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.

View Post

tags: Dean, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers

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.

View Post

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

WCC logo

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.

View Post

tags: Student Success, Student Resources

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.

View Post

tags: Award, WCC Bridge Award, High School Partners Breakfast, high school, high school counselors

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.

View Post

tags: Cameron Bauer, Shop with a Hero, community involvement, Public Safety

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.

View Post

tags: Ironworkers, Keeping Up the Good Work

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

View Post

tags: Welding

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.

View Post

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

Morris Lawrence Building

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.

View Post

tags: Hire A Vet

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.

View Post

tags: Berlin Wall, Iron Curtain, Elisabeth Thoburn

Donna Rochester

With Business Enterprise program, students build education around their careers

Richard Rezler - October 11, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is turning business education upside down with the introduction of its new Business Enterprise program.

View Post

tags: Business Enterprise Basics Certificate, Business, Business Enterprise Essentials Advanced Certificate, Donna Rochester

Chef Derek Anders Jr. (left) demonstrates pasta-making techniques to students in his CUL 120 (Classical Kitchen) class.

WCC's Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts programs receive ACF accreditation

Richard Rezler - October 10, 2019

Two of Washtenaw Community College’s culinary programs recently received accreditation from the American Culinary Federation.

View Post

tags: American Culinary Federation, Derek Anders Jr, ACF, Baking and Pastry Arts, Accreditation, Culinary Arts

Student Chris Little attaches a bandana to a pink pumpkin Oct. 3 at a Student Resource Event raising breast cancer awareness. Little's mother has advanced stage cancer.

Students connect over pink pumpkins at breast cancer awareness event

Kelly Gampel - October 03, 2019

Affixing a pink and white bandana to a pastel pink pumpkin, Chris Little shared the signs his mother experienced when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

View Post

tags: breast cancer, Cheryl Finley, Chris Little

I like WCC button

WCC student chosen for statewide voter engagement task force

Richard Rezler - September 23, 2019

Washtenaw Community College student Kimberly Kozal was named to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s 33-member Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force.

View Post

tags: Kimberly Kozal, Vote

Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

WCC hosting community college gender and sexuality conference

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is hosting its first gender and sexuality conference, open to students, staff and faculty of all 28 community colleges across the State of Michigan interested in learning about, sharing about and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ communities on their campus.

View Post

tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, LGBTQIA, Gender and sexuality, Diversity

Student on campus

WCC joins TurboVote Engaged Community College program

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is one of the first five institutions nationwide to join the TurboVote Engaged Community College (TECC) program, which supports voter engagement planning aimed at increasing student voter turnout.

View Post

tags: Vote

The Division of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers held its annual Kick Start 'N' Back To School BBQ event Aug. 27 in front of the Occupational Education Building.

BBQ stirs back-to-school excitement

Kelly Gampel - September 17, 2019

Even in the days and weeks since a back-to-school barbeque took place on the front landing of the Occupational Education Building, Washtenaw Community College students are still talking about it.

View Post

tags: BBQ, Welcome Back

The WCC Police Academy Class of 2019 recites the Pledge of Allegiance before Friday's graduation ceremony.

28 recruits celebrate completion of WCC Police Academy

Richard Rezler - September 14, 2019

On the last day the WCC Police Academy Class of 2019 would be together, class president Justin Duong reflected back on the very first day.

View Post

tags: Justin Duong, Keeping Up the Good Work, Police Academy

Mitch Smith with Milan Steel Systems tooling manager Doug McCormick and WCC Dean of Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades Marilyn Donham.

Apprenticeship completely changed my career outlook, says graduate

Richard Rezler - September 12, 2019

Thanks to an apprenticeship program facilitated by WCC, Mitch Smith is a card-carrying tool and die journeyman making more than triple that hourly rate.

View Post

tags: Apprenticeships, Mitch Smith

Dr. Scott Britten, WCC Dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Scott Britten, Dr. Victor Vega join WCC as academic deans

Richard Rezler - September 11, 2019

Dr. Victor Vega joins the college as Dean of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Technology.

View Post

tags: Dean, Scott Britten, Humanities Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics Science and Engineering Technology

WCC students and Lake Trust Foundation scholarship recipients Amanda Lawrence (left) and Keith Austin.

2 WCC students receive 'New Beginnings' scholarships from Lake Trust CU

Richard Rezler - September 11, 2019

Two Washtenaw Community College students are among the four recipients statewide of a “New Beginnings” scholarship from the Lake Trust Foundation, which is the philanthropic branch of Brighton-based Lake Trust Credit Union.

View Post

tags: Keith Austin, New Beginnings Scholarship, Lake Trust Foundation, cybersecurity, Amanda Lawrence, Computer Systems

A scene from a previous Career and Internship Fair.

Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fair scheduled; free and open to public

Richard Rezler - September 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Career and Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from an estimated 75 employers, many looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.

View Post

tags: Career & Internship Fair

Washtenaw Community College logo

Community invited to WCC's Free College Day on September 29

Richard Rezler - September 07, 2019

Everyone is welcome when Washtenaw Community College once again opens its doors for the bi-annual Free College Day event on Sunday, Sept. 29.

View Post

tags: Free College Day

Danielle Milner

Entrepreneurs-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentoring with four local experts

Richard Rezler - September 04, 2019

A new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program will provide one-on-one mentoring services to clients of the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College, a resource hub for the college’s students and anyone in the community interested in pursuing business ownership or growing an established small business.

View Post

tags: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship Center

Beth Marshall, WCC's Early Childhood Program Coordinator and Faculty, sits in front of childhood development posters her students created.

Child Development program earns accreditation from NAEYC

Richard Rezler - September 03, 2019

The Child Development associate degree program at Washtenaw Community College recently received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs.

View Post

tags: Child Development, Beth Marshall

Students learn about a WCC organization at the Fall 2018 Welcome Day.

Fall 2019 Welcome Day scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11

Richard Rezler - August 27, 2019

Welcome Day for Fall 2019 semester will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Community Park, located between the Business Education (BE) and Gunder Myran (GM) buildings on campus.

View Post

tags: Welcome Day

WCC biology instructor David Wooten

Faculty research published in Oxford University Press book, 'Islands and Snakes'

Richard Rezler - August 26, 2019

Research by Washtenaw Community College professional faculty member David Wooten is included in Islands and Snakes: Isolation and Adaptive Evolution, a book published this month by Oxford University Press.

View Post

tags: Biology, David Wooten

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers President Kinsey M. Robinson and WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca held a ceremonial contract signing Aug. 16 to signify that the union will hold its National Instructor Training Program on the college campus beginning June 2020.

Roofers Union brings national training program to WCC

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2019

A fourth trade union will make Washtenaw Community College and the Ann Arbor area its home base for instructor training when the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers holds its inaugural National Instructor Training Program June 15-19, 2020.

View Post

tags: Roofers Union, Union, Keeping Up the Good Work

Morris Lawrence Building

United Association returns to WCC for 30th year

Richard Rezler - August 12, 2019

For the 30th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) is back on the Washtenaw Community College campus for its Instructor Training Program.

View Post

tags: United Association, Union, UA

President Bellanca

WCC trustees extend contract of President Bellanca

Richard Rezler - July 31, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2022.

View Post

tags: Rose B. Bellanca

WCC Logo

WCC adds nine new 3 plus 1 articulation agreements

Richard Rezler - July 30, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved nine new 3+1 articulation agreements at its July meeting on Tuesday. The agreements allow students to use up to 90 credits completed at WCC toward a 120-credit bachelor's degree program.

View Post

tags: Articulation Agreements, Transfer

The WCC Online Learning team of (from left) Patricia Campbell, Sean Thomas and Nancy Collison won a 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award.

WCC online learning team wins Blackboard professional development award

Richard Rezler - July 22, 2019

A three-member team from the Online Learning department at Washtenaw Community College will be honored for its innovation and excellence with a 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award from Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Blackboard

WCC student Spenser Williams sits near his work at the New Art, New Artist booth at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

Two WCC photography students in 'new artist' program at Ann Arbor Art Fair

Richard Rezler - July 18, 2019

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students are among seven artists participating in the New Art, New Artists College Student Mentoring Program at this year’s Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

View Post

tags: Photography, ousearch_News_2019

WCC Logo

WCC receives grant to fund student success initiatives

Richard Rezler - July 17, 2019

TargetX awarded Washtenaw Community College with a ‘Power of X Grant’ worth $11,376 to fund student success initiatives. The award was accepted by Student Services director Laura Crane at the 2019 TargetX Summit in New Orleans on Tuesday.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Student Emergency Fund

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca stands with Ironworkers representatives (from left) Lee Worley, Victor Cornellier, Eric Dean and Ed Abbott.

Ironworkers celebrating 10th anniversary at WCC

Richard Rezler - July 15, 2019

For the 10th consecutive summer, the Ironworkers are back in Washtenaw County for their annual Instructor Training Program, bringing nearly 800 people to use the facilities at Washtenaw Community College and leave significant economic impact on the surrounding area.

View Post

tags: Ironworkers, ousearch_News_2019

Recent WCC graduate Joshua Mehay poses with Megan Donahue, the outgoing president of the American Astronomical Society, at the organization’s bi-annual conference in St. Louis last month. Donahue is a Physics and Astronomy professor at Michigan State University.

Coin flip, inquisitiveness led WCC business student to astronomy conference

Richard Rezler - July 09, 2019

How does a community college student studying business end up at the largest conference of astronomers in the world? Well, it starts with a coin flip.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Business

WCC Logo

WCC's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments

Richard Rezler - July 09, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the college's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments at its June monthly meeting.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

Matthew Burtell wears his WCC sweatshirt in front of Hoover Tower on the campus of Stanford University.

Navy veteran sets sail for Yale with fond memories of his time at WCC

Richard Rezler - July 03, 2019

Matthew Burtell was floating in the Sea of Japan when he first contacted WCC. Or maybe he was 2,000 miles south in the South China Sea.

View Post

tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Yale University, Matthew Burtell, Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center

WCC student Cody Gray competed in the automotive refinishing technology category at the at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Cody Gray uses lessons learned on-the-job and in WCC classes at SkillsUSA

Washtenaw Community College - June 28, 2019

Cody Gray came prepared for the competition at this week's 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

View Post

tags: SkillsUSA, Cody Gray, Auto Body

WCC student Tyler Stott competed in the Collision Repair Technology competition at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

WCC student Tyler Stott displays multiple skills at SkillsUSA

Washtenaw Community College - June 27, 2019

When it comes to working on cars, Washtenaw Community College student Tyler Stott is able to do a little bit of everything.

View Post

tags: SkillsUSA, Auto Body, Tyler Stott

WCC student Evan Pasternak shows off some of his work completed during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Strong work ethic drives WCC welding student to national competition

Washtenaw Community College - June 26, 2019

Evan Pasternak's development into a national-caliber welder is Exhibit A for what results from hours of hard work and determination.

View Post

tags: SkillsUSA, Welding, Evan Pasternak

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) members advance their skills inside a Washtenaw Community College computer lab during the inaugural year of their Instructor Training Program in 2018.

Plasterers, masons mark second year of instructor training program at WCC

Kelly Gampel - June 26, 2019

The first of three international skilled trade unions that use Washtenaw Community College as home base for summer training programs concluded its courses Friday.

View Post

tags: Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Plasterers

Ya-Yun Hu addresses her peers June 20, 2019 during the Adult Transitions Pathway' Student Recognition Ceremony, honoring those who have completed the GED Pathways program since July 2018.

Students overcome struggles to earn GED diplomas

Kelly Gampel - June 21, 2019

June 20 was an evening some students doubted was in reach.

View Post

tags: GED, Adult Transitions Pathways, Lawanda Leverett

WCC faculty member Dr. Marvin Boluyt (center) receives the college's silver recognition from Dr. Robert Sallis and Dr. Renee Jeffries-Heil of the American College of Sports Medicine.

WCC recognized for promoting exercise on campus

Richard Rezler - June 11, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has received silver-level recognition for its newly launched Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) program.

View Post

tags: Exercise, Marvin Boluyt, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Washtenaw Community College logo

New in Fall '19: General Studies degree meets needs of 21st century workforce

Richard Rezler - June 10, 2019

Faculty and administration at Washtenaw Community College are consistently compiling insight from student feedback, industry research and educational analyses to determine the need for curriculum changes. Sometimes that insight can result in slight tweaks to existing programming and sometimes it can result in the formation of a totally new program.

View Post

tags: AGGSD, General Studies

Martaveius Taylor

Student profile: Martaveius Taylor's varied areas of study have singular purpose

Richard Rezler - June 09, 2019

Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post

tags: Martaveius Taylor, Digital Video Production

Washtenaw Community College logo

New in Fall '19: Web Design and Development certificates

Richard Rezler - June 03, 2019

WCC’s Web Design & Development faculty members discovered a demand from students and industry to offer shorter, layered certificate programs. In response, the department will offer five new web-based certificate programs beginning in Fall 2019 that range from 10 to 12 credit hours apiece.

View Post

tags:

Washtenaw Community College logo

New in Fall '19: Broadcast Media Arts Certificate

Richard Rezler - May 31, 2019

Dena Blair, lead faculty member for Washtenaw Community College's Broadcast Media Arts department, took a sabbatical to evaluate how the skills being taught in the college’s associate degree program match the demands of what the industry expects of its entry-level employees and four-year institutions expect of their transfer students.

View Post

tags: Broadcast Media Arts, Web Design and Development Certificates, Dena Blair

Washtenaw Community College logo

WCC proposes strategic partnership to boost IT services

Richard Rezler - May 22, 2019

In June 2017, Washtenaw Community College experienced a complete information technology (IT) network outage that lasted three days. The impact on the college was significant and affected everything from new student applications and Fall semester registration to students’ ability to attend online classes and complete assignments.

View Post

tags:

WCC graduate holding up diploma

WCC Class of 2019

Richard Rezler - May 18, 2019

Congratulations 2018-2019 Washtenaw Community College graduates and graduate candidates! We applaud your hard work, perseverance and accomplishment.

View Post

tags:

Honors Convocation student speaker Vivian Wang.

Honors Convocation student speaker advises peers to step outside comfort zone

Richard Rezler - May 17, 2019

In one of her final acts as a Washtenaw Community College student, Vivian Wang encouraged her fellow high achievers to step outside their comfort zone in order to maximize their college experience.

View Post

tags: Honors Convocation, ousearch_News_2019, Vivan Wang

Nursing graduate Meghan Hendershot speaks on behalf of her class.

Nursing graduates participate in traditional pinning ceremony

Richard Rezler - May 16, 2019

Family and friends of 62 Washtenaw Community College nursing program graduates filled Towsley Auditorium on Wednesday evening for the Spring Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

View Post

tags: Nursing, Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, ousearch_News_2019

Irene Hasseberg Butter (right), a Holocaust survivor and Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan, provided the keynote address for the event.

WCC Foundation Women's Council honors three community leaders

Richard Rezler - May 15, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Women’s Council honored three women for their contributions to the community at its annual Salute to Women’s Leadership luncheon today.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Women's Council, WCC Foundation

Shanell Smith with winning check

Aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs win cash prizes at Pitch@WCC

Richard Rezler - May 14, 2019

Music was thumping and hors d’oeuvres being enjoyed by the nearly 150 people who turned out to watch Pitch@WCC, the highlight event of the year for the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC on Thursday, May 9.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

High Honors

652 WCC students earn high honors during Winter 2019 semester

Richard Rezler - May 13, 2019

A total of 652 students earned "High Honors" during the Winter 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.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

Graphic design student Mary Huotari shows her portfolio May 2 at the annual Digital Media Arts Student Gala.

Creativity on display at annual DMA Student Gala

Kelly Gampel - May 09, 2019

A semester worth of creativity culminated May 2 at the annual Digital Media Arts Student Gala.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

WCC alumnus Thomas Klemm (left) and his father, Richard Klemm, prior to commencement ceremonies at Eastern Michigan University.

With WCC and EMU degrees complete, high school dropout and addict is off to U-M

Richard Rezler - April 29, 2019

Following his graduation from Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, Washtenaw Community College alumnus Thomas Klemm is two-thirds of the way through a trifecta of Washtenaw County higher education.

View Post

tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Graduation

A screenshot of

WCC students claim five first-place video awards in statewide competition

Richard Rezler - April 28, 2019

Washtenaw Community College students won five awards at the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 41st annual Student Production Awards on Sunday, April 28.

View Post

tags: Student Awards, ousearch_News_2019

Washtenaw Community College logo

WCC recognizes faculty, staff for milestone anniversaries

Richard Rezler - April 25, 2019

Washtenaw Community College employees celebrating milestone work anniversaries of 10 or more years in 2019 were recognized at an Employee Recognition Reception on Thursday, April 25.

View Post

tags: Employee Recognition, ousearch_News_2019

WCC student Ahmed Ghalib with a certificate signifying his selection as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipient.

WCC student Ahmed Ghalib wins highly selective, national scholarship

Richard Rezler - April 24, 2019

For the second straight year, a Washtenaw Community College student is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that awards bachelor's degree-seeking students up to $40,000 annually for as many as three years.

View Post

tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Award

Susan Dentel

WCC instructor receives national 'distinguished faculty' designation

Richard Rezler - April 23, 2019

Susan Dentel, a Washtenaw Community College life sciences faculty member and coordinator of its STEM Scholars program, is one of 22 instructors from around the nation to receive 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation from the American Association of Community Colleges.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Distinguished Faculty

WCC will host the Michigan National Arts and Sciences’ annual awards ceremony on Sunday, April 28 in Towsley Auditorium.

WCC finalists for video awards include project from introductory class

Richard Rezler - April 17, 2019

The Foundations in Digital Video I class at Washtenaw Community College is designed to introduce students to “the basics of video production and editing.” Those exact words appear in the first sentence of the VID 105 course description.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

The number of young children and families attending the bi-annual Free College Day event at WCC has steadily grown since it started in 2014.

500+ community members enjoy Free College Day at WCC

Richard Rezler - April 09, 2019

Pamela Lewis and her 9-year-old daughter were running late to their last of three Free College Day classes, but Evanna was fully captivated by what was in front of her on the first floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science Building.

View Post

tags: Free College Day, ousearch_News_2019

Professional illustrator Cathy Gendron speaks to an ART 112 class during WCC's Professionals in the Classroom event on April 4.

Students get real-world lessons from Professionals in the Classroom

Washtenaw Community College - April 08, 2019

Students at Washtenaw Community College got a glimpse at how their classwork applies to the real world during the Professionals in the Classroom program on April 3-4.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca sits with Bravo Award winners (from left) Myron Covington, Bob Lowing and Jing Bai Swanson.

Bravo! WCC faculty, staff honored for positive impact on students' lives

Richard Rezler - April 04, 2019

Washtenaw Community College faculty and staff members were recognized Thursday, April 4 for making a positive impact on students’ academic, professional and personal lives.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Bravo Awards

Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm (left) presents Bellanca with a Community College Month proclamation from Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor.

Bellanca thanks supporters at President's Leadership Recognition Luncheon

Kelly Gampel - April 04, 2019

The support Washtenaw Community College receives from area partners is what makes it, in part, successful. Those partners include leaders in the community, government, business and industry, and education.

View Post

tags: President's Leadership Recognition Luncheon, ousearch_News_2019

Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor

Ann Arbor mayor's proclamation honors WCC during Community College Month

Richard Rezler - April 02, 2019

In recognition of national Community College Month, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor issued a proclamation urging citizens "to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions" that Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Community College Awareness Month

U-M economists Donald Grimes, center, and Gabriel Ehrlich answer questions from the audience after presenting the county economic outlook data March 28 at the Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.

Economic outlook for Washtenaw County: Three more years of growth

Richard Rezler - March 28, 2019

University of Michigan economists anticipate three more years of job growth, falling unemployment and real wage growth for Washtenaw County.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Washtenaw Economic Club

Washtenaw Community College logo

Human Library aims to challenge stereotypes

Kelly Gampel - March 27, 2019

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

View Post

tags: Human Library, ousearch_News_2019, Library

Washtenaw Community College logo

In-district tuition rates at WCC to remain flat for second consecutive year

Richard Rezler - March 26, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has approved the college’s plan to freeze tuition costs for in-district students for a second consecutive year, maintaining WCC’s status as one of the most affordable higher education options in the state of Michigan.

View Post

tags: Tuition, ousearch_News_2019

Washtenaw Community College

WCC recognizing employees' milestone anniversaries on April 25

Washtenaw Community College - March 26, 2019

Please join us in congratulating the following WCC employees celebrating milestone anniversaries of 10 or more years of service in 2019.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Employee Recognition

Therese Jarjoura won second place honors at the 2019 WCC Student Art Show for her sculpture

Award winners announced at WCC Student Art Show

Richard Rezler - March 07, 2019

Versatility was on full display at the opening reception of the 2019 Student Art Show on Thursday at Washtenaw Community College. The evening event featured an awards ceremony, with the show’s top two honors going to student artists who excelled while experimenting with mediums outside their primary focus.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Associate of Art, Fine Arts, WCC Student Art Show

WCC instructor Betsy Foss leans against the unabridged Webster’s Third New International Dictionary in the college’s Writing Center.

WCC ESL instructor gets her 'spelling geek on' at spelling bee fundraiser

Richard Rezler - March 04, 2019

There are more than 476,000 entries in the unabridged Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. Betsy Foss is responsible for picking out a few dozen of the best, most interesting and most challenging words from the tome.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Betsy Foss, ESL, fundraiser

New WCC Board of Trustees chairperson Christina Fleming

WCC Board of Trustees elects officers for 2019-2020

Richard Rezler - February 26, 2019

Christina M.H. Fleming was elected as chairperson of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees by fellow members of the board at its Tuesday, Feb. 26 organizational meeting.

View Post

tags: Christina M.H. Fleming, ousearch_News_2019, Board of Trustees

Student recruitment fair

WCC's annual Spring Career and Internship Fair is free, open to public

Richard Rezler - February 25, 2019

The 2019 Spring Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from approximately 80 employers with full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in a variety of industries.

View Post

tags: Career & Internship Fair, Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2019

Women's History Month postcard graphic

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha kicks off Women's History Month at WCC

Richard Rezler - February 25, 2019

An appearance by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician responsible for exposing the Flint water crisis, highlights a series of free, open-to-the-public Women’s History Month events at Washtenaw Community College during March.

View Post

tags: Mona Hanna-Attisha, Flint water crisis, Women's History Month, ousearch_News_2019

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist speaks with a Washtenaw Community College welding student Feb. 20 about their experience at the college and what they are learning in class. Gilchrist toured the Advanced Transportation Center and Center of Nursing Excellence facilities at WCC.

Lt.-Gov. Gilchrist visits campus

Kelly Gampel - February 22, 2019

When colleges are successful, the state is successful, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist said Feb. 20 while standing inside a WCC healthcare simulation lab.

View Post

tags: Garlin Gilchrist, cybersecurity, Lieutenant Governor, ousearch_News_2019, Advanced Transportation Center, Welding, Nursing

Megan Di Dio

WCC dental assisting graduate wins national scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

For the second consecutive year, a graduate of the Washtenaw Community College dental assisting program has been selected for a national scholarship by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

View Post

tags: National Scholarship, ousearch_News_2019, Dental Assisting, Megan Di Dio

WCC instructor Jing Bai Swanson

WCC instructor part of international group presenting at conference in China

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

Jing Bai Swanson, professional faculty in WCC's Business & Computer Technologies department, is part of an international group of college instructors that will present at the ACM Global Computing Education Conference (CompEd 2019) in Chengdu, China in May.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Business and Computer Technologies, Jing Bai Swanson

WCC will fly its Tree Campus USA flag for the third consecutive year.

Three-peat! WCC earns Tree Campus USA distinction for third consecutive year

Richard Rezler - February 19, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation for the third consecutive year.

View Post

tags: Landscape and Grounds, Tree Campus USA, Holly Herman, ousearch_News_2019

Ahmed Ghalib (left) and Jianing

Two WCC students are semifinalists for prestigious scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 11, 2019

Two Washtenaw Community College students are among the semifinalists for a prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Press Release

WCC opening new Career Transitions Office

Richard Rezler - February 08, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is opening a new Career Transitions Office to prepare employers, individuals and the community for future jobs.

View Post

tags: Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2019

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe prior to her lecture,

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe inspires students, energizes staff with lecture

Richard Rezler - February 06, 2019

Aisha Bowe has two aerospace engineering degrees from U of M, spent seven years working for NASA and is a successful tech entrepreneur.

View Post

tags: Aerospace Engineering, NASA, STEM Scholars Program, STEM, Aisha Bowe, Entrepreneur, ousearch_News_2019

Career & Technical Education Month

WCC celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Richard Rezler - January 25, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has joined the national movement to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE).

View Post

tags: Career and Technical Education, Apryl Scheffler, ousearch_News_2019, Brandon Tucker

Abbee Elwell delivers her student address at the 2019 Winter Honors Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 24.

WCC celebrates high-achieving students at Winter Honors Convocation

Richard Rezler - January 24, 2019

Abbee Elwell called it an “awe-inspiring” honor to be chosen as the student speaker at Washtenaw Community College’s Winter Honors Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24.

View Post

tags: Abbee Elwell, Honors Convocation, ousearch_News_2019

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - January 23, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Health Sciences Division and its Workforce Development department are teaming up to help get nurses whose licenses have lapsed back into the profession.

View Post

tags: Health Sciences, Nursing, ousearch_News_2019

WCC Dental Clinic

WCC dental clinic opens Feb. 5; offers low-cost treatments to community

Richard Rezler - January 22, 2019

The WCC Dental Clinic opens for the winter semester on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will provide low-cost treatments to the community.

View Post

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Dental Clinic

A stack of stickers was among the giveaways at a previous Welcome Day.

Winter 2019 Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Richard Rezler - January 21, 2019

Welcome Day for the Winter 2019 semester will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 on the first floor of the Student Center.

View Post

tags: Welcome Day, Rachel Barsch, Student Activities, ousearch_News_2019

The Bond family cuts the ribbon on their new home.

Ypsilanti family cuts ribbon on home built by WCC's YouthBuild program

Richard Rezler - January 20, 2019

When the Bond family cut the ribbon on their new beginning, it also signified the culmination of the three-year YouthBuild program administered by Washtenaw Community College.

View Post

tags: Ypsilanti, YouthBuild, ousearch_News_2019, Construction Technology

Shawn Deron, an instructor in WCC's Motorcycle Service Technology department, puts the finishing touches on the vehicle the college is displaying in the Automobili-D exhibition at NAIAS on Jan. 14-17. Deron led the multi-department project.

WCC showcasing advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

Richard Rezler - January 13, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is back at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to showcase how it is combining those two worlds to help create the talent pipeline for the mobility revolution.

View Post

tags: Mobility, ousearch_News_2019, cybersecurity, Information Technology, North America International Auto Show, Manufacturing

One of the 90 new recycling stations placed around campus over the holiday break.

90 new stations will make WCC's recycling effort easier, more effective

Richard Rezler - January 04, 2019

When students return for the start of the winter semester, they’ll be greeted by 90 new recycling and waste stations placed in corridors, lobbies and other common spaces around campus.

View Post

tags: Recycling, ousearch_News_2019, Sustainability, Facilities Management