WCC News: Awards

Equity in Action winners

Equity in Action Awards honor WCC faculty and staff, Sheriff Clayton

Rich Rezler - January 12, 2024

The Equity in Action Awards are presented annually during WCC's MLK Day Celebration, with one of the criteria for nomination being someone “who exemplifies the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., specifically in the areas of advocacy, leadership and service."

View Post :   Equity in Action Awards honor WCC faculty and staff, Sheriff Clayton

tags: Diversity, Awards, Equity in Action, MLK Day

Bridge Award winner

Skyline counselor David Almassy wins 2023 WCC Bridge Award

Jenelle Franklin - December 08, 2023

First-year WCC student Aaralyn Huhn nominated Skyline High School counselor David Almassy for a WCC Bridge Award, which is awarded annually to a high school staff or faculty member who “built a bridge” to WCC.

View Post :   Skyline counselor David Almassy wins 2023 WCC Bridge Award

tags: WCC Bridge Award, Awards, high school counselors, High School Partners Breakfast

Center of Excellence

WCC named a Nursing Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing

Fran LeFort - July 31, 2023

Washtenaw Community College has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, the only community college and one of just nine nursing programs nationwide to earn the honor this year.

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tags: Center of Excellence, Awards, Health Sciences, Nursing

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Health Science course added to list of 'exemplary' online offerings at WCC

Rich Rezler - July 31, 2023

A WCC online course titled Evidence-Based Practice in Action was honored as an 'exemplary' online class by Anthology.

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tags: Health Sciences, Nursing, Awards, Blackboard

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WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca honored as 'Economic Development Champion' by Ann Arbor SPARK

WCC Public Relations - May 27, 2023

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca was honored by Ann Arbor SPARK for her outstanding leadership and contributions to economic development in the region.

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tags: Awards, Economic impact, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Exemplary Course Program Award Winner logo

Three more WCC online classes deemed 'exemplary'

Rich Rezler - May 17, 2023

Online versions of three WCC classes are among the 27 courses at colleges and universities around the world named 2023 Exemplary Course Program Award winners by Anthology.

View Post :   Three more WCC online classes deemed 'exemplary'

tags: Blackboard, Business and Computer Technologies, Awards, Online Learning, June 2023, On The Record

Voter Friendly Campus

WCC receives Voter Friendly Campus designation

Rich Rezler - April 13, 2023

WCC was named a 2023-24 Voter Friendly Campus for its efforts to promote bi-partisan voter registration, education and engagement.

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tags: Awards, Student Development, Vote, Campus News

2023 Equity in Action award winners

WCC staff, community members honored with Equity in Action Awards

Kayla Gahagan - January 12, 2023

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tags: Equity in Action, MLK Day, Awards

2023 WCC Bridge Award

WCC Bridge Award goes to Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne

Jenelle Franklin - December 09, 2022

Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne is the winner of the fourth annual WCC Bridge Award, which honors staff members from local high schools who positively influence students and help then get to college.

View Post :   WCC Bridge Award goes to Napoleon High School counselor Edwin Payne

tags: high school counselors, High School Partners Breakfast, December 2022, WCC Bridge Award, On The Record, Awards

All In logo

WCC recognized as 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for student voting

WCC Public Relations - November 16, 2022

WCC has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation.

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tags: Campus News, Awards, Student Activities

WCC Online Learning

Nine WCC online courses recognized as 'exemplary'

Rich Rezler - July 02, 2022

Nine different WCC online classes earned Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award status, making up roughly 17% percent of all awards granted to schools, colleges and universities around the world.

View Post :   Nine WCC online courses recognized as 'exemplary'

tags: Blackboard, Business, September 2022, Online Learning, Awards, Business and Computer Technologies, On The Record

Bee Campus USA

WCC named Bee Campus USA for third year

Fran LeFort - June 02, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as a Bee Campus USA affiliate for the third consecutive year for enhancing pollinator habitats and educating the community.

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tags: On The Record, Awards, wtmc, Bee Campus USA, Sustainability, June 2022, Campus

Paul Krutko receiving award

Commencement speaker urges new grads to stay local

Fran LeFort - May 23, 2022

Ann Arbor SPARK President & CEO Paul Krutko, this year's Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service recipient, commends WCC graduates for their perseverance.

View Post :   Commencement speaker urges new grads to stay local

tags: Commencement, Awards, June 2022, Graduation, On The Record, Class of 2022

Therese Basha Jarjoura in class

A familiar name among 2022 Student Art Show winners

Rich Rezler - April 04, 2022

WCC's 2022 Student Art Show was adjudicated by Saima Mohammad, an assistant professor of graphic design at Wayne State University who practices her design work at Pakmode Media Group in Ann Arbor.

View Post :   A familiar name among 2022 Student Art Show winners

tags: WCC Student Art Show, Awards, Digital Media Arts, Student Art Show, Student Awards, Therese Basha Jarjoura, Painting, Fine Arts

WCC employees walking

WCC honored for creating a culture of wellness on campus

Kennedy Coe - March 23, 2022

WCC is one of 156 colleges and universities around the country recently honored by the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine initiative.

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

Daria Skalitzky and Rachel Rubanguka

Academic All-Stars: Two WCC students named to Coca-Cola Academic Team

Rich Rezler - March 21, 2022

Rachel Rubanguka is one of 50 students nationwide named a “Gold Scholar” and Daria Skalitzky is one of 50 on the “Silver Scholar” list of the 2022 Coca-Cola Foundation Academic Team.

View Post :   Academic All-Stars: Two WCC students named to Coca-Cola Academic Team

tags: Student Profile, On The Record, Student Activities, Awards, March 2022, Student Success, Phi Theta Kappa

Micelle Monahan with trophy

Saline High School counselor wins WCC Bridge Award

Jenelle Franklin - March 14, 2022

Saline High School counselor Michelle Monahan received the 2021 WCC Bridge Award trophy, chosen from WCC student nominations of high school staff members who were influential in getting them to college.

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tags: high school counselors, Awards, WCC Bridge Award

Students on campus

Six in a row! WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition again

Rich Rezler - February 14, 2022

WCC honored by Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

View Post :   Six in a row! WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition again

tags: Tree Campus USA, Tree Campus Higher Education, Facilities Management, Awards

Equity in Action winners

Two employees, one alumnus win WCC Equity in Action Awards

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2022

The Equity in Action Awards are presented annually during WCC's MLK Day Celebration, with one of the criteria for nomination being someone “who exemplifies the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., specifically in the areas of advocacy, leadership and service."

View Post :   Two employees, one alumnus win WCC Equity in Action Awards

tags: Diversity, MLK Day, Equity in Action, Awards

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WCC earns veteran-friendly school 'Gold Status' from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Fran LeFort - September 20, 2021

WCC is one of 37 colleges and universities throughout the state recognized with the top-level Gold certification, meaning the school has met at least six of seven criteria. In all, 63 institutions earned either Gold, Silver or Bronze status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

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tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Veterans, Awards

WCC Police Academy graduating class

WCC Police Academy celebrates its Class of 2021 at graduation ceremony

Rich Rezler - September 11, 2021

Family, friends and local law enforcement members gathered in Towsley Auditorium to celebrate the 18-member Washtenaw Community College Police Academy’s Class of 2021.

View Post :   WCC Police Academy celebrates its Class of 2021 at graduation ceremony

tags: Graduation, Awards, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Police Academy

Doug Waters

WCC faculty member honored for development of engaging, innovative online course

Rich Rezler - July 13, 2021

For the second consecutive year, WCC faculty member Doug Waters has been honored for developing an engaging and innovative online course that represents the best in technology and learning.

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tags: Online Learning, Awards, Business, August 2021, On The Record, Business and Computer Technologies, Faculty Profile

Press release

Four WCC students receive Breaking Traditions Award from Michigan Department of Education

Rich Rezler - May 21, 2021

Four Washtenaw Community College students are among the 75 high school and college students statewide to receive a 2021 Breaking Traditions Award from the Michigan Department of Education.

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tags: Nursing, Awards, ousearch_News_2021, Early Childhood Education, Men in Nursing, Computer Science, CTE

Entrepreneurship Center sign

Entrepreneurs pitch winning business plans at WCC virtual competition

Fran LeFort - May 14, 2021

After several stages of the virtual competition, winners in three Pitch @ WCC categories were announced during a virtual celebration on Tuesday, May 11.

View Post :   Entrepreneurs pitch winning business plans at WCC virtual competition

tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2021, Awards

My Favorite Pants

WCC 2021 Student Art Show winners announced

Rich Rezler - March 30, 2021

Alexandrea Capatina is the first-place winner for her film photograph, but she prefers her art a little larger — like performing custom fabrication on an automobile.

View Post :   WCC 2021 Student Art Show winners announced

tags: ousearch_News_2021, Fine Arts, April 2021, On The Record, Student Art Show, Awards, Digital Media Arts

Trees on campus

WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for fifth straight year

Rich Rezler - March 24, 2021

WCC has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

View Post :   WCC earns Tree Campus Higher Education recognition for fifth straight year

tags: Tree Campus Higher Education, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Awards, April 2021, Tree Campus USA, Facilities Management

Voter Friendly Campus logo

WCC designated a Voter Friendly Campus

WCC Communications - March 11, 2021

WCC is one of over 231 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” by two national nonpartisan organizations.

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tags: ousearch_News_2021, Campus News, Student Development, Awards

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Piracha, Human Library team win WCC Equity in Action Awards

Rich Rezler - January 18, 2021

WCC awarded its Equity in Action Awards during a virtual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

View Post :   Piracha, Human Library team win WCC Equity in Action Awards

tags: MLK Day, ousearch_News_2021, Awards, Equity in Action

Heidi Kutzley with award

Clinton High School counselor wins second annual WCC Bridge Award

Rich Rezler - December 04, 2020

A strong dedication to students and a willingness to go the extra mile to help them succeed earned Clinton High School counselor Heidi Kutzley the second annual WCC Bridge Award.

View Post :   Clinton High School counselor wins second annual WCC Bridge Award

tags: WCC Bridge Award, high school counselors, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

Ron Stevens

Washtenaw SBDC business counselor Ron Stevens honored

Tabetha Chaney - November 02, 2020

Washtenaw associate regional director earns State Star of the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, SBDC, Awards

Sandy McCarthy

WCC's Sandy McCarthy is Academic Librarian of the Year

Rich Rezler - October 30, 2020

Sandy McCarthy received the award during the virtual presentation of the 2020 Michigan Library Awards, considered the state’s highest honors within the library community.

View Post :   WCC's Sandy McCarthy is Academic Librarian of the Year

tags: Faculty Profile, On The Record, December 2020, ousearch_News_2020, Library, ousearch_News_On The Record, Awards

Mullalond accepting award

WCC's Mary Mullalond wins statewide Faculty of the Year award

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

English and College Readiness faculty member Mary Mullalond was named 2020 Faculty of the Year by the National Organization for Student Success: Michigan Chapter (NOSSMi).

View Post :   WCC's Mary Mullalond wins statewide Faculty of the Year award

tags: On The Record, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020, Awards, Faculty Profile, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record

HVAC student

WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

WCC is one of five winners in the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) second annual 2020 Pitch for the Trades competition, sponsored by the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation.

View Post :   WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition

tags: On The Record, HVAC, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

Greater Washtenaw SBDC staff

Small business counseling team at WCC honored

WCC - September 04, 2020

The Greater Washtenaw Region of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at WCC received an Ambassador Award from The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

View Post :   Small business counseling team at WCC honored

tags: Awards, ousearch_News_2020, small business, SBDC

Doug Waters

WCC faculty member receives Exemplary Course Program Award

Susan Ferraro - July 24, 2020

WCC Business instructor Doug Waters received an Exemplary Course Program Award from Blackboard, Inc., for his work developing the college's online Business Law (BMG 111) course.

View Post :   WCC faculty member receives Exemplary Course Program Award

tags: ousearch_News_2020, Faculty Profile, Business Law, Awards, Business and Computer Technologies

cybersecurity

WCC team finishes 62nd out of 931 at National Cyber League competition

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2020

A group of Washtenaw Community College students finished 62nd out of 931 teams in the National Cyber League (NCL) Spring 2020 competition.

View Post :   WCC team finishes 62nd out of 931 at National Cyber League competition

tags: cybersecurity, Student Activities, Awards, ousearch_News_2020

Tashia Munson

WCC librarian, winner of inaugural ALA fellowship, believes in power of community colleges and libraries

Rich Rezler - February 24, 2020

Tashia Munson, an Outreach and Reference Librarian at WCC’s Bailey Library, recently attended the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits after being selected as the organization’s inaugural Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellow.

View Post :   WCC librarian, winner of inaugural ALA fellowship, believes in power of community colleges and libraries

tags: Staff Profile, Library, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

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WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

Susan Ferraro - February 21, 2020

Destination Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College are joint recipients of the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan 2020 Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration.

View Post :   WCC, Destination Ann Arbor win state award for hospitality apprenticeship program

tags: Awards, WCC Foundation, ousearch_News_2020, Workforce Development

Photos of WCC students Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman

Two WCC students make semifinal list for Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2020

Ali Kurmasha and David Seaman are two of the 456 students nationwide to make the 2020 semifinalists list, selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants.

View Post :   Two WCC students make semifinal list for Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

tags: Awards, National Scholarship, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success

Photos of Zach Baker, Kristin Gapske and Devon Keen

3 honored with WCC Equity in Action awards at MLK event

Rich Rezler - January 16, 2020

WCC handed out three “Equity in Action” awards during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance ceremony held at the college today.

View Post :   3 honored with WCC Equity in Action awards at MLK event

tags: Equity in Action, MLK Day, ousearch_News_2020, Awards