WCC News Story Archive

Albert Berriz

Washtenaw Economic Club event focuses on real estate impact on economy, workforce

Fran LeFort - October 21, 2021

Albert Berriz, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Owner and Managing Member of The McKinley Companies, will lead the November 4 Washtenaw Economic Club presentation and Q&A session.

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tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, Press Release

Christopher Shepherd

Former WCC student says studying liberal arts 'prepares you for the long run rather than for a particular job'

Rich Rezler - October 21, 2021

Christopher Shepherd, who attended WCC as a dual-enrolled high school student, is a keynote speaker during the college's upcoming Liberal Arts Week events.

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tags: Liberal Arts Innovation Group, Liberal Arts Week, liberal arts, Dual-Enrollment

Liberal Arts Week

Community invited to participate in WCC's Liberal Arts Week on Oct. 25-29

Fran LeFort - October 18, 2021

The public is invited to participate in WCC's first Liberal Arts Week. Events offer interactive, virtual and in-person workshops that showcase how jobs and the world around us are impacted by liberal arts studies.

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tags: Community enrichment, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, Liberal Arts Week

Winter season on WCC campus

Registration open for Winter 2022 semester; classes start January 10

Fran LeFort - October 15, 2021

WCC offers more than 130 programs of study to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. The college has earned national recognition for its online programs.

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tags: Registration

Miles Butler on Harvard campus

After 'finding his path' at WCC, Miles Butler is pursuing a master's degree at Harvard

Rich Rezler - October 13, 2021

Miles Butler's educational journey started at Washtenaw Community College and continued at two of the elite academic institutions in the nation — the University of Michigan and Harvard University.

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tags: Transfer, Student Success, Center for Career Success, Alumni Profile, University Transfer Center

HBCU Pathway graphic

WCC opens HBCU Pathway, a new pipeline to student success

Fran LeFort - October 12, 2021

WCC has established the first comprehensive transfer agreement between a Michigan community college and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Benefits include guaranteed admission, access to in-state tuition and student support.

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tags: Diversity, Student Success, Transfer, HBCU Pathway, University Transfer Center

Shelby Beaty

Student profile: Photography major Shelby Beaty also working on her business plan

Rich Rezler - October 09, 2021

It’s estimated that 75 percent of American college students start their higher education as undecided about their field of study or change their major at least once. Shelby Beaty is not most students.

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tags: Entrepreneurship, Photography, Digital Photography, ousearch_Programs_Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ousearch_Programs_Photographic Imaging, Student Profile

Stem Scholars Meeting

$3 million NSF award through Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation aims to increase equity in STEM fields

Fran LeFort - October 07, 2021

A $3 million National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and five other colleges and universities through MI-LSAMP (Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) to increase equity in STEM fields.

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tags: MI-LSAMP, STEM Scholars Program, Diversity, DEI, STEM

Demetrius Jenkins in WCC nursing lab

Student profile: Passion for patients led former EMT Demetrius Jenkins to nursing

Kathryn Wagner - October 04, 2021

For the past eight years, Demetrius Jenkins has served Washtenaw County as an emergency medical technician while contemplating and researching possible next career steps. His decision? Nursing.

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tags: Men in Nursing, Nursing, Student Profile

Career Fair logo Fall 2021

Public invited to meet with 60 employers at WCC's Oct. 15 virtual career fair

Fran LeFort - October 01, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host a career fair Oct. 15 with an anticipated 60 employers seeking to fill positions. The virtual event is free and open to the public.

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tags: Center for Career Success, Community enrichment, Career Fair