WCC News

Washtenaw Vet Fest logo

Vet Fest 2022 coming to WCC campus on July 23

Rich Rezler - June 23, 2022

All Washtenaw County military veterans and their families are invited for a day of free food, fun and information at Washtenaw Vet Fest 2022 on Saturday, July 23.

View Post :   Vet Fest 2022 coming to WCC campus on July 23

tags: Vet Fest, Wadhams Veterans Center, community involvement, Veterans

Ironworkers on campus

WCC welcoming nearly 4,000 union trainers to area this summer

Fran LeFort - June 15, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will welcome nearly 4,000 trainers from four national skilled trades organizations to campus this summer.

View Post :   WCC welcoming nearly 4,000 union trainers to area this summer

tags: OPCIMA, United Association, Skilled Trades, Roofers Union, Ironworkers

Archaeology Field Experience

Washtenaw Community College hosts first archaeology fieldwork experience

Fran LeFort - June 13, 2022

A first-of-its-kind archaeological survey and dig on the WCC campus this summer hopes to reveal clues about previous activity in the area and serve as a teaching opportunity for enrolled students and community volunteers.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College hosts first archaeology fieldwork experience

tags: On The Record, Campus, Archaeology Field Experience, STEM, Community enrichment, June 2022

Radiography Class of 2022

WCC Radiography program celebrates its graduates with pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - June 13, 2022

The graduation season at Washtenaw Community College continued on Sunday when 20 members of the college’s Radiography program participated in a pinning ceremony.

View Post :   WCC Radiography program celebrates its graduates with pinning ceremony

tags: Radiography, Graduation, Class of 2022

Kristy King on the mic

WCC-EMU broadcasting partnership leads to statewide student award

Rich Rezler - June 10, 2022

WCC student Kristy King won a second-place award in the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ 2022 Student Broadcast Awards for her work on the crew that airs EMU athletics.

View Post :   WCC-EMU broadcasting partnership leads to statewide student award

tags: Eastern Michigan University, Broadcast Media Arts

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.

View Post :   WCC named Bee Campus USA for third year

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

Emily Holiday

Cash prizes awarded to help local entrepreneurs start and build businesses

Fran LeFort - May 31, 2022

Local entrepreneurs pitched their business plans for cash prizes in a hybrid return to Pitch@WCC, the WCC Entrepreneurship Center's premier annual event.

View Post :   Cash prizes awarded to help local entrepreneurs start and build businesses

tags: Pitch@WCC, June 2022, Entrepreneurship Center, On The Record, Community enrichment, Entrepreneurship

Kimberly Schamberger

Graduate Profile: Kimberly Schamberger, Film Studies

Rich Rezler - May 25, 2022

Before she hits the stage at the Oscars or Emmys, Kimberly Schamberger already has one impressive award in her back pocket.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Kimberly Schamberger, Film Studies

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

Caleb Rogers in cap and gown

Graduate Profile: Caleb Rogers, Welding

Rich Rezler - May 25, 2022

Twenty college credits Caleb Rogers earned as a dual-enrolled high school student allowed him to finish WCC’s Welding Technology associate degree program in just one year.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Caleb Rogers, Welding

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

Austin Mudd with family

Graduate Profile: Austin Mudd, Mechatronics

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Plenty of individuals hang their hat on the ability to do a job fast and do it right. Recent graduate Austin Mudd took that “fast and right” concept and upgraded it to “accelerated and exceptional.”

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Austin Mudd, Mechatronics

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

Ta'Varus Lumpkins holding cap

Graduate Profile: Ta'Varus Lumpkins, Dental Assisting

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Extravagantly decorated caps are always a highlight at Commencement, but few have stood out quite like Ta'Varus Lumpkins' cap stood out.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Ta'Varus Lumpkins, Dental Assisting

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

Daria Skalitzky

Graduate Profile: Daria Skalitzky, WTMC

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Darie Skalitzky ended her time on the WCC campus with a high school diploma, associate degree, 62 transferrable college credits and a $1,500 scholarship she'll use at the University of Michigan.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Daria Skalitzky, WTMC

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

Bianca Robinson

Graduate Profile: Bianca Robinson, Nursing

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2022

Many WCC students returned to college to make a career change. Bianca Robinson has cycled through an interesting series of career choices herself, all before completing her education.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Bianca Robinson, Nursing

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

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Faculty speaker: Adversity experienced at WCC will serve grads well in the future

Freeman Gregory - May 23, 2022

During her Commencement address, faculty speaker Susan Dentel reminded WCC graduates that they are already grizzled veterans when it comes to surmounting adversity.

View Post :   Faculty speaker: Adversity experienced at WCC will serve grads well in the future

tags: Class of 2022, Graduation, STEM Scholars Program, June 2022, Commencement, On The Record

Caelan Saunders

Student speaker encourages fellow grads to brighten lives

Freeman Gregory - May 23, 2022

“If there is any power we have as people, it is the power to change what is around us," Commencement student speaker Caelan Saunders said. “As educated people, we see the problems before us. We see that it can be better.”

View Post :   Student speaker encourages fellow grads to brighten lives

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

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

Alex Milshteyn at Commencement

Help Class of 2022 'pay it forward' with donation to WCC Foundation

Rich Rezler - May 22, 2022

A $20.22 donation to the WCC Foundation Scholarship Fund "will help change lives," incoming chair Alex Milshteyn told graduates and their guests at Commencement.

View Post :   Help Class of 2022 'pay it forward' with donation to WCC Foundation

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

Commencement Ceremony

WCC returns to in-person commencement, will award nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates

Fran LeFort - May 18, 2022

After hosting a virtual graduation salute in 2020 and a drive-through parade in 2021, WCC's traditional Commencement Ceremony returns in 2022.

View Post :   WCC returns to in-person commencement, will award nearly 2,000 degrees and certificates

tags: Class of 2022, Graduation, Commencement

Students on campus

Winter 2022 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC Communications - May 10, 2022

Congratulations to the students who earned High Honors and Honors distinction during the Winter 2022 semester.

View Post :   Winter 2022 High Honors and Honors Students

tags: Winter 2022, Honors, High Honors, Student Recognition

Mach-E at Motor Bella

WCC to show off Mustang Mach-E, highlight skills training at Careers of Today & Tomorrow

Fran LeFort - May 09, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will show off its Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, its automotive cybersecurity workbenches and skills training pathways at Careers of Today & Tomorrow on Thursday, May 12, at the Southern Michigan Center for Science & Industry in Hudson.

View Post :   WCC to show off Mustang Mach-E, highlight skills training at Careers of Today & Tomorrow

tags: Workforce Development, Academic and Career Skills, Affordability, Advanced Transportation Center, ATC, OER, Tuition, Workforce Training

Women's Council Celebration May 2022

May 25 Women's Council Celebration honors service, raises money for Student Emergency Fund

Kennedy Coe - May 03, 2022

The Washtenaw Community College (WCC) Foundation invites the public to attend the Wednesday, May 25, Women’s Council Celebration. The virtual event from 5-6 p.m. honors the achievements of women throughout the community and raises money for the college’s Student Emergency Fund to help students overcome barriers and stay in school.

View Post :   May 25 Women's Council Celebration honors service, raises money for Student Emergency Fund

tags: Foundation, WCC Foundation, Women's Council, Student Emergency Fund

Pinning ceremony

Nursing graduates: 'We are all resilient'

Rich Rezler - April 29, 2022

The 69 graduating members of the WCC nursing program took part in the traditional pinning ceremony

View Post :   Nursing graduates: 'We are all resilient'

tags: Graduation, Class of 2022, Student Success, Nursing

frozen tuition graphic

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

Fran LeFort - April 27, 2022

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

View Post :   Tuition to remain frozen for fifth straight year for WCC in-district students

tags: On The Record, June 2022, Board of Trustees, enrollment, Affordability, Tuition

LeNelle Covés

Ann Arbor woman uses Free College Week to transition to new stage in life

Rich Rezler - April 26, 2022

LeNelle Covés attended nearly 40 of the 64 Free College Week classes that WCC offered earlier this month. "There's no reason I should be bored in my life because I have too many interests," she says.

View Post :   Ann Arbor woman uses Free College Week to transition to new stage in life

tags: Free College Week, Community enrichment

Washtenaw Economic Club, Paul Glantz

Paul Glantz, Emagine theater chain founder, to address May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club

Fran LeFort - April 23, 2022

Paul A. Glantz, co-founder and chairman of Troy-based theater chain Emagine Entertainment, Inc. is the featured speaker at the May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.

View Post :   Paul Glantz, Emagine theater chain founder, to address May 12 Washtenaw Economic Club

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club

Naloxone training

Collegiate Recovery Program students share their experiences during Naloxone training

Rich Rezler - April 21, 2022

Joshua Truchan and Matt Strang are recovering addicts and current officers in the WCC Collegiate Recovery Program. Both have also been on the giving and receiving ends of an emergency Naloxone treatment.

View Post :   Collegiate Recovery Program students share their experiences during Naloxone training

tags: On The Record, Public Safety, Collegiate Recovery Program, June 2022

7 Reasons to Choose WCC

7 smart reasons to choose WCC

WCC Communications - April 19, 2022

Affordability. Transferability. Flexibility. And more.

View Post :   7 smart reasons to choose WCC

tags: Career, Student Activities, Launch Summer 2022, Affordability, Transfer, Scholarships

Annie Peurach teaching at Emerson School

Local French teacher's accelerated path to a career started with dual enrollment

Fran LeFort - April 18, 2022

Less than five years out of high school, Annie Peurach has already earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, spent a year in France and is in her first year teaching at Emerson School in Ann Arbor.

View Post :   Local French teacher's accelerated path to a career started with dual enrollment

tags: Dual-Enrollment, Launch Summer 2022, Washtenaw Technical Middle College, Alumni Profile, wtmc

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Building the advanced transportation workforce of the future

Fran LeFort - April 15, 2022

WCC's role in automated transportation and mobility was highlighted at the CCAT Global Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan

View Post :   Building the advanced transportation workforce of the future

tags: CCAT, Advanced Transportation Center, On The Record, Mobility, June 2022

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WCC Fitness Center an official host of legendary Murph Challenge

Rich Rezler - April 13, 2022

WCC’s Wadham Veterans Center is bringing a legendary fitness challenge, The Murph Challenge, to Ann Arbor on Memorial Day! The Health & Fitness Center at WCC is one of the challenge’s five official hosts across the state of Michigan.

View Post :   WCC Fitness Center an official host of legendary Murph Challenge

tags: Health and Fitness, Wadhams Veterans Center

Student Production Awards logo

WCC students earn 14 nominations for statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 08, 2022

Washtenaw Community College students have 14 projects nominated for Student Production Awards from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

View Post :   WCC students earn 14 nominations for statewide Student Production Awards

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

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

Virtual Career Fair logo

Public invited to April 8 virtual career fair featuring up to 100 employers

Kennedy Coe - March 29, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host its annual spring career fair featuring approximately 100 different companies virtually on Friday, April 8.

View Post :   Public invited to April 8 virtual career fair featuring up to 100 employers

tags: Career Fair, Career, Free College Week

Washtenaw Economic Club meeting

County's economic forecast through 2024 is bright despite rising inflation

Fran LeFort - March 25, 2022

The Washtenaw Economic Outlook kicked off the Washtenaw Economic Club's 2022 season on March 24.

View Post :   County's economic forecast through 2024 is bright despite rising inflation

tags: Washtenaw County, Washtenaw Economic Club, Economic Outlook

Alexandra La Vallee

Police academy? Law school? WCC student has 'law & order' options

Rich Rezler - March 24, 2022

Alexandra La Vallee is supplementing her education with a prestigious internship, giving her plenty of options after graduation.

View Post :   Police academy? Law school? WCC student has 'law & order' options

tags: Internship, On The Record, Student Profile, March 2022, Criminal Justice

Kevin Ryan

WCC made a mid-career pivot possible for PA

Rich Rezler - March 24, 2022

Kevin Ryan was 35 when his employer announced it was closing its doors after more than 100 years in business. He could find another job in a dying industry or make a dramatic change. He chose change. And he chose Washtenaw Community College to help make it happen.

View Post :   WCC made a mid-career pivot possible for PA

tags: On The Record, March 2022, Alumni Profile

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WCC grad is one of cybersecurity's 'good guys'

Anita LeBlanc - March 24, 2022

WCC graduate and former White Hat Society member now serves as a 'force for good' in the growing cybersecurity field.

View Post :   WCC grad is one of cybersecurity's 'good guys'

tags: On The Record, cybersecurity, March 2022, Student Organizations, Alumni Profile

Students walking on campus

Classes, activities return to WCC campus

Washtenaw Community College - March 23, 2022

Washtenaw Community College is preparing to welcome an influx of students back to campus in the upcoming school year.

View Post :   Classes, activities return to WCC campus

tags: March 2022, Campus Events, On The Record, Launch Summer 2022, Campus News

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.

View Post :   WCC honored for creating a culture of wellness on campus

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

Free College Week 2022 offers more than 60 unique classes.

Public invited to Free College Week at WCC

Fran LeFort - March 15, 2022

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will open its virtual classroom doors to the public during Free College Week on Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8.

View Post :   Public invited to Free College Week at WCC

tags: Community enrichment, Free College Week, March 2022, On The Record, Online Learning

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.

View Post :   Saline High School counselor wins WCC Bridge Award

tags: high school counselors, Awards, WCC Bridge Award

Washtenaw Economic Club banner

Washtenaw Economic Club returns to in-person events with annual outlook

Fran LeFort - March 10, 2022

A new season of the Washtenaw Economic Club kicks off Thursday, March 24, with the annual economic outlook presented by University of Michigan economists Gabriel Ehrlich and Michael McWilliams.

View Post :   Washtenaw Economic Club returns to in-person events with annual outlook

tags: WEC, Washtenaw Economic Club, On The Record, Economic Outlook, March 2022

OER saves students millions

Free textbook program has saved WCC students nearly $9 million since 2017

Fran LeFort - March 07, 2022

Since Fall 2017 when Washtenaw Community College introduced its zero-cost textbook program, students have saved nearly $9 million thanks to 47 courses being taught with an open educational resource (OER).

View Post :   Free textbook program has saved WCC students nearly $9 million since 2017

tags: OER, March 2022, Launch Summer 2022, On The Record, Open Education Resources, Affordability

STEAM Week 2022

Hundreds of high school students will explore STEM and STEAM careers March 1-3

Fran LeFort - February 25, 2022

The exciting world of STEM and STEAM careers and the educational opportunities that prepare students for them will be highlighted at WCC on March 1-3.

View Post :   Hundreds of high school students will explore STEM and STEAM careers March 1-3

tags: STEM Scholars Program, STEAM, STEAM Week, STEM

Gender and sexuality conference logo

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.

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

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

Amanda MacDonald and Carmen Samaniego

Michigan Reconnect turns dreams into realities for students in program's first year

Fran LeFort - February 21, 2022

Amanda MacDonald and Carmen Samaniego are two of the nearly 1,300 students enrolled at WCC using the Michigan Reconnect tuition program. "Without Reconnect, I’m not sure I would have come back. I would have made excuses and seen too many obstacles,” MacDonald said.

View Post :   Michigan Reconnect turns dreams into realities for students in program's first year

tags: Reconnect, Health Administration, Student Profile, On The Record, March 2022, Michigan Reconnect, Computer Science, Launch Summer 2022, Medical Billing and Coding

Bates and Chock on Olympic ice

WCC dance instructor played role in Olympians' medal pursuits

Rich Rezler - February 20, 2022

Noonie Anderson, who's been teaching dance at WCC for 40 years, has worked with some of the world's greatest figure skaters.

View Post :   WCC dance instructor played role in Olympians' medal pursuits

tags: Dance, Performing Arts, Faculty Profile

Career & Technical Education

More than 100 CTE programs at WCC prepare students for high-skill jobs

Fran LeFort - February 17, 2022

WCC is celebrating CTE Month by showcasing its more than 100 Career and Technical Education associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for high-wage, high-demand and high-skill jobs.

View Post :   More than 100 CTE programs at WCC prepare students for high-skill jobs

tags: CTE Month, Career and Technical Education

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, Facilities Management, Tree Campus Higher Education, Awards

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.

View Post :   Tech startups seek applicants for DEI-focused internship program

tags: Internship, Diversity

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Get to know an Olympian: WCC fitness center member Donald Scott II

Rich Rezler - February 02, 2022

While the world turns its attention to TV broadcasts of the Winter Olympic Games this week, members of the WCC Health and Fitness Center haven’t needed to wait to watch an Olympian perform. Meet Donald Scott II.

View Post :   Get to know an Olympian: WCC fitness center member Donald Scott II

tags: Health and Fitness, On The Record, March 2022

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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.

View Post :   WCC celebrating Black History Month with multiple events

tags: Diversity, Campus Events

CircleIn app

CircleIn gives WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

WCC - January 29, 2022

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.

View Post :   CircleIn gives WCC students opportunity to study together virtually

tags: ousearch_News_2020, Winter 2022, CircleIn, Technology, Student Success

Malia Ellis

Student Profile: Let's all join Malia's Movement

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2022

Malia Ellis fought through the burdens of embarrassment and isolation that a physical disability can crudely place upon a young girl. So the 19-year-old WCC student is on a mission to erase those burdens for future generations.

View Post :   Student Profile: Let's all join Malia's Movement

tags: Student Profile, Disabilities, January 2022, On The Record

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WCC Women's Council event lifts up college students

Fran LeFort - January 22, 2022

The community is invited to attend a virtual event focused on supporting Washtenaw Community College (WCC) students through their educational and career journeys.

View Post :   WCC Women's Council event lifts up college students

tags: Women's Council, Foundation

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WCC alumna now fluent in 4 languages: Spanish, English, Law and Tech

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2022

Alejandra Hornak came to WCC to pursue a career in law enforcement, but is now part of an international cybersecurity firm that travels the globe protecting organizations from cyber threats.

View Post :   WCC alumna now fluent in 4 languages: Spanish, English, Law and Tech

tags: January 2022, Criminal Justice, English as a Second Language, cybersecurity, On The Record, Alumni Profile

High Honors and Honors

Fall 2021 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - January 19, 2022

704 WCC students earned "High Honors" (3.8+ GPA) and 390 others earned "Honors" (3.5-3.8) distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

View Post :   Fall 2021 High Honors and Honors Students

tags: High Honors, Honors, fall 2021, Student Recognition

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: Awards, Diversity, Equity in Action, MLK Day

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

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.

View Post :   Public invited to virtual MLK Day Celebration at WCC

tags: Diversity, MLK Day

Masked students in Student Center

Start of WCC winter semester classes delayed until January 18

Fran LeFort - January 05, 2022

Classes for the Winter 2022 semester at Washtenaw Community College will begin Tuesday, January 18, delayed one week due to the high COVID-19 transmission rate within the community.

View Post :   Start of WCC winter semester classes delayed until January 18

tags: COVID-19, Safety, Winter 2022

Dr. Foege receives Medal of Freedom

Former CDC director guest speaker at WCC's National Honor Society induction Friday

Fran LeFort - January 04, 2022

Former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. William Foege will speak at this week’s induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Washtenaw Community College (WCC).

View Post :   Former CDC director guest speaker at WCC's National Honor Society induction Friday

tags: Public Health, Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, CDC

Agnes and Stephen Reading

$1 million gift from Agnes and Stephen Reading creates 10 annual nursing scholarships

Fran LeFort - December 16, 2021

A $1 million gift to the Washtenaw Community College Foundation by Agnes and Stephen Reading will fund 10 annual full-ride scholarships for WCC nursing students. The Ann Arbor philanthropists are longtime supporters of WCC.

View Post :   $1 million gift from Agnes and Stephen Reading creates 10 annual nursing scholarships

tags: WCC Foundation, Nursing, Donation, January 2022, Scholarships, On The Record

Trevor Clayton

Student Trevor Clayton represents WCC on national transportation panel

Fran LeFort - December 15, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) student Trevor Clayton was selected as a panelist for the National Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) webinar discussion held December 3. Clayton joined peers from four other community colleges throughout the nation to discuss the many transportation fields of study and potential career paths and to impart advice to interested high school students.

View Post :   Student Trevor Clayton represents WCC on national transportation panel

tags: On The Record, Automotive, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Advanced Transportation Center, Transportation Technologies, January 2022, CCAT

Winter on campus

WCC hosts Reconnect sessions, campus tours for Winter 2022

Fran LeFort - December 09, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is hosting weekly Michigan Reconnect sessions and in-person and virtual campus tours for students interested in enrolling for the Winter 2022 semester. Classes begin January 10.

View Post :   WCC hosts Reconnect sessions, campus tours for Winter 2022

tags: Reconnect, admissions, enrollment, Winter 2022

WTMC student

Admissions period opens for WTMC 2022-2023 school year

Fran LeFort - December 09, 2021

Enrollment and information sessions for Washtenaw Technical Middle College (WTMC) located on the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) campus begin Tuesday, Dec. 7, for prospective new students and parents.

View Post :   Admissions period opens for WTMC 2022-2023 school year

tags: high school, wtmc, Dual-Enrollment, admissions

Paper cutout people coming together, holding hands and casting heart shadows

New SERVE program boosts entrepreneurs with a social impact focus

Fran LeFort - November 18, 2021

A new program through Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Entrepreneurship Center supports social impact-minded businesses.

View Post :   New SERVE program boosts entrepreneurs with a social impact focus

tags: Entrepreneurship Center, December 2021, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, On The Record

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WCC's new Dean of Health Sciences: 'This is where I belong'

Rich Rezler - November 17, 2021

As a first-generation college student herself, Shari Lambert has always loved the mission of the community college system. Recently named the new WCC Dean of Health Sciences, Lambert is back and eager to make a positive impact on the lives of students and the community’s health care workforce.

View Post :   WCC's new Dean of Health Sciences: 'This is where I belong'

tags: Health Sciences, Nursing, Allied Health

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Marching on: WCC students participate in EMU band

Rich Rezler - November 17, 2021

Jamis Coates and Katie Loy perform alongside their fellow EMU Marching Band members this season, the continuation of an agreement by the band to welcome WCC students into the mix.

View Post :   Marching on: WCC students participate in EMU band

tags: On The Record, Student Activities, Eastern Michigan University, December 2021, Transfer

Student voting increase

Student voter registration, turnout at WCC increased significantly in 2020 election

Fran LeFort - November 10, 2021

Student voter registration and election day turnout during the 2020 election jumped by double digit percentage points compared to four years earlier at Washtenaw Community College, according to a new national report. The college has been honored for excellence in student democratic engagement.

View Post :   Student voter registration, turnout at WCC increased significantly in 2020 election

tags: Student Activities

Skilled trades apprenticeships

Apprenticeship information sessions hosted at WCC Nov. 18

Fran LeFort - November 09, 2021

Free virtual and in-person sessions will be hosted Nov. 18 for current and prospective students interested in getting paid while learning and working on the job.

View Post :   Apprenticeship information sessions hosted at WCC Nov. 18

tags: Apprenticeship Programs, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, Workforce Training

veteransdayphoto

Veterans Day celebration honors America's military heroes

Fran LeFort - November 05, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will honor America’s heroes during its annual Veterans Day celebration Thursday, Nov. 11.

View Post :   Veterans Day celebration honors America's military heroes

tags: Student Veterans, Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center

Albert Berriz

Washtenaw Economic Club event focuses on real estate impact on economy, workforce

Fran LeFort - October 21, 2021

Albert Berriz, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Owner and Managing Member of The McKinley Companies, will lead the November 4 Washtenaw Economic Club presentation and Q&A session.

View Post :   Washtenaw Economic Club event focuses on real estate impact on economy, workforce

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club, Press Release

Christopher Shepherd

Former WCC student says studying liberal arts 'prepares you for the long run rather than for a particular job'

Rich Rezler - October 21, 2021

Christopher Shepherd, who attended WCC as a dual-enrolled high school student, is a keynote speaker during the college's upcoming Liberal Arts Week events.

View Post :   Former WCC student says studying liberal arts 'prepares you for the long run rather than for a particular job'

tags: Dual-Enrollment, Liberal Arts Week, liberal arts, December 2021, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, On The Record

Liberal Arts Week

Community invited to participate in WCC's Liberal Arts Week on Oct. 25-29

Fran LeFort - October 18, 2021

The public is invited to participate in WCC's first Liberal Arts Week. Events offer interactive, virtual and in-person workshops that showcase how jobs and the world around us are impacted by liberal arts studies.

View Post :   Community invited to participate in WCC's Liberal Arts Week on Oct. 25-29

tags: Community enrichment, Liberal Arts Innovation Group, Liberal Arts Week

Winter season on WCC campus

Registration open for Winter 2022 semester; classes start January 10

Fran LeFort - October 15, 2021

WCC offers more than 130 programs of study to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. The college has earned national recognition for its online programs.

View Post :   Registration open for Winter 2022 semester; classes start January 10

tags: Registration

Miles Butler on Harvard campus

After 'finding his path' at WCC, Miles Butler is pursuing a master's degree at Harvard

Rich Rezler - October 13, 2021

Miles Butler's educational journey started at Washtenaw Community College and continued at two of the elite academic institutions in the nation — the University of Michigan and Harvard University.

View Post :   After 'finding his path' at WCC, Miles Butler is pursuing a master's degree at Harvard

tags: Student Success, Center for Career Success, On The Record, Transfer, University Transfer Center, December 2021, Alumni Profile

HBCU Pathway graphic

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

Shelby Beaty

Student profile: Photography major Shelby Beaty also working on her business plan

Rich Rezler - October 09, 2021

It’s estimated that 75 percent of American college students start their higher education as undecided about their field of study or change their major at least once. Shelby Beaty is not most students.

View Post :   Student profile: Photography major Shelby Beaty also working on her business plan

tags: Student Profile, Photography, Digital Photography, ousearch_Programs_Entrepreneurship and Innovation, On The Record, December 2021, ousearch_Programs_Photographic Imaging, Entrepreneurship

Stem Scholars Meeting

$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.

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

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

Demetrius Jenkins in WCC nursing lab

Student profile: Passion for patients led former EMT Demetrius Jenkins to nursing

Kathryn Wagner - October 04, 2021

For the past eight years, Demetrius Jenkins has served Washtenaw County as an emergency medical technician while contemplating and researching possible next career steps. His decision? Nursing.

View Post :   Student profile: Passion for patients led former EMT Demetrius Jenkins to nursing

tags: Student Profile, On The Record, December 2021, Nursing, Men in Nursing

Career Fair logo Fall 2021

Public invited to meet with 60 employers at WCC's Oct. 15 virtual career fair

Fran LeFort - October 01, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host a career fair Oct. 15 with an anticipated 60 employers seeking to fill positions. The virtual event is free and open to the public.

View Post :   Public invited to meet with 60 employers at WCC's Oct. 15 virtual career fair

tags: Center for Career Success, Community enrichment, Career Fair

Tony Procassini

In memoriam: Tony Procassini, long-time trustee and college supporter

Rich Rezler - September 23, 2021

“Since Washtenaw Community College was only an idea, Tony Procassini has been woven into the fabric of this institution. He was a driving force behind its formation, served on its Board of Trustees for more than a quarter century, helped establish the WCC Foundation, and was a constant supporter and valued contributor to the WCC mission,” said WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca.

View Post :   In memoriam: Tony Procassini, long-time trustee and college supporter

tags: Memoriam, December 2021, On The Record, Tony Procassini, Board of Trustees

Photos of Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners

Fran LeFort - September 23, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is expanding its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to better meet increased needs of a growing number of small business owners.

View Post :   WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners

tags: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship Center

Exterior of Wadhams Veterans Center

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.

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

tags: Student Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center, Awards

Mott patient gaming

Esports streaming fundraiser to purchase gaming carts for patients at UM's Mott Children's Hospital

Fran LeFort - September 16, 2021

Washtenaw Community College students will be streaming for good as they host a week-long Esports event Oct. 3-9 to raise money to purchase gaming devices for patients at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

View Post :   Esports streaming fundraiser to purchase gaming carts for patients at UM's Mott Children's Hospital

tags: Alumni Profile, fundraising, Student Activities, Esports

David Barfield

Washtenaw Economic Club meeting features global staffing executive David Barfield

Fran LeFort - September 14, 2021

This week’s Washtenaw Economic Club meeting will feature David Barfield speaking on “The Evolution of a Local Business to a Global Enterprise.” The virtual meeting begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. It is free for Washtenaw Economic Club members and $25 for non-members.

View Post :   Washtenaw Economic Club meeting features global staffing executive David Barfield

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club

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, Advanced Technologies and Public Services Careers, Awards, Police Academy

Students walking on WCC campus

WCC begins new school year with full-slate of on-campus classes starting August 30

Fran LeFort - August 23, 2021

Washtenaw Community College is gearing up for its return to campus, focusing on providing a high-quality education while maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff.

View Post :   WCC begins new school year with full-slate of on-campus classes starting August 30

tags: Affordability, Transfer, Alpha Scholars

Kevin Van Kannel

WCC Foundation board member Kevin Van Kannel focused on relationships, service and giving back

Anita LeBlanc - August 21, 2021

Kevin Van Kannel believes his Ann Arbor-based business, UTEC, continues to thrive in part because of investments in relationships like the one his company has with WCC and over 25 Washtenaw County nonprofit organizations.

View Post :   WCC Foundation board member Kevin Van Kannel focused on relationships, service and giving back

tags: On The Record, WCC Foundation, August 2021

HVAC/R program logo

New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry

Rich Rezler - August 19, 2021

A new program operated by the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC aims to prepare students in the college’s HVAC/R program for future business ownership while also supporting local small business owners operating in the industry.

View Post :   New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry

tags: August 2021, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, On The Record, HVAC

Dan Tyrrell at work

Medical researcher got debt-free start at WCC

WCC Communications - August 19, 2021

With WCC’s affordable tuition and an academic scholarship to boot, Dan Tyrrell started his educational journey without the burden of student debt. The money he saved went toward a Ph.D. program at Wake Forest University.

View Post :   Medical researcher got debt-free start at WCC

tags: Alumni Profile, Affordability, On The Record, August 2021, STEAM, Transfer, Student Success

STEAM at WCC logo

Middle school students invited to WCC's free monthly Super STEAM Saturdays

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2021

WCC faculty members will lead free monthly Super STEAM Saturdays, designed to engage middle school students in fun and interactive learning.

View Post :   Middle school students invited to WCC's free monthly Super STEAM Saturdays

tags: Campus Events, STEAM

Parkridge Summer Learning Experience celebration

Summer campers at Parkridge Community Center to receive new laptops through $60,000 grant

Fran LeFort - August 13, 2021

Washtenaw Community College received a $60,000 technology grant to provide new laptops and family digital literacy training for youth attending its Summer Learning Experience at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti.

View Post :   Summer campers at Parkridge Community Center to receive new laptops through $60,000 grant

tags: Parkridge Community Center, Parkridge Youth Program, Grants

Dr. Kimberly Hurns

WCC's Dr. Kimberly Hurns chosen for national presidential fellowship for community college leaders

Fran LeFort - August 06, 2021

Dr. Kimberly Hurns, Executive Vice President for Instruction & Academic Affairs at Washtenaw Community College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has announced.

View Post :   WCC's Dr. Kimberly Hurns chosen for national presidential fellowship for community college leaders

tags: Dr. Kimberly Hurns

Java Spot

On-campus food services return with new partner, Creative Dining Solutions

WCC Communications - August 04, 2021

As the WCC campus reopens, there's an update on food service options on campus. Michigan-based Creative Dining Services is our new partner in the outlets located on the first floor of the Student Center.

View Post :   On-campus food services return with new partner, Creative Dining Solutions

tags: Campus News, Food Services

Ford Mustang Mach-E

WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

Fran LeFort - July 22, 2021

WCC has added an all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV to its bank of cutting-edge technology, solidifying its leadership in preparing the workforce of the future

View Post :   WCC leads next-generation workforce preparation with new Ford Mustang Mach-E

tags: Advanced Transportation Center, Workforce Development, On The Record, August 2021, CCAT, Transportation Technologies

Aisha Bowe scholarship

WCC grad Aisha Bowe honored with 2021 MCCA Outstanding Alumnus Award

Rich Rezler - July 21, 2021

A self-described “unmotivated and unfocused” student in high school, Bowe found her passion and purpose while attending WCC from 2003 to 2006. The former NASA aerospace engineer is the founder and CEO of STEMBoard, an engineering solutions company.

View Post :   WCC grad Aisha Bowe honored with 2021 MCCA Outstanding Alumnus Award

tags: STEM, Alumni Profile, Aisha Bowe, Outstanding Alumnus Award, On The Record, August 2021

Roofers Union

Summer skilled trades training returns to WCC

Fran LeFort - July 16, 2021

More than 600 skilled trades union workers will participate in national training programs on the WCC campus over the next two weeks as hands-on instruction resumes following the pandemic.

View Post :   Summer skilled trades training returns to WCC

tags: On The Record, Skilled Trades, Union, August 2021, Roofers Union