The Record, Parkridge Community Center, February 2021, Ypsilanti, community involvement

Mentor Connect

Local experts sought to mentor WCC students

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

WCC is inviting local professionals to share their expertise with its students.

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tags: On The Record, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, February 2021, Mentor Connect, Professionals in the Classroom

Brenda Anderson

Student Spotlight: Brenda Anderson exploring photography as 'retirement career'

Tabetha Chaney - March 01, 2021

Q&A with Brenda Anderson, a WCC alumni who's back on campus exploring photography as a "retirement career."

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tags: On The Record, Student Success, Student Profile, Digital Photography, February 2021

Barnaby Pung

Ph.D. in hand, first-gen college grad teaching others academic and career skills

WCC - March 01, 2021

Barnaby Pung, a part-time instructor of Academic and Career Skills at WCC, is motivated to guide students along career paths.

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tags: Academic and Career Skills, February 2021, GED, Faculty Profile, On The Record

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

Anita LeBlanc - March 01, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Scholarship Program results in the largest annual gift the WCC Foundation receives.

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tags: WCC Foundation, On The Record, Donation, Scholarships, February 2021, Student Emergency Fund, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor

Nicholas Ochal

Nicholas Ochal's search for a purpose

WCC Communications - February 26, 2021

It was a winding road with some fits and starts that took WCC alumni Nicholas Ochal to the career in social work that he enjoys today.

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tags: On The Record, Student Success, February 2021, Alumni Profile

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WCC part of consortium awarded $10M for workforce training

Rich Rezler - February 04, 2021

WCC is part of a consortium awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Labor to invest in workforce training.

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tags: February 2021, Workforce Development, Grants, On The Record, Workforce Training

Kristy King

From sales to sidelines: Kristy King's career change begins at WCC

Rich Rezler - January 30, 2021

Kristy King had a successful career in sales before making the decision to pursue something that would make her happier: A sideline sports reporter.

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tags: February 2021, Scholarships, Broadcast Media Arts, On The Record, Journalism, Orchard Radio, Washtenaw Voice

Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak

2,471 WCC students honored at Winter Honors Convocation

WCC - January 29, 2021

The 2021 Winter Honors Convocation includes remarks from President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Trustee Christina Fleming and two student speakers — Umang Bhojani and Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak.

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tags: Honors Convocation, February 2021, On The Record, Rose B. Bellanca, Student Success

Dr. Eric Reed

Dr. Eric Reed is WCC's new Dean of Student Access, Success, Equity and Inclusion

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2021

Dr. Eric Reed has spent most of his career helping minority and low-income students get to college, through college, and into gratifying yet equitable careers.

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William G. Milliken Jr.

WCC Board of Trustees elects new officers, Milliken named chair for two-year term

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2021

William G. Milliken Jr. was elected as chairperson of the WCC Board of Trustees by fellow members at their annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 26.

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tags: Board of Trustees

CircleIn scholarship winners

CircleIn app rewards WCC students with scholarships

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2021

WCC rolled out the CircleIn app so students could be more productive remotely. Now, CircleIn is rewarding its most frequent users with scholarship money.

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tags: Student Success, February 2021, On The Record, Scholarships, CircleIn

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Fall 2020 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - January 20, 2021

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Fall 2020 semester.

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tags: Student Recognition, High Honors, Fall 2020, ousearch_News_2020, Honors

Shari Piracha

Piracha, Human Library team win WCC Equity in Action Awards

Rich Rezler - January 18, 2021

WCC awarded its Equity in Action Awards during a virtual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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tags: MLK Day, Awards, Equity in Action

WCC Chief of Public Safety Scott Hilden

WCC Public Safety chief appointed to chair county-wide association

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2021

WCC Chief of Public Safety Scott Hilden has been appointed chair of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Association for 2021

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tags: Public Safety, community involvement

Police Academy graduates

WCC Police Academy earns prestigious accreditation

Rich Rezler - January 12, 2021

The WCC Police Academy is the first in the United States to be accredited by the IADLEST and the first in the world to receive an Award of Excellence from the international non-profit organization.

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tags: Police Academy, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, On The Record, February 2021, Accreditation

Donaven Lee

Donaven Lee is WCC's third NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

Donaven Lee is the third WCC student selected for the prestigious NASA program, following Emilee Seghi (Spring 2020) and Maximilian Ehinger (Fall 2020).

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tags: NASA, Transfer, Student Success, On The Record, February 2021

Brandon Tucker

Tucker appointed to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office policing commission

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

WCC Associate Vice President for Workforce and Community Development Brandon Tucker will serve on the 21st Century Policing Compliance Commission operated by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

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tags: community involvement, police

cybersecurity workbench

WCC has new tools for automotive cybersecurity

WCC - December 21, 2020

The college procured seven new workbenches that will allow students to interact with a vehicle infotainment system in an engineering and cybersecurity capacity.

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tags: ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record, CCAT, December 2020, Automotive Cybersecurity

WCC Liberal Arts building

WCC faculty launch Liberal Arts Innovation Group

WCC - December 21, 2020

Because the importance of a strong liberal arts education is sometimes underestimated, a group of WCC faculty is designing methods and strategies to make them more relevant in today’s tech-heavy world.

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tags: Liberal Arts Innovation Group, ousearch_News_On The Record, December 2020, Faculty Profile, liberal arts, On The Record

Carl Vitullo

Hip to crypto: 2 associate degrees led WCC grad to high-tech job in NYC

WCC - December 21, 2020

Carl Vitullo credits WCC for helping to prepare him for his job as an engineering manager and front-end developer for Stellar Development Foundation.

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tags: On The Record, December 2020, Business and Computer Technologies, Alumni Profile, ousearch_News_On The Record

Exceptional Academy graduate

'Exceptional' students complete WCC's Cisco Networking Academy

Rich Rezler - December 21, 2020

Six adults with disabilities from the Exceptional Academy in Northville have completed WCC’s Cisco Networking Academy. The goal of the academy is to prepare students for permanent employment in cybersecurity or networking.

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tags: ousearch_News_On The Record, Cisco Networking Academy, cybersecurity, On The Record, Networking, December 2020

Foundation donation

100+ women who care about WCC

Anita LeBlanc - December 20, 2020

A generous $19,800 donation to the WCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund from 100+ Women Who Care of Washtenaw County is helping meet a 200% increase in student requests for aid since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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tags: ousearch_News_On The Record, December 2020, Student Emergency Fund, On The Record, WCC Foundation, Donation

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EMU offers scholarships to WCC Futures for Frontliners graduates

Rich Rezler - December 18, 2020

Essential workers using state-funded Futures for Frontliners scholarships at WCC can capitalize on an additional scholarship opportunity to continue their education at EMU.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Scholarships, Futures For Frontliners, Eastern Michigan University

Mika McAskill

Gov. Whitmer appoints WCC's Mika McAskill to state commission

Rich Rezler - December 18, 2020

WCC vice president Mika McAskill has been appointed to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020

Heidi Kutzley with award

Clinton High School counselor wins second annual WCC Bridge Award

Rich Rezler - December 04, 2020

A strong dedication to students and a willingness to go the extra mile to help them succeed earned Clinton High School counselor Heidi Kutzley the second annual WCC Bridge Award.

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tags: WCC Bridge Award, ousearch_News_2020, high school counselors, Awards

Police Academy graduates

33 WCC Police Academy graduates honored for perseverance and dedication

Rich Rezler - November 20, 2020

What this year’s Washtenaw Community College Police Academy graduation ceremony was missing of its typical pomp and circumstance was replaced with an unparalleled level of pride and admiration for those who completed their training in a most atypical year.

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tags: Police Academy, ousearch_News_2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record, December 2020, Graduation

Student welding

WCC welding students have new pathway to bachelor's degree

Rich Rezler - November 17, 2020

A new articulation agreement allows students to complete 87 WCC credits before transferring to Wayne State to complete a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering Technology.

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tags: Articulation Agreements, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record, ousearch_News_2020, Welding, Advanced Manufacturing

Jasmine Jones, US Army

Meet a few of WCC's nearly 600 student veterans

Rich Rezler - November 11, 2020

A Veterans Day Q&A with some of WCC's student veterans.

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tags: Student Veterans, ousearch_News_2020, Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Success

Success Tools webinar series

WCC offering free webinar series for small business owners

Rich Rezler - November 08, 2020

The WCC Economic & College Development division and its Entrepreneurship Center have combined resources for Success Tools webinars.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Economic impact, ousearch_News_2020

Tim Skubick

Tim Skubick discusses election with Washtenaw Economic Club

Rich Rezler - November 05, 2020

Long-time Michigan capitol correspondent Tim Skubick brought his typical humor and insight to a Washtenaw Economic Club discussion about the recent election

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tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, ousearch_News_2020

Ron Stevens

Washtenaw SBDC business counselor Ron Stevens honored

Tabetha Chaney - November 02, 2020

Washtenaw associate regional director earns State Star of the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

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tags: Awards, ousearch_News_2020, SBDC

Sandy McCarthy

WCC's Sandy McCarthy is Academic Librarian of the Year

Rich Rezler - October 30, 2020

Sandy McCarthy received the award during the virtual presentation of the 2020 Michigan Library Awards, considered the state’s highest honors within the library community.

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tags: December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, Library, On The Record, Faculty Profile, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

Police reform panel

Police reform discussion hosted by Washtenaw Economic Club

WCC - October 30, 2020

The Washtenaw Economic Club hosted a wide-ranging and frank discussion of local policing as it relates to the issues of social and racial justice.

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tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, ousearch_News_2020

Press release

WCC, faculty union agree on one-year contract extensions

Rich Rezler - October 27, 2020

WCC and its faculty union, the Washtenaw Community College Education Association, have agreed on a one-year extension of two current contracts.

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tags: Faculty, Faculty Contract, ousearch_News_2020, Press Release

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WCC sponsor of local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship program

Rich Rezler - October 26, 2020

WCC and the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC are sponsoring a program that will provide underrepresented college students with paid internship opportunities with local tech startup companies and venture capital firms

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tags: ousearch_News_On The Record, Diversity, community involvement, ousearch_News_2020, December 2020, On The Record, Internship

Career Fair logo

WCC Fall Career and Internship Fair goes virtual, still free and open to public

Rich Rezler - October 21, 2020

The November 6 virtual job fair will be hosted on the Brazen platform and is made possible thanks to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training.

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tags: Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2020, Career Fair

Mullalond accepting award

WCC's Mary Mullalond wins statewide Faculty of the Year award

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

English and College Readiness faculty member Mary Mullalond was named 2020 Faculty of the Year by the National Organization for Student Success: Michigan Chapter (NOSSMi).

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tags: On The Record, ousearch_News_On The Record, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020, Faculty Profile, December 2020, Awards

HVAC student

WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

WCC is one of five winners in the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) second annual 2020 Pitch for the Trades competition, sponsored by the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation.

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tags: HVAC, ousearch_News_2020, Awards, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, December 2020, Entrepreneurship Center, On The Record, ousearch_News_On The Record

Conference logo

WCC hosting second annual Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

Rich Rezler - October 05, 2020

The day-long event is intended for students, faculty and staff from community colleges around the state of Michigan.

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tags: Student Organizations, Gender and sexuality, ousearch_News_2020, Conference

Career Catapult logo

Get a boost from WCC's Career Catapult

Rich Rezler - October 02, 2020

Career Catapult is a free, three-day virtual event designed to help jump-start careers and help people land the jobs they want.

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tags: Career Transitions, Career Catapult, Economic impact, ousearch_News_2020, Corporate Training

EIR program coaches

Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners

Rich Rezler - September 29, 2020

The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College recently announced it has secured funding to extend its successful Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program for another year.

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tags: Entrepreneurship, ousearch_News_2020, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Be The One to Ask

Suicide Prevention Month tips from WCC personal counselors

Rich Rezler - September 21, 2020

The WCC personal counseling department distributed five evidence-based steps that any individual can take to help someone that is in suicidal crisis.

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tags: Personal Counseling, ousearch_News_2020

HVAC student

WCC's 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' named a finalist in pitch competition

Rich Rezler - September 18, 2020

WCC is one step away from receiving a significant financial boost in its quest to prepare graduates of its HVAC program for business ownership.

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tags: HVAC, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, ousearch_News_2020, Entrepreneurship Center

Futures for Frontliners logo

Applications being accepted for Futures for Frontliners program

Rich Rezler - September 12, 2020

The State of Michigan has opened applications for its Futures for Frontliners program that will cover tuition costs at Washtenaw Community College and other community colleges for those who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: Futures For Frontliners, Affordability, ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19, Scholarships

Greater Washtenaw SBDC staff

Small business counseling team at WCC honored

WCC - September 04, 2020

The Greater Washtenaw Region of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at WCC received an Ambassador Award from The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, SBDC, small business, Awards

Counselor on videoconference

WCC personal counselors earn certification to better serve students virtually

Rich Rezler - September 02, 2020

All six licensed personal counselors on staff at WCC recently completed TeleMental Health Training Certification to better serve students virtually.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Student Services, Counseling, COVID-19, Personal Counseling

Jarjoura with flag

WCC student's art flies outside famed Rockefeller Center

Rich Rezler - August 26, 2020

Artwork by Washtenaw Community College student and Ann Arbor-based artist Therese Basha Jarjoura was part of a public art installation displayed outside The Rockefeller Center.

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tags: Student Success, Fine Arts, ousearch_News_2020

golf outing logo

WCC Foundation's annual golf fundraiser goes virtual

Tabetha Chaney - August 25, 2020

The WCC Foundation has announced that its annual Jerry Jernigan Memorial Golf Outing is going virtual this year.

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tags: Student Emergency Fund, ousearch_News_2020, fundraiser, WCC Foundation

Beth Marshall

WCC joins EMU, YMCA to address critical need for child development workers

Rich Rezler - August 14, 2020

The Early Childhood Education program at WCC is joining an effort spearheaded by the Office of [email protected] to respond to a critical community need for certified child development workers in eastern Washtenaw County.

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tags: Early Childhood Education, community involvement, Community enrichment, ousearch_News_2020

Automotive Cybersecurity ad

New certificates: Automotive Cybersecurity, Advanced Automotive Services Technician

Rich Rezler - August 11, 2020

WCC is offering two new certificate programs beginning in Fall 2020 — Automotive Cybersecurity and Advanced Automotive Services Technician.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, cybersecurity, Automotive Cybersecurity, Certificates, Automotive Services, Certifications

WCC Women's Council logo

Women's Council hosts important community conversation

Susan Ferraro - August 05, 2020

The Women's Council at Washtenaw Community College hosted a community conversation Tuesday focusing on how women and people of color have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: COVID-19, Women's Council, WCC Foundation, ousearch_News_2020

Doug Waters

WCC faculty member receives Exemplary Course Program Award

Susan Ferraro - July 24, 2020

WCC Business instructor Doug Waters received an Exemplary Course Program Award from Blackboard, Inc., for his work developing the college's online Business Law (BMG 111) course.

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tags: Awards, ousearch_News_2020, Business Law, Faculty Profile, Business and Computer Technologies

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New app will give WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

WCC - July 24, 2020

With more and more students taking online and virtual classes, WCC has taken steps to add a missing ingredient to their education: Studying with their classmates.

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tags: Student Success, Technology, ousearch_News_2020, Fall 2020

Takeout meal labeled 'Braised Brisket'

Washtenaw Economic Club provides 300 gourmet meals to local healthcare workers

WCC - July 14, 2020

700 local healthcare workers were treated to a gourmet meal thanks to a group effort by the Washtenaw Economic Club, Washtenaw Community College and Fabulous Foods, Inc.

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tags: COVID-19, Fabulous Foods, Washtenaw Economic Club, Donation, ousearch_News_2020

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WCC returning to campus in Fall 2020 with safety as top priority

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

WCC has taken exhaustive steps to protect the health of the limited number of students, faculty and staff that will be on campus during the Fall semester.

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tags: Fall 2020, ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19, Press Release, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Race and Ethnic Relations series graphic

WCC offering free Race and Ethnic Relations virtual learning series to community

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

Washtenaw Community College is offering a free, five-part Race and Ethnic Relations virtual learning series.

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tags: Race and Ethnicity, ousearch_News_2020, Community enrichment

President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Board of Trustees unanimously extends contract of President Bellanca

WCC - June 26, 2020

The WCC Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of WCC President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2023.

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tags: Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020

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Board of Trustees approves department chair appointments for 2020-21

Rich Rezler - June 23, 2020

Faculty department chair appointments for the 2020-21 academic year.

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tags: Faculty Department Chair, Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

WCC designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Rich Rezler - June 16, 2020

The announcement places WCC among a select group of two-year, four-year and graduate-level institutions nationwide to receive the prestigious distinction.

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tags: Computer Science, National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, ousearch_News_2020, cybersecurity

Maximilian Ehinger

WCC student Maximilian Ehinger selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - June 12, 2020

Maximilian Ehinger came to WCC intent on learning more about the worlds of aerospace, physics and astronomy. He got that opportunity, and then some.

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tags: Astronomy, NASA, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020

Medical Assistant checking young girl's throat

Medical Assisting certificate program addresses needs of local employers

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

Local healthcare organizations IHA and Michigan Medicine have both expressed to WCC a pressing need to fill their talent pipeline with more certified medical assistants.

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tags: Allied Health, Certificates, Health Sciences, Medical Assistant, Medical Assisting, ousearch_News_2020

Sandra Coward holding graduation sign

Graduate profile: Nearly 40 years later, mom of 5 completes her degree

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

When Sandy Coward left college in 1983, she promised her mother she would finish her degree one day. And then "life got in the way.”

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tags: Non-Traditional Student, ousearch_News_2020, Graduation, Occupational Studies

Emilee Seghi holding planner with NASA logo

WCC graduate Emilee Seghi selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - May 23, 2020

Emilee Seghi will participate in the five-week, online NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar program with hopes of being selected for an all-expense-paid, four-day visit to a NASA center.

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tags: Aerospace Engineering, Student Success, NASA, ousearch_News_2020

Samuel Harmon in 1965

Board of Trustees remembers first chairman, Samuel Harmon

Rich Rezler - May 19, 2020

WCC Board chair Christina Fleming requested a moment of silence at the beginning of Tuesday’s virtual meeting in honor of the death of Samuel Harmon, the first WCC board chair in 1965.

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tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020

picture of students in classroom

Winter 2020 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - May 15, 2020

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Winter 2020 semester.

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tags: Honors, High Honors, Winter 2020, ousearch_News_2020, Student Recognition

Nik Kopka dribbling

Talent show winner knows his dad 'would've loved to see it'

Rich Rezler - May 05, 2020

Nik Kopka spent thousands of hours working on ball-handling drills during his basketball playing days. When he saw WCC’s Digital Talent Show advertised, he decided to polish up those skills.

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tags: Talent Show, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success

Screenshot of awards ceremony

Four WCC students win Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - May 03, 2020

Four WCC Digital Media Arts students won first-place honors at the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Student Production Awards.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020

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WCC freezes tuition rates and fees amid COVID-19 crisis

Rich Rezler - April 29, 2020

As part of an ongoing commitment to affordability and in recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19, WCC announced it will freeze tuition rates and fees for the 2020-21 academic year.

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tags: COVID-19, Tuition, ousearch_News_2020

Ali Kurmasha

Ali Kurmasha is WCC's fifth Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship winner

Rich Rezler - April 24, 2020

Ali Kurmasha is one of 50 community college students from around the country to receive the highly competitive Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Scholarships, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Student Success, Student Awards

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WCC team finishes 62nd out of 931 at National Cyber League competition

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2020

A group of Washtenaw Community College students finished 62nd out of 931 teams in the National Cyber League (NCL) Spring 2020 competition.

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tags: Student Activities, cybersecurity, Awards, ousearch_News_2020

medical face mask

WCC, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital co-hosting blood drive, donation drive

Rich Rezler - April 09, 2020

In a spirit of collaboration, WCC and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital are co-hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Morris Lawrence Building.

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tags: COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020

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: Advanced Manufacturing, COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020, 3D Printing, 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: ousearch_News_2020, Donation, Health Sciences, COVID-19

WCC campus

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: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19

President Bellanca

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: Keep Up The Good Work, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, ousearch_News_2020

Employee in CERT vest

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: Public Safety, ousearch_News_2020, Emergency Preparedness, CERT Training

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: Scholarships, Career Transitions, Broadcast Media Arts, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020

Tashia Munson

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: Library, ousearch_News_2020, Awards, Staff Profile

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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, ousearch_News_2020, Workforce Development, Awards

Career Fair neon sign

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 Transitions, ousearch_News_2020, Career Fair

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: ousearch_News_2020, 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, Automotive Services, Skills USA, ousearch_News_2020

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: ousearch_News_2020, Transfer, Articulation Agreements, Academic Pathways

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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: Alumni, ousearch_News_2020, Alumni Profile, Scholarships, STEAM, Transfer, Aisha Bowe, WCC Foundation

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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: Student Success, National Scholarship, ousearch_News_2020, 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: ousearch_News_2020, Articulation Agreements, Transfer

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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: High Honors, Honors Convocation, Student Resources, Collegiate Recovery Program, ousearch_News_2020, Honors

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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: Student Resources, ousearch_News_2020, Collegiate Recovery Program

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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: ousearch_News_2020, Equity in Action, Awards, 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: High Honors, Fall 2019, ousearch_News_2020, Student Recognition

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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 Learning, ousearch_News_2020, Online Certificates, Ranking

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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: ousearch_News_2020, CTE, CTE Month

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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: Event, Welcome Day, Student Activities, ousearch_News_2020

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, ousearch_News_2020