On The Record: WCC Foundation

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

Anita LeBlanc - March 01, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Scholarship Program results in the largest annual gift the WCC Foundation receives.

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tags: On The Record, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Scholarships, Donation, WCC Foundation, February 2021, Student Emergency Fund

Foundation donation

100+ women who care about WCC

Anita LeBlanc - December 20, 2020

A generous $19,800 donation to the WCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund from 100+ Women Who Care of Washtenaw County is helping meet a 200% increase in student requests for aid since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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tags: WCC Foundation, ousearch_News_On The Record, Donation, December 2020, Student Emergency Fund, On The Record

Fernanda Cross

Path to Ph.D., professorship began at WCC for Brazil native

Anita LeBlanc - October 18, 2020

When Fernanda Cross left Brazil to learn English, she never could have imagined that 20 years later she would be a tenure-track professor at the University of Michigan.

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tags: Alumni Profile, WCC Foundation, Student Success, ousearch_News_On The Record, October 2020, On The Record, ousearch_News_On The Record

golf outing logo

WCC Foundation's annual golf fundraiser goes virtual

Tabetha Chaney - August 25, 2020

The WCC Foundation has announced that its annual Jerry Jernigan Memorial Golf Outing is going virtual this year.

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tags: Student Emergency Fund, ousearch_News_2020, fundraiser, WCC Foundation

Aparna and Samir Bagri

Tech business ownership began at WCC for Aparna Bagri

Anita LeBlanc - August 08, 2020

WCC alumna and WCC Foundation supporter Aparna Bagri founded DataVine, which caters to the recruiting, staffing and workforce industries.

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tags: August 2020, Alumni Profile, WCC Foundation, Business and Computer Technologies, ousearch_News_On The Record

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Women's Council hosts important community conversation

Susan Ferraro - August 05, 2020

The Women's Council at Washtenaw Community College hosted a community conversation Tuesday focusing on how women and people of color have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: Women's Council, COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020, WCC Foundation

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WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

Susan Ferraro - February 21, 2020

Destination Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College are joint recipients of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan 2020 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

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tags: WCC Foundation, Workforce Development, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

Aisha Bowe and Kim Hurns holding checks to WCC Foundation from Bowe

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe endows scholarship for engineering transfer students

Rich Rezler - February 03, 2020

The Aisha R. Bowe eMpower Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to select WCC students who’ve earned a minimum of a 3.3 GPA while completing at least 14 credits in a WCC academic program designed to transfer into the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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tags: Scholarships, WCC Foundation, Alumni, Alumni Profile, Aisha Bowe, STEAM, Transfer, ousearch_News_2020

Abdul Kizito, a recent Ann Arbor Huron graduate, expresses his gratitude for a WCC scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor at a luncheon on Monday, Oct. 21, as Kiwanis Past President William Hampton looks on.

Kiwanis Club program funds 20 WCC scholarships for Ann Arbor Public School grads

Richard Rezler - October 22, 2019

Abdul Kizito and Eric Nordman are recipients of scholarships created through a new partnership between the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor and the WCC Foundation.

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tags: Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, Eric Nordman, Auto Body Repair, WCC Foundation, General Studies, Abdul Kizito, ousearch_News_2019

Carlos Vasquez began taking WCC classes and studying during the day while continuing to work as a full-time custodian on the midnight shift at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital, catching a brief nap in his car before his morning classes.

WCC graduate rises from custodian to RN at University Hospital

Anita LeBlanc - October 01, 2019

It’s the same place, but a changed man working at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital. In the rooms where he was once responsible for cleaning, polishing, vacuuming and mopping, Carlos Vasquez now cares for patients, performs diagnostic tests, administers medications, and provides emotional support to patients and their families.

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tags: Carlos Vasquez, October 2019, Anita LeBlanc, WCC Foundation, Nursing, On The Record, ousearch_News_On The Record


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