2019 News

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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Greg Vaclavek leads students, faculty and staff on a “Native Pollinators and Their Ecosystems” nature walk around the WCC campus in September 2019.

WCC earns Bee Campus USA designation

Kelly Gampel - December 12, 2019

WCC was granted Bee Campus USA designation for its work improving landscapes for pollinators.

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tags: Sustainability, Bee Campus USA, Award, Keeping Up the Good Work, Campus, ousearch_News_2019

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WCC joins statewide basic needs initiative to support students

Rich Rezler - December 11, 2019

WCC is joining a statewide initiative to help students connect with resources to support basic needs.

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WCC student Pablo Garcia presents the WCC Bridge Award to Huron High School counselor Caitlin Van Cleve.

Huron High School counselor Caitlin Van Cleve wins first WCC Bridge Award

Rich Rezler - December 06, 2019

One WCC student and one WCC alumnus/employee each took time to honor the high school counselor that positively impacted their lives at the college's annual High School Partners Breakfast.

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WCC police officer shopping with kids

WCC Public Safety Department joins annual "Shop with a Hero" event

Rich Rezler - December 05, 2019

WCC Public Safety Department officer Cameron Bauer helped two Pittsfield Elementary School students pick out toys at the annual "Shop with a Hero" event Thursday at Meijer in Ypsilanti.

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WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca and Ironworkers Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training Lee Worley sign a ceremonial contract at the college on Friday. The WCC-Ironworkers training partnership was extended by five years.

WCC, Ironworkers extend training partnership for five years

Richard Rezler - November 08, 2019

The Ironworkers agreed to extend its partnership with WCC and bring its annual Instructor Training Program back to the Ann Arbor area for five more years.

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tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Ironworkers, ousearch_News_2019

Wayne Dotson (left) and his son, Andrew, in the WCC welding lab.

Family bond: Father and son pursuing WCC welding degree together

Richard Rezler - November 01, 2019

Parents don’t typically have an opportunity to observe how their child performs in a college classroom

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Abdul Kizito, a recent Ann Arbor Huron graduate, expresses his gratitude for a WCC scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor at a luncheon on Monday, Oct. 21, as Kiwanis Past President William Hampton looks on.

Kiwanis Club program funds 20 WCC scholarships for Ann Arbor Public School grads

Richard Rezler - October 22, 2019

Abdul Kizito and Eric Nordman are recipients of scholarships created through a new partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor and the WCC Foundation.

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tags: Abdul Kizito, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Eric Nordman, WCC Foundation, Auto Body Repair, General Studies, ousearch_News_2019

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Hire MI Vet holding fifth annual hiring event at WCC

Richard Rezler - October 15, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with Hire MI Vet.

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WCC faculty member presenting her experience growning up behind the Iron Curtain

WCC faculty member presenting her experience growing up behind the Iron Curtain

Richard Rezler - October 14, 2019

An historical overview of the Cold War and fall of the Berlin Wall interspersed with personal experience of growing up behind the Iron Curtain.

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