Articles in On The Record: WCC Foundation

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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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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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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Jamie Buhr, chairman of the WCC Foundation Board. | Photo by Lon Horwedel

Local philanthropists to match 'Class of 2018' gifts to Student Emergency Fund

Washtenaw Community College - June 13, 2018

WCC Foundation Board of Directors chairman Jamie Buhr asked the recent graduates to first consider making a difference for current and future students at the college.

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Elaine Rumman talks about pursuing an education at the WCC Foundation Women’s Council Luncheon on May 24. | Photo by Kelly Gampel

WCC Foundation honors 3 community leaders at Women's Council luncheon

Washtenaw Community College - June 13, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Women’s Council honored three local women at its annual Salute to Women’s Leadership luncheon today.

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