WCC News: Graduation

Commencement Parade

Meet graduates at WCC's first Commencement Parade and Celebration

Rich Rezler - May 22, 2021

Spend any time around Washtenaw Community College students and you're bound to meet interesting people and hear compelling stories. Here are just a few we gathered at the college's Commencement Parade & Celebration.

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tags: Graduation, Commencement Parade, Class of 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Student Profile

Abdul Kizito

WCC academic 'stars' recognized at Honors Convocation

Rich Rezler - May 21, 2021

The WCC Spring 2021 Virtual Honors Convocation honored 507 high honors and honors graduate candidates in the Class of 2021 and 780 additional students who earned high honors during the Winter 2021 semester.

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tags: Class of 2021, Honors Convocation, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, Graduation

Mortarboard with 2021

On-campus parade highlights WCC plans to honor graduates

Fran LeFort - May 17, 2021

Washtenaw Community College will honor 1,578 new graduates during a three-day slate of commencement activities capped by a first-ever on-campus parade and celebration.

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tags: Honors Convocation, ousearch_News_2021, Class of 2021, Commencement, Graduation

Graduate on stage

Surgical Technology, Sterile Processing programs host pinning ceremonies

Rich Rezler - May 08, 2021

The WCC Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing programs' graduates were socially distanced across Towsley Auditorium while friends and family watched a live stream of their pinning ceremony from home.

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tags: Health Sciences, Surgical Technology, ousearch_News_2021, Class of 2021, Graduation, Sterile Processing

Pinning ceremony

WCC nursing graduates celebrated during virtual ceremony

Rich Rezler - May 05, 2021

Sixty-one graduates of the Washtenaw Community College Associate Degree in Nursing program were honored during a virtual Spring Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

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tags: Student Success, Class of 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Graduation, Health Sciences, Nursing

Police Academy graduates

33 WCC Police Academy graduates honored for perseverance and dedication

Rich Rezler - November 20, 2020

What this year’s Washtenaw Community College Police Academy graduation ceremony was missing of its typical pomp and circumstance was replaced with an unparalleled level of pride and admiration for those who completed their training in a most atypical year.

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tags: December 2020, Graduation, ousearch_News_2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record, Police Academy

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

WCC alumnus Thomas Klemm (left) and his father, Richard Klemm, prior to commencement ceremonies at Eastern Michigan University.

With WCC and EMU degrees complete, high school dropout and addict is off to U-M

Richard Rezler - April 29, 2019

Following his graduation from Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, Washtenaw Community College alumnus Thomas Klemm is two-thirds of the way through a trifecta of Washtenaw County higher education.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Keeping Up the Good Work, Graduation

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

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

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.

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

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

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: 2018, Commencement, ousearch_News_2018, Digital Diploma, Graduation