2019 News: Keeping Up the Good Work

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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