On The Record: Student Success

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

Alicia Dusseau

WCC graduate on way to becoming 'Dr. D: Forensic Pathologist'

Rich Rezler - June 30, 2021

Alicia Dusseau's career path was established when she was a middle school student hooked on the reality television show "Dr. G: Medical Examiner."

View Post :   WCC graduate on way to becoming 'Dr. D: Forensic Pathologist'

tags: Class of 2021, On The Record, Student Success, August 2021, ousearch_News_2021

Philip Stolarski and Justin Washburn

WCC students Philip Stolarski, Justin Washburn accepted into NASA scholar program

Rich Rezler - June 09, 2021

Two WCC students will take part in a five-week online course and final project beginning in October. Those who excel in the course modules can be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid, four-day learning experience at a NASA center.

View Post :   WCC students Philip Stolarski, Justin Washburn accepted into NASA scholar program

tags: Astronomy, ousearch_News_2021, NASA, Student Success

Eric Ortega

Graduate Profile: Eric Ortega, other UA members, spread out WCC alumni base

Rich Rezler - May 31, 2021

Colorado resident Eric Ortega is one of 73 out-of-state students among the 1,796-member Washtenaw Community College Class of 2021.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Eric Ortega, other UA members, spread out WCC alumni base

tags: Class of 2021, Student Success, ousearch_News_2021, United Association

Marlee Katt

Graduate Profile: Marlee Katt exemplifies adaptability of Class of 2021

Rich Rezler - May 30, 2021

The Winter 2021 honors graduate not only successfully pivoted to online learning, but completely changed her career goals.

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tags: Internship, Class of 2021, Student Success, ousearch_News_2021, Business and Computer Technologies

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WCC academic 'stars' recognized at Honors Convocation

Rich Rezler - May 21, 2021

The WCC Spring 2021 Virtual Honors Convocation honored 507 high honors and honors graduate candidates in the Class of 2021 and 780 additional students who earned high honors during the Winter 2021 semester.

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tags: Student Success, Honors Convocation, ousearch_News_2021, Class of 2021, Graduation

Cat Hadley

WCC alumna, current U-M student selected as Truman Scholar

Rich Rezler - May 10, 2021

WCC alumna Cat Hadley is one of 62 Truman Scholars from around the country, selected from a record number of candidates.

View Post :   WCC alumna, current U-M student selected as Truman Scholar

tags: Alumni Profile, ousearch_News_2021, Student Awards, Student Success, Transfer