WCC News Story Archive

Tony Procassini

In memoriam: Tony Procassini, long-time trustee and college supporter

Rich Rezler - September 23, 2021

“Since Washtenaw Community College was only an idea, Tony Procassini has been woven into the fabric of this institution. He was a driving force behind its formation, served on its Board of Trustees for more than a quarter century, helped establish the WCC Foundation, and was a constant supporter and valued contributor to the WCC mission,” said WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca.

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tags: Board of Trustees, Memoriam, Tony Procassini

Photos of Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners

Fran LeFort - September 23, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is expanding its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to better meet increased needs of a growing number of small business owners.

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tags: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship Center

Exterior of Wadhams Veterans Center

WCC earns veteran-friendly school 'Gold Status' from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Fran LeFort - September 20, 2021

WCC is one of 37 colleges and universities throughout the state recognized with the top-level Gold certification, meaning the school has met at least six of seven criteria. In all, 63 institutions earned either Gold, Silver or Bronze status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

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tags: Student Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center, Awards

Mott patient gaming

Esports streaming fundraiser to purchase gaming carts for patients at UM's Mott Children's Hospital

Fran LeFort - September 16, 2021

Washtenaw Community College students will be streaming for good as they host a week-long Esports event Oct. 3-9 to raise money to purchase gaming devices for patients at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

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tags: Alumni Profile, fundraising, Student Activities, Esports

David Barfield

Washtenaw Economic Club meeting features global staffing executive David Barfield

Fran LeFort - September 14, 2021

This week’s Washtenaw Economic Club meeting will feature David Barfield speaking on “The Evolution of a Local Business to a Global Enterprise.” The virtual meeting begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. It is free for Washtenaw Economic Club members and $25 for non-members.

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tags: Washtenaw Economic Club

WCC Police Academy graduating class

WCC Police Academy celebrates its Class of 2021 at graduation ceremony

Rich Rezler - September 11, 2021

Family, friends and local law enforcement members gathered in Towsley Auditorium to celebrate the 18-member Washtenaw Community College Police Academy’s Class of 2021.

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tags: Graduation, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Awards, Police Academy

Students walking on WCC campus

WCC begins new school year with full-slate of on-campus classes starting August 30

Fran LeFort - August 23, 2021

Washtenaw Community College is gearing up for its return to campus, focusing on providing a high-quality education while maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff.

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tags: Affordability, Transfer, Alpha Scholars

Kevin Van Kannel

WCC Foundation board member Kevin Van Kannel focused on relationships, service and giving back

Anita LeBlanc - August 21, 2021

Kevin Van Kannel believes his Ann Arbor-based business, UTEC, continues to thrive in part because of investments in relationships like the one his company has with WCC and over 25 Washtenaw County nonprofit organizations.

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tags: On The Record, WCC Foundation, August 2021

HVAC/R program logo

New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry

Rich Rezler - August 19, 2021

A new program operated by the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC aims to prepare students in the college’s HVAC/R program for future business ownership while also supporting local small business owners operating in the industry.

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tags: August 2021, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, On The Record, HVAC

Dan Tyrrell at work

Medical researcher got debt-free start at WCC

WCC Communications - August 19, 2021

With WCC’s affordable tuition and an academic scholarship to boot, Dan Tyrrell started his educational journey without the burden of student debt. The money he saved went toward a Ph.D. program at Wake Forest University.

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tags: Alumni Profile, Affordability, On The Record, August 2021, STEAM, Transfer, Student Success