WCC News: Diversity

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

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HBCU Pathway helping WCC alumni achieve their dreams

Fran LeFort - August 28, 2023

Less than two years after launching an initiative to help more local students transfer to an HBCU, WCC filled its Towsley Auditorium with more than 400 local high school students to give them a taste of HBCU life.

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tags: Transfer, Diversity, Fall 2023, Launch, Student Success, HBCU Pathway, HBCU, HBCU Day

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Washtenaw HBCU Day expected to draw 400 high school, WCC students

Fran LeFort - May 22, 2023

Local high school students are invited to attend to learn more about WCC’s HBCU Pathway, a robust program with transfer agreements to five Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

View Post :   Washtenaw HBCU Day expected to draw 400 high school, WCC students

tags: On The Record, HBCU Day, Diversity, HBCU Pathway, June 2023

Washtenaw Economic Club: Ovell Barbee speaker

'Keeping DEI Top of Mind' is focus of September 29 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon

Fran LeFort - September 21, 2022

Ovell Barbee, former Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer Indiana University Health will be the featured speaker at the next Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon Thursday, September 29.

View Post :   'Keeping DEI Top of Mind' is focus of September 29 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon

tags: Diversity, Washtenaw Economic Club

Gender and sexuality conference

WCC hosting 4th annual Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

Rich Rezler - February 24, 2022

WCC has been hosting the event since 2019 in an effort to bring programming and resources typically available only to students at large universities to the community college level.

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tags: Gender and sexuality, Conference, Diversity, Student Organizations

Future Founders Internship

Tech startups seek applicants for DEI-focused internship program

Rich Rezler - February 12, 2022

Applications are due March 1 for the 2022 Future Founders Internship Program, a paid summer internship for BIPOC, women, nonbinary and/or PELL-eligible students to get hands-on experience in tech, startups and entrepreneurship.

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tags: Internship, Diversity

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WCC celebrating Black History Month with multiple events

Rich Rezler - February 02, 2022

Washtenaw Community College is celebrating Black History Month with multiple events throughout February planned by its Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

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tags: Diversity, Campus Events

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

MLK Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration: Building a 'beloved community'

Fran LeFort - January 14, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of a nonviolent approach to equality for all was honored by WCC in a virtual celebration that united people from all walks of life, including a representative of Congress and a county prosecutor.

View Post :   MLK Day Celebration: Building a 'beloved community'

tags: Diversity, On The Record, MLK Day, January 2022

MLK Day Celebration

Public invited to virtual MLK Day Celebration at WCC

Fran LeFort - January 10, 2022

The public is invited to the virtual MLK Day celebration hosted by Washtenaw Community College from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13.

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tags: Diversity, MLK Day

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WCC opens HBCU Pathway, a new pipeline to student success

Fran LeFort - October 12, 2021

WCC has established the first comprehensive transfer agreement between a Michigan community college and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Benefits include guaranteed admission, access to in-state tuition and student support.

View Post :   WCC opens HBCU Pathway, a new pipeline to student success

tags: On The Record, December 2021, Transfer, HBCU Pathway, University Transfer Center, Student Success, Diversity

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$3 million NSF award through Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation aims to increase equity in STEM fields

Fran LeFort - October 07, 2021

A $3 million National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and five other colleges and universities through MI-LSAMP (Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) to increase equity in STEM fields.

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tags: STEM, DEI, STEM Scholars Program, MI-LSAMP, Diversity

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WCC sponsor of local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship program

Rich Rezler - October 26, 2020

WCC and the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC are sponsoring a program that will provide underrepresented college students with paid internship opportunities with local tech startup companies and venture capital firms

View Post :   WCC sponsor of local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship program

tags: ousearch_News_2020, On The Record, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, Diversity, Internship, community involvement

Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

WCC hosting community college gender and sexuality conference

Richard Rezler - September 20, 2019

Washtenaw Community College is hosting its first gender and sexuality conference, open to students, staff and faculty of all 28 community colleges across the State of Michigan interested in learning about, sharing about and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ communities on their campus.

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tags: Keeping Up the Good Work, Gender and sexuality, Diversity, ousearch_News_2019, LGBTQIA

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.

View Post :   MLK Day celebrates King's continuing legacy

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