WCC News

Layers of Identity

'Our Layers of Identity' reception officially unveils community art project

Rich Rezler - May 08, 2021

The WCC Fine Arts Department teamed with First Fridays Ypsilanti on a reception for the Our Layers of Identity community art project in downtown Ypsilanti.

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tags: community involvement, Fine Arts

Graduate on stage

Surgical Technology, Sterile Processing programs host pinning ceremonies

Rich Rezler - May 08, 2021

The WCC Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing programs' graduates were socially distanced across Towsley Auditorium while friends and family watched a live stream of their pinning ceremony from home.

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tags: Sterile Processing, Health Sciences, Surgical Technology, Class of 2021, Graduation

Future of Mobility

'Future of Mobility' focus of Washtenaw Economic Club event on May 11

Fran LeFort - May 05, 2021

Trevor Pawl, State of Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer, and Michelle Krebs of AutoTrader.com will be guest panelists discussing “The Future of Mobility” at the Washtenaw Economic Club’s event on Tuesday, May 11.

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tags: Press Release, Mobility, Washtenaw Economic Club

Pinning ceremony

WCC nursing graduates celebrated during virtual ceremony

Rich Rezler - May 05, 2021

Sixty-one graduates of the Washtenaw Community College Associate Degree in Nursing program were honored during a virtual Spring Graduate Nurse Pinning Ceremony.

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tags: Health Sciences, Graduation, Nursing, Class of 2021, Student Success

Sabrina Lanker

Graduate Profile: Future geologist Sabrina Lanker is a WCC 'rock star'

Rich Rezler - May 04, 2021

Between wrapping up her time at WCC and beginning classes at the University of Michigan in the fall, Sabrina Lanker will be the only community college student completing a National Science Foundation internship in Greenland.

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tags: STEM Scholars Program, On The Record, Student Success, Internship, Geology, April 2021, Class of 2021

Hunter Darrow

WCC nursing grad: 'I knew what I was getting into'

Rich Rezler - May 04, 2021

WCC alumna Hunter Darrow started her nursing career in the midst of a global pandemic. "I knew what I was getting into,"she said. "I knew it wasn't going to be easy."

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tags: Nursing, April 2021, On The Record, Alumni Profile

Welding booth

Students and employers benefit from apprenticeships

WCC - May 04, 2021

In so many ways, apprenticeships offered through Washtenaw Community College are a win/win situation. Both students and employers can be the clear beneficiaries.

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tags: Advanced Transportation, Information Technology, April 2021, Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, On The Record, Apprenticeships, Welding and Fabrication

Tuition freeze

Tuition to remain frozen for fourth straight year for WCC in-district students

Fran LeFort - April 29, 2021

Tuition for in-district students at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will remain frozen for the fourth consecutive year, the college announced following Board of Trustees approval.

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tags: Press Release, Tuition, Board of Trustees

Student Emergency Fund

Student Emergency Fund: Making a tough year a little better

Phil Snyder - April 29, 2021

83% of WCC students who've received Student Emergency Fund assistance are either still in school or have graduated.

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tags: WCC Foundation, On The Record, April 2021, Student Emergency Fund

Patrice Scott

WCC digital video students win three statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 25, 2021

Patrice Scott, Tyler Ferrell and John Sherry each won Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences on Sunday.

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

Patrice Scott

WCC digital video students win three statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 25, 2021

Patrice Scott, Tyler Ferrell and John Sherry each won Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences on Sunday.

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

STEM Scholar celebration

Celebrating STEM Scholars who are moving on from WCC

Rich Rezler - April 23, 2021

The WCC STEM Scholar program held a virtual celebration to honor its participants who have completed their WCC programs and are transferring to four-year universities.

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tags: On The Record, Student Success, Transfer, STEM Scholars Program, April 2021

Student Production Awards

8 WCC student video projects nominated for Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 22, 2021

WCC digital video students have eight projects nominated for the Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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tags: Student Success, Digital Media Arts, Student Awards, Digital Video Production, Student Production Awards, ousearch_News_2021

Chanel Stitt

Detroit Free Press business reporter Chanel Stitt, a WCC alumna, is Free College Week closing speaker

Rich Rezler - April 05, 2021

Detroit Free Press business reporter Chanel Stitt, a WCC alumna, is the closing speaker for WCC's Free College Week on April 12-19.

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tags: Free College Week, On The Record, Alumni Profile, ousearch_News_2021, Journalism, April 2021

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.

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

Job growth in Washtenaw County

Forecast: Washtenaw County should recover quickly from recession, but disparity may widen

Rich Rezler - March 27, 2021

University of Michigan economists Donald Grimes and Gabriel Ehrlich presented the Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County to the Washtenaw Economic Club.

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tags: Workforce Training, April 2021, On The Record, Economic Outlook, Washtenaw Economic Club, ousearch_News_2021

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.

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

Forgotten Women Composers

Women's History Month: WCC art student creates her own recognition of women composers

Rich Rezler - March 22, 2021

It wasn’t her intention at the time, but when recent WCC graduate Alexis Benson walked into a local thrift store looking for inspiration for an art class assignment, she was embarking on an adventure that’s perfect for sharing during Women’s History Month.

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tags: Fine Arts, Women's History Month, Student Success, ousearch_News_2021

Career Fair logo

WCC hosting 2021 Spring Virtual Career Fair on April 9

Rich Rezler - March 18, 2021

Annual event is free, open to the public and will include employers looking to immediately fill current job opportunities.

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tags: Career Fair, Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2021

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: Vote, Awards, ousearch_News_2021

Scholarship semifinalists

3 WCC students are semifinalists for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Rich Rezler - March 10, 2021

Umang Bhojani, Jesse Bishop and Abdul Kizito are on the 2021 semifinalist list, selected from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants attending 398 community colleges.

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tags: STEM Scholars Program, Student Success, Transfer, ousearch_News_2021, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, April 2021, On The Record, Scholarships

WCC logo

Mark of quality: WCC earns accreditor's seal of approval

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

The Higher Learning Commission, one of the nation’s six regional accreditors for institutions of higher education, has continued WCC’s accreditation through 2029-30.

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tags: Accreditation, February 2021, ousearch_News_2021, On The Record

William Glover

Never too late: William Glover finds path to rewarding career at WCC

WCC - March 04, 2021

William Glover is an award-winning television producer, but the journey to a full-time job in a profession he loves wasn’t easy.

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tags: February 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, Alumni Profile, On The Record, Digital Video Production

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

'We're here. We're ready.' President Bellanca on WCC's role in post-pandemic recovery

WCC - March 04, 2021

On The Record sat down with WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to discuss how WCC is supporting current students and the community to help secure a brighter future.

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tags: February 2021, Online Learning, Workforce Development, On The Record, Student Success, community involvement, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, ousearch_News_2021

Children at Parkridge Community Center

Parkridge Community Center helping to bridge the digital divide

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

A $60,000 grant to WCC and the Parkridge Community Center will help bridge the digital divide that exists in the Ypsilanti neighborhood the center serves. And that’s only a part of help available at Parkridge.

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tags: community involvement, Ypsilanti, ousearch_News_2021, Parkridge Community Center, February 2021, On The Record

Mentor Connect

Local experts sought to mentor WCC students

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

WCC is inviting local professionals to share their expertise with its students.

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tags: Professionals in the Classroom, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, On The Record, February 2021, ousearch_News_2021, Mentor Connect

Brenda Anderson

Student Spotlight: Brenda Anderson exploring photography as 'retirement career'

Tabetha Chaney - March 01, 2021

Q&A with Brenda Anderson, a WCC alumni who's back on campus exploring photography as a "retirement career."

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tags: ousearch_News_2021, Student Profile, February 2021, On The Record, Digital Photography, Student Success

Barnaby Pung

Ph.D. in hand, first-gen college grad teaching others academic and career skills

WCC - March 01, 2021

Barnaby Pung, a part-time instructor of Academic and Career Skills at WCC, is motivated to guide students along career paths.

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tags: Faculty Profile, On The Record, GED, Academic and Career Skills, ousearch_News_2021, February 2021

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a win-win proposition

WCC - March 01, 2021

Washtenaw Community College joined with the private sector and state employment agencies in working to fill a worrisome talent gap in the critical cybersecurity field.

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tags: ousearch_News_2021, On The Record, cybersecurity, February 2021, Workforce Development

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

Anita LeBlanc - March 01, 2021

The Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Scholarship Program results in the largest annual gift the WCC Foundation receives.

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tags: Student Emergency Fund, On The Record, Scholarships, Donation, WCC Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, ousearch_News_2021, February 2021

Nicholas Ochal

Nicholas Ochal's search for a purpose

WCC Communications - February 26, 2021

It was a winding road with some fits and starts that took WCC alumni Nicholas Ochal to the career in social work that he enjoys today.

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tags: Alumni Profile, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Student Success, February 2021

SEMCA WIN logos

WCC part of consortium awarded $10M for workforce training

Rich Rezler - February 04, 2021

WCC is part of a consortium awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Labor to invest in workforce training.

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tags: On The Record, February 2021, Workforce Development, ousearch_News_2021, Workforce Training, Grants

Kristy King

From sales to sidelines: Kristy King's career change begins at WCC

Rich Rezler - January 30, 2021

Kristy King had a successful career in sales before making the decision to pursue something that would make her happier: A sideline sports reporter.

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tags: Broadcast Media Arts, Scholarships, On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Journalism, Orchard Radio, February 2021, Washtenaw Voice

Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak

2,471 WCC students honored at Winter Honors Convocation

WCC - January 29, 2021

The 2021 Winter Honors Convocation includes remarks from President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Trustee Christina Fleming and two student speakers — Umang Bhojani and Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak.

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tags: On The Record, ousearch_News_2021, Honors Convocation, Rose B. Bellanca, Student Success, February 2021

Dr. Eric Reed

Dr. Eric Reed is WCC's new Dean of Student Access, Success, Equity and Inclusion

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2021

Dr. Eric Reed has spent most of his career helping minority and low-income students get to college, through college, and into gratifying yet equitable careers.

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tags: ousearch_News_2021

William G. Milliken Jr.

WCC Board of Trustees elects new officers, Milliken named chair for two-year term

Rich Rezler - January 27, 2021

William G. Milliken Jr. was elected as chairperson of the WCC Board of Trustees by fellow members at their annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 26.

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tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2021

CircleIn scholarship winners

CircleIn app rewards WCC students with scholarships

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2021

WCC rolled out the CircleIn app so students could be more productive remotely. Now, CircleIn is rewarding its most frequent users with scholarship money.

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tags: February 2021, Student Success, On The Record, Scholarships, CircleIn, ousearch_News_2020

picture of students in classroom

Fall 2020 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - January 20, 2021

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Fall 2020 semester.

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tags: Fall 2020, Student Recognition, Honors, High Honors, ousearch_News_2020

Shari Piracha

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.

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

WCC Chief of Public Safety Scott Hilden

WCC Public Safety chief appointed to chair county-wide association

Rich Rezler - January 15, 2021

WCC Chief of Public Safety Scott Hilden has been appointed chair of the Washtenaw County Criminal Justice Association for 2021

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tags: Public Safety, community involvement, ousearch_News_2021

Police Academy graduates

WCC Police Academy earns prestigious accreditation

Rich Rezler - January 12, 2021

The WCC Police Academy is the first in the United States to be accredited by the IADLEST and the first in the world to receive an Award of Excellence from the international non-profit organization.

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tags: On The Record, Police Academy, ousearch_News_2021, Accreditation, February 2021, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers

Donaven Lee

Donaven Lee is WCC's third NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

Donaven Lee is the third WCC student selected for the prestigious NASA program, following Emilee Seghi (Spring 2020) and Maximilian Ehinger (Fall 2020).

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tags: Transfer, ousearch_News_2021, On The Record, NASA, February 2021, Student Success

Brandon Tucker

Tucker appointed to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office policing commission

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

WCC Associate Vice President for Workforce and Community Development Brandon Tucker will serve on the 21st Century Policing Compliance Commission operated by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

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tags: police, ousearch_News_2021, community involvement

cybersecurity workbench

WCC has new tools for automotive cybersecurity

WCC - December 21, 2020

The college procured seven new workbenches that will allow students to interact with a vehicle infotainment system in an engineering and cybersecurity capacity.

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tags: On The Record, Automotive Cybersecurity, December 2020, ousearch_News_2020, CCAT, ousearch_News_On The Record

WCC Liberal Arts building

WCC faculty launch Liberal Arts Innovation Group

WCC - December 21, 2020

Because the importance of a strong liberal arts education is sometimes underestimated, a group of WCC faculty is designing methods and strategies to make them more relevant in today’s tech-heavy world.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, On The Record, Faculty Profile, liberal arts

Carl Vitullo

Hip to crypto: 2 associate degrees led WCC grad to high-tech job in NYC

WCC - December 21, 2020

Carl Vitullo credits WCC for helping to prepare him for his job as an engineering manager and front-end developer for Stellar Development Foundation.

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tags: Business and Computer Technologies, ousearch_News_On The Record, ousearch_News_2020, On The Record, Alumni Profile, December 2020

Exceptional Academy graduate

'Exceptional' students complete WCC's Cisco Networking Academy

Rich Rezler - December 21, 2020

Six adults with disabilities from the Exceptional Academy in Northville have completed WCC’s Cisco Networking Academy. The goal of the academy is to prepare students for permanent employment in cybersecurity or networking.

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tags: December 2020, ousearch_News_2020, Cisco Networking Academy, cybersecurity, Networking, ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record

Foundation donation

100+ women who care about WCC

Anita LeBlanc - December 20, 2020

A generous $19,800 donation to the WCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund from 100+ Women Who Care of Washtenaw County is helping meet a 200% increase in student requests for aid since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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tags: ousearch_News_On The Record, Student Emergency Fund, December 2020, On The Record, WCC Foundation, Donation, ousearch_News_2020

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EMU offers scholarships to WCC Futures for Frontliners graduates

Rich Rezler - December 18, 2020

Essential workers using state-funded Futures for Frontliners scholarships at WCC can capitalize on an additional scholarship opportunity to continue their education at EMU.

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tags: Scholarships, ousearch_News_2020, Futures For Frontliners, Eastern Michigan University

Mika McAskill

Gov. Whitmer appoints WCC's Mika McAskill to state commission

Rich Rezler - December 18, 2020

WCC vice president Mika McAskill has been appointed to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020

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.

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

Police Academy graduates

33 WCC Police Academy graduates honored for perseverance and dedication

Rich Rezler - November 20, 2020

What this year’s Washtenaw Community College Police Academy graduation ceremony was missing of its typical pomp and circumstance was replaced with an unparalleled level of pride and admiration for those who completed their training in a most atypical year.

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tags: December 2020, Graduation, ousearch_News_2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, On The Record, Police Academy

Student welding

WCC welding students have new pathway to bachelor's degree

Rich Rezler - November 17, 2020

A new articulation agreement allows students to complete 87 WCC credits before transferring to Wayne State to complete a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering Technology.

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tags: Advanced Manufacturing, ousearch_News_On The Record, ousearch_News_2020, December 2020, Welding, On The Record, Articulation Agreements

Jasmine Jones, US Army

Meet a few of WCC's nearly 600 student veterans

Rich Rezler - November 11, 2020

A Veterans Day Q&A with some of WCC's student veterans.

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tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020, Student Veterans

Success Tools webinar series

WCC offering free webinar series for small business owners

Rich Rezler - November 08, 2020

The WCC Economic & College Development division and its Entrepreneurship Center have combined resources for Success Tools webinars.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2020, Economic impact

Tim Skubick

Tim Skubick discusses election with Washtenaw Economic Club

Rich Rezler - November 05, 2020

Long-time Michigan capitol correspondent Tim Skubick brought his typical humor and insight to a Washtenaw Economic Club discussion about the recent election

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tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, ousearch_News_2020

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, Awards, SBDC

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.

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

Police reform panel

Police reform discussion hosted by Washtenaw Economic Club

WCC - October 30, 2020

The Washtenaw Economic Club hosted a wide-ranging and frank discussion of local policing as it relates to the issues of social and racial justice.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Washtenaw Economic Club

Press release

WCC, faculty union agree on one-year contract extensions

Rich Rezler - October 27, 2020

WCC and its faculty union, the Washtenaw Community College Education Association, have agreed on a one-year extension of two current contracts.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Faculty Contract, Faculty, Press Release

Student with laptop

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

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

Career Fair logo

WCC Fall Career and Internship Fair goes virtual, still free and open to public

Rich Rezler - October 21, 2020

The November 6 virtual job fair will be hosted on the Brazen platform and is made possible thanks to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Career Fair, Career Transitions

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).

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

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.

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

Conference logo

WCC hosting second annual Michigan Community College Gender and Sexuality Conference

Rich Rezler - October 05, 2020

The day-long event is intended for students, faculty and staff from community colleges around the state of Michigan.

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tags: Student Organizations, Conference, Gender and sexuality, ousearch_News_2020

Career Catapult logo

Get a boost from WCC's Career Catapult

Rich Rezler - October 02, 2020

Career Catapult is a free, three-day virtual event designed to help jump-start careers and help people land the jobs they want.

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tags: Career Catapult, Economic impact, Corporate Training, Career Transitions, ousearch_News_2020

EIR program coaches

Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners

Rich Rezler - September 29, 2020

The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College recently announced it has secured funding to extend its successful Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program for another year.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship, ousearch_News_2020

Be The One to Ask

Suicide Prevention Month tips from WCC personal counselors

Rich Rezler - September 21, 2020

The WCC personal counseling department distributed five evidence-based steps that any individual can take to help someone that is in suicidal crisis.

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tags: Personal Counseling, ousearch_News_2020

HVAC student

WCC's 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' named a finalist in pitch competition

Rich Rezler - September 18, 2020

WCC is one step away from receiving a significant financial boost in its quest to prepare graduates of its HVAC program for business ownership.

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tags: HVAC, ousearch_News_2020, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Futures for Frontliners logo

Applications being accepted for Futures for Frontliners program

Rich Rezler - September 12, 2020

The State of Michigan has opened applications for its Futures for Frontliners program that will cover tuition costs at Washtenaw Community College and other community colleges for those who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: COVID-19, Scholarships, ousearch_News_2020, Futures For Frontliners, Affordability

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.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, SBDC, small business, Awards

Counselor on videoconference

WCC personal counselors earn certification to better serve students virtually

Rich Rezler - September 02, 2020

All six licensed personal counselors on staff at WCC recently completed TeleMental Health Training Certification to better serve students virtually.

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tags: Personal Counseling, Counseling, ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19, Student Services

Jarjoura with flag

WCC student's art flies outside famed Rockefeller Center

Rich Rezler - August 26, 2020

Artwork by Washtenaw Community College student and Ann Arbor-based artist Therese Basha Jarjoura was part of a public art installation displayed outside The Rockefeller Center.

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tags: Student Success, Fine Arts, ousearch_News_2020

golf outing logo

WCC Foundation's annual golf fundraiser goes virtual

Tabetha Chaney - August 25, 2020

The WCC Foundation has announced that its annual Jerry Jernigan Memorial Golf Outing is going virtual this year.

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tags: WCC Foundation, Student Emergency Fund, ousearch_News_2020, fundraiser

Beth Marshall

WCC joins EMU, YMCA to address critical need for child development workers

Rich Rezler - August 14, 2020

The Early Childhood Education program at WCC is joining an effort spearheaded by the Office of Engage@EMU to respond to a critical community need for certified child development workers in eastern Washtenaw County.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Early Childhood Education, Community enrichment, community involvement

Automotive Cybersecurity ad

New certificates: Automotive Cybersecurity, Advanced Automotive Services Technician

Rich Rezler - August 11, 2020

WCC is offering two new certificate programs beginning in Fall 2020 — Automotive Cybersecurity and Advanced Automotive Services Technician.

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tags: Automotive Services, Certificates, Certifications, ousearch_News_2020, Automotive Cybersecurity, cybersecurity

WCC Women's Council logo

Women's Council hosts important community conversation

Susan Ferraro - August 05, 2020

The Women's Council at Washtenaw Community College hosted a community conversation Tuesday focusing on how women and people of color have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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tags: COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020, Women's Council, WCC Foundation

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.

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

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New app will give WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

WCC - July 24, 2020

With more and more students taking online and virtual classes, WCC has taken steps to add a missing ingredient to their education: Studying with their classmates.

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tags: Technology, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success, Fall 2020

Takeout meal labeled 'Braised Brisket'

Washtenaw Economic Club provides 300 gourmet meals to local healthcare workers

WCC - July 14, 2020

700 local healthcare workers were treated to a gourmet meal thanks to a group effort by the Washtenaw Economic Club, Washtenaw Community College and Fabulous Foods, Inc.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Donation, Fabulous Foods, Washtenaw Economic Club, COVID-19

WCC Logo

WCC returning to campus in Fall 2020 with safety as top priority

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

WCC has taken exhaustive steps to protect the health of the limited number of students, faculty and staff that will be on campus during the Fall semester.

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tags: COVID-19, Press Release, Fall 2020, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, ousearch_News_2020

Race and Ethnic Relations series graphic

WCC offering free Race and Ethnic Relations virtual learning series to community

Rich Rezler - June 26, 2020

Washtenaw Community College is offering a free, five-part Race and Ethnic Relations virtual learning series.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Race and Ethnicity, Community enrichment

President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

Board of Trustees unanimously extends contract of President Bellanca

WCC - June 26, 2020

The WCC Board of Trustees voted to extend the contract of WCC President and CEO Dr. Rose B. Bellanca to June 30, 2023.

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tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020, Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

WCC logo

Board of Trustees approves department chair appointments for 2020-21

Rich Rezler - June 23, 2020

Faculty department chair appointments for the 2020-21 academic year.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Faculty Department Chair, Board of Trustees

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

WCC designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Rich Rezler - June 16, 2020

The announcement places WCC among a select group of two-year, four-year and graduate-level institutions nationwide to receive the prestigious distinction.

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tags: National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, ousearch_News_2020, Computer Science, cybersecurity

Maximilian Ehinger

WCC student Maximilian Ehinger selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - June 12, 2020

Maximilian Ehinger came to WCC intent on learning more about the worlds of aerospace, physics and astronomy. He got that opportunity, and then some.

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tags: Student Success, Astronomy, NASA, ousearch_News_2020

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Medical Assisting certificate program addresses needs of local employers

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

Local healthcare organizations IHA and Michigan Medicine have both expressed to WCC a pressing need to fill their talent pipeline with more certified medical assistants.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, Health Sciences, Medical Assistant, Allied Health, Certificates, Medical Assisting

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Graduate profile: Nearly 40 years later, mom of 5 completes her degree

Rich Rezler - June 03, 2020

When Sandy Coward left college in 1983, she promised her mother she would finish her degree one day. And then "life got in the way.”

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tags: Graduation, Occupational Studies, Non-Traditional Student, ousearch_News_2020

Emilee Seghi holding planner with NASA logo

WCC graduate Emilee Seghi selected as NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar

Rich Rezler - May 23, 2020

Emilee Seghi will participate in the five-week, online NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar program with hopes of being selected for an all-expense-paid, four-day visit to a NASA center.

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tags: Aerospace Engineering, NASA, ousearch_News_2020, Student Success

Samuel Harmon in 1965

Board of Trustees remembers first chairman, Samuel Harmon

Rich Rezler - May 19, 2020

WCC Board chair Christina Fleming requested a moment of silence at the beginning of Tuesday’s virtual meeting in honor of the death of Samuel Harmon, the first WCC board chair in 1965.

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tags: Board of Trustees, ousearch_News_2020

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Winter 2020 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - May 15, 2020

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Winter 2020 semester.

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tags: Honors, Student Recognition, High Honors, ousearch_News_2020, Winter 2020

Nik Kopka dribbling

Talent show winner knows his dad 'would've loved to see it'

Rich Rezler - May 05, 2020

Nik Kopka spent thousands of hours working on ball-handling drills during his basketball playing days. When he saw WCC’s Digital Talent Show advertised, he decided to polish up those skills.

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tags: Talent Show, Student Success, ousearch_News_2020

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Four WCC students win Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - May 03, 2020

Four WCC Digital Media Arts students won first-place honors at the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Student Production Awards.

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tags: Student Awards, Student Success, Digital Media Arts, ousearch_News_2020, Student Production Awards, Digital Video Production

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WCC freezes tuition rates and fees amid COVID-19 crisis

Rich Rezler - April 29, 2020

As part of an ongoing commitment to affordability and in recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19, WCC announced it will freeze tuition rates and fees for the 2020-21 academic year.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19, Tuition

Ali Kurmasha

Ali Kurmasha is WCC's fifth Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship winner

Rich Rezler - April 24, 2020

Ali Kurmasha is one of 50 community college students from around the country to receive the highly competitive Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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tags: Scholarships, Student Awards, ousearch_News_2020, Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Student Success

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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.

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tags: cybersecurity, ousearch_News_2020, Student Activities, Awards

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WCC, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital co-hosting blood drive, donation drive

Rich Rezler - April 09, 2020

In a spirit of collaboration, WCC and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital are co-hosting a blood drive on Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Morris Lawrence Building.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19

Tom Penird in front of 3D printed masks

WCC instructor 3D printing reusable face masks for health care providers

Rich Rezler - March 28, 2020

Tom Penird is manufacturing reusable plastic face masks in the WCC's 3D printing lab that will be donated to health care providers.

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tags: Advanced Manufacturing, Donation, COVID-19, 3D Printing, ousearch_News_2020

SUV full of medical supplies

WCC Health Sciences Division donates supplies to local hospitals

Rich Rezler - March 26, 2020

The healthcare industry's shortage of personal protective equipment has been well-documented during the COVID-19 outbreak. WCC's Health Sciences Division has done its part to provide local hospitals with the critical supplies they need.

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tags: COVID-19, ousearch_News_2020, Health Sciences, Donation

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WCC continues offering resources to community

Susan Ferraro - March 25, 2020

Washtenaw Community College is operating in a remote capacity, but still providing a variety of resources and services to Washtenaw County residents.

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tags: ousearch_News_2020, COVID-19