WCC News

Women's History Month postcard graphic

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

Richard Rezler - February 25, 2019

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

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

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

Lt.-Gov. Gilchrist visits campus

Kelly Gampel - February 22, 2019

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

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

Megan Di Dio

WCC dental assisting graduate wins national scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

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

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

WCC instructor Jing Bai Swanson

WCC instructor part of international group presenting at conference in China

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

Richard Rezler - February 19, 2019

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

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

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

Ahmed Ghalib (left) and Jianing

Two WCC students are semifinalists for prestigious scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 11, 2019

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

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tags: Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, ousearch_News_2019

Press Release

WCC opening new Career Transitions Office

Richard Rezler - February 08, 2019

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Center for Career Success

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe prior to her lecture,

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe inspires students, energizes staff with lecture

Richard Rezler - February 06, 2019

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

View Post :   WCC alumna Aisha Bowe inspires students, energizes staff with lecture

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

Career & Technical Education Month

WCC celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Richard Rezler - January 25, 2019

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

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

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

WCC celebrates high-achieving students at Winter Honors Convocation

Richard Rezler - January 24, 2019

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

View Post :   WCC celebrates high-achieving students at Winter Honors Convocation

tags: ousearch_News_2019, Abbee Elwell, Honors Convocation

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - January 23, 2019

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

View Post :   RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

tags: Health Sciences, ousearch_News_2019, Nursing

WCC Dental Clinic

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

Richard Rezler - January 22, 2019

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

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Dental Clinic

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

Winter 2019 Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Richard Rezler - January 21, 2019

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

View Post :   Winter 2019 Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 23

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

The Bond family cuts the ribbon on their new home.

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

Richard Rezler - January 20, 2019

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

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

tags: ousearch_News_2019, YouthBuild, Construction Technology, Ypsilanti

Carol Tinkle stocks the shelves of the WCC food pantry.

Student food pantry gets big donation from a little WCC teamwork

Washtenaw Community College - January 16, 2019

Student food pantry stocks the shelves with help from WCC teams.

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tags: 2018, Food Pantry, ousearch_News_2018

WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

Richard Rezler - January 16, 2019

Nissan Technical Center North America’s (NTCNA) donation of a 2018 Nissan Murano is being called a “turning point” for the Auto Service.

View Post :   WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

tags: 2018, Automotive Services, ousearch_News_2018

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

WCC showcasing advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

Richard Rezler - January 13, 2019

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

View Post :   WCC showcasing advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

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

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

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

Richard Rezler - January 04, 2019

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

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

tags: Sustainability, Recycling, ousearch_News_2019, Facilities Management

Lousayni Benson was one of the first hires made to enter Michigan Medicine's new Service Desk Apprenticeship Program.

WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

Richard Rezler - November 16, 2018

Apprenticeships are typically associated with the skilled trades. That convention is changing and a recent apprenticeship program helps Michigan Medicine attract IT professionals

View Post :   WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

High school students listen to WCC faculty Cyndi Millns and Michael Galea discuss the importance of cybersecurity Nov. 12 at Square One's Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design program, which kicked off earlier in the day.

Students get glimpse into cybersecurity thanks to WCC instructors

Kelly Gampel - November 15, 2018

High school students listen to WCC faculty discuss the importance of cybersecurity.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Attendees at the inaugural

Breaking Barriers: Women in CTE @ WCC

Richard Rezler - November 13, 2018

The first meetings of the Breaking Barriers: Women in Career and Technical Education @ WCC group were held last week.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Christopher Taylor

Ann Arbor mayor releases proclamation for National Apprenticeship Week

Richard Rezler - November 12, 2018

November 12-18 is National Apprenticeship Week, a U.S. Department of Labor-led opportunity to show support for apprenticeship and showcase programs, facilities and apprentices in local communities.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Tuition Rate Comparison

How much will you save?

Washtenaw Community College - November 08, 2018

Students who complete their first two years of general education classes at WCC before transferring to complete their bachelor's degree can save more than $17,000.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

DaQuann Harrison

WCC student's bid for Ypsilanti school board comes up short

Richard Rezler - November 07, 2018

The day didn’t end as DaQuann Harrison hoped. He finished fourth out of the six candidates vying for three open seats on the school board.

View Post :   WCC student's bid for Ypsilanti school board comes up short

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

One of the winner of WCC United Way campaign raffle

WCC United Way campaign raffle winners drawn

Richard Rezler - November 06, 2018

Congrats to the winners of the WCC United Way campaign raffle.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

Richard Rezler - November 05, 2018

Designed to connect veterans and their families with potential employers, Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair with Hire MI Vet.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

WCC Radiography program director William Nelson (right) has a Technologist of the Year pin placed on his lapel by his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986.

WCC faculty member William Nelson following his father's footsteps

Richard Rezler - October 23, 2018

When Washtenaw Community College faculty member William Nelson won the Technologist of the Year Award from the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists last month, a familiar face was there to pin the award on his lapel – his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986.

View Post :   WCC faculty member William Nelson following his father's footsteps

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Elizabeth Connors (left) learns that she's won an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award from WCC Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Valerie Greaves.

WCC faculty member wins Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award

Richard Rezler - October 22, 2018

Washtenaw Community College faculty member Elizabeth Connors will be honored with an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award at the Trends in Occupational Studies Conference being held October 24-26 in Troy.

View Post :   WCC faculty member wins Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Occupational Studies, Outstanding Educator Award

Best Online Computer Science Degrees

WCC's computer science program recognized for online learning excellence

Richard Rezler - October 08, 2018

Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as offering one of the best online computer science programs in the country by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Computer Science, 2018

Matea Pejic describes her involvement with the Campus Vote Project to the WCC Board of Trustees during its September meeting.

Student leaving an 'indelible mark' on WCC on her way to law school

Julia Ochoa-Corante, Public Relations work study student - October 08, 2018

Matea Pejic describes her involvement with the Campus Vote Project to the WCC Board of Trustees during its September meeting.

View Post :   Student leaving an 'indelible mark' on WCC on her way to law school

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Paralegal Studies/Pre Law Program, 2018, UNICEF Campus Initiative

Twilight to Dawn

WCC student exhibiting classroom assignment at ArtPrize

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2018

When Lois Wightman first enrolled in a digital photography class at Washtenaw Community College, she was simply looking to learn something creative in her retirement.

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tags: Lois Wightman, Digital Photography, 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Photography

Fall Career and Internship Fair

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

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2018

The 2018 Fall Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from an estimated 70 employers looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.

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tags: Internship, 2018, Career, ousearch_News_2018

I like WCC

Community invited to WCC's Fall Open House on Sept. 30

Richard Rezler - September 18, 2018

The entire community is welcome when Washtenaw Community College once again opens the doors to its classrooms, labs and performance spaces for its annual Fall Open House celebration on Sunday, Sept. 30.

View Post :   Community invited to WCC's Fall Open House on Sept. 30

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Free College Day, 2018, Open House

WCC's Fall 2017 Welcome Day in Community Park

Students: Come to Welcome Day on September 12

Richard Rezler - August 30, 2018

Come for the fun and games, leave with important information about the wide range of programs and services available to Washtenaw Community College students.

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tags: 2018, Welcome Day, ousearch_News_2018

Michael Kozma

Alumni profile: From college dropout to eyeing Ivy League doctoral programs

Richard Rezler - August 29, 2018

The night before starting classes at Washtenaw Community College in the fall of 2016, Michael Kozma laid in bed contemplating his future. He grabbed his phone from the nightstand and typed into Google: How to succeed in college.

View Post :   Alumni profile: From college dropout to eyeing Ivy League doctoral programs

tags: 2018, Police Academy, ousearch_News_2018, Michael Kozma

Jim Krupp, wearing the same graduation gown his wife wore 30 years ago, and each of his three children wore during their own graduation ceremonies.

UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

Richard Rezler - August 20, 2018

UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

View Post :   UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

tags: Jim Krupp, United Association, Graduation, Commencement, Union, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 18, 2018

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

View Post :   RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

tags: Nursing, ousearch_News_2018, Mary Burns-Coral, 2018, Health Sciences, Workforce Development

Fiber Optics Certifications

WCC Fiber Optics Bootcamp offers three national certifications in one week

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is offering week-long fiber optic installation training program in September.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Fiber Optics, Certifications

Community Development Manager Anthony Williamson outside the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.

WCC receives grant to enhance after-school program at Parkridge Community Center

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is enhancing the after-school academic support services it offers at the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti thanks to a $133,176 grant from Washtenaw Coordinated Funders.

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tags: Parkridge Community Center, Anthony Williamson, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Washtenaw Community College logo

UA brings record attendance, $8 million impact to WCC, community

Richard Rezler - August 11, 2018

For the 29th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) will hold its week-long Instructor Training Program in classrooms and laboratories across campus.

View Post :   UA brings record attendance, $8 million impact to WCC, community

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Training Programs, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Union, 2018, United Association

Brandon Tucker

Governor appoints WCC dean to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Richard Rezler - August 10, 2018

Brandon Tucker, Dean of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers at Washtenaw Community College, has been appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility by Governor Rick Snyder.

View Post :   Governor appoints WCC dean to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

tags: Brandon Tucker, ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Mobility, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers

WCC students Rosa Lechartier and Zachyre Van Buren stand at the college's exhibit during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.

WCC students network with industry experts at CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Richard Rezler - July 31, 2018

A pair of Washtenaw Community College students are interacting with automotive industry experts at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars being held July 30-August 2 in Traverse City.

View Post :   WCC students network with industry experts at CAR Management Briefing Seminars

tags: Rosa Lechartier, Automotive Powertrain Development, ousearch_News_2018, Business, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management, 2018, Zachyre Van Buren

Diana McKnight-Morton at the March 2018 meeting of the WCC Board of Trustees

WCC alumna, Board chair Diana McKnight-Morton honored by MCCA

Richard Rezler - July 27, 2018

Diana McKnight-Morton, an alumna of Washtenaw Community College and the current chairperson of the college’s Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Michigan Community College Association’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

View Post :   WCC alumna, Board chair Diana McKnight-Morton honored by MCCA

tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Diana McKnight-Morton, Outstanding Alumnus Award

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca welcomes the Union Ironworkers to the area during an opening session on Sunday.

WCC welcomes Ironworkers back to campus for Instructor Training Program

Richard Rezler - July 16, 2018

The Ironworkers are back, bringing with them more than 825 people to the state-of-the-art training facilities at Washtenaw Community College and an estimated economic impact of up to $5 million to Washtenaw County.

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tags: 2018, Ironworkers, ousearch_News_2018

Jas Obrecht

Rock and roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

Julia Ochoa-Corante - July 09, 2018

Back in November 1978, a young music journalist named James “Jas” Obrecht introduced the world to an up-and-coming musician named Eddie Van Halen, who was on the verge of revolutionizing rock n’ roll guitar playing.

View Post :   Rock and roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Journalism, Jas Obrecht

Washtenaw Community College logo

WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

Richard Rezler - July 02, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation recently announced a new Chairman of its Board of Directors and the addition of four new board members.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Todd Clark, David Sams, Sean Duval, Amy Cell, WCC Foundation, Bhushan Kulkarni, 2018

WCC student Ashlea Carravallah (right) poses with instructor Bobby Feldkamp and her SkillsUSA silver medal.

Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College student Ashlea Carravallah took home a silver medal from the 54th Annual SkillsUSA national championships on Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

View Post :   Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

tags: ousearch_News_2018, SkillsUSA, 2018, Ashlea Carravallah

Gold medal winner Ray Papierniak (right) with WCC welding instructor Alex Pazkowski, who won his own gold medal in 2010.

Hip, Hip, Hoo-Ray! WCC student wins national title

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College has another welding national champion to add to its storied Wall of Fame.

View Post :   Hip, Hip, Hoo-Ray! WCC student wins national title

tags: Raymond Papierniak, ousearch_News_2018, Welding, Ashlea Carravallah, 2018

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Study: WCC has $524.1 million impact on Washtenaw County economy

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College’s economic impact on its surrounding communities continues to expand, contributing $524.1 million into the Washtenaw County economy last year.

View Post :   Study: WCC has $524.1 million impact on Washtenaw County economy

tags: Economic impact, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Raymond Papierniak

3 students representing WCC at SkillsUSA national championships

Richard Rezler - June 27, 2018

Three Washtenaw Community College students are competing this week at SkillsUSA's 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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tags: Ashlea Carravallah, SkillsUSA, Raymond Papierniak, 2018, Joe Eddy, ousearch_News_2018

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Board of Trustees approves faculty department chair appointments for 2018-19

Richard Rezler - June 26, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the Faculty Department Chair appointments for 2018-19.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Board of Trustees, Faculty Department Chair

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

WCC trustees extend contract of President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Richard Rezler - June 26, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2021.

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tags: Board of Trustees, Rose B. Bellanca, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

OPCMIA General President Daniel Stepano (right) signs a contract to host his organization's Instructor Training Program on the WCC campus as WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca looks on.

WCC welcomes international labor union to campus

Richard Rezler - June 25, 2018

Washtenaw Community College welcomed representatives of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) to campus today for the organization’s inaugural Instructor Training Program.

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tags: Daniel Stepano, Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Training Programs, Rose B. Bellanca, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

WCC history instructor Dr. David Fitzpatrick with his 2017 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

WCC instructor wins Distinguished Writing Award from Army Historical Foundation

Richard Rezler - June 15, 2018

Washtenaw Community College social sciences faculty member Dr. David Fitzpatrick was honored with a 2017 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award at the organization’s annual meeting this week in Arlington, Virginia.

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tags: Faculty, Social Sciences, David Fitzpatrick, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Elisa Limon and her husband, Rene.

Two WCC photography students selected for Documenting Detroit

Richard Rezler - June 12, 2018

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students have been selected to participate in Documenting DETROIT, a juried community photojournalism fellowship that showcases emerging and early-career photographers’ work.

View Post :   Two WCC photography students selected for Documenting Detroit

tags: Janice Milhern, 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Photography, Elisa Limon

Therese Basha Jarjoura with her WCC Student Art Show entries, including Best of Show winner

WCC student's painting sells for $11,500 at charity auction

Richard Rezler - June 12, 2018

When Therese Basha Jarjoura won first place at the Washtenaw Community College Student Art Show in March, she received inquiries from people interested in purchasing her prize abstract painting, titled “Bridging.”

View Post :   WCC student's painting sells for $11,500 at charity auction

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Fine Arts, Therese Basha Jarjoura, 2018

Home Health Aid Training Program

WCC, Kennedy Care offering home health aide training program

Richard Rezler - June 04, 2018

The Workforce Development department at Washtenaw Community College and Kennedy Care, a home health care service provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, have teamed up to create a two-week Home Health Aide training program.

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tags: Home Health Aid, Workforce Development, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

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WCC Foundation honors 3 community leaders at Women's Council luncheon

Richard Rezler - May 24, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Women’s Council honored three local women at its annual Salute to Women’s Leadership luncheon today.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Women's Council, WCC Foundation

Washtenaw Community College logo

WCC Board approves new faculty contract

Richard Rezler - May 23, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, May 22 to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Washtenaw Community College Education Association, the union representing its faculty.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Board of Trustees, Faculty Contract, 2018

Jamie Buhr, chairman of the WCC Foundation Board.

Local philanthropists to match 'Class of 2018' gifts to Student Emergency Fund

Richard Rezler - May 23, 2018

WCC Foundation Board of Directors chairman Jamie Buhr asked the recent graduates to first consider making a difference for current and future students at the college.

View Post :   Local philanthropists to match 'Class of 2018' gifts to Student Emergency Fund

tags: Commencement, Student Emergency Fund, Jamie Buhr, Graduation, WCC Foundation, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Paula Salazar

WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Richard Rezler - May 20, 2018

Paula Salazar, the student speaker at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, takes the phrase “overcoming obstacles” to a higher level.

View Post :   WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

tags: 2018, Commencement, Graduation, Paula Salazar, ousearch_News_2018

National Academy of Television and Digital Arts

Two WCC students win state video production awards

Richard Rezler - May 08, 2018

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: Student Production Awards, Student Success, Digital Media Arts, 2018, Student Awards, ousearch_News_2018, Digital Video Production, Towsley Auditorium

WCC Digital Certificate

WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

Richard Rezler - May 07, 2018

Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

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tags: Commencement, Graduation, Digital Diploma, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Culinary Arts on display in the Michigan State Capitol

Order up: Culinary students shine while serving lunch at state capitol

Kelly Gampel - May 04, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College students and instructors were ready to feed hundreds of government officials April 19 in celebration of Community College Day at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.

View Post :   Order up: Culinary students shine while serving lunch at state capitol

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Michigan State Capitol, Culinary Arts

Employee Recognition

WCC employees honored for milestone years

Kelly Gampel - April 30, 2018

WCC employees reaching milestone years were honored April 26 at the college's annual Employee Recognition Reception.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Employee Recognition

Christopher Taylor

Proclamation from Ann Arbor mayor honors contributions of WCC to community

Richard Rezler - April 24, 2018

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

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tags: Community College Awareness Month, Christopher Taylor, Ann Arbor Mayor, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

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Recognized in April, Community Colleges Make Contributions Year-Round

Brendan Prebo - April 23, 2018

Today’s community colleges are as diverse as the students they serve.

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tags: Community College Awareness Month, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Dr. Kimberly Hurns (left) congratulates Maria Paula Salazar earning the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

WCC student wins $120,000 scholarship

Kelly Gampel - April 11, 2018

A Washtenaw Community College student has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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WCC honors Years of Service recipients at annual Employee Recognition Reception

Richard Rezler - April 10, 2018

Washtenaw Community College celebrate their colleagues' years of service at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

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WCC Board Approves 2018-19 Tuition and Fee Rates for Credit Courses

Brendan Prebo - March 27, 2018

Tuition and fee rates for Washtenaw Community College continue to be among the lowest for Michigan community colleges with the total cost of enrollment for WCC students consistently ranking in the lowest cost quartile.

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Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward

Smart Cities aims to prepare local governments for seismic changes

Richard Rezler - March 22, 2018

The upcoming “Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward” symposium will cover the latest developments that local governments should be following, and what adjustments should be made to infrastructure and land-use plans.

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tags: Smart Cities, 2018, Smart Vehicles, ousearch_News_2018

Carmen Jongsma

WCC graduate wins national dental assisting scholarship

Richard Rezler - March 22, 2018

Carmen Jongsma, a graduate of Washtenaw Community College’s Dental Assisting program, was recently selected as one of eight national scholarship recipients by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

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Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 registration open

Richard Rezler - March 14, 2018

Register now for Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 classes at Washtenaw Community College. Spring/Summer classes begin May 7 and Fall classes begin August 27.

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Tree Campus USA

WCC repeats Tree Campus USA distinction

Richard Rezler - March 09, 2018

For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Earth Day

WCC's Earth Day celebration on April 12 is open to the public

Richard Rezler - March 09, 2018

Washtenaw Community College will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 12 with presentations and activities.

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Community Enrichment Classes

WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

Richard Rezler - February 28, 2018

The college’s Workforce Development department also works diligently with local organizations to ensure it’s creating the labor pool Washtenaw County and southeastern Michigan need to thrive in a global economy.

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WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

Richard Rezler - February 22, 2018

Three weeks of apprenticeship readiness training leads to entry-level positions

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Best online community colleges 2018

WCC recognized for online learning excellence

Richard Rezler - February 19, 2018

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) lists Washtenaw Community College as the best two-year college in Michigan and among the top 50 in the nation in its annual ranking of excellence in online learning.

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Third international labor union brings instructor training to WCC

Richard Rezler - February 13, 2018

An international labor union representing trained plasterers and cement masons has agreed to hold its instructor training program on the Washtenaw Community College campus.

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Schedule of Career and Technical Education

Schedule of Career and Technical Education events at WCC during national CTE Month

Richard Rezler - January 31, 2018

Washtenaw Community College will host a number of events in February to highlight the value and accomplishments of CTE programs on our campus and across the country.

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Students in WCC STEM Scholars Program will share in 4.9M grant to MSU

Richard Rezler - January 17, 2018

A $4.9 million grant to Michigan State University will directly impact low-income students hoping to begin a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education at Washtenaw Community College.

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WCC showcasing mobility, intelligent transportation systems at NAIAS

Richard Rezler - January 12, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is playing a key role to create the talent pipeline necessary for southeast Michigan to be the epicenter of the autonomous and connected vehicle world and mobility revolution.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

MLK Day celebrates King's continuing legacy

Kelly Gampel - January 12, 2018

On Jan. 11, Washtenaw Community College honored King through musical performances, spoken word and addresses ahead of the national holiday that commemorates the late activist’s birthday on Jan. 15.

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Veronica Centeno-Cruz

WCC student part of locally-produced documentary

Richard Rezler - January 11, 2018

Washtenaw Community College student Veronica Centeno-Cruz is one of 12 cast members whose “otherness” is celebrated in a locally-produced documentary “Me, The ‘Other’” set to premiere at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Monday, January 15.

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John W. Barfield

President's statement on the passing of John W. Barfield

Richard Rezler - January 05, 2018

The world lost a business legend, our community lost a giant philanthropist, Washtenaw Community College lost a great supporter and I – like so many others – lost a friend and mentor with this week's passing of John W. Barfield.

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