WCC News

Career Fair logo

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

Rich Rezler - October 21, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Career Fair, Career Transitions

Mullalond accepting award

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

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

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

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

HVAC student

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

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

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

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

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WCC hosting second annual Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

Rich Rezler - October 05, 2020

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

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

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Get a boost from WCC's Career Catapult

Rich Rezler - October 02, 2020

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

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

EIR program coaches

Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners

Rich Rezler - September 29, 2020

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

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

Be The One to Ask

Suicide Prevention Month tips from WCC personal counselors

Rich Rezler - September 21, 2020

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

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tags: Personal Counseling, ousearch_News_2020

HVAC student

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

Rich Rezler - September 18, 2020

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

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

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Applications being accepted for Futures for Frontliners program

Rich Rezler - September 12, 2020

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

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

Greater Washtenaw SBDC staff

Small business counseling team at WCC honored

WCC - September 04, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, SBDC, small business, Awards

Counselor on videoconference

WCC personal counselors earn certification to better serve students virtually

Rich Rezler - September 02, 2020

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

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

Jarjoura with flag

WCC student's art flies outside famed Rockefeller Center

Rich Rezler - August 26, 2020

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

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tags: Student Success, Fine Arts, ousearch_News_2020

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WCC Foundation's annual golf fundraiser goes virtual

Tabetha Chaney - August 25, 2020

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

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

Beth Marshall

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

Rich Rezler - August 14, 2020

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

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

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New certificates: Automotive Cybersecurity, Advanced Automotive Services Technician

Rich Rezler - August 11, 2020

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

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

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Women's Council hosts important community conversation

Susan Ferraro - August 05, 2020

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

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

Doug Waters

WCC faculty member receives Exemplary Course Program Award

Susan Ferraro - July 24, 2020

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

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

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New app will give WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

WCC - July 24, 2020

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

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tags: Technology, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success, Fall 2020

Takeout meal labeled 'Braised Brisket'

Washtenaw Economic Club provides 300 gourmet meals to local healthcare workers

WCC - July 14, 2020

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

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

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

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

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

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

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

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Race and Ethnicity, Community enrichment

President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Board of Trustees unanimously extends contract of President Bellanca

WCC - June 26, 2020

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

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

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Board of Trustees approves department chair appointments for 2020-21

Rich Rezler - June 23, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Faculty Department Chair, Board of Trustees

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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

Rich Rezler - June 16, 2020

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

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

Maximilian Ehinger

WCC student Maximilian Ehinger selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - June 12, 2020

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

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tags: Student Success, Astronomy, NASA, ousearch_News_2020

Medical Assistant checking young girl's throat

Medical Assisting certificate program addresses needs of local employers

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

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

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

Sandra Coward holding graduation sign

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

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

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

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

Emilee Seghi holding planner with NASA logo

WCC graduate Emilee Seghi selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - May 23, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Aerospace Engineering, NASA, Student Success

Samuel Harmon in 1965

Board of Trustees remembers first chairman, Samuel Harmon

Rich Rezler - May 19, 2020

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

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tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020

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Winter 2020 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - May 15, 2020

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

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

Nik Kopka dribbling

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

Rich Rezler - May 05, 2020

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

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tags: Student Success, Talent Show, ousearch_News_2020

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Four WCC students win Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - May 03, 2020

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

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tags: Student Awards, Student Success, Digital Media Arts, ousearch_News_2020, Student Production Awards, Digital Video Production

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WCC freezes tuition rates and fees amid COVID-19 crisis

Rich Rezler - April 29, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19, Tuition

Ali Kurmasha

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

Rich Rezler - April 24, 2020

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

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

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

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2020

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

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tags: cybersecurity, ousearch_News_2020, Student Activities, Awards

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

Rich Rezler - April 09, 2020

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19

Tom Penird in front of 3D printed masks

WCC instructor 3D printing reusable face masks for health care providers

Rich Rezler - March 28, 2020

Tom Penird is manufacturing reusable plastic face masks in the WCC's 3D printing lab that will be donated to health care providers.

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

SUV full of medical supplies

WCC Health Sciences Division donates supplies to local hospitals

Rich Rezler - March 26, 2020

The healthcare industry's shortage of personal protective equipment has been well-documented during the COVID-19 outbreak. WCC's Health Sciences Division has done its part to provide local hospitals with the critical supplies they need.

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tags: COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020, Health Sciences, Donation

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WCC continues offering resources to community

Susan Ferraro - March 25, 2020

Washtenaw Community College is operating in a remote capacity, but still providing a variety of resources and services to Washtenaw County residents.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19

President Bellanca

President Bellanca: Thank you, Washtenaw County voters

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca - March 11, 2020

A letter from WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to Washtenaw County voters.

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

Employee in CERT vest

WCC employees complete campus emergency response training

Rich Rezler - March 11, 2020

More than 20 WCC employees completed a six-month CERT training that prepared the volunteers to assist the Public Safety Department in the event of an emergency on campus.

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tags: Public Safety, ousearch_News_2020, Emergency Preparedness, CERT Training

Ken Hannan and Dena Blair

Scholarship will help WCC student with his career transition

Rich Rezler - March 06, 2020

Ken Hannan is one of five statewide recipients of a scholarship from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

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

Tashia Munson

WCC librarian, winner of inaugural ALA fellowship, believes in power of community colleges and libraries

Rich Rezler - February 24, 2020

Tashia Munson, an Outreach and Reference Librarian at WCC’s Bailey Library, recently attended the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits after being selected as the organization’s inaugural Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellow.

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tags: Library, Staff Profile, Awards, ousearch_News_2020

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WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

Susan Ferraro - February 21, 2020

Destination Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College are joint recipients of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan 2020 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

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tags: Awards, ousearch_News_2020, WCC Foundation, Workforce Development

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Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair on March 11 is free, open to the public

Rich Rezler - February 21, 2020

The Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 11 is expected to include representatives from an estimated 80 employers, many looking to immediately fill current job opportunities.

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tags: Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2020, Career Fair

Richard Florida speaking on a stage

Speaker: Community colleges are 'the heart and soul' of societal transformation

Brian Malone - February 19, 2020

Author and urbanist Richard Florida: “The energy we are seeing that is transforming our society, socially and economically, is happening (locally). Community colleges are the heart and soul of it and don’t get the credit they deserve.”

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, President's Leadership Recognition Luncheon, Community Colleges

Liam Stanyer of Lake Orion High School works underneath a vehicle during a Skills USA competition at WCC.

High school students win scholarships, prizes at Skills USA competition

Rich Rezler - February 17, 2020

Sixty-one high school students from 13 area high schools vied for scholarships, prizes and a spot in the state finals at the 2020 Skills USA Automotive Technology regional competition held at WCC.

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tags: Scholarships, ousearch_News_2020, Automotive Services, Skills USA

WCC students sitting in a circle

WCC, other community colleges sign transfer agreements with 25 Michigan universities

Rich Rezler - February 05, 2020

Transferring to a four-year college or university from WCC is now even simpler thanks to new transfer agreements with 25 Michigan colleges and universities.

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tags: Academic Pathways, Transfer, ousearch_News_2020, Articulation Agreements

Aisha Bowe and Kim Hurns holding checks to WCC Foundation from Bowe

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe endows scholarship for engineering transfer students

Rich Rezler - February 03, 2020

The Aisha R. Bowe eMpower Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to select WCC students who’ve earned a minimum of a 3.3 GPA while completing at least 14 credits in a WCC academic program designed to transfer into the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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

Photos of WCC students Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman

Two WCC students make semifinal list for Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2020

Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman are two of the 456 students nationwide to make the 2020 semifinalists list, selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants.

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tags: Awards, Student Success, National Scholarship, ousearch_News_2020

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Agreement with Purdue Fort Wayne offers WCC students path to bachelor's without leaving home

Rich Rezler - January 26, 2020

WCC and Purdue Fort Wayne recently signed an agreement that allows WCC students to transfer 88 credits and complete a bachelor's degree at Purdue Fort Wayne completely online.

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tags: Transfer, ousearch_News_2020, Articulation Agreements

David Seaman speaking at a podium

Honors Convocation speaker shares inspiring story of recovery and support

Rich Rezler - January 23, 2020

David Seaman entered detox on January 23, 2017. Exactly three years later, he elicited a standing ovation as student speaker at the WCC Winter Honors Convocation.

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

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Collegiate Recovery Program celebrates one-year anniversary at WCC

Rich Rezler - January 23, 2020

The Collegiate Recovery Program at Washtenaw Community College celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with a new facilitator and the exact same mission – to help recovering students succeed in college while maintaining sobriety.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Collegiate Recovery Program, Student Resources

Photos of Zach Baker, Kristin Gapske and Devon Keen

3 honored with WCC Equity in Action awards at MLK event

Rich Rezler - January 16, 2020

WCC handed out three “Equity in Action” awards during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance ceremony held at the college today.

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tags: Equity in Action, Awards, MLK Day, ousearch_News_2020

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Fall 2019 High Honors Students

WCC - January 16, 2020

A total of 679 students earned "High Honors" during the Fall 2019 semester at Washtenaw Community College. To earn "High Honors" distinction, a student must complete 12 or more credits with a 3.8 GPA or higher.

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tags: Student Recognition, Fall 2019, ousearch_News_2020, High Honors

Intelligent.com's logo for best online certificate programs

WCC ranked No. 8 in national list of online certificate programs

Rich Rezler - January 16, 2020

WCC is ranked No. 8 in the nation on a list of the Top 60 Online Certificate Degree Programs for 2020 released by Intelligent.com.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Ranking, Online Certificates, Online Learning

CTE Month at WCC logo

WCC celebrating Career and Technical Education Month throughout February

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2020

For its third consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College will participate in the national movement to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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tags: CTE, ousearch_News_2020, CTE Month

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Winter Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Rich Rezler - January 11, 2020

The 2020 Winter Welcome Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Student Center.

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tags: Student Activities, Welcome Day, ousearch_News_2020, Event

WCC Dean of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers Dr. Jimmie Baber

Meet WCC's newest academic dean, Dr. Jimmie Baber

Rich Rezler - January 09, 2020

Dr. Jimmie Baber now leads the college’s Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers division, starting in the role at the beginning of the calendar year.

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tags: Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Dean, ousearch_News_2020

WCC Dean of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers Dr. Jimmie Baber

Meet WCC's newest academic dean, Dr. Jimmie Baber

Rich Rezler - January 09, 2020

Dr. Jimmie Baber now leads the college’s Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers division, starting in the role at the beginning of the calendar year.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Dean

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

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tags: High School Partners Breakfast, ousearch_News_2019, Award, WCC Bridge Award, high school counselors, high school

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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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Public Safety, community involvement, Cameron Bauer, Shop with a Hero

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: ousearch_News_2019, 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

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tags: Welding, ousearch_News_2019

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

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.

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tags: Hire A Vet, ousearch_News_2019

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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tags: Iron Curtain, ousearch_News_2019, Berlin Wall, 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.

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tags: Business Enterprise Basics Certificate, Business Enterprise Essentials Advanced Certificate, ousearch_News_2019, Donna Rochester, Business

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.

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tags: Culinary Arts, American Culinary Federation, Baking and Pastry Arts, ACF, Derek Anders Jr, Accreditation, ousearch_News_2019

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.

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tags: Chris Little, ousearch_News_2019, Cheryl Finley, breast cancer

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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.

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tags: Kimberly Kozal, ousearch_News_2019, 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.

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tags: Diversity, Keeping Up the Good Work, ousearch_News_2019, Gender and sexuality, LGBTQIA

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.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, 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.

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tags: Welcome Back, ousearch_News_2019, BBQ

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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tags: Justin Duong, Police Academy, ousearch_News_2019, Keeping Up the Good Work

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.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, 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.

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tags: Scott Britten, Humanities Social and Behavioral Sciences, ousearch_News_2019, Dean, 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.

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tags: cybersecurity, Lake Trust Foundation, Amanda Lawrence, Keith Austin, Computer Systems, ousearch_News_2019, New Beginnings Scholarship

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.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Career & Internship Fair

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Community Park, located between the Business Education (BE) and Gunder Myran (GM) buildings on campus.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, ousearch_News_2019, Keeping Up the Good Work, Yale University, Matthew Burtell, Veterans

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.

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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.

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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.

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