WCC Women’s Council event lifts up college students

January 22, 2022 Fran LeFort

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

The WCC Foundation Women’s Council “Lift H.E.R. Up (Higher Education Resources), A Virtual Conversation” will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

Representatives from businesses, education, not-for-profit organizations, and other interested individuals, will learn how WCC is helping students, especially women, to be successful. Register for free.

Dr. Kimberly Hurns, WCC Executive Vice President of Instruction and Academic Affairs, will deliver the keynote address. Hurns is immediate-past state chair of the Michigan American Council on Education Women’s Network and is currently a fellow with the Aspen Institute’s Rising Presidents program.

The event will also feature remarks from

  • WCC Women’s Council Chair Meredith Miller, who will provide an overview of how the Women’s Council supports WCC students
  • Past Chair Eileen Thacker, who will discuss how the Student Emergency Fund helps students overcome barriers so they can stay in school
  • Council member Kia Sweeney, who will address how the Women’s Council is building community connections to benefit WCC students
  • WCC faculty member Amy Ramirez-Gay, who will provide insight into the Council’s mission, including their educational, partnership and fundraising goals.

Learn more about the WCC Foundation Women’s Council virtual conversation and other events.

The Women’s Council is comprised of WCC community members dedicated to supporting students in their educational and career journeys. The Council seeks to endow scholarships based on leadership and academic excellence, build a mentoring program, and provide services and resources that support Washtenaw Community College.

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