WCC News: Student Success

Cat Hadley

WCC alumna, current U-M student selected as Truman Scholar

Rich Rezler - May 10, 2021

WCC alumna Cat Hadley is one of 62 Truman Scholars from around the country, selected from a record number of candidates.

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tags: Student Success, Alumni Profile, Transfer, ousearch_News_2021, Student Awards

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

Sabrina Lanker

Graduate Profile: Future geologist Sabrina Lanker is a WCC 'rock star'

Rich Rezler - May 04, 2021

Between wrapping up her time at WCC and beginning classes at the University of Michigan in the fall, Sabrina Lanker will be the only community college student completing a National Science Foundation internship in Greenland.

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tags: On The Record, Class of 2021, Student Success, April 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Internship, STEM Scholars Program, Geology

Patrice Scott

WCC digital video students win three statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 25, 2021

Patrice Scott, Tyler Ferrell and John Sherry each won Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences on Sunday.

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tags: Digital Video Production, Student Awards, Student Success, ousearch_News_2021, Digital Media Arts, Student Production Awards

STEM Scholar celebration

Celebrating STEM Scholars who are moving on from WCC

Rich Rezler - April 23, 2021

The WCC STEM Scholar program held a virtual celebration to honor its participants who have completed their WCC programs and are transferring to four-year universities.

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tags: Transfer, April 2021, STEM Scholars Program, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success

Student Production Awards

8 WCC student video projects nominated for Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 22, 2021

WCC digital video students have eight projects nominated for the Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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tags: Digital Media Arts, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, Student Production Awards, Student Awards, Digital Video Production

Forgotten Women Composers

Women's History Month: WCC art student creates her own recognition of women composers

Rich Rezler - March 22, 2021

It wasn’t her intention at the time, but when recent WCC graduate Alexis Benson walked into a local thrift store looking for inspiration for an art class assignment, she was embarking on an adventure that’s perfect for sharing during Women’s History Month.

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tags: Fine Arts, Women's History Month, Student Success, ousearch_News_2021

Scholarship semifinalists

3 WCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - March 10, 2021

Umang Bhojani, Jesse Bishop and Abdul Kizito are on the 2021 semifinalist list, selected from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges.

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tags: Scholarships, ousearch_News_2021, On The Record, STEM Scholars Program, Student Success, Transfer, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, April 2021

William Glover

Never too late: William Glover finds path to rewarding career at WCC

WCC - March 04, 2021

William Glover is an award-winning television producer, but the journey to a full-time job in a profession he loves wasn’t easy.

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tags: February 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, Alumni Profile, On The Record, Digital Video Production

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

'We're here. We're ready.' President Bellanca on WCC's role in post-pandemic recovery

WCC - March 04, 2021

On The Record sat down with WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to discuss how WCC is supporting current students and the community to help secure a brighter future.

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tags: February 2021, Online Learning, Workforce Development, On The Record, Student Success, community involvement, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, ousearch_News_2021

Brenda Anderson

Student Spotlight: Brenda Anderson exploring photography as 'retirement career'

Tabetha Chaney - March 01, 2021

Q&A with Brenda Anderson, a WCC alumni who's back on campus exploring photography as a "retirement career."

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tags: ousearch_News_2021, Student Profile, February 2021, On The Record, Digital Photography, Student Success

Nicholas Ochal

Nicholas Ochal's search for a purpose

WCC Communications - February 26, 2021

It was a winding road with some fits and starts that took WCC alumni Nicholas Ochal to the career in social work that he enjoys today.

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tags: Alumni Profile, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, February 2021

Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak

2,471 WCC students honored at Winter Honors Convocation

WCC - January 29, 2021

The 2021 Winter Honors Convocation includes remarks from President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Trustee Christina Fleming and two student speakers — Umang Bhojani and Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak.

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tags: February 2021, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Rose B. Bellanca, Student Success, Honors Convocation

CircleIn scholarship winners

CircleIn app rewards WCC students with scholarships

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2021

WCC rolled out the CircleIn app so students could be more productive remotely. Now, CircleIn is rewarding its most frequent users with scholarship money.

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tags: February 2021, Student Success, On The Record, Scholarships, CircleIn, ousearch_News_2020

Donaven Lee

Donaven Lee is WCC's third NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

Donaven Lee is the third WCC student selected for the prestigious NASA program, following Emilee Seghi (Spring 2020) and Maximilian Ehinger (Fall 2020).

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tags: Transfer, ousearch_News_2021, On The Record, NASA, February 2021, Student Success

Jasmine Jones, US Army

Meet a few of WCC's nearly 600 student veterans

Rich Rezler - November 11, 2020

A Veterans Day Q&A with some of WCC's student veterans.

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tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020, Student Veterans

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

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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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

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

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: Aerospace Engineering, NASA, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success

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

Screenshot of awards ceremony

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

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

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

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

WCC logo

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

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WCC students claim five first-place video awards in statewide competition

Richard Rezler - April 28, 2019

Washtenaw Community College students won five awards at the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 41st annual Student Production Awards on Sunday, April 28.

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

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