Articles in On The Record: August 2019

Technology in Education

Generation Z, augmented reality trigger big changes at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 21, 2019

Ten years ago, Peter Baccile, Executive Director of Online Learning, Education & Media Technology Services at Washtenaw Community College, was working in K-12 education and planning for the year 2020 by forecasting where technology would go.

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Jason Morgan, Chair, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

Keeping Up The Good Work: Jason Morgan, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

Jason Morgan - August 21, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is a leader in excellence, innovation and engagement in our state, continually striving to improve the lives of its outstanding students, faculty and staff. The college has managed to ensure quality while remaining affordable, retaining students and expanding cutting-edge workforce training and education for our residents.

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Karol Oviedo-Perez hugs her father after the WCC Adult Transitions Pathways Student Recognition Ceremony. Oviedo-Perez had not seen her father in 14 years, until days before the ceremony when he arrived from Costa Rica. (Photo by Kelly Gampel)

Students overcome struggles to earn GED diplomas

Richard Rezler - August 21, 2019

June 20 was an evening some students doubted was in reach.

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Matthew Burtell

Navy veteran sets sail for Yale with fond memories of his time at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 20, 2019

Matthew Burtell was floating in the Sea of Japan when he first contacted Washtenaw Community College. Or maybe he was 2,000 miles south, somewhere in the South China Sea. The U.S. Navy isn’t too keen on sharing the whereabouts of its aircraft carriers, so sometimes even an Information Systems Technician aboard the USS Ronald Reagan isn’t sure exactly where he’s located.

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Martaveius Taylor behind a mic in the WCC Orchard Radio studio.

Scholarship recipient has altruistic ambitions

Richard Rezler - August 20, 2019

Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College. But beyond pursuing a particular degree, the 27-year-old is taking classes with a very specific result in mind: learning to successfully launch, promote and build a non-profit organization that will provide rent-to-own tiny homes and shipping container homes to low-income and homeless individuals.

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