WCC News

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

WCC campus

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

Career Fair logo

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

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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

UA training

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

Radiography Class of 2022

WCC Radiography program celebrates its graduates with pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - June 13, 2022

The graduation season at Washtenaw Community College continued on Sunday when 20 members of the college’s Radiography program participated in a pinning ceremony.

View Post :   WCC Radiography program celebrates its graduates with pinning ceremony

tags: Radiography, Graduation, Class of 2022

Kristy King on the mic

WCC-EMU broadcasting partnership leads to statewide student award

Rich Rezler - June 10, 2022

WCC student Kristy King won a second-place award in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ 2022 Student Broadcast Awards for her work on the crew that airs EMU athletics.

View Post :   WCC-EMU broadcasting partnership leads to statewide student award

tags: Eastern Michigan University, Broadcast Media Arts

Bee Campus USA

WCC named Bee Campus USA for third year

Fran LeFort - June 02, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as a Bee Campus USA affiliate for the third consecutive year for enhancing pollinator habitats and educating the community.

View Post :   WCC named Bee Campus USA for third year

tags: On The Record, Awards, wtmc, Bee Campus USA, Sustainability, June 2022, Campus

WCC hosting first archaeology fieldwork experience for students, volunteers

Fran LeFort - June 02, 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 :   WCC hosting first archaeology fieldwork experience for students, volunteers

tags: Community enrichment, Campus Events, Campus

Emily Holiday

Cash prizes awarded to help local entrepreneurs start and build businesses

Fran LeFort - May 31, 2022

Local entrepreneurs pitched their business plans for cash prizes in a hybrid return to Pitch@WCC, the WCC Entrepreneurship Center's premier annual event.

View Post :   Cash prizes awarded to help local entrepreneurs start and build businesses

tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Community enrichment, June 2022, On The Record, Entrepreneurship, Pitch@WCC

Kimberly Schamberger

Graduate Profile: Kimberly Schamberger, Film Studies

Rich Rezler - May 25, 2022

Before she hits the stage at the Oscars or Emmys, Kimberly Schamberger already has one impressive award in her back pocket.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Kimberly Schamberger, Film Studies

tags: June 2022, On The Record, Graduation, Student Profile, Commencement, Class of 2022

Caleb Rogers in cap and gown

Graduate Profile: Caleb Rogers, Welding

Rich Rezler - May 25, 2022

Twenty college credits Caleb Rogers earned as a dual-enrolled high school student allowed him to finish WCC’s Welding Technology associate degree program in just one year.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Caleb Rogers, Welding

tags: June 2022, Commencement, On The Record, Student Profile, Class of 2022, Graduation

Austin Mudd with family

Graduate Profile: Austin Mudd, Mechatronics

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Plenty of individuals hang their hat on the ability to do a job fast and do it right. Recent graduate Austin Mudd took that “fast and right” concept and upgraded it to “accelerated and exceptional.”

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Austin Mudd, Mechatronics

tags: Class of 2022, Commencement, June 2022, On The Record, Student Profile, Graduation

Ta'Varus Lumpkins holding cap

Graduate Profile: Ta'Varus Lumpkin, Dental Assisting

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Extravagantly decorated caps are always a highlight at Commencement, but few have stood out quite like Ta'Varus Lumpkins' cap stood out.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Ta'Varus Lumpkin, Dental Assisting

tags: Student Profile, Commencement, June 2022, Graduation, Class of 2022, On The Record

Daria Skalitzky

Graduate Profile: Daria Skalitzky, WTMC

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Darie Skalitzky ended her time on the WCC campus with a high school diploma, associate degree, 62 transferrable college credits and a $1,500 scholarship she'll use at the University of Michigan.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Daria Skalitzky, WTMC

tags: On The Record, Class of 2022, Graduation, Student Profile, Commencement, June 2022

Bianca Robinson

Graduate Profile: Bianca Robinson, Nursing

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Many WCC students returned to college to make a career change. Bianca Robinson has cycled through an interesting series of career choices herself, all before completing her education.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Bianca Robinson, Nursing

tags: June 2022, Class of 2022, Graduation, Student Profile, Commencement, On The Record

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Faculty speaker: Adversity experienced at WCC will serve grads well in the future

Freeman Gregory - May 23, 2022

During her Commencement address, faculty speaker Susan Dentel reminded WCC graduates that they are already grizzled veterans when it comes to surmounting adversity.

View Post :   Faculty speaker: Adversity experienced at WCC will serve grads well in the future

tags: Commencement, On The Record, Graduation, STEM Scholars Program, Class of 2022, June 2022

Caelan Saunders

Student speaker encourages fellow grads to brighten lives

Freeman Gregory - May 23, 2022

“If there is any power we have as people, it is the power to change what is around us," Commencement student speaker Caelan Saunders said. “As educated people, we see the problems before us. We see that it can be better.”

View Post :   Student speaker encourages fellow grads to brighten lives

tags: Graduation, On The Record, June 2022, Commencement, Class of 2022

Paul Krutko receiving award

Commencement speaker urges new grads to stay local

Fran LeFort - May 23, 2022

Ann Arbor SPARK President & CEO Paul Krutko, this year's Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service recipient, commends WCC graduates for their perseverance.

View Post :   Commencement speaker urges new grads to stay local

tags: Commencement, Awards, June 2022, Graduation, On The Record, Class of 2022

Alex Milshteyn at Commencement

Help Class of 2022 'pay it forward' with donation to WCC Foundation

Rich Rezler - May 22, 2022

A $20.22 donation to the WCC Foundation Scholarship Fund "will help change lives," incoming chair Alex Milshteyn told graduates and their guests at Commencement.

View Post :   Help Class of 2022 'pay it forward' with donation to WCC Foundation

tags: June 2022, Graduation, Commencement, On The Record, Class of 2022, WCC Foundation

Commencement Ceremony

WCC returns to in-person commencement, will award nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates

Fran LeFort - May 18, 2022

After hosting a virtual graduation salute in 2020 and a drive-through parade in 2021, WCC's traditional Commencement Ceremony returns in 2022.

View Post :   WCC returns to in-person commencement, will award nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates

tags: Graduation, Commencement, Class of 2022

Students on campus

Winter 2022 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC Communications - May 10, 2022

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Winter 2022 semester.

View Post :   Winter 2022 High Honors and Honors Students

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

Mach-E at Motor Bella

WCC to show off Mustang Mach-E, highlight skills training at Careers of Today & Tomorrow

Fran LeFort - May 09, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will show off its Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, its automotive cybersecurity workbenches and skills training pathways at Careers of Today & Tomorrow on Thursday, May 12, at the Southern Michigan Center for Science & Industry in Hudson.

View Post :   WCC to show off Mustang Mach-E, highlight skills training at Careers of Today & Tomorrow

tags: Advanced Transportation Center, ATC, Affordability, OER, Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Academic and Career Skills, Tuition

Women's Council Celebration May 2022

May 25 Women's Council Celebration honors service, raises money for Student Emergency Fund

Kennedy Coe - May 03, 2022

The Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Foundation invites the public to attend the Wednesday, May 25, Women’s Council Celebration. The virtual event from 5-6 p.m. honors the achievements of women throughout the community and raises money for the college’s Student Emergency Fund to help students overcome barriers and stay in school.

View Post :   May 25 Women's Council Celebration honors service, raises money for Student Emergency Fund

tags: WCC Foundation, Women's Council, Foundation, Student Emergency Fund

Pinning ceremony

Nursing graduates: 'We are all resilient'

Rich Rezler - April 29, 2022

The 69 graduating members of the WCC nursing program took part in the traditional pinning ceremony

View Post :   Nursing graduates: 'We are all resilient'

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

frozen tuition graphic

Tuition to remain frozen for fifth straight year for WCC in-district students

Fran LeFort - April 27, 2022

Tuition for in-district students at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will remain frozen for the fifth consecutive year, the college announced following Board of Trustees approval Tuesday.

View Post :   Tuition to remain frozen for fifth straight year for WCC in-district students

tags: Tuition, Affordability, On The Record, June 2022, Board of Trustees, enrollment

LeNelle Covés

Ann Arbor woman uses Free College Week to transition to new stage in life

Rich Rezler - April 26, 2022

LeNelle Covés attended nearly 40 of the 64 Free College Week classes that WCC offered earlier this month. "There's no reason I should be bored in my life because I have too many interests," she says.

View Post :   Ann Arbor woman uses Free College Week to transition to new stage in life

tags: Free College Week, Community enrichment

Washtenaw Economic Club, Paul Glantz

Paul Glantz, Emagine theater chain founder, to address May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club

Fran LeFort - April 23, 2022

Paul A. Glantz, co-founder and chairman of Troy-based theater chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc. is the featured speaker at the May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.

View Post :   Paul Glantz, Emagine theater chain founder, to address May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club

Naloxone training

Collegiate Recovery Program students share their experiences during Naloxone training

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2022

Joshua Truchan and Matt Strang are recovering addicts and current officers in the WCC Collegiate Recovery Program. Both have also been on the giving and receiving ends of an emergency Naloxone treatment.

View Post :   Collegiate Recovery Program students share their experiences during Naloxone training

tags: Public Safety, June 2022, On The Record, Collegiate Recovery Program

7 Reasons to Choose WCC

7 smart reasons to choose WCC

WCC Communications - April 19, 2022

Affordability. Transferability. Flexibility. And more.

View Post :   7 smart reasons to choose WCC

tags: Career, Affordability, Student Activities, Scholarships, Launch Summer 2022, Transfer

Annie Peurach teaching at Emerson School

Local French teacher's accelerated path to a career started with dual enrollment

Fran LeFort - April 18, 2022

Less than five years out of high school, Annie Peurach has already earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, spent a year in France and is in her first year teaching at Emerson School in Ann Arbor.

View Post :   Local French teacher's accelerated path to a career started with dual enrollment

tags: Washtenaw Technical Middle College, Dual-Enrollment, Launch Summer 2022, Alumni Profile, wtmc

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Building the advanced transportation workforce of the future

Fran LeFort - April 15, 2022

WCC's role in automated transportation and mobility was highlighted at the CCAT Global Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan

View Post :   Building the advanced transportation workforce of the future

tags: On The Record, Mobility, Advanced Transportation Center, CCAT, June 2022

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WCC Fitness Center an official host of legendary Murph Challenge

Rich Rezler - April 13, 2022

WCC’s Wadham Veterans Center is bringing a legendary fitness challenge, The Murph Challenge, to Ann Arbor on Memorial Day! The Health & Fitness Center at WCC is one of the challenge’s five official hosts across the state of Michigan.

View Post :   WCC Fitness Center an official host of legendary Murph Challenge

tags: Health and Fitness, Wadhams Veterans Center

Student Production Awards logo

WCC students earn 14 nominations for statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 08, 2022

Washtenaw Community College students have 14 projects nominated for Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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

Therese Basha Jarjoura in class

A familiar name among 2022 Student Art Show winners

Rich Rezler - April 04, 2022

WCC's 2022 Student Art Show was adjudicated by Saima Mohammad, an assistant professor of graphic design at Wayne State University who practices her design work at Pakmode Media Group in Ann Arbor.

View Post :   A familiar name among 2022 Student Art Show winners

tags: WCC Student Art Show, Awards, Digital Media Arts, Student Art Show, Student Awards, Therese Basha Jarjoura, Painting, Fine Arts

Virtual Career Fair logo

Public invited to April 8 virtual career fair featuring up to 100 employers

Kennedy Coe - March 29, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host its annual spring career fair featuring approximately 100 different companies virtually on Friday, April 8.

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tags: Career Fair, Free College Week, Career

Washtenaw Economic Club meeting

County's economic forecast through 2024 is bright despite rising inflation

Fran LeFort - March 25, 2022

The Washtenaw Economic Outlook kicked off the Washtenaw Economic Club's 2022 season on March 24.

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tags: Economic Outlook, Washtenaw Economic Club, Washtenaw County

Alexandra La Vallee

Police academy? Law school? WCC student has 'law & order' options

Rich Rezler - March 24, 2022

Alexandra La Vallee is supplementing her education with a prestigious internship, giving her plenty of options after graduation.

View Post :   Police academy? Law school? WCC student has 'law & order' options

tags: Criminal Justice, March 2022, On The Record, Internship, Student Profile

Kevin Ryan

WCC made a mid-career pivot possible for PA

Rich Rezler - March 24, 2022

Kevin Ryan was 35 when his employer announced it was closing its doors after more than 100 years in business. He could find another job in a dying industry or make a dramatic change. He chose change. And he chose Washtenaw Community College to help make it happen.

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tags: On The Record, March 2022, Alumni Profile

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WCC grad is one of cybersecurity's 'good guys'

Anita LeBlanc - March 24, 2022

WCC graduate and former White Hat Society member now serves as a 'force for good' in the growing cybersecurity field.

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tags: cybersecurity, On The Record, March 2022, Alumni Profile, Student Organizations

Students walking on campus

Classes, activities return to WCC campus

Washtenaw Community College - March 23, 2022

Washtenaw Community College is preparing to welcome an influx of students back to campus in the upcoming school year.

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tags: Launch Summer 2022, March 2022, On The Record, Campus News, Campus Events

WCC employees walking

WCC honored for creating a culture of wellness on campus

Kennedy Coe - March 23, 2022

WCC is one of 156 colleges and universities around the country recently honored by the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine initiative.

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

Daria Skalitzky and Rachel Rubanguka

Academic All-Stars: Two WCC students named to Coca-Cola Academic Team

Rich Rezler - March 21, 2022

Rachel Rubanguka is one of 50 students nationwide named a “Gold Scholar” and Daria Skalitzky is one of 50 on the “Silver Scholar” list of the 2022 Coca-Cola Foundation Academic Team.

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tags: Student Profile, On The Record, Student Activities, Awards, March 2022, Student Success, Phi Theta Kappa

Free College Week 2022 offers more than 60 unique classes.

Public invited to Free College Week at WCC

Fran LeFort - March 15, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will open its virtual classroom doors to the public during Free College Week on Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8.

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tags: On The Record, Free College Week, March 2022, Community enrichment, Online Learning

Micelle Monahan with trophy

Saline High School counselor wins WCC Bridge Award

Jenelle Franklin - March 14, 2022

Saline High School counselor Michelle Monahan received the 2021 WCC Bridge Award trophy, chosen from WCC student nominations of high school staff members who were influential in getting them to college.

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tags: high school counselors, Awards, WCC Bridge Award

Washtenaw Economic Club banner

Washtenaw Economic Club returns to in-person events with annual outlook

Fran LeFort - March 10, 2022

A new season of the Washtenaw Economic Club kicks off Thursday, March 24, with the annual economic outlook presented by University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Michael McWilliams.

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tags: WEC, Washtenaw Economic Club, On The Record, Economic Outlook, March 2022

OER saves students millions

Free textbook program has saved WCC students nearly $9 million since 2017

Fran LeFort - March 07, 2022

Since Fall 2017 when Washtenaw Community College introduced its zero-cost textbook program, students have saved nearly $9 million thanks to 47 courses being taught with an open educational resource (OER).

View Post :   Free textbook program has saved WCC students nearly $9 million since 2017

tags: March 2022, Affordability, Launch Summer 2022, On The Record, OER, Open Education Resources

STEAM Week 2022

Hundreds of high school students will explore STEM and STEAM careers March 1-3

Fran LeFort - February 25, 2022

The exciting world of STEM and STEAM careers and the educational opportunities that prepare students for them will be highlighted at WCC on March 1-3.

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tags: STEAM, STEAM Week, STEM, STEM Scholars Program

Gender and sexuality conference

WCC hosting 4th annual Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

Rich Rezler - February 24, 2022

WCC has been hosting the event since 2019 in an effort to bring programming and resources typically available only to students at large universities to the community college level.

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

Amanda MacDonald and Carmen Samaniego

Michigan Reconnect turns dreams into realities for students in program's first year

Fran LeFort - February 21, 2022

Amanda MacDonald and Carmen Samaniego are two of the nearly 1,300 students enrolled at WCC using the Michigan Reconnect tuition program. "Without Reconnect, I’m not sure I would have come back. I would have made excuses and seen too many obstacles,” MacDonald said.

View Post :   Michigan Reconnect turns dreams into realities for students in program's first year

tags: Medical Billing and Coding, Health Administration, Computer Science, Student Profile, Michigan Reconnect, Launch Summer 2022, On The Record, Reconnect, March 2022

Bates and Chock on Olympic ice

WCC dance instructor played role in Olympians' medal pursuits

Rich Rezler - February 20, 2022

Noonie Anderson, who's been teaching dance at WCC for 40 years, has worked with some of the world's greatest figure skaters.

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tags: Performing Arts, Faculty Profile, Dance

Career & Technical Education

More than 100 CTE programs at WCC prepare students for high-skill jobs

Fran LeFort - February 17, 2022

WCC is celebrating CTE Month by showcasing its more than 100 Career and Technical Education associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand and high-skill jobs.

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tags: CTE Month, Career and Technical Education

Students on campus

Six in a row! WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition again

Rich Rezler - February 14, 2022

WCC honored by Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

View Post :   Six in a row! WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition again

tags: Tree Campus USA, Tree Campus Higher Education, Facilities Management, Awards

Future Founders Internship

Tech startups seek applicants for DEI-focused internship program

Rich Rezler - February 12, 2022

Applications are due March 1 for the 2022 Future Founders Internship Program, a paid summer internship for BIPOC, women, nonbinary and/or PELL-eligible students to get hands-on experience in tech, startups and entrepreneurship.

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tags: Internship, Diversity

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Get to know an Olympian: WCC fitness center member Donald Scott II

Rich Rezler - February 02, 2022

While the world turns its attention to TV broadcasts of the Winter Olympic Games this week, members of the WCC Health and Fitness Center haven’t needed to wait to watch an Olympian perform. Meet Donald Scott II.

View Post :   Get to know an Olympian: WCC fitness center member Donald Scott II

tags: On The Record, Health and Fitness, March 2022

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WCC celebrating Black History Month with multiple events

Rich Rezler - February 02, 2022

Washtenaw Community College is celebrating Black History Month with multiple events throughout February planned by its Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

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tags: Diversity, Campus Events

CircleIn app

CircleIn gives WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

WCC - January 29, 2022

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, Student Success, Winter 2022, CircleIn, ousearch_News_2020

Malia Ellis

Student Profile: Let's all join Malia's Movement

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2022

Malia Ellis fought through the burdens of embarrassment and isolation that a physical disability can crudely place upon a young girl. So the 19-year-old WCC student is on a mission to erase those burdens for future generations.

View Post :   Student Profile: Let's all join Malia's Movement

tags: On The Record, Student Profile, Disabilities, January 2022

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WCC Women's Council event lifts up college students

Fran LeFort - January 22, 2022

The community is invited to attend a virtual event focused on supporting Washtenaw Community College (WCC) students through their educational and career journeys.

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tags: Women's Council, Foundation

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WCC alumna now fluent in 4 languages: Spanish, English, Law and Tech

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2022

Alejandra Hornak came to WCC to pursue a career in law enforcement, but is now part of an international cybersecurity firm that travels the globe protecting organizations from cyber threats.

View Post :   WCC alumna now fluent in 4 languages: Spanish, English, Law and Tech

tags: January 2022, On The Record, Criminal Justice, Alumni Profile, English as a Second Language, cybersecurity

High Honors and Honors

Fall 2021 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - January 19, 2022

704 WCC students earned "High Honors" (3.8+ GPA) and 390 others earned "Honors" (3.5-3.8) distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

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tags: Student Recognition, Honors, fall 2021, High Honors

Equity in Action winners

Two employees, one alumnus win WCC Equity in Action Awards

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2022

The Equity in Action Awards are presented annually during WCC's MLK Day Celebration, with one of the criteria for nomination being someone “who exemplifies the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., specifically in the areas of advocacy, leadership and service."

View Post :   Two employees, one alumnus win WCC Equity in Action Awards

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

MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration: Building a 'beloved community'

Fran LeFort - January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of a nonviolent approach to equality for all was honored by WCC in a virtual celebration that united people from all walks of life, including a representative of Congress and a county prosecutor.

View Post :   MLK Day Celebration: Building a 'beloved community'

tags: Diversity, On The Record, MLK Day, January 2022

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