Articles in On The Record: Graduation

Police Academy graduates

33 WCC Police Academy graduates honored for perseverance and dedication

Rich Rezler - November 20, 2020

What this year’s Washtenaw Community College Police Academy graduation ceremony was missing of its typical pomp and circumstance was replaced with an unparalleled level of pride and admiration for those who completed their training in a most atypical year.

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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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WCC graduate Tanisha Harper of Detroit waves to family in the crowd prior to the commencement ceremony on May 18. (Photo by Lon Horwedel)

Congrats, Class of 2019!

Richard Rezler - June 03, 2019

When Abbee Elwell stepped to the podium as the student speaker at the Washtenaw Community College commencement ceremony on May 18, she talked about how the diversity of the student population was one of the most valuable aspects of her education.

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Elizabeth Connors, director of the Surgical Technician and Sterile Processing programs at WCC, delivers the faculty address at the 2019 commencement ceremony. (Photo by Lon Horwedel)

Faculty speaker Elizabeth Connors: 'Never give someone the opportunity to provide the narrative for who you are'

Richard Rezler - June 03, 2019

Elizabeth Connors become program director of the WCC Surgical Technology program in 2016 and two years later launched a new certification program that prepares students for an occupation in central processing and sterilization of hospital instrumentation – which happens to be the first job Connors held in the healthcare industry.

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Abbee Elwell gives the student address at the Washtenaw Community College commencement ceremony on May 18. Elwell simultaneously graduated with an associate degree from WCC and a high school diploma from Washtenaw Technical Middle College. (Photo by Lon Horwedel)

Graduate profile: Abbee Elwell, General Studies

Richard Rezler - June 03, 2019

Abbee Elwell has been taking college classes at Washtenaw Community College since she was a 14-year-old freshman at Washtenaw Technical Middle College. On Saturday, May 19, she delivered the student address at the WCC 2019 Commencement Ceremony and crossed the stage to receive the associate degree in General Studies in Math and Natural Sciences she earned with a 3.94 GPA.

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