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Miguel Sieglaff, Dental Assistant

WCC Marketing - April 25, 2023

While many people enter the dental assistant profession through Washtenaw Community College’s program right out of high school, some choose a more gradual approach, like Miguel Sieglaff.

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tags: Dental Assisting

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Advance Ypsi: WCC receives grant to launch jobs and education initiative in Ypsilanti

Fran LeFort - April 24, 2023

WCC has been awarded a $2.09 million grant to launch a jobs and education initiative to boost the quality of life and outcomes for underrepresented populations in Ypsilanti.

View Post :   Advance Ypsi: WCC receives grant to launch jobs and education initiative in Ypsilanti

tags: community involvement, Advance Ypsi, Community enrichment, Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Ypsilanti

STEM Scholar Transfer event

WCC celebrates STEM Scholars moving on to four-year universities

Kayla Gahagan - April 22, 2023

WCC directed the spotlight at a cohort of students this week, celebrating their success at the college and the next steps in their academic journey.

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tags: Student Success, Class of 2023, Transfer, STEM Scholars Program, Graduation

New WCC exhibit explores use of space in art

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2023

A new exhibition that focuses on the use of space in art is now open in The Gallery at Washtenaw Community College. The gallery and its exhibits are free and open to the public.

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tags: Art Gallery, Fine Arts, Exhibit

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Learn more about Washtenaw Community College at WCC & You event

WCC Public Relations - April 13, 2023

Prospective students and community members are invited to explore the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) campus and academic programs Saturday, April 15. The college’s WCC & You event is designed to give an inside look at all the college has to offer.

View Post :   Learn more about Washtenaw Community College at WCC & You event

tags: WCC & You, register, Scholarships, Academic Pathways, student life, enroll, campus life

Voter Friendly Campus

WCC receives Voter Friendly Campus designation

Rich Rezler - April 13, 2023

WCC was named a 2023-24 Voter Friendly Campus for its efforts to promote bi-partisan voter registration, education and engagement.

View Post :   WCC receives Voter Friendly Campus designation

tags: Awards, Student Development, Vote, Campus News

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Ta'Varus Lumpkin, Dental Assistant

WCC Marketing - April 11, 2023

During the winter months, WCC runs a dental clinic that’s operated by third-year dental students from the University of Michigan with the help of WCC dental assisting students. An area dentist oversees the clinic, and Lumpkin’s skills caught his eye

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tags: Dental Assisting

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Eleven WCC digital video students nominated for Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 05, 2023

Eleven projects created by students in WCC's Digital Video program have been nominated for a Student Production Award from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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tags: Digital Media Arts, Digital Video Production, Student Production Awards, Student Awards

Touring Zoller headquarters

ZOLLER donates nearly $250,000 in equipment to train future workforce at WCC

Fran LeFort - April 05, 2023

ZOLLER Inc. has donated nearly $250,000 in equipment to WCC to train students on state-of-the-art machinery that measures precision cutting tools along with an advanced tool management system.

View Post :   ZOLLER donates nearly $250,000 in equipment to train future workforce at WCC

tags: March 2023, On The Record, Donation, Workforce Development, Advanced Manufacturing, Workforce Training

Ken Wilson and Julia Huttar-Bailey

Donation will support WCC single mom students

Rich Rezler - March 29, 2023

A recent $20,000 donation by Ken Wilson to the WCC Foundation created the Nancy C. Wilson Single Mom’s Relief Fund, an endowment that will provide at least one annual scholarship to a qualified WCC student in perpetuity, along with directing additional money into the college's Student Emergency Fund.

View Post :   Donation will support WCC single mom students

tags: On The Record, March 2023, Scholarships, Donation, WCC Foundation, Student Success, Student Emergency Fund

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Certificates align higher education with workforce needs

Rich Rezler - March 29, 2023

“Creating shorter certificates is crucial for working professionals returning to college, because it gives students quick and flexible options to re-skill themselves,” said Trinity Health Director of Digital Marketing and Websites Jason Karas, who transitioned into the industry thanks to a WCC credential.

View Post :   Certificates align higher education with workforce needs

tags: Web Design, Adult Education, Certificates, Alumni Profile, March 2023, On The Record

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New Esports Arena open for teams, student free play

Rich Rezler - March 29, 2023

A new, state-of-the-art Esports Arena has opened on the WCC campus to provide enrolled students opportunity for recreation, competition and exposure to the academic and career opportunities associated with the growing Esports industry.

View Post :   New Esports Arena open for teams, student free play

tags: On The Record, March 2023, Esports, Student Activities, Student Development

Fall 2022 Career Fair

Public invited to Spring Career Fair March 29

Kayla Gahagan - March 23, 2023

Job seekers are invited to Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Annual Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 29.

View Post :   Public invited to Spring Career Fair March 29

tags: Resume, Career Fair, Center for Career Success, Workforce Development, community

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WCC reaches gold-status in initiative to promote physical activity on campus

Rebecca Thomas - March 20, 2023

WCC is one of 73 colleges and universities nationwide – and one of just three community colleges – to be honored with gold-level status by Exercise is Medicine for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

View Post :   WCC reaches gold-status in initiative to promote physical activity on campus

tags: Marvin Boluyt, March 2023, Exercise, On The Record, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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Hail to our Visitors: More than half of WCC summer guest students come from U-M

Rich Rezler - March 19, 2023

Washtenaw Community College welcomes thousands of guest students to its campus and online learning classes every year, with the Summer semester being the most popular time for such visitors.

View Post :   Hail to our Visitors: More than half of WCC summer guest students come from U-M

tags: On The Record, Guest Student, March 2023, Transfer

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Free College Week April 3-7 at Washtenaw Community College offers more than 140 class sessions

Fran LeFort - March 17, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will open its virtual classroom doors to the public during Free College Week on Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7.

View Post :   Free College Week April 3-7 at Washtenaw Community College offers more than 140 class sessions

tags: Free College Week, March 2023, On The Record, Community College Month

Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon

Economists to Washtenaw Economic Club: County outlook is generally positive

Rich Rezler - March 16, 2023

The Washtenaw Economic Club kicked off its 25th season of programming with its annual Washtenaw County Economic Outlook luncheon.

View Post :   Economists to Washtenaw Economic Club: County outlook is generally positive

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, On The Record, Economic Outlook, March 2023

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Registration opens for Summer, Fall semesters

WCC Public Relations - March 16, 2023

Registration for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters at Washtenaw Community College is now open for all WCC students.

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tags: enroll, Registration, Fall 2023, Summer 2023

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Longtime WCC dance and voice instructor Gayle E. Martin receiving lifetime achievement award

WCC - March 15, 2023

Longtime dance and voice adjunct instructor and community performing artist Gayle E. Martin is receiving a lifetime achievement award for more than four decades of service to Washtenaw Community College students and her own personal tale of courage and resilience.

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tags: Music, Voice, Performing Arts, Dance

Corrections Academy Graduates

WCC celebrates Corrections Academy Spring Class of 2023

Rich Rezler - March 10, 2023

The 10-member Washtenaw Community College Corrections Academy Spring Class of 2023 was honored at a graduation ceremony Friday evening, marking the completion of 160 hours of training to become certified as a Local Corrections Officer.

View Post :   WCC celebrates Corrections Academy Spring Class of 2023

tags: Correctons Academy, Public Service Training

The Soul of Philanthropy

'Soul of Philanthropy' exhibit coming to WCC March 10-25

Rich Rezler - March 06, 2023

Abridged, pop-up show is a smaller version of exhibit currently running in Chicago and scheduled to appear in Detroit this summer.

View Post :   'Soul of Philanthropy' exhibit coming to WCC March 10-25

tags: Fine Arts, Art Gallery, Exhibit

oer program saves big

Students save $10 million in textbook costs with OER program

Kayla Gahagan - March 02, 2023

Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) program to help students earn degrees, certificates and general education credits with little or no textbook costs has recently surpassed the $10 million savings mark.

View Post :   Students save $10 million in textbook costs with OER program

tags: On The Record, Z-Degree, March 2023, OER, Open Education Resources, Affordability

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Students save $10 million in textbook costs with OER program

Kayla Gahagan - March 02, 2023

Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) program to help students earn degrees, certificates and general education credits with little or no textbook costs has recently surpassed the $10 million savings mark.

View Post :   Students save $10 million in textbook costs with OER program

tags: Affordability, OER, Z-Degree

Custom cars and trophies at California show

WCC rolls prize-winning custom cars into Detroit Autorama

Fran LeFort - February 23, 2023

Fresh off two first place prizes at an elite national roadshow earlier this month, Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will showcase student-built custom cars at the 2023 Autorama in Detroit this weekend.

View Post :   WCC rolls prize-winning custom cars into Detroit Autorama

tags: Transportation Technologies, Custom Cars and Concepts, Auto Body Repair, hotrods

WCC Automotive Cybersecurity Lab

$15 million renewal for connected and automated transportation Midwest hub

WCC Public Relations & U-M - February 21, 2023

A new $15 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation renews and expands the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation, a consortium of nine colleges and universities, including Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   $15 million renewal for connected and automated transportation Midwest hub

tags: CCAT, March 2023, Mobility, On The Record, Automotive Cybersecurity

2022 Economic Outlook meeting

County's economic outlook kicks off 25th season for Washtenaw Economic Club

Fran LeFort - February 21, 2023

The 25th season of the Washtenaw Economic Club will kick off Tuesday, March 14, with the much-anticipated 2023 economic outlook presented by University of Michigan economists Donald Grimes and Gabriel Ehrlich.

View Post :   County's economic outlook kicks off 25th season for Washtenaw Economic Club

tags: Washtenaw County, Economic Outlook, Washtenaw Economic Club

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STEAM Week: High school students invited to explore careers and educational opportunities

Fran LeFort - February 16, 2023

WCC will highlight the exciting world of STEM and STEAM careers and educational opportunities the week of February 28 to March 2.

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tags: STEM, STEAM Week, Community enrichment, Aisha Bowe

CTE Info Table

WCC packs February with Career and Technical Education activities

Kayla Gahagan - February 01, 2023

CTE Month is a public awareness campaign about how Career & Technical Education directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE impacts a wide variety of fields including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, management and more.

View Post :   WCC packs February with Career and Technical Education activities

tags: CTE, CTE Month

NSF Stem Scholars grant

$1.38 million NSF grant supports STEM students at Washtenaw Community College

Fran LeFort - January 31, 2023

A $1.38 million National Science Foundation grant renewal for Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will support STEM students and meet the national and state workforce need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians.

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tags: STEM, STEM Scholars Program, March 2023, STEAM Week, STEAM, On The Record

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Milshteyn sworn in as WCC trustee, new board officers elected

Fran LeFort - January 30, 2023

Alex Milshteyn has been sworn in as the newest member of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees.

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tags: Board of Trustees

Fall '22 High Honors & Honors

Fall 2022 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - January 21, 2023

High Honors (3.8+ GPA) and Honors (3.5-3.79) students for Fall 2022 semester at Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: fall 2022, High Honors, Honors, Student Recognition

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WCC hosting World Arts and Education Forum series

Rich Rezler - January 18, 2023

The World Arts & Education Forum sessions scheduled throughout the Winter '23 semester is billed as a cultural discussion series that allows artists to share their own narratives.

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tags: Performing Arts, Music

Pitch Info Session

Entrepreneurs invited to pitch business plans at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - January 17, 2023

The Washtenaw Community College's "Pitch@WCC” business competition is the perfect opportunity to connect, get some feedback and earn cash to take your business to the next level.

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tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center

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WCC hosting K-12 regional art show through February 24

Rich Rezler - January 17, 2023

The Gallery at Washtenaw Community College is honored to host the annual Michigan Art Education Association Region 3 Art Show through Friday, Feb. 24.

View Post :   WCC hosting K-12 regional art show through February 24

tags: Art Gallery, Michigan Art Education Association, Exhibit, Fine Arts

2023 Equity in Action award winners

WCC staff, community members honored with Equity in Action Awards

Kayla Gahagan - January 12, 2023

View Post :   WCC staff, community members honored with Equity in Action Awards

tags: Equity in Action, MLK Day, Awards

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Public invited to MLK Day Celebration Thursday at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - January 09, 2023

The celebration will include live music and awards and will highlight an upcoming student service project. Speakers will address one of Dr. Martin Luther’s King Jr.’s most famous quotes, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”

View Post :   Public invited to MLK Day Celebration Thursday at WCC

tags: MLK Day, Equity in Action

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WCC offers leadership and management skills training series

WCC Public Relations - January 06, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will offer a workforce development series geared at helping develop leadership and management skills.

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tags: Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Management, leadership

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Thinking about a new career? Re-imagine your calling at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - December 31, 2022

Considering a career change? Why not now, and why not Washtenaw Community College?

View Post :   Thinking about a new career? Re-imagine your calling at WCC

tags: Launch Winter 2023, Student Success, Center for Career Success, Student Services, Launch

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Health Care Programs: Preparing students to help others

Kayla Gahagan - December 29, 2022

WCC offers an array of certificates and associate degrees allowing students to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year school to continue their education.

View Post :   Health Care Programs: Preparing students to help others

tags: December 2022, Health Administration, Nursing, On The Record, Health Care, Physical Therapist Assistant, Cardiac Telemetry, Radiography, Launch, Launch Winter 2023, Sterile Processing, Surgical Technology

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ZOLLER investing in WCC and its own future workforce

Fran LeFort - December 29, 2022

ZOLLER is donating more than $200,000 in equipment to train WCC students on state-of-the-art tool measuring and inspection machines while developing a robust apprenticeship program that will hire and train 4-6 students each year for high-demand careers.

View Post :   ZOLLER investing in WCC and its own future workforce

tags: Workforce Development, Advanced Manufacturing, Apprenticeship Programs, Apprenticeships, Launch, Launch Winter 2023

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Hot Jobs: WCC partners with industry to fuel talent pipeline

Fran LeFort - December 29, 2022

WCC has always prioritized its partnerships with industry. But in a market where the need for skilled workers is greater than ever, the relationship seems more and more symbiotic.

View Post :   Hot Jobs: WCC partners with industry to fuel talent pipeline

tags: Launch, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship Programs, Computer Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Launch Winter 2023, Robotics

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Winter classes at WCC begin January 9

WCC Public Relations - December 23, 2022

Winter classes at Washtenaw Community College will begin January 9, with flexible scheduling options and more than 135 programs to prepare students for rewarding careers that meet local workforce needs or transfer to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

View Post :   Winter classes at WCC begin January 9

tags: Scholarships, On The Record, December 2022, enroll, Winter 2023, Registration

CDA Training

WCC partnering to meet needs of area early care and education providers

Rich Rezler - December 19, 2022

The Michigan Association for the Education of Young People and WCC are partnering to bring high-quality Childhood Development Associate (CDA) credential training to meet the needs of early care and education providers in Southeast Michigan.

View Post :   WCC partnering to meet needs of area early care and education providers

tags: Community enrichment, community involvement, Child Development

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Fall '22 nursing graduates celebrated at pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - December 16, 2022

Friends and family of the 46-member Fall 2022 graduating class of the WCC nursing program gathered in Towsley Auditorium for a pinning ceremony, a time-honored tradition dating back to the 1880s that represents an initiation into the profession.

View Post :   Fall '22 nursing graduates celebrated at pinning ceremony

tags: Student Success, Graduation, Class of 2022, Nursing

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Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses

WCC Public Relations - December 14, 2022

Without quality mentors during key points of his entrepreneurial journey, Phillip Burtell is certain he wouldn’t be where he is today. The 24-year-old Washtenaw Community College student, Army veteran and business owner was named the top winner in last week’s WCC Veteran Business Pitch & Showcase Night.

View Post :   Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses

tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship, Veterans, Student Veterans

STEM Scholar Kate Mink

WCC celebrates STEM Scholar transfers headed to the University of Michigan

WCC Public Relations - December 09, 2022

WCC celebrates STEM Scholars transfers twice a year, once in December and once in April. The six students honored during a reception Friday include Larry Blanchard, Sonja Francisco, Kate Mink, Safia Nur, Fatima Oudelf and David Perry.

View Post :   WCC celebrates STEM Scholar transfers headed to the University of Michigan

tags: December 2022, On The Record, Transfer, STEM Scholars Program, Student Success

2023 WCC Bridge Award

WCC Bridge Award goes to Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne

Jenelle Franklin - December 09, 2022

Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne is the winner of the fourth annual WCC Bridge Award, which honors staff members from local high schools who positively influence students and help then get to college.

View Post :   WCC Bridge Award goes to Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne

tags: high school counselors, High School Partners Breakfast, December 2022, WCC Bridge Award, On The Record, Awards

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Washtenaw Community College, Andersen Material Handling partner to provide forklift operator training

WCC Public Relations - December 06, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is partnering with Andersen Material Handling to offer OSHA-compliant forklift operator training.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College, Andersen Material Handling partner to provide forklift operator training

tags: December 2022, Workforce Training, On The Record, Workforce Development

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WCC, Sprinklers Fitters extend partnership to educate, train workforce

Fran LeFort - December 01, 2022

Washtenaw Community College and the Road Sprinkler Fitters of the United Association, Local 669, have extended their partnership to educate and train craftsmen to meet workforce needs.

View Post :   WCC, Sprinklers Fitters extend partnership to educate, train workforce

tags: Workforce Training, Skilled Trades, On The Record, United Association, Workforce Development, December 2022

Allen Day

WCC instructor highlights innovation at global conference

WCC Public Relations - December 01, 2022

Allen Day, a 24-year faculty member of WCC’s Transportation Technologies department, spoke during the International Conference on Innovation, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (ICIAITEE) held in November.

View Post :   WCC instructor highlights innovation at global conference

tags: Advanced Transportation Center, Automotive Cybersecurity, Faculty Profile, Transportation Technologies

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WCC joins Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development throughout state

Fran LeFort - November 30, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has joined the Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development training for small businesses across the state.

View Post :   WCC joins Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development throughout state

tags: Workforce Development, December 2022, Entrepreneurship Center, On The Record

Study Abroad in Italy

WCC offering 20-day study abroad trip to Italy

Rich Rezler - November 22, 2022

WCC and the Study Abroad Association are offering an interdisciplinary history and archaeology trip to Italy on May 28 through June 16, 2023.

View Post :   WCC offering 20-day study abroad trip to Italy

tags: Study Abroad, Archaeology, History

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WCC recognized as 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for student voting

WCC Public Relations - November 16, 2022

WCC has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation.

View Post :   WCC recognized as 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for student voting

tags: Campus News, Awards, Student Activities

Rebekah Spencer

Lifelong mission to serve leads 20-year Army veteran to WCC

Kayla Gahagan - November 10, 2022

Rebekah Spencer experienced the worst of combat, including seeing fellow soldiers killed in action and spending two weeks in a coma herself. At WCC, she's working toward alleviating the harms that humans suffer.

View Post :   Lifelong mission to serve leads 20-year Army veteran to WCC

tags: December 2022, On The Record, Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Veterans, Student Profile

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Public invited to explore WCC programs at Business Department Showcase

WCC Public Relations - November 10, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will showcase its business programs at an open house on campus next week.

View Post :   Public invited to explore WCC programs at Business Department Showcase

tags: Business and Computer Technologies, Academic and Career Skills, Open House

National Apprenticeship Week Logo 2022

Washtenaw Community College to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18

WCC Public Relations - November 10, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host several events during the U.S. Department of Labor’s eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week November 14-18

tags: Academic and Career Skills, Center for Career Success, Workforce Development, Apprenticeship Programs, Apprenticeships

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Drain line repair closes WCC campus November 8-9

Fran LeFort - November 08, 2022

While on-campus classes are canceled, virtual and online classes will continue to meet. Student Welcome Center, academic advising and other services will continue to be offered virtually.

View Post :   Drain line repair closes WCC campus November 8-9

tags: Press Release, Campus News

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WCC Corrections Academy celebrates Fall 2022 graduates

Rich Rezler - November 05, 2022

Family and friends gathered on the Washtenaw Community College campus Friday to celebrate the graduation of the 11-member WCC Corrections Academy Fall 2022 class.

View Post :   WCC Corrections Academy celebrates Fall 2022 graduates

tags: Correctons Academy, Graduation, On The Record, Public Service Training, December 2022

Three female students walk on campus.

Prospective students invited to 'Explore' WCC's campus November 15

WCC Public Relations - November 04, 2022

Prospective Washtenaw Community College (WCC) students are invited to explore the campus and meet with representatives from academic departments, registration, advising and more at the fall Campus Explore on Tuesday, November 15.

View Post :   Prospective students invited to 'Explore' WCC's campus November 15

tags: Student Activities, financial aid, enroll, Campus Events, Campus, tour, Student Services

Tim Skubick speaks at WEC luncheon.

Veteran correspondent Tim Skubick to break down election results at Washtenaw Economic Club

Fran LeFort - November 02, 2022

Longtime Michigan Capitol correspondent Tim Skubick will offer “An Insider’s Look at the Election Results and Their Impact on You!” at the Thursday, November 10, meeting of the Washtenaw Economic Club.

View Post :   Veteran correspondent Tim Skubick to break down election results at Washtenaw Economic Club

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, Election

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Michigan Achievement Scholarship will save graduating seniors thousands

WCC Public Relations - November 02, 2022

The new Michigan Achievement Scholarship will save community college students up to $8,250 over three years.

View Post :   Michigan Achievement Scholarship will save graduating seniors thousands

tags: Affordability, Scholarship, On The Record, December 2022

Wadhams Veterans Center

WCC to honor veterans during annual ceremony

WCC Public Relations - November 01, 2022

America’s heroes will receive special thanks at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) during its annual Veterans Day celebration Friday, November 11.

View Post :   WCC to honor veterans during annual ceremony

tags: Student Veterans, Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center

Wadhams Veterans Center

WCC recognized for high standard of services for veterans

WCC Public Relations - October 31, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has again been named as a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency.

View Post :   WCC recognized for high standard of services for veterans

tags: On The Record, Wadhams Veterans Center, December 2022, Veterans, Student Veterans

Pharmacists talking with each other

Pharmacy Technician 10-week boot camp begins November 12 at WCC

Fran LeFort - October 25, 2022

A new 10-week Pharmacy Technician training program will be offered by Washtenaw Community College (WCC) to help meet a workforce shortage of skilled pharmacy technicians.

View Post :   Pharmacy Technician 10-week boot camp begins November 12 at WCC

tags: Health Care, Workforce Development, bootcamp

Liberal Arts Week

WCC hosting second annual Liberal Arts Week October 24-28

Rich Rezler - October 13, 2022

October is National Arts and Humanities Month! Celebrate with WCC through interactive virtual workshops, showcasing how liberal arts classes empower personal and professional success, and sustain a fair and just society.

View Post :   WCC hosting second annual Liberal Arts Week October 24-28

tags: Community enrichment, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, Liberal Arts Week

Digital Media Discovery postcard

Digital Media Discovery offers in-depth look at WCC programs

WCC Public Relations - October 06, 2022

The public is invited to the WCC campus next week to tour labs, visit with instructors and learn more about the college’s Digital Media Arts programs

View Post :   Digital Media Discovery offers in-depth look at WCC programs

tags: Photography, 3D Animation, Audio Engineering, Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, Web Design, Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design, Music Production

Brandon Tucker

WCC's Brandon Tucker appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce advisory committee

Rich Rezler - October 03, 2022

Brandon Tucker, Vice President and Chief Workforce & Community Development Officer at Washtenaw Community College, is one of 24 individuals from around the country appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industrial Advisory Committee.

View Post :   WCC's Brandon Tucker appointed to U.S. Department of Commerce advisory committee

tags: Advanced Transportation, Brandon Tucker, Workforce Development, Electrical

Faculty art exhibit

New WCC faculty art exhibit runs through December 21

Rich Rezler - October 01, 2022

Artwork by faculty members in Washtenaw Community College’s Fine Arts and Digital Media Arts departments is on display at the new art gallery inside the recently renovated Morris Lawrence Building

View Post :   New WCC faculty art exhibit runs through December 21

tags: Ceramics, Digital Media Arts, Graphic Design, Exhibit, Fine Arts, Digital Photography, Painting, Art Gallery

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WCC Police Academy honors 41 graduates, its largest ever class

Rich Rezler - October 01, 2022

The largest group of recruits in the history of the WCC Police Academy celebrated its graduation, culminating with 36 members of the 41-person Class of 2022 receiving their badge from the law enforcement departments where they’ll start their career.

View Post :   WCC Police Academy honors 41 graduates, its largest ever class

tags: Class of 2022, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Graduation, Police Academy

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Public invited to WCC's Fall Career and Internship Fair on October 13

Fran LeFort - September 22, 2022

More than 70 employers, many looking to hire immediately, will be represented at WCC’s Fall Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, Oct. 13.

View Post :   Public invited to WCC's Fall Career and Internship Fair on October 13

tags: Career Fair, Career & Internship Fair, Center for Career Success

Washtenaw Economic Club: Ovell Barbee speaker

'Keeping DEI Top of Mind' is focus of September 29 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon

Fran LeFort - September 21, 2022

Ovell Barbee, former Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer Indiana University Health will be the featured speaker at the next Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon Thursday, September 29.

View Post :   'Keeping DEI Top of Mind' is focus of September 29 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon

tags: Diversity, Washtenaw Economic Club

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor ups annual donation to nearly $90K

Rich Rezler - September 15, 2022

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor raised nearly $90,000 to put toward Kiwanis Scholarships at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor ups annual donation to nearly $90K

tags: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Scholarships, WCC Foundation

WCC's all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E

WCC showcases EV and cybersecurity training at North American International Auto Show

Fran LeFort - September 13, 2022

WCC will attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, highlighting its programs to prepare the EV and mobility workforce of today and tomorrow.

View Post :   WCC showcases EV and cybersecurity training at North American International Auto Show

tags: Mobility, Transportation Technologies, Smart Vehicles, Advanced Transportation Center, North America International Auto Show, Automotive Cybersecurity, EV

Cybersecurity image

Bootcamps announced for cybersecurity shortages and innovative solutions to health care

Fran LeFort - September 09, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host two workforce training bootcamps this fall to fill critical talent needs in the areas of IT-cybersecurity and health care.

View Post :   Bootcamps announced for cybersecurity shortages and innovative solutions to health care

tags: Workforce Development, cybersecurity, Health Care, Workforce Training

WCC's new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab

WCC showcases new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab, IT programs at September 8 open house

Fran LeFort - September 01, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host an open house and Computer Science and IT Expo from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 8, in its new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab. Current and prospective students interested in learning about the college’s programs for in-demand cyber careers and other computer science and technology programs are invited.

View Post :   WCC showcases new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab, IT programs at September 8 open house

tags: IT, Computer Science, Automotive Cybersecurity, Business and Computer Technologies, National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, cybersecurity

students in front of sculpture

Fall semester kicks off August 29 with new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab, zero-cost textbook degree, academic programs

Fran LeFort - August 26, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is gearing up for a new academic year starting Monday, August 29, that features its first no-cost textbook associate degree, a brand new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab and frozen tuition for the fifth straight year.

View Post :   Fall semester kicks off August 29 with new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab, zero-cost textbook degree, academic programs

tags: On The Record, fall 2022, September 2022, OER, Certificates, Automotive Cybersecurity, Z-Degree, academic, Michigan Reconnect

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WCC selected as educational partner for Amazon Career Choice program

Fran LeFort - August 25, 2022

WCC has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to academic degrees, professional development and personal enrichment courses.

View Post :   WCC selected as educational partner for Amazon Career Choice program

tags: September 2022, On The Record, Partnership, Workforce Training, Amazon Career Choice, Workforce Development

UA member receives diploma

WCC adds 47 new alumni to its ranks through United Association partnership

Fran LeFort - August 19, 2022

It’s been a couple decades coming, but Carlos Rivera’s winding path to college graduation makes his new achievement all the sweeter.

View Post :   WCC adds 47 new alumni to its ranks through United Association partnership

tags: September 2022, United Association, Graduation, Alumni, On The Record

Governor Whitmer at podium

Governor Whitmer joins United Association for Industry Day at WCC

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2022

Washtenaw Community College welcomed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the United Association’s Industry Day on Wednesday.

View Post :   Governor Whitmer joins United Association for Industry Day at WCC

tags: Industry, September 2022, Skilled Trades, On The Record, United Association

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Skilled trades careers are high-tech, high-demand and high-wage

Rich Rezler - August 16, 2022

Professional trades careers in Michigan pay about 39% higher than the statewide average for all occupations. Those same careers often require less schooling and student debt than a four-year degree.

View Post :   Skilled trades careers are high-tech, high-demand and high-wage

tags: Launch, Auto Body Repair, Skilled Trades, Construction, HVAC, Transportation Technologies, Motorcycle Service, Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, Launch Fall 2022, Automotive Powertrain Development, Automotive Services

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United Association instructor training brings nearly 3,000 visitors to WCC campus, Ann Arbor area

Fran LeFort - August 12, 2022

The United Association instructor training program will have a record turnout when it returns to the WCC campus after a two-year hiatus.

View Post :   United Association instructor training brings nearly 3,000 visitors to WCC campus, Ann Arbor area

tags: United Association, UA Instructor Training Program

Alex Spencer in front of Mustang Mach-E

WCC grad Alex Spencer exemplifies next generation of transportation workforce

Fran LeFort - August 10, 2022

WCC is educating a nimble, highly skilled workforce for the next generation of automated transportation and mobility, and recent graduate Alex Spencer is poised to become one of those new leaders.

View Post :   WCC grad Alex Spencer exemplifies next generation of transportation workforce

tags: Launch, On The Record, December 2022, Automotive Services, Advanced Transportation, CCAT, ousearch_News_Launch Magazine, Alumni Profile, Automotive, Launch Fall 2022

Ajahnee and Amaria Harris

WCC STEM Scholars program fuels passions for Harris sisters

Fran LeFort - August 07, 2022

STEM Scholars was established at WCC in 2018 to encourage and facilitate success for students seeking science, technology, engineering and math careers. It supports underrepresented students through multiple grants.

View Post :   WCC STEM Scholars program fuels passions for Harris sisters

tags: Launch, On The Record, STEM, Transfer, Launch Fall 2022, ousearch_News_Launch Magazine, 3D Animation, STEM Scholars Program, September 2022, Student Profile

Alex Chumney in Biology lab

Goldwater Scholar on track to be next WCC alumna turned STEM star

Fran LeFort - August 06, 2022

Look no further than recent alumna Alex Chumney’s achievements to see WCC’s relevance in bringing up the next generation of STEM leaders.

View Post :   Goldwater Scholar on track to be next WCC alumna turned STEM star

tags: Launch Fall 2022, Alumni Profile, Automotive Cybersecurity, Launch, ousearch_News_Launch Magazine, STEM, cybersecurity, NASA, STEM Scholars Program

Z-Degree

WCC offers first 'Z-Degree,' associate degree program with zero textbook costs

Rich Rezler - July 29, 2022

Continuing its commitment to keep higher education affordable, WCC has made it possible for a student to earn an associate degree without ever purchasing a textbook.

View Post :   WCC offers first 'Z-Degree,' associate degree program with zero textbook costs

tags: On The Record, Affordability, Open Education Resources, Z-Degree, September 2022

Truck driving school

Washtenaw Community College and Trainco partner to fill truck driving talent pipeline

Fran LeFort - July 28, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is partnering with Trainco Truck Driving Schools to offer a full-service CDL-A educational training program to help fill critical workforce needs.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College and Trainco partner to fill truck driving talent pipeline

tags: Workforce Training, On The Record, Trucking, September 2022, Partnership, Industry, Workforce Development

WCC Collegiate Recovery Program

WCC Collegiate Recovery Program receives grant from Jamie Daniels Foundation

Rich Rezler - July 27, 2022

The Collegiate Recovery Program at WCC received a grant from the Jamie Daniels Foundation that will endow a scholarship for a student in the program and assist in its quest to provide all WCC students with recovery support, connection and community to improve their health and well-being.

View Post :   WCC Collegiate Recovery Program receives grant from Jamie Daniels Foundation

tags: Collegiate Recovery Program, On The Record, September 2022, Student Services, Grants, WCC Foundation

Aisha Bowe leading Super STEAM Saturday class

Middle school students invited to Super STEAM Saturdays at WCC

Fran LeFort - July 26, 2022

WCC faculty members will lead interactive monthly workshops designed to expose students to the wide world of STEAM career options.

View Post :   Middle school students invited to Super STEAM Saturdays at WCC

tags: STEAM, Community enrichment, Super STEAM Saturdays, Campus Events

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WCC, faculty union agree to three-year contract

Fran LeFort - July 20, 2022

The WCC Board of Trustees has ratified a three-year contract between the college and its faculty union.

View Post :   WCC, faculty union agree to three-year contract

tags: Faculty Contract, Faculty, Press Release

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Adult Transitions Pathways celebrates 141-member graduating class

Rich Rezler - July 15, 2022

“Before this program, I had zero hope for myself being successful. I dropped out my senior year of high school and that made me feel like I failed my family and I failed myself,” student speaker Jaden Dudley said. “But now we’re going to walk out of here with smiles wide and caps held high … because we’re graduates, baby!”

View Post :   Adult Transitions Pathways celebrates 141-member graduating class

tags: Adult Transitions Pathways, Graduation, Class of 2022, On The Record, September 2022

Reconnect press conference speakers

WCC hosts state's announcement of additional funding for Frontliners, Reconnect students

Fran LeFort - July 14, 2022

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II launched a statewide tour at WCC to spotlight Michigan's $6 million bipartisan investment in grant funding for Michigan Reconnect and Futures for Frontliners programs.

View Post :   WCC hosts state's announcement of additional funding for Frontliners, Reconnect students

tags: Press Release, September 2022, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Michigan Reconnect, On The Record, Futures For Frontliners

Morris Lawrence ribbon cutting

WCC cuts ribbon on renovated Morris Lawrence Building

Fran LeFort - July 09, 2022

The Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College has reopened after a year-long renovation project.

View Post :   WCC cuts ribbon on renovated Morris Lawrence Building

tags: September 2022, Campus News, On The Record, Campus Events, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

WCC Online Learning

Nine WCC online courses recognized as 'exemplary'

Rich Rezler - July 02, 2022

Nine different WCC online classes earned Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award status, making up roughly 17% percent of all awards granted to schools, colleges and universities around the world.

View Post :   Nine WCC online courses recognized as 'exemplary'

tags: Blackboard, Business, September 2022, Online Learning, Awards, Business and Computer Technologies, On The Record

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

WCC Board of Trustees extends President Bellanca's contract through 2025

Fran LeFort - June 29, 2022

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to extend the contract of Dr. Rose B. Bellanca as President and Chief Executive Officer through 2025.

View Post :   WCC Board of Trustees extends President Bellanca's contract through 2025

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

Washtenaw Vet Fest logo

Vet Fest 2022 coming to WCC campus on July 23

Rich Rezler - June 23, 2022

All Washtenaw County military veterans and their families are invited for a day of free food, fun and information at Washtenaw Vet Fest 2022 on Saturday, July 23.

View Post :   Vet Fest 2022 coming to WCC campus on July 23

tags: Vet Fest, community involvement, Wadhams Veterans Center, Veterans

Ironworkers on campus

WCC welcoming nearly 4,000 union trainers to area this summer

Fran LeFort - June 15, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will welcome nearly 4,000 trainers from four national skilled trades organizations to campus this summer.

View Post :   WCC welcoming nearly 4,000 union trainers to area this summer

tags: United Association, Roofers Union, Ironworkers, OPCIMA, Skilled Trades

Archaeology Field Experience

Washtenaw Community College hosts first archaeology fieldwork experience

Fran LeFort - June 13, 2022

A first-of-its-kind archaeological survey and dig on the WCC campus this summer hopes to reveal clues about previous activity in the area and serve as a teaching opportunity for enrolled students and community volunteers.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College hosts first archaeology fieldwork experience

tags: STEM, Community enrichment, On The Record, June 2022, Archaeology Field Experience, Campus