On The Record: 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.

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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?

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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.

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

Zaria Miller and Elizabeth Perryman

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.

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

Joe Hallisy, Creative Director

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.

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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.

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

Radiographer

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.

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

Divergent paths

WCC: All Paths Lead to Career Success

Fran LeFort - June 21, 2023

Like a superhighway to success for the 21st century workforce, Washtenaw Community College offers multiple on-ramps and exits depending on your needs at any given time.

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tags: Launch, Pre-Engineering, Career, Transfer, Michigan Reconnect, Business Administration, Student Success, STEM Scholars Program, Summer 2023

Radiography Class of 2023

WCC Radiography graduates celebrate with pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - June 10, 2023

Graduates of the Washtenaw Community College Radiography program were honored at a pinning ceremony, which welcomes them to the profession, on June 10 at Towsley Auditorium.

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tags: Graduation, Radiography, Student Success, Class of 2023, Pinning Ceremony

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

WCC kicks off graduation season with Winter 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Rich Rezler - April 28, 2023

Friends and family gathered in Towsley Auditorium to celebrate the 66-member graduating class of Washtenaw Community College nursing program.

View Post :   WCC kicks off graduation season with Winter 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

tags: Class of 2023, Pinning Ceremony, Graduation, Nursing, Student Success, Men in Nursing