WCC News: 2023

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Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

WCC Public Relations - December 20, 2023

Andrew Denton is on a new path to a rewarding career in the advanced manufacturing industry, and the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship, coupled with some hard work, is to thank.

View Post :   Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

tags: Michigan Reconnect, 2023, Launch, Student Success, Launch Winter 2023, Scholarship

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Alumni Profile: Advanced Manufacturing graduate fine-tuning his career

WCC Public Relations - December 15, 2023

Like many people, Felipe Agurto wandered along life’s path for a while before finding the right direction for his career. After graduating from high school on the west side of the state, Agurto enrolled in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering but soon discovered it wasn’t really what he wanted to do.

View Post :   Alumni Profile: Advanced Manufacturing graduate fine-tuning his career

tags: Alumni Profile, Launch Winter 2023, 2023, Advanced Manufacturing, Launch

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Alumni Profile: Teacher says 'attending WCC was the best decision I could have ever made'

WCC Public Relations - December 13, 2023

Early on, Lauren Alexander knew she wanted to be a teacher. After graduating from Saline High School, Alexander began the pursuit of her dream at WCC. She earned an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education Degree and a Liberal Arts Certificate before transferring to Eastern Michigan University to complete her bachelor’s.

View Post :   Alumni Profile: Teacher says 'attending WCC was the best decision I could have ever made'

tags: teacher, Launch winter 2024, Alumni Profile, 2023, Launch

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Alumni Profile: Veteran helping advance the safety of intelligent vehicles

WCC Public Relations - December 12, 2023

Mike Rudisill played the long game when it came to his education at Washtenaw Community College. He showed up, stayed late, listened, studied and connected with his instructors. Today, he leads a team at an innovative tech company which focuses on future vehicle technology – from smart infrastructure, to autonomous vehicles, to driver experiences.

View Post :   Alumni Profile: Veteran helping advance the safety of intelligent vehicles

tags: Mechatronics, 2023, Alumni Profile, Veteran, Launch winter 2024

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Alumni Profile: Graphic designer sees a bright future

WCC Public Relations - December 10, 2023

Her Washtenaw Community College instructors called her an ideal student – positive, hardworking, focused, and exceptionally open to feedback. That’s why it was no surprise when Liz DeRensis, armed with an Associate in Applied Science-Graphic Design and Technologies from WCC, landed a job as the graphic designer for SEE Eyewear.

View Post :   Alumni Profile: Graphic designer sees a bright future

tags: 2023, Graphic Design, Alumni Profile, Launch winter 2024

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Army veteran earns WCC scholarship, saves GI Bill for transfer school

WCC Public Relations - December 06, 2023

Chenault is enrolled at Washtenaw Community College thanks to a Divisional Scholarship through the Health Sciences Division and will begin the Registered Nursing program with the Winter 2024 cohort.

View Post :   Army veteran earns WCC scholarship, saves GI Bill for transfer school

tags: Veteran, Launch winter 2024, Wadhams Veterans Center, Divisional Scholarship, Launch, Nursing, 2023

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Flexibility of classes at WCC is a game-changer for adult learners

Fran LeFort - August 28, 2023

Flexibility is a game changer. That’s exactly what WCC offers learners of all ages and something Carolyn Bradshaw has embraced and relied on to earn a college degree and advance in her career.

View Post :   Flexibility of classes at WCC is a game-changer for adult learners

tags: Human Resources, Business Management, Career, 2023, Fall 2023, Student Success, Adult Learners

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WCC grad living his dream programming video games in California

Kayla Gahagan - June 27, 2023

Tom Adams wanted something special to go alongside the digital animation credits he earned during his time at WCC – a portfolio that looked like no one else’s. So he made it happen.

View Post :   WCC grad living his dream programming video games in California

tags: 3D Animation, Summer 2023, What Do You Call, Student Success, Launch, Computer Programming, 2023

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WCC prepares Marine for transition to higher ed, chemical engineering career

Kayla Gahagan - June 21, 2023

"I chose WCC because of the great things I had heard about it from friends who had attended and because it was the facilitator school to get into the University of Michigan."

View Post :   WCC prepares Marine for transition to higher ed, chemical engineering career

tags: Summer 2023, 2023, Transfer, Mathematics Science and Engineering Technology, Launch, What Do You Call, Veterans