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Board of Trustees approves faculty department chair appointments for 2018-19

Richard Rezler - June 26, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the Faculty Department Chair appointments for 2018-19.

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Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

WCC trustees extend contract of President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Richard Rezler - June 26, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2021.

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tags: Board of Trustees, Rose B. Bellanca, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

OPCMIA General President Daniel Stepano (right) signs a contract to host his organization's Instructor Training Program on the WCC campus as WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca looks on.

WCC welcomes international labor union to campus

Richard Rezler - June 25, 2018

Washtenaw Community College welcomed representatives of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA) to campus today for the organization’s inaugural Instructor Training Program.

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WCC history instructor Dr. David Fitzpatrick with his 2017 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award

WCC instructor wins Distinguished Writing Award from Army Historical Foundation

Richard Rezler - June 15, 2018

Washtenaw Community College social sciences faculty member Dr. David Fitzpatrick was honored with a 2017 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award at the organization’s annual meeting this week in Arlington, Virginia.

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tags: Faculty, Social Sciences, David Fitzpatrick, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

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Two WCC photography students selected for Documenting Detroit

Richard Rezler - June 12, 2018

Two Washtenaw Community College photography students have been selected to participate in Documenting DETROIT, a juried community photojournalism fellowship that showcases emerging and early-career photographers’ work.

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tags: Janice Milhern, 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Photography, Elisa Limon

Therese Basha Jarjoura with her WCC Student Art Show entries, including Best of Show winner

WCC student's painting sells for $11,500 at charity auction

Richard Rezler - June 12, 2018

When Therese Basha Jarjoura won first place at the Washtenaw Community College Student Art Show in March, she received inquiries from people interested in purchasing her prize abstract painting, titled “Bridging.”

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Fine Arts, Therese Basha Jarjoura, 2018

Home Health Aid Training Program

WCC, Kennedy Care offering home health aide training program

Richard Rezler - June 04, 2018

The Workforce Development department at Washtenaw Community College and Kennedy Care, a home health care service provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, have teamed up to create a two-week Home Health Aide training program.

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tags: Home Health Aid, Workforce Development, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

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

Richard Rezler - May 24, 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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WCC Board approves new faculty contract

Richard Rezler - May 23, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, May 22 to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Washtenaw Community College Education Association, the union representing its faculty.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Board of Trustees, Faculty Contract, 2018

Jamie Buhr, chairman of the WCC Foundation Board.

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

Richard Rezler - May 23, 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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tags: Commencement, Student Emergency Fund, Jamie Buhr, Graduation, WCC Foundation, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Paula Salazar

WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Richard Rezler - May 20, 2018

Paula Salazar, the student speaker at WCC’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, takes the phrase “overcoming obstacles” to a higher level.

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tags: 2018, Commencement, Graduation, Paula Salazar, ousearch_News_2018

National Academy of Television and Digital Arts

Two WCC students win state video production awards

Richard Rezler - May 08, 2018

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences brought its annual ceremony to the stage of Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Student Awards, Towsley Auditorium, Digital Media Arts, Student Success, 2018, Student Production Awards, Digital Video Production

WCC Digital Certificate

WCC introduces digital certification service for graduates

Richard Rezler - May 07, 2018

Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.

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tags: Commencement, Graduation, Digital Diploma, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Culinary Arts on display in the Michigan State Capitol

Order up: Culinary students shine while serving lunch at state capitol

Kelly Gampel - May 04, 2018

The Washtenaw Community College students and instructors were ready to feed hundreds of government officials April 19 in celebration of Community College Day at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.

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tags: 2018, ousearch_News_2018, Michigan State Capitol, Culinary Arts

Employee Recognition

WCC employees honored for milestone years

Kelly Gampel - April 30, 2018

WCC employees reaching milestone years were honored April 26 at the college's annual Employee Recognition Reception.

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Proclamation from Ann Arbor mayor honors contributions of WCC to community

Richard Rezler - April 24, 2018

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

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Recognized in April, Community Colleges Make Contributions Year-Round

Brendan Prebo - April 23, 2018

Today’s community colleges are as diverse as the students they serve.

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tags: Community College Awareness Month, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Dr. Kimberly Hurns (left) congratulates Maria Paula Salazar earning the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

WCC student wins $120,000 scholarship

Kelly Gampel - April 11, 2018

A Washtenaw Community College student has earned a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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tags: Scholarship, Maria Paula Salazar, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

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WCC honors Years of Service recipients at annual Employee Recognition Reception

Richard Rezler - April 10, 2018

Washtenaw Community College celebrate their colleagues' years of service at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

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tags: Employee Recognition, ousearch_News_2018, Years of Service, 2018

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WCC Board Approves 2018-19 Tuition and Fee Rates for Credit Courses

Brendan Prebo - March 27, 2018

Tuition and fee rates for Washtenaw Community College continue to be among the lowest for Michigan community colleges with the total cost of enrollment for WCC students consistently ranking in the lowest cost quartile.

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Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward

Smart Cities aims to prepare local governments for seismic changes

Richard Rezler - March 22, 2018

The upcoming “Smart Cities: A Connected Way Forward” symposium will cover the latest developments that local governments should be following, and what adjustments should be made to infrastructure and land-use plans.

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tags: Smart Cities, 2018, Smart Vehicles, ousearch_News_2018

Carmen Jongsma

WCC graduate wins national dental assisting scholarship

Richard Rezler - March 22, 2018

Carmen Jongsma, a graduate of Washtenaw Community College’s Dental Assisting program, was recently selected as one of eight national scholarship recipients by the American Dental Assistants Association and the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, Dental Assisting, Carmen Jongsma, 2018

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Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 registration open

Richard Rezler - March 14, 2018

Register now for Spring/Summer and Fall 2018 classes at Washtenaw Community College. Spring/Summer classes begin May 7 and Fall classes begin August 27.

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Tree Campus USA

WCC repeats Tree Campus USA distinction

Richard Rezler - March 09, 2018

For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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tags: Landscape and Grounds, 2018, Sustainability, ousearch_News_2018, Arbor Day

Earth Day

WCC's Earth Day celebration on April 12 is open to the public

Richard Rezler - March 09, 2018

Washtenaw Community College will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Thursday, April 12 with presentations and activities.

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Community Enrichment Classes

WCC Community Enrichment classes offer something for everyone

Richard Rezler - February 28, 2018

The college’s Workforce Development department also works diligently with local organizations to ensure it’s creating the labor pool Washtenaw County and southeastern Michigan need to thrive in a global economy.

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tags: ousearch_News_2018, 2018, Workforce Development, Enrichment Classes

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WCC and McKinley, Inc. team up to create Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

Richard Rezler - February 22, 2018

Three weeks of apprenticeship readiness training leads to entry-level positions

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Best online community colleges 2018

WCC recognized for online learning excellence

Richard Rezler - February 19, 2018

AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO) lists Washtenaw Community College as the best two-year college in Michigan and among the top 50 in the nation in its annual ranking of excellence in online learning.

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tags: 2018, Best Colleges, Online Learning, ousearch_News_2018

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Third international labor union brings instructor training to WCC

Richard Rezler - February 13, 2018

An international labor union representing trained plasterers and cement masons has agreed to hold its instructor training program on the Washtenaw Community College campus.

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Schedule of Career and Technical Education

Schedule of Career and Technical Education events at WCC during national CTE Month

Richard Rezler - January 31, 2018

Washtenaw Community College will host a number of events in February to highlight the value and accomplishments of CTE programs on our campus and across the country.

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Students in WCC STEM Scholars Program will share in 4.9M grant to MSU

Richard Rezler - January 17, 2018

A $4.9 million grant to Michigan State University will directly impact low-income students hoping to begin a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education at Washtenaw Community College.

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tags: STEM, ousearch_News_2018, STEM Scholars Program, Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, 2018

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WCC showcasing mobility, intelligent transportation systems at NAIAS

Richard Rezler - January 12, 2018

Washtenaw Community College is playing a key role to create the talent pipeline necessary for southeast Michigan to be the epicenter of the autonomous and connected vehicle world and mobility revolution.

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tags: NAIAS, Mobility, North America International Auto Show, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ousearch_News_2018, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

MLK Day celebrates King's continuing legacy

Kelly Gampel - January 12, 2018

On Jan. 11, Washtenaw Community College honored King through musical performances, spoken word and addresses ahead of the national holiday that commemorates the late activist’s birthday on Jan. 15.

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tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Diversity, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

Veronica Centeno-Cruz

WCC student part of locally-produced documentary

Richard Rezler - January 11, 2018

Washtenaw Community College student Veronica Centeno-Cruz is one of 12 cast members whose “otherness” is celebrated in a locally-produced documentary “Me, The ‘Other’” set to premiere at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Monday, January 15.

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tags: Theater, Occupational Therapy, Veronica Centeno-Cruz, 2018, ousearch_News_2018

John W. Barfield

President's statement on the passing of John W. Barfield

Richard Rezler - January 05, 2018

The world lost a business legend, our community lost a giant philanthropist, Washtenaw Community College lost a great supporter and I – like so many others – lost a friend and mentor with this week's passing of John W. Barfield.

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