WCC News

Students learn about a WCC organization at the Fall 2018 Welcome Day.

Fall 2019 Welcome Day scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11

Richard Rezler - August 27, 2019

Welcome Day for Fall 2019 semester will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Community Park, located between the Business Education (BE) and Gunder Myran (GM) buildings on campus.

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WCC biology instructor David Wooten

Faculty research published in Oxford University Press book, 'Islands and Snakes'

Richard Rezler - August 26, 2019

Research by Washtenaw Community College professional faculty member David Wooten is included in Islands and Snakes: Isolation and Adaptive Evolution, a book published this month by Oxford University Press.

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United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers President Kinsey M. Robinson and WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca held a ceremonial contract signing Aug. 16 to signify that the union will hold its National Instructor Training Program on the college campus beginning June 2020.

Roofers Union brings national training program to WCC

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2019

A fourth trade union will make Washtenaw Community College and the Ann Arbor area its home base for instructor training when the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers holds its inaugural National Instructor Training Program June 15-19, 2020.

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tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Union, Roofers Union, ousearch_News_2019

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United Association returns to WCC for 30th year

Richard Rezler - August 12, 2019

For the 30th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) is back on the Washtenaw Community College campus for its Instructor Training Program.

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tags: UA, Union, United Association, ousearch_News_2019

President Bellanca

WCC trustees extend contract of President Bellanca

Richard Rezler - July 31, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2022.

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WCC adds nine new 3 plus 1 articulation agreements

Richard Rezler - July 30, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved nine new 3+1 articulation agreements at its July meeting on Tuesday. The agreements allow students to use up to 90 credits completed at WCC toward a 120-credit bachelor's degree program.

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tags: Transfer, ousearch_News_2019, Articulation Agreements

The WCC Online Learning team of (from left) Patricia Campbell, Sean Thomas and Nancy Collison won a 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award.

WCC online learning team wins Blackboard professional development award

Richard Rezler - July 22, 2019

A three-member team from the Online Learning department at Washtenaw Community College will be honored for its innovation and excellence with a 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award from Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement.

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WCC student Spenser Williams sits near his work at the New Art, New Artist booth at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

Two WCC photography students in 'new artist' program at Ann Arbor Art Fair

Richard Rezler - July 18, 2019

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students are among seven artists participating in the New Art, New Artists College Student Mentoring Program at this year’s Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.

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WCC receives grant to fund student success initiatives

Richard Rezler - July 17, 2019

TargetX awarded Washtenaw Community College with a ‘Power of X Grant’ worth $11,376 to fund student success initiatives. The award was accepted by Student Services director Laura Crane at the 2019 TargetX Summit in New Orleans on Tuesday.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Student Emergency Fund

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca stands with Ironworkers representatives (from left) Lee Worley, Victor Cornellier, Eric Dean and Ed Abbott.

Ironworkers celebrating 10th anniversary at WCC

Richard Rezler - July 15, 2019

For the 10th consecutive summer, the Ironworkers are back in Washtenaw County for their annual Instructor Training Program, bringing nearly 800 people to use the facilities at Washtenaw Community College and leave significant economic impact on the surrounding area.

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Recent WCC graduate Joshua Mehay poses with Megan Donahue, the outgoing president of the American Astronomical Society, at the organization’s bi-annual conference in St. Louis last month. Donahue is a Physics and Astronomy professor at Michigan State University.

Coin flip, inquisitiveness led WCC business student to astronomy conference

Richard Rezler - July 09, 2019

How does a community college student studying business end up at the largest conference of astronomers in the world? Well, it starts with a coin flip.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Business

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WCC's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments

Richard Rezler - July 09, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the college's 2019-20 faculty department chair appointments at its June monthly meeting.

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Matthew Burtell wears his WCC sweatshirt in front of Hoover Tower on the campus of Stanford University.

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

Richard Rezler - July 03, 2019

Matthew Burtell was floating in the Sea of Japan when he first contacted WCC. Or maybe he was 2,000 miles south in the South China Sea.

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tags: Matthew Burtell, ousearch_News_2019, Wadhams Veterans Center, Veterans, Yale University, Keeping Up the Good Work

WCC student Cody Gray competed in the automotive refinishing technology category at the at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Cody Gray uses lessons learned on-the-job and in WCC classes at SkillsUSA

Washtenaw Community College - June 28, 2019

Cody Gray came prepared for the competition at this week's 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

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tags: Auto Body, Cody Gray, ousearch_News_2019, SkillsUSA

WCC student Tyler Stott competed in the Collision Repair Technology competition at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

WCC student Tyler Stott displays multiple skills at SkillsUSA

Washtenaw Community College - June 27, 2019

When it comes to working on cars, Washtenaw Community College student Tyler Stott is able to do a little bit of everything.

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WCC student Evan Pasternak shows off some of his work completed during the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Strong work ethic drives WCC welding student to national competition

Washtenaw Community College - June 26, 2019

Evan Pasternak's development into a national-caliber welder is Exhibit A for what results from hours of hard work and determination.

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tags: Evan Pasternak, ousearch_News_2019, SkillsUSA, Welding

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) members advance their skills inside a Washtenaw Community College computer lab during the inaugural year of their Instructor Training Program in 2018.

Plasterers, masons mark second year of instructor training program at WCC

Kelly Gampel - June 26, 2019

The first of three international skilled trade unions that use Washtenaw Community College as home base for summer training programs concluded its courses Friday.

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tags: Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, ousearch_News_2019, Plasterers

Ya-Yun Hu addresses her peers June 20, 2019 during the Adult Transitions Pathway' Student Recognition Ceremony, honoring those who have completed the GED Pathways program since July 2018.

Students overcome struggles to earn GED diplomas

Kelly Gampel - June 21, 2019

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

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tags: Lawanda Leverett, GED, ousearch_News_2019, Adult Transitions Pathways

WCC faculty member Dr. Marvin Boluyt (center) receives the college's silver recognition from Dr. Robert Sallis and Dr. Renee Jeffries-Heil of the American College of Sports Medicine.

WCC recognized for promoting exercise on campus

Richard Rezler - June 11, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has received silver-level recognition for its newly launched Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) program.

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tags: Marvin Boluyt, ousearch_News_2019, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Exercise

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New in Fall '19: General Studies degree meets needs of 21st century workforce

Richard Rezler - June 10, 2019

Faculty and administration at Washtenaw Community College are consistently compiling insight from student feedback, industry research and educational analyses to determine the need for curriculum changes. Sometimes that insight can result in slight tweaks to existing programming and sometimes it can result in the formation of a totally new program.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, AGGSD, General Studies

Martaveius Taylor

Student profile: Martaveius Taylor's varied areas of study have singular purpose

Richard Rezler - June 09, 2019

Officially, Martaveius Taylor is majoring in Digital Video Production at Washtenaw Community College.

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New in Fall '19: Web Design and Development certificates

Richard Rezler - June 03, 2019

WCC’s Web Design & Development faculty members discovered a demand from students and industry to offer shorter, layered certificate programs. In response, the department will offer five new web-based certificate programs beginning in Fall 2019 that range from 10 to 12 credit hours apiece.

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New in Fall '19: Broadcast Media Arts Certificate

Richard Rezler - May 31, 2019

Dena Blair, lead faculty member for Washtenaw Community College's Broadcast Media Arts department, took a sabbatical to evaluate how the skills being taught in the college’s associate degree program match the demands of what the industry expects of its entry-level employees and four-year institutions expect of their transfer students.

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tags: Web Design and Development Certificates, Broadcast Media Arts, ousearch_News_2019, Dena Blair

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WCC proposes strategic partnership to boost IT services

Richard Rezler - May 22, 2019

In June 2017, Washtenaw Community College experienced a complete information technology (IT) network outage that lasted three days. The impact on the college was significant and affected everything from new student applications and Fall semester registration to students’ ability to attend online classes and complete assignments.

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WCC graduate holding up diploma

WCC Class of 2019

Richard Rezler - May 18, 2019

Congratulations 2018-2019 Washtenaw Community College graduates and graduate candidates! We applaud your hard work, perseverance and accomplishment.

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Honors Convocation student speaker Vivian Wang.

Honors Convocation student speaker advises peers to step outside comfort zone

Richard Rezler - May 17, 2019

In one of her final acts as a Washtenaw Community College student, Vivian Wang encouraged her fellow high achievers to step outside their comfort zone in order to maximize their college experience.

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Nursing graduate Meghan Hendershot speaks on behalf of her class.

Nursing graduates participate in traditional pinning ceremony

Richard Rezler - May 16, 2019

Family and friends of 62 Washtenaw Community College nursing program graduates filled Towsley Auditorium on Wednesday evening for the Spring Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

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tags: Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, Nursing, ousearch_News_2019

Irene Hasseberg Butter (right), a Holocaust survivor and Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan, provided the keynote address for the event.

WCC Foundation Women's Council honors three community leaders

Richard Rezler - May 15, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation’s Women’s Council honored three women for their contributions to the community at its annual Salute to Women’s Leadership luncheon today.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Women's Council, WCC Foundation

Shanell Smith with winning check

Aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs win cash prizes at Pitch@WCC

Richard Rezler - May 14, 2019

Music was thumping and hors d’oeuvres being enjoyed by the nearly 150 people who turned out to watch Pitch@WCC, the highlight event of the year for the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC on Thursday, May 9.

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High Honors

652 WCC students earn high honors during Winter 2019 semester

Richard Rezler - May 13, 2019

A total of 652 students earned "High Honors" during the Winter 2019 semester at Washtenaw Community College. To earn "High Honors" distinction, a student must complete 12 or more credits with a 3.8 GPA or higher.

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Graphic design student Mary Huotari shows her portfolio May 2 at the annual Digital Media Arts Student Gala.

Creativity on display at annual DMA Student Gala

Kelly Gampel - May 09, 2019

A semester worth of creativity culminated May 2 at the annual Digital Media Arts Student Gala.

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WCC alumnus Thomas Klemm (left) and his father, Richard Klemm, prior to commencement ceremonies at Eastern Michigan University.

With WCC and EMU degrees complete, high school dropout and addict is off to U-M

Richard Rezler - April 29, 2019

Following his graduation from Eastern Michigan University on Sunday, Washtenaw Community College alumnus Thomas Klemm is two-thirds of the way through a trifecta of Washtenaw County higher education.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Graduation, Keeping Up the Good Work

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WCC students claim five first-place video awards in statewide competition

Richard Rezler - April 28, 2019

Washtenaw Community College students won five awards at the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 41st annual Student Production Awards on Sunday, April 28.

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tags: Digital Video Production, Student Success, Student Production Awards, Digital Media Arts, Student Awards

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WCC recognizes faculty, staff for milestone anniversaries

Richard Rezler - April 25, 2019

Washtenaw Community College employees celebrating milestone work anniversaries of 10 or more years in 2019 were recognized at an Employee Recognition Reception on Thursday, April 25.

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WCC student Ahmed Ghalib with a certificate signifying his selection as a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipient.

WCC student Ahmed Ghalib wins highly selective, national scholarship

Richard Rezler - April 24, 2019

For the second straight year, a Washtenaw Community College student is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that awards bachelor's degree-seeking students up to $40,000 annually for as many as three years.

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tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Award, ousearch_News_2019

Susan Dentel

WCC instructor receives national 'distinguished faculty' designation

Richard Rezler - April 23, 2019

Susan Dentel, a Washtenaw Community College life sciences faculty member and coordinator of its STEM Scholars program, is one of 22 instructors from around the nation to receive 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation from the American Association of Community Colleges.

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WCC will host the Michigan National Arts and Sciences’ annual awards ceremony on Sunday, April 28 in Towsley Auditorium.

WCC finalists for video awards include project from introductory class

Richard Rezler - April 17, 2019

The Foundations in Digital Video I class at Washtenaw Community College is designed to introduce students to “the basics of video production and editing.” Those exact words appear in the first sentence of the VID 105 course description.

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The number of young children and families attending the bi-annual Free College Day event at WCC has steadily grown since it started in 2014.

500+ community members enjoy Free College Day at WCC

Richard Rezler - April 09, 2019

Pamela Lewis and her 9-year-old daughter were running late to their last of three Free College Day classes, but Evanna was fully captivated by what was in front of her on the first floor of the Crane Liberal Arts and Science Building.

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Professional illustrator Cathy Gendron speaks to an ART 112 class during WCC's Professionals in the Classroom event on April 4.

Students get real-world lessons from Professionals in the Classroom

Washtenaw Community College - April 08, 2019

Students at Washtenaw Community College got a glimpse at how their classwork applies to the real world during the Professionals in the Classroom program on April 3-4.

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WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca sits with Bravo Award winners (from left) Myron Covington, Bob Lowing and Jing Bai Swanson.

Bravo! WCC faculty, staff honored for positive impact on students' lives

Richard Rezler - April 04, 2019

Washtenaw Community College faculty and staff members were recognized Thursday, April 4 for making a positive impact on students’ academic, professional and personal lives.

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Ann Arbor City Council member Jane Lumm (left) presents Bellanca with a Community College Month proclamation from Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor.

Bellanca thanks supporters at President's Leadership Recognition Luncheon

Kelly Gampel - April 04, 2019

The support Washtenaw Community College receives from area partners is what makes it, in part, successful. Those partners include leaders in the community, government, business and industry, and education.

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Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor

Ann Arbor mayor's proclamation honors WCC during Community College Month

Richard Rezler - April 02, 2019

In recognition of national Community College Month, Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor issued a proclamation urging citizens "to recognize and appreciate the outstanding contributions" that Washtenaw Community College makes to the community.

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U-M economists Donald Grimes, center, and Gabriel Ehrlich answer questions from the audience after presenting the county economic outlook data March 28 at the Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.

Economic outlook for Washtenaw County: Three more years of growth

Richard Rezler - March 28, 2019

University of Michigan economists anticipate three more years of job growth, falling unemployment and real wage growth for Washtenaw County.

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Human Library aims to challenge stereotypes

Kelly Gampel - March 27, 2019

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

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In-district tuition rates at WCC to remain flat for second consecutive year

Richard Rezler - March 26, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees has approved the college’s plan to freeze tuition costs for in-district students for a second consecutive year, maintaining WCC’s status as one of the most affordable higher education options in the state of Michigan.

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WCC recognizing employees' milestone anniversaries on April 25

Washtenaw Community College - March 26, 2019

Please join us in congratulating the following WCC employees celebrating milestone anniversaries of 10 or more years of service in 2019.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Employee Recognition

Therese Jarjoura won second place honors at the 2019 WCC Student Art Show for her sculpture

Award winners announced at WCC Student Art Show

Richard Rezler - March 07, 2019

Versatility was on full display at the opening reception of the 2019 Student Art Show on Thursday at Washtenaw Community College. The evening event featured an awards ceremony, with the show’s top two honors going to student artists who excelled while experimenting with mediums outside their primary focus.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Fine Arts, Associate of Art, WCC Student Art Show

WCC instructor Betsy Foss leans against the unabridged Webster’s Third New International Dictionary in the college’s Writing Center.

WCC ESL instructor gets her 'spelling geek on' at spelling bee fundraiser

Richard Rezler - March 04, 2019

There are more than 476,000 entries in the unabridged Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. Betsy Foss is responsible for picking out a few dozen of the best, most interesting and most challenging words from the tome.

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tags: ESL, fundraiser, Betsy Foss, ousearch_News_2019

New WCC Board of Trustees chairperson Christina Fleming

WCC Board of Trustees elects officers for 2019-2020

Richard Rezler - February 26, 2019

Christina M.H. Fleming was elected as chairperson of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees by fellow members of the board at its Tuesday, Feb. 26 organizational meeting.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Christina M.H. Fleming, Board of Trustees

Student recruitment fair

WCC's annual Spring Career and Internship Fair is free, open to public

Richard Rezler - February 25, 2019

The 2019 Spring Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from approximately 80 employers with full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in a variety of industries.

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tags: Center for Career Success, Career & Internship Fair, ousearch_News_2019

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha kicks off Women's History Month at WCC

Richard Rezler - February 25, 2019

An appearance by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician responsible for exposing the Flint water crisis, highlights a series of free, open-to-the-public Women’s History Month events at Washtenaw Community College during March.

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tags: Mona Hanna-Attisha, Women's History Month, ousearch_News_2019, Flint water crisis

Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist speaks with a Washtenaw Community College welding student Feb. 20 about their experience at the college and what they are learning in class. Gilchrist toured the Advanced Transportation Center and Center of Nursing Excellence facilities at WCC.

Lt.-Gov. Gilchrist visits campus

Kelly Gampel - February 22, 2019

When colleges are successful, the state is successful, Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist said Feb. 20 while standing inside a WCC healthcare simulation lab.

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tags: Nursing, ousearch_News_2019, Advanced Transportation Center, Garlin Gilchrist, Lieutenant Governor, Welding, cybersecurity

Megan Di Dio

WCC dental assisting graduate wins national scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

For the second consecutive year, a graduate of the Washtenaw Community College dental assisting program has been selected for a national scholarship by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Megan Di Dio, National Scholarship, Dental Assisting

WCC instructor Jing Bai Swanson

WCC instructor part of international group presenting at conference in China

Richard Rezler - February 21, 2019

Jing Bai Swanson, professional faculty in WCC's Business & Computer Technologies department, is part of an international group of college instructors that will present at the ACM Global Computing Education Conference (CompEd 2019) in Chengdu, China in May.

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WCC will fly its Tree Campus USA flag for the third consecutive year.

Three-peat! WCC earns Tree Campus USA distinction for third consecutive year

Richard Rezler - February 19, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation for the third consecutive year.

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tags: Holly Herman, ousearch_News_2019, Landscape and Grounds, Tree Campus USA

Ahmed Ghalib (left) and Jianing

Two WCC students are semifinalists for prestigious scholarship

Richard Rezler - February 11, 2019

Two Washtenaw Community College students are among the semifinalists for a prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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WCC opening new Career Transitions Office

Richard Rezler - February 08, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is opening a new Career Transitions Office to prepare employers, individuals and the community for future jobs.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Center for Career Success

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe prior to her lecture,

WCC alumna Aisha Bowe inspires students, energizes staff with lecture

Richard Rezler - February 06, 2019

Aisha Bowe has two aerospace engineering degrees from U of M, spent seven years working for NASA and is a successful tech entrepreneur.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Aerospace Engineering, STEM Scholars Program, Entrepreneur, Aisha Bowe, STEM, NASA

Career & Technical Education Month

WCC celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Richard Rezler - January 25, 2019

Washtenaw Community College has joined the national movement to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, Brandon Tucker, Career and Technical Education, Apryl Scheffler

Abbee Elwell delivers her student address at the 2019 Winter Honors Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 24.

WCC celebrates high-achieving students at Winter Honors Convocation

Richard Rezler - January 24, 2019

Abbee Elwell called it an “awe-inspiring” honor to be chosen as the student speaker at Washtenaw Community College’s Winter Honors Convocation ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24.

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RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - January 23, 2019

The Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Health Sciences Division and its Workforce Development department are teaming up to help get nurses whose licenses have lapsed back into the profession.

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tags: Health Sciences, ousearch_News_2019, Nursing

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WCC dental clinic opens Feb. 5; offers low-cost treatments to community

Richard Rezler - January 22, 2019

The WCC Dental Clinic opens for the winter semester on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will provide low-cost treatments to the community.

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A stack of stickers was among the giveaways at a previous Welcome Day.

Winter 2019 Welcome Day: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Richard Rezler - January 21, 2019

Welcome Day for the Winter 2019 semester will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 on the first floor of the Student Center.

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tags: Rachel Barsch, Welcome Day, ousearch_News_2019, Student Activities

The Bond family cuts the ribbon on their new home.

Ypsilanti family cuts ribbon on home built by WCC's YouthBuild program

Richard Rezler - January 20, 2019

When the Bond family cut the ribbon on their new beginning, it also signified the culmination of the three-year YouthBuild program administered by Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: ousearch_News_2019, YouthBuild, Construction Technology, Ypsilanti

Carol Tinkle stocks the shelves of the WCC food pantry.

Student food pantry gets big donation from a little WCC teamwork

Washtenaw Community College - January 16, 2019

Student food pantry stocks the shelves with help from WCC teams.

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tags: 2018, Food Pantry, ousearch_News_2018

WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

Richard Rezler - January 16, 2019

Nissan Technical Center North America’s (NTCNA) donation of a 2018 Nissan Murano is being called a “turning point” for the Auto Service.

View Post :   WCC receives donation of 2018 Murano from Nissan Technical Center North America

tags: 2018, Automotive Services, ousearch_News_2018

Shawn Deron, an instructor in WCC's Motorcycle Service Technology department, puts the finishing touches on the vehicle the college is displaying in the Automobili-D exhibition at NAIAS on Jan. 14-17. Deron led the multi-department project.

WCC showcasing advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

Richard Rezler - January 13, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is back at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to showcase how it is combining those two worlds to help create the talent pipeline for the mobility revolution.

View Post :   WCC showcasing advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity programs at NAIAS

tags: Information Technology, Manufacturing, North America International Auto Show, ousearch_News_2019, Mobility, cybersecurity

One of the 90 new recycling stations placed around campus over the holiday break.

90 new stations will make WCC's recycling effort easier, more effective

Richard Rezler - January 04, 2019

When students return for the start of the winter semester, they’ll be greeted by 90 new recycling and waste stations placed in corridors, lobbies and other common spaces around campus.

View Post :   90 new stations will make WCC's recycling effort easier, more effective

tags: Sustainability, Recycling, ousearch_News_2019, Facilities Management

Lousayni Benson was one of the first hires made to enter Michigan Medicine's new Service Desk Apprenticeship Program.

WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

Richard Rezler - November 16, 2018

Apprenticeships are typically associated with the skilled trades. That convention is changing and a recent apprenticeship program helps Michigan Medicine attract IT professionals

View Post :   WCC, Michigan Medicine launch Service Desk Apprenticeship Progam

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

High school students listen to WCC faculty Cyndi Millns and Michael Galea discuss the importance of cybersecurity Nov. 12 at Square One's Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design program, which kicked off earlier in the day.

Students get glimpse into cybersecurity thanks to WCC instructors

Kelly Gampel - November 15, 2018

High school students listen to WCC faculty discuss the importance of cybersecurity.

View Post :   Students get glimpse into cybersecurity thanks to WCC instructors

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Attendees at the inaugural

Breaking Barriers: Women in CTE @ WCC

Richard Rezler - November 13, 2018

The first meetings of the Breaking Barriers: Women in Career and Technical Education @ WCC group were held last week.

View Post :   Breaking Barriers: Women in CTE @ WCC

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Christopher Taylor

Ann Arbor mayor releases proclamation for National Apprenticeship Week

Richard Rezler - November 12, 2018

November 12-18 is National Apprenticeship Week, a U.S. Department of Labor-led opportunity to show support for apprenticeship and showcase programs, facilities and apprentices in local communities.

View Post :   Ann Arbor mayor releases proclamation for National Apprenticeship Week

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Tuition Rate Comparison

How much will you save?

Washtenaw Community College - November 08, 2018

Students who complete their first two years of general education classes at WCC before transferring to complete their bachelor's degree can save more than $17,000.

View Post :   How much will you save?

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

DaQuann Harrison

WCC student's bid for Ypsilanti school board comes up short

Richard Rezler - November 07, 2018

The day didn’t end as DaQuann Harrison hoped. He finished fourth out of the six candidates vying for three open seats on the school board.

View Post :   WCC student's bid for Ypsilanti school board comes up short

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

One of the winner of WCC United Way campaign raffle

WCC United Way campaign raffle winners drawn

Richard Rezler - November 06, 2018

Congrats to the winners of the WCC United Way campaign raffle.

View Post :   WCC United Way campaign raffle winners drawn

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

Richard Rezler - November 05, 2018

Designed to connect veterans and their families with potential employers, Washtenaw Community College is co-hosting a networking event and job fair with Hire MI Vet.

View Post :   Veterans career fair offers networking, sessions

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

WCC Radiography program director William Nelson (right) has a Technologist of the Year pin placed on his lapel by his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986.

WCC faculty member William Nelson following his father's footsteps

Richard Rezler - October 23, 2018

When Washtenaw Community College faculty member William Nelson won the Technologist of the Year Award from the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists last month, a familiar face was there to pin the award on his lapel – his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986.

View Post :   WCC faculty member William Nelson following his father's footsteps

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Elizabeth Connors (left) learns that she's won an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award from WCC Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Valerie Greaves.

WCC faculty member wins Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award

Richard Rezler - October 22, 2018

Washtenaw Community College faculty member Elizabeth Connors will be honored with an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award at the Trends in Occupational Studies Conference being held October 24-26 in Troy.

View Post :   WCC faculty member wins Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Occupational Studies, Outstanding Educator Award

Best Online Computer Science Degrees

WCC's computer science program recognized for online learning excellence

Richard Rezler - October 08, 2018

Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as offering one of the best online computer science programs in the country by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.

View Post :   WCC's computer science program recognized for online learning excellence

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Computer Science, 2018

Matea Pejic describes her involvement with the Campus Vote Project to the WCC Board of Trustees during its September meeting.

Student leaving an 'indelible mark' on WCC on her way to law school

Julia Ochoa-Corante, Public Relations work study student - October 08, 2018

Matea Pejic describes her involvement with the Campus Vote Project to the WCC Board of Trustees during its September meeting.

View Post :   Student leaving an 'indelible mark' on WCC on her way to law school

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Paralegal Studies/Pre Law Program, 2018, UNICEF Campus Initiative

Twilight to Dawn

WCC student exhibiting classroom assignment at ArtPrize

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2018

When Lois Wightman first enrolled in a digital photography class at Washtenaw Community College, she was simply looking to learn something creative in her retirement.

View Post :   WCC student exhibiting classroom assignment at ArtPrize

tags: Lois Wightman, Digital Photography, 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Photography

Fall Career and Internship Fair

WCC's annual Fall Career and Internship Fair is free, open to public

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2018

The 2018 Fall Career & Internship Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from an estimated 70 employers looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.

View Post :   WCC's annual Fall Career and Internship Fair is free, open to public

tags: Internship, 2018, Career, ousearch_News_2018

I like WCC

Community invited to WCC's Fall Open House on Sept. 30

Richard Rezler - September 18, 2018

The entire community is welcome when Washtenaw Community College once again opens the doors to its classrooms, labs and performance spaces for its annual Fall Open House celebration on Sunday, Sept. 30.

View Post :   Community invited to WCC's Fall Open House on Sept. 30

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Free College Day, 2018, Open House

WCC's Fall 2017 Welcome Day in Community Park

Students: Come to Welcome Day on September 12

Richard Rezler - August 30, 2018

Come for the fun and games, leave with important information about the wide range of programs and services available to Washtenaw Community College students.

View Post :   Students: Come to Welcome Day on September 12

tags: 2018, Welcome Day, ousearch_News_2018

Michael Kozma

Alumni profile: From college dropout to eyeing Ivy League doctoral programs

Richard Rezler - August 29, 2018

The night before starting classes at Washtenaw Community College in the fall of 2016, Michael Kozma laid in bed contemplating his future. He grabbed his phone from the nightstand and typed into Google: How to succeed in college.

View Post :   Alumni profile: From college dropout to eyeing Ivy League doctoral programs

tags: 2018, Police Academy, ousearch_News_2018, Michael Kozma

Jim Krupp, wearing the same graduation gown his wife wore 30 years ago, and each of his three children wore during their own graduation ceremonies.

UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

Richard Rezler - August 20, 2018

UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

View Post :   UA member receives WCC degree in a graduation gown also worn by his wife, 3 kids

tags: Jim Krupp, United Association, Graduation, Commencement, Union, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

Richard Rezler - August 18, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Nursing and Health Sciences Division and its Workforce Development department are teaming up to help get nurses whose licenses have lapsed back into the profession.

View Post :   RN/LPN Skills Refresher class offered at WCC

tags: Nursing, ousearch_News_2018, Mary Burns-Coral, 2018, Health Sciences, Workforce Development

Fiber Optics Certifications

WCC Fiber Optics Bootcamp offers three national certifications in one week

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is offering week-long fiber optic installation training program in September.

View Post :   WCC Fiber Optics Bootcamp offers three national certifications in one week

tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Fiber Optics, Certifications

Community Development Manager Anthony Williamson outside the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.

WCC receives grant to enhance after-school program at Parkridge Community Center

Richard Rezler - August 16, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is enhancing the after-school academic support services it offers at the Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti thanks to a $133,176 grant from Washtenaw Coordinated Funders.

View Post :   WCC receives grant to enhance after-school program at Parkridge Community Center

tags: Parkridge Community Center, Anthony Williamson, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Washtenaw Community College logo

UA brings record attendance, $8 million impact to WCC, community

Richard Rezler - August 11, 2018

For the 29th consecutive summer, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) will hold its week-long Instructor Training Program in classrooms and laboratories across campus.

View Post :   UA brings record attendance, $8 million impact to WCC, community

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Training Programs, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Union, 2018, United Association

Brandon Tucker

Governor appoints WCC dean to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Richard Rezler - August 10, 2018

Brandon Tucker, Dean of Advanced Technologies and Public Service Careers at Washtenaw Community College, has been appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility by Governor Rick Snyder.

View Post :   Governor appoints WCC dean to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

tags: Brandon Tucker, ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Mobility, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers

WCC students Rosa Lechartier and Zachyre Van Buren stand at the college's exhibit during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.

WCC students network with industry experts at CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Richard Rezler - July 31, 2018

A pair of Washtenaw Community College students are interacting with automotive industry experts at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars being held July 30-August 2 in Traverse City.

View Post :   WCC students network with industry experts at CAR Management Briefing Seminars

tags: Rosa Lechartier, Automotive Powertrain Development, ousearch_News_2018, Business, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management, 2018, Zachyre Van Buren

Diana McKnight-Morton at the March 2018 meeting of the WCC Board of Trustees

WCC alumna, Board chair Diana McKnight-Morton honored by MCCA

Richard Rezler - July 27, 2018

Diana McKnight-Morton, an alumna of Washtenaw Community College and the current chairperson of the college’s Board of Trustees, has been awarded the Michigan Community College Association’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

View Post :   WCC alumna, Board chair Diana McKnight-Morton honored by MCCA

tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Diana McKnight-Morton, Outstanding Alumnus Award

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca welcomes the Union Ironworkers to the area during an opening session on Sunday.

WCC welcomes Ironworkers back to campus for Instructor Training Program

Richard Rezler - July 16, 2018

The Ironworkers are back, bringing with them more than 825 people to the state-of-the-art training facilities at Washtenaw Community College and an estimated economic impact of up to $5 million to Washtenaw County.

View Post :   WCC welcomes Ironworkers back to campus for Instructor Training Program

tags: 2018, Ironworkers, ousearch_News_2018

Jas Obrecht

Rock and roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

Julia Ochoa-Corante - July 09, 2018

Back in November 1978, a young music journalist named James “Jas” Obrecht introduced the world to an up-and-coming musician named Eddie Van Halen, who was on the verge of revolutionizing rock n’ roll guitar playing.

View Post :   Rock and roll, blues author Jas Obrecht brings Music Journalism class to WCC

tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Journalism, Jas Obrecht

Washtenaw Community College logo

WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

Richard Rezler - July 02, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation recently announced a new Chairman of its Board of Directors and the addition of four new board members.

View Post :   WCC Foundation board names new president, four new members

tags: ousearch_News_2018, Todd Clark, David Sams, Sean Duval, Amy Cell, WCC Foundation, Bhushan Kulkarni, 2018

WCC student Ashlea Carravallah (right) poses with instructor Bobby Feldkamp and her SkillsUSA silver medal.

Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College student Ashlea Carravallah took home a silver medal from the 54th Annual SkillsUSA national championships on Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

View Post :   Second time's a charm: WCC student brings home silver medal at SkillsUSA

tags: ousearch_News_2018, SkillsUSA, 2018, Ashlea Carravallah

Gold medal winner Ray Papierniak (right) with WCC welding instructor Alex Pazkowski, who won his own gold medal in 2010.

Hip, Hip, Hoo-Ray! WCC student wins national title

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College has another welding national champion to add to its storied Wall of Fame.

View Post :   Hip, Hip, Hoo-Ray! WCC student wins national title

tags: Raymond Papierniak, ousearch_News_2018, Welding, Ashlea Carravallah, 2018

Washtenaw Community College logo

Study: WCC has $524.1 million impact on Washtenaw County economy

Richard Rezler - June 29, 2018

Washtenaw Community College’s economic impact on its surrounding communities continues to expand, contributing $524.1 million into the Washtenaw County economy last year.

View Post :   Study: WCC has $524.1 million impact on Washtenaw County economy

tags: Economic impact, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Raymond Papierniak

3 students representing WCC at SkillsUSA national championships

Richard Rezler - June 27, 2018

Three Washtenaw Community College students are competing this week at SkillsUSA's 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

View Post :   3 students representing WCC at SkillsUSA national championships

tags: Ashlea Carravallah, SkillsUSA, Raymond Papierniak, 2018, Joe Eddy, ousearch_News_2018