WCC News Story Archive: Student Success

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Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

WCC Public Relations - December 20, 2023

Andrew Denton is on a new path to a rewarding career in the advanced manufacturing industry, and the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship, coupled with some hard work, is to thank.

View Post :   Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

tags: Michigan Reconnect, 2023, Launch, Student Success, Launch Winter 2023, Scholarship

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Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

WCC Public Relations - December 07, 2023

Skyline High School graduate Mustafa Alhefady has tinkered around with cars since seventh grade. What started as a hobby with his dad has turned into a promising career path. After researching top automotive technician programs, he decided to pursue his education at WCC and enrolled this Fall.

View Post :   Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

tags: Student Success, Scholarships, Launch winter 2024, Automotive Services, Launch

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Yes, you can afford college!

WCC Public Relations - December 05, 2023

Fear of debt and the ability to afford college continue to be major concerns for students, their parents and adult learners seeking to expand their education to support their career goals. But at Washtenaw Community College financial aid awards are on the rise, allowing students to chase their dreams and avoid the college debt trap.

View Post :   Yes, you can afford college!

tags: Michigan Reconnect, Scholarships, Fall 2023, Michigan Achievement, Launch, Student Success

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Mom, daughter bring their passion for learning to WCC

Fran LeFort - September 05, 2023

As one half of a rare parent-child duo at WCC, Stephanie Suchala cried when she got the news last summer that her 13-year-old daughter Dylan would be joining her as a WCC student.

View Post :   Mom, daughter bring their passion for learning to WCC

tags: Fall 2023, Small Business Development Center, Student Success, Launch, SBDC, Computer Science

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Passion for auto safety drives WCC alum's career with Toyota

Fran LeFort - September 04, 2023

When Zach Van Buren enrolled in WCC in 2016, he wasn’t sure where his career path would ultimately take him. But his pursuit of just one question helped to shape his trajectory. That is, how could he simply walk away from a rather nasty car accident he’d recently experienced?

View Post :   Passion for auto safety drives WCC alum's career with Toyota

tags: Launch, Student Success, Fall 2023, FAME

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Flexibility of classes at WCC is a game-changer for adult learners

Fran LeFort - August 28, 2023

Flexibility is a game changer. That’s exactly what WCC offers learners of all ages and something Carolyn Bradshaw has embraced and relied on to earn a college degree and advance in her career.

View Post :   Flexibility of classes at WCC is a game-changer for adult learners

tags: Human Resources, Business Management, Career, 2023, Fall 2023, Student Success, Adult Learners

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HBCU Pathway helping WCC alumni achieve their dreams

Fran LeFort - August 28, 2023

Less than two years after launching an initiative to help more local students transfer to an HBCU, WCC filled its Towsley Auditorium with more than 400 local high school students to give them a taste of HBCU life.

View Post :   HBCU Pathway helping WCC alumni achieve their dreams

tags: Transfer, Diversity, Fall 2023, Launch, Student Success, HBCU Pathway, HBCU, HBCU Day

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Award-winning creative manager got his start at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - July 04, 2023

Hallisy appreciated the approach to teaching the technical side of video production as well as the human and emotional side of capturing video. He puts those skills to use in his role as creative manager, collaborating with patients, faculty, hospital and university staff, executives, his own team and more.

View Post :   Award-winning creative manager got his start at WCC

tags: Video Production, What Do You Call, Career, Alumni Profile, Digital Media Arts, Summer 2023, Student Success, Digital Video Production, Launch

Video Game Programmer

WCC grad living his dream programming video games in California

Kayla Gahagan - June 27, 2023

Tom Adams wanted something special to go alongside the digital animation credits he earned during his time at WCC – a portfolio that looked like no one else’s. So he made it happen.

View Post :   WCC grad living his dream programming video games in California

tags: 3D Animation, Summer 2023, What Do You Call, Student Success, Launch, Computer Programming, 2023

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Radiography graduate found direction, career path at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - June 26, 2023

When Michelle Wilkins started in Washtenaw’s Radiography program, she hoped success would directly lead to a job in the Michigan Medicine hospital system.

View Post :   Radiography graduate found direction, career path at WCC

tags: Student Success, Launch, Summer 2023, Career, Radiography, What Do You Call