Articles in On The Record: October 2019

A partnership between Ford Motor Company and Washtenaw Community College that started at the North American International Auto Show resulted in new jobs for (from left) WCC student Anthony Smith, alumnus Kenneth Legg and student Marcus Malnar. (Photo by Kelly Gampel)

Ford turns to WCC for talent

Susan Ferraro - October 01, 2019

At this year’s North American International Auto Show, Michael Lacelle, modeling manager at Ford Motor Company met Experiential Learning Coordinator Barbara Hauswith from Washtenaw Community College’s Career Transitions department. He shared that he was looking for mill operators and inquired whether the college might have qualified students with training on milling machines.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 years later

Richard Rezler - October 01, 2019

When the Berlin Wall fell in November, 1989, signaling the end of the Cold War, East German-born Elisabeth Thoburn was living in Michigan. She met an American exchange student a decade earlier, fell in love, was married and moved to the United States in 1985.

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Alumni profile: Innovator finds inspiration at WCC

Richard Rezler - October 01, 2019

Marc Fecker is the CEO and co-founder of Robo Retail, a full-service digital agency that supports small- to medium-size retailers and provides strategic consulting for large companies like Hertz, Chase Bank, and recreational vehicle maker BRP, which manufactures Ski-Doo, Evinrude and Cam-Am among other brands.

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Gwen Hooks and her daughter, Jocelyn, of Belleville, observe Washtenaw Community College faculty member Susan Dentel during her Free College Day class, “Behind the Scenes: A Backstage Pass to the STEM Labs.” (Photo by CJ South)

WCC welcomes community to Free College Day

Richard Rezler - October 01, 2019

A trip to Free College Day is an annual event for the Kay family, but things get a little different every time they visit the Washtenaw Community College campus.

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WCC student chosen for statewide voter engagement task force

Richard Rezler - October 01, 2019

Washtenaw Community College student Kimberly Kozal was named to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s 33-member Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force, which is being asked to make recommendations for improving voter engagement among young voters and college students.

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