WCC News Story Archive

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Middle school students invited to WCC's free monthly Super STEAM Saturdays

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2021

WCC faculty members will lead free monthly Super STEAM Saturdays, designed to engage middle school students in fun and interactive learning.

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tags: Campus Events, STEAM

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Summer campers at Parkridge Community Center to receive new laptops through $60,000 grant

Fran LeFort - August 13, 2021

Washtenaw Community College received a $60,000 technology grant to provide new laptops and family digital literacy training for youth attending its Summer Learning Experience at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.

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tags: Parkridge Community Center, Parkridge Youth Program, Grants

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WCC's Dr. Kimberly Hurns chosen for national presidential fellowship for community college leaders

Fran LeFort - August 06, 2021

Dr. Kimberly Hurns, Executive Vice President for Instruction & Academic Affairs at Washtenaw Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has announced.

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tags: Dr. Kimberly Hurns

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On-campus food services return with new partner, Creative Dining Solutions

WCC Communications - August 04, 2021

As the WCC campus reopens, there's an update on food service options on campus. Michigan-based Creative Dining Services is our new partner in the outlets located on the first floor of the Student Center.

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tags: Campus News, Food Services

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WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

Fran LeFort - July 22, 2021

WCC has added an all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV to its bank of cutting-edge technology, solidifying its leadership in preparing the workforce of the future

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tags: Advanced Transportation Center, Workforce Development, On The Record, August 2021, CCAT, Transportation Technologies

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WCC grad Aisha Bowe honored with 2021 MCCA Outstanding Alumnus Award

Rich Rezler - July 21, 2021

A self-described “unmotivated and unfocused” student in high school, Bowe found her passion and purpose while attending WCC from 2003 to 2006. The former NASA aerospace engineer is the founder and CEO of STEMBoard, an engineering solutions company.

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tags: STEM, Alumni Profile, Aisha Bowe, Outstanding Alumnus Award, On The Record, August 2021

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Summer skilled trades training returns to WCC

Fran LeFort - July 16, 2021

More than 600 skilled trades union workers will participate in national training programs on the WCC campus over the next two weeks as hands-on instruction resumes following the pandemic.

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tags: On The Record, Skilled Trades, Union, August 2021, Roofers Union

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WCC faculty member honored for development of engaging, innovative online course

Rich Rezler - July 13, 2021

For the second consecutive year, WCC faculty member Doug Waters has been honored for developing an engaging and innovative online course that represents the best in technology and learning.

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tags: Awards, On The Record, Faculty Profile, Online Learning, Business, August 2021, Business and Computer Technologies

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$1.4M grant to WCC supports student success through new Alpha Scholars program

Fran LeFort - July 13, 2021

WCC has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support incoming freshmen in completing their associate degrees and reaching their academic and career goals. The new Alpha Scholars program offers opportunities to connect students with the college's rich support services and exceptional teaching, as well as with peers who share career goals and common interests.

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tags: Student Success, Grants, On The Record, August 2021, Alpha Scholars

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Exercise is Medicine: WCC honored for promoting physical activity

Rich Rezler - July 12, 2021

WCC is one of 153 colleges and universities around the world recently honored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine initiative for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

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tags: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), August 2021, Exercise, On The Record, Marvin Boluyt