WCC News

2024 Start-Up Incubator Program: Applications open soon for June cohort

WCC Public Relations - February 21, 2024

The 2024 business Start-Up Incubator Program offered through The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has been announced. The application window for the June cohort will open March 1.

View Post :   2024 Start-Up Incubator Program: Applications open soon for June cohort

tags: Entrepreneur, Business, Entrepreneurship Center, Start-Up Incubator

Students planting in the Bee garden.

WCC launches Center for Sustainability and Resilience

WCC Public Relations - February 08, 2024

In a significant step toward achieving sustainability goals and carbon emission targets on campus and building broader environmental consciousness, Washtenaw Community College has launched a new Center for Sustainability and Resilience.

View Post :   WCC launches Center for Sustainability and Resilience

tags: Resilience, 2024, Sustainability, Environmental Science

WCC students work in a chemistry lab.

Explore STEM and STEAM careers February 27-29

WCC Public Relations - February 07, 2024

High school students from throughout the region are invited to Washtenaw Community College (WCC) February 27-29 to learn more about career opportunities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Events are also open to WCC students and the community.

View Post :   Explore STEM and STEAM careers February 27-29

tags: STEM Scholars Program, STEM, STEM Careers, Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, STEAM Week, STEAM Careers

Career photo from 2022

February 28 Career Fair open to public, students

WCC Public Relations - February 07, 2024

Job seekers are invited to Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Annual Winter Career Fair on Wednesday, February 28. Approximately 70 employers are expected to attend the fair, with many looking to hire for immediate job opportunities.

View Post :   February 28 Career Fair open to public, students

tags: Career and Internship Fair, Career Fair, Workforce Development, Community Partnership

Graphic illustration for CTE Month 2024

Career exploration workshops, community job fair highlight CTE Month at WCC

WCC Public Relations - February 05, 2024

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will offer a series of in-person and virtual events in February designed to highlight Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways for current and prospective students.

View Post :   Career exploration workshops, community job fair highlight CTE Month at WCC

tags: Career Fair, Career and Internship Fair, CTE Month, CTE

Black business owners

Nominations open for 2024 WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award

WCC Public Relations - January 26, 2024

Nominations for the 2024 WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award are being accepted to honor exceptional black business leaders in Washtenaw County.

View Post :   Nominations open for 2024 WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award

tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Parkridge Community Center, WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award

2023 Pitch competition at WCC

2024 Pitch@WCC opens applications with new categories for Skilled Trade, Returning Citizens and Art

WCC Public Relations - January 16, 2024

Pitch@WCC 2024, a unique initiative allowing aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to transform their business ideas into reality, is open for applications. Members of the public are invited to apply for the competition hosted by Washtenaw Community College’s Entrepreneurship Center.

View Post :   2024 Pitch@WCC opens applications with new categories for Skilled Trade, Returning Citizens and Art

tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship Center

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

Agnes & Stephen Reading with Reading Scholars

Agnes and Stephen Reading gift additional $1 million, now funding 20 full-ride nursing scholarships

Fran LeFort - January 09, 2024

Agnes and Stephen Reading have endowed an additional $1 million to double the size of the Reading Nursing Scholarship program for Washtenaw Community College students.

View Post :   Agnes and Stephen Reading gift additional $1 million, now funding 20 full-ride nursing scholarships

tags: Reading Scholars, Donation, WCC Foundation, Scholarships, Nursing

Dr. Clarence Jennings speaks at the 2023 MLK Day celebration.

WCC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

WCC Public Relations - January 05, 2024

Washtenaw Community College will host its 18th annual celebration of the legacy of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, January 11. The public is welcome. Admission is free.

View Post :   WCC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

tags: Equity in Action, MLK Day

Fall 2023 High Honors and Honors

Fall 2023 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - December 21, 2023

Congratulations to the following students for receiving high honors (3.8+) and honors (3.5-3.79) during the Fall 2023 semester at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   Fall 2023 High Honors and Honors Students

tags: High Honors, Fall 2023, Student Recognition, Honors

Winter 2024 edition of Live Work Learn magazine

Non-credit classes for the community offer professional development and personal enrichment opportunities

WCC Public Relations - December 21, 2023

Non-credit offerings during Winter 2024 at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) include classes for professionals and community members who want to boost their business acumen, prepare for Spring gardening and more.

View Post :   Non-credit classes for the community offer professional development and personal enrichment opportunities

tags: Non-Credit, Personal Enrichment, professional development, LiveWorkLearn

Enrollment is open throughout the holidays.

Winter 2024 semester begins January 8

WCC Public Relations - December 21, 2023

The first day of classes for the Winter 2024 semester at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will be January 8.

View Post :   Winter 2024 semester begins January 8

tags: Winter 2024, Registration, enrollment

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Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

WCC Public Relations - December 20, 2023

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

View Post :   Reconnect, FAME changed student's life

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

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Nursing graduates honored at pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - December 19, 2023

The Fall 2023 graduates of the WCC Nursing program participated in a pinning ceremony, a time-honored tradition dating back to the 1880s that represents an initiation into the profession.

View Post :   Nursing graduates honored at pinning ceremony

tags: Graduation, Class of 2023, Student Succes, Nursing, Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

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Alumni Profile: Brazil native started with ESL classes, ended with associate degree in Nursing

WCC Public Relations - December 18, 2023

Ana Andrade arrived in Michigan from Brazil in 2018, speaking very little English, and today is a nurse in the medical surgery cardiac unit at Detroit Medical Center. During the five years in between played out a story of perseverance and perspective.

View Post :   Alumni Profile: Brazil native started with ESL classes, ended with associate degree in Nursing

tags: Alumni Profile, Launch, Nursing, Launch winter 2024, ESL

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Alumni Profile: Advanced Manufacturing graduate fine-tuning his career

WCC Public Relations - December 15, 2023

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

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

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

Esports arena at WCC

WCC ahead of the curve with Esports arena, competitive teams

Kayla Gahagan - December 14, 2023

WCC Esports is expanding rapidly after the college's new Esports Arena was launched in the Spring of 2023.

View Post :   WCC ahead of the curve with Esports arena, competitive teams

tags: Esports, Sports & Entertainment Management, Gaming, Digital Video Production, 3D Animation

Photo of Lauren Alexander

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

WCC Public Relations - December 13, 2023

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

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

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

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Alumni Profile: Veteran helping advance the safety of intelligent vehicles

WCC Public Relations - December 12, 2023

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

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

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

Photo of Liz DeRensis

Alumni Profile: Graphic designer sees a bright future

WCC Public Relations - December 10, 2023

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

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

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

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WCC celebrates STEM Scholars, receives $15K gift to boost program

Fran LeFort - December 08, 2023

Washtenaw Community College celebrated a new cohort of STEM Scholar students preparing to transfer to a four-year university.

View Post :   WCC celebrates STEM Scholars, receives $15K gift to boost program

tags: Student Succes, Transfer, STEM Scholars Program, STEAM

Bridge Award winner

Skyline counselor David Almassy wins 2023 WCC Bridge Award

Jenelle Franklin - December 08, 2023

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

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

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

Library at WCC

Washtenaw named #1 community college in Michigan

Kayla Gahagan - December 07, 2023

Washtenaw Community College has been named the top community college in Michigan in two recent independent rankings.

View Post :   Washtenaw named #1 community college in Michigan

tags: Top College, Best Community College in Michigan, Rankings

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Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

WCC Public Relations - December 07, 2023

Skyline High School graduate Mustafa Alhefady has tinkered around with cars since seventh grade. What started as a hobby with his dad has turned into a promising career path. After researching top automotive technician programs, he decided to pursue his education at WCC and enrolled this Fall.

View Post :   Honors scholarships attract top high school graduates to WCC

tags: Student Success, Scholarships, Launch winter 2024, Automotive Services, Launch

Photo of James-Cameron Chenault

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

WCC Public Relations - December 06, 2023

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

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

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

WCC students walking

Yes, you can afford college!

WCC Public Relations - December 05, 2023

Fear of debt and the ability to afford college continue to be major concerns for students, their parents and adult learners seeking to expand their education to support their career goals. But at Washtenaw Community College financial aid awards are on the rise, allowing students to chase their dreams and avoid the college debt trap.

View Post :   Yes, you can afford college!

tags: Michigan Reconnect, Scholarships, Fall 2023, Michigan Achievement, Launch, Student Success

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U.S. Department of Labor approves new Registered Apprenticeship Program for WCC

Fran LeFort - November 17, 2023

WCC received approval for its first U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program, serving as an intermediary in partnership with Toyota & Subaru of Ann Arbor.

View Post :   U.S. Department of Labor approves new Registered Apprenticeship Program for WCC

tags: Workforce Training, Apprenticeship Programs, Workforce Development, Apprenticeships, US Department of Labor

WCC, Washtenaw County join forces to empower non-profit agencies

WCC Public Relations - November 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and Washtenaw County have partnered to offer a tailored training program that enhances the capacity and impact of local non-profit agencies.

View Post :   WCC, Washtenaw County join forces to empower non-profit agencies

tags: Community Partnership, Non-profit training

Advance Ypsi

Information sessions coming up for Ypsi residents to learn about new education and jobs training program

WCC Public Relations - November 13, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host two virtual information sessions in November for Ypsilanti adults and high school students interested in the new Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program.

View Post :   Information sessions coming up for Ypsi residents to learn about new education and jobs training program

tags: Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Advance Ypsi

Brandon Tucker, Benjamin Whisman, Kolbe Watson, Linda Blakey

WCC recognized as Veteran-Friendly School for sixth consecutive year

Fran LeFort - November 10, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has been named a Gold-level Veteran-Friendly School for the sixth consecutive year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

View Post :   WCC recognized as Veteran-Friendly School for sixth consecutive year

tags: Veteran-Friendly School, Student Veterans, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, Wadhams Veterans Center

Veteran's Day flag-raising at WCC

Veterans honored during WCC ceremony November 9

Kayla Gahagan - November 02, 2023

America’s veterans will receive gratitude and recognition during Washtenaw Community College’s annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, November 9.

View Post :   Veterans honored during WCC ceremony November 9

tags: Student Veterans, Veterans, Wadhams Veterans Center

Washtenaw Economic Club

Washtenaw Economic Club hosts DTE executives for discussion on energy needs

Kayla Gahagan - October 31, 2023

The Washtenaw Economic Club will host its final luncheon event of 2023 with a session focused on energy needs.

View Post :   Washtenaw Economic Club hosts DTE executives for discussion on energy needs

tags: DTE Energy, Washtenaw Economic Club

Fall 2023 Corrections Academy graduation

Celebrating the Fall 2023 WCC Corrections Academy graduates

Rich Rezler - October 28, 2023

Family, friends and colleagues gathered in Towsley Auditorium on the WCC campus to celebrate the graduation of the 14-member WCC Corrections Academy Fall Class of 2023.

View Post :   Celebrating the Fall 2023 WCC Corrections Academy graduates

tags: Graduation, Public Service Training, Class of 2023, Correctons Academy

Bellanca at MEDC press conference

WCC joins MEDC, universities in announcing major expansion of semiconductor education and training programs in Metro Detroit

WCC Public Relations - October 23, 2023

Washtenaw Community College joined the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and other higher education institutions to announce the largest investment in state history to expand semiconductor education and training programs.

View Post :   WCC joins MEDC, universities in announcing major expansion of semiconductor education and training programs in Metro Detroit

tags: Semiconductor, Mobility, Economic Development

Liberal Arts Week

Liberal Arts Week October 23-27 highlights career paths

WCC Public Relations - October 17, 2023

Washtenaw Community College will host Liberal Arts Week October 23-27 to highlight how skills obtained through a Liberal Arts Education empower individuals to a fulfilling career path.

View Post :   Liberal Arts Week October 23-27 highlights career paths

tags: Liberal Arts Week

Fall 2023 Career Fair

Washtenaw Community College hosts Career & Internship Fair

WCC Public Relations - October 11, 2023

Upwards of 70 employers looking to hire for job and internship openings will be represented at Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Fall Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, October 12.

View Post :   Washtenaw Community College hosts Career & Internship Fair

tags: Workforce Development, Career Fair, Internships

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WCC Digital Video student premiering film on October 12

Rich Rezler - October 05, 2023

A premier of Ethan Williams’ fictional comedy “I Hear That You Make Baby Videos” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Towsley Auditorium.

View Post :   WCC Digital Video student premiering film on October 12

tags: Student Profile, Digital Video Production, Student Succes, Digital Media Arts

Reconnect at WCC

Michigan Reconnect Scholarship lowers minimum age requirement from 25 to 21 for a limited time

WCC Public Relations - October 03, 2023

The State of Michigan’s Reconnect program is expanding its reach to help more students pursue their dreams through a college education.

View Post :   Michigan Reconnect Scholarship lowers minimum age requirement from 25 to 21 for a limited time

tags: Scholarships, Affordability, Michigan Reconnect

Manufacturing Day

High school students, adult learners invited to visit campus for Manufacturing Day

Kayla Gahagan - October 03, 2023

Washtenaw Community College will host Manufacturing Day 2023 this week to introduce prospective students to educational and career possibilities in advanced manufacturing – a high-wage, high-demand industry.

View Post :   High school students, adult learners invited to visit campus for Manufacturing Day

tags: Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Day

Barbara Hughes, embracing son, Zhakharius Holloway

Army veteran and her son find an educational home at WCC

Fran LeFort - September 21, 2023

“After 30 years since I’d been in school it was kind of hard – and it still is being a single mom and trying to raise my last of three babies – but I don’t think I would have enrolled as quickly as I did if WCC hadn’t helped me immediately,” Barbara says.

View Post :   Army veteran and her son find an educational home at WCC

tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Vet Fest, Launch, Fall 2023, Student Succes, Veteran

Gala dueling pianos

WCC Foundation hosts Gala 2023 to support Student Emergency Fund

Kayla Gahagan - September 20, 2023

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation will host Gala 2023 to support the college’s Student Emergency Fund and other programs. This year’s presenting sponsor is Toyota.

View Post :   WCC Foundation hosts Gala 2023 to support Student Emergency Fund

tags: Foundation, Student Emergency Fund, Scholarships, Gala

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Washtenaw Economic Club wraps 2023 season with two Fall events

Kayla Gahagan - September 18, 2023

The Washtenaw Economic Club will wrap up another successful season with two events this fall.

View Post :   Washtenaw Economic Club wraps 2023 season with two Fall events

tags: cybersecurity, energy, Washtenaw Economic Club, natural gas, electrification

Students walk on WCC campus

WCC's additional Fall semester start dates accommodate flexible student schedules

Fran LeFort - September 14, 2023

Session II of Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Fall semester begins September 20, with registration continuing until the start of classes.

View Post :   WCC's additional Fall semester start dates accommodate flexible student schedules

tags: Michigan Reconnect, Fall 2023, Registration, enrollment

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WCC at Detroit Auto Show: Preparing students for future EV workforce

Fran LeFort - September 12, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, highlighting education programs to prepare the workforce for the advancement of battery powered electric vehicles.

View Post :   WCC at Detroit Auto Show: Preparing students for future EV workforce

tags: North America International Auto Show, Semiconductor, EV, Workforce Development

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WCC Police Academy celebrates 36-member graduating class

Rich Rezler - September 09, 2023

An estimated 500 guests filled the 2|42 Community Church in Ann Arbor to celebrate the 36-member graduating class of the Washtenaw Community College Police Academy on Friday, including more than 100 current and retired law enforcement professionals who formed a long greeting line and, one-by-one, welcomed every graduate into the field after they received their certificate.

View Post :   WCC Police Academy celebrates 36-member graduating class

tags: Class of 2023, Graduation, Police Academy, Public Service Training

Tile for Advance Ypsi initiative

Ypsilanti residents invited to learn more about WCC's Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program

Fran LeFort - September 07, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host three information sessions for Ypsilanti residents interested in the new Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program.

View Post :   Ypsilanti residents invited to learn more about WCC's Advance Ypsi education and jobs training program

tags: Automotive, Advance Ypsi, Mobility, Workforce Development, IT

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Mom, daughter bring their passion for learning to WCC

Fran LeFort - September 05, 2023

As one half of a rare parent-child duo at WCC, Stephanie Suchala cried when she got the news last summer that her 13-year-old daughter Dylan would be joining her as a WCC student.

View Post :   Mom, daughter bring their passion for learning to WCC

tags: Fall 2023, Small Business Development Center, Student Success, Launch, SBDC, Computer Science

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Passion for auto safety drives WCC alum's career with Toyota

Fran LeFort - September 04, 2023

When Zach Van Buren enrolled in WCC in 2016, he wasn’t sure where his career path would ultimately take him. But his pursuit of just one question helped to shape his trajectory. That is, how could he simply walk away from a rather nasty car accident he’d recently experienced?

View Post :   Passion for auto safety drives WCC alum's career with Toyota

tags: Launch, Student Success, Fall 2023, FAME

EV charging stations.

WCC is paving the road of the EV ecosystem

Fran LeFort - August 31, 2023

Washtenaw Community College is pairing with industry and state agencies to lead the advancement of Michigan’s EV ecosystem, offering three new programs to train students for high demand, high-wage jobs.

View Post :   WCC is paving the road of the EV ecosystem

tags: Advanced Transportation, Advanced Transportation Center, Launch, Electric Vehicles, Fall 2023

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

Fran LeFort - August 28, 2023

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

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

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

Zaria Miller and Elizabeth Perryman

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.

View Post :   HBCU Pathway helping WCC alumni achieve their dreams

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

Fame signing event

FAME Signing Day pairs WCC students with new employers

Fran LeFort - August 23, 2023

Washtenaw Community College, manufacturers and regional workforce development organizations have joined hands to meet industry talent needs through the national Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) work-and-learn apprenticeship program.

View Post :   FAME Signing Day pairs WCC students with new employers

tags: MI FAME, Apprenticeships, Advanced Manufacturing

UA Industry Day 2023

Certificates, associate degrees highlight annual UA training week

Fran LeFort - August 18, 2023

More than 200 members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices (UA) of the plumbing and pipefitting industry in the United States and Canada earned certificates and associate degrees on Thursday, highlighting a week of training at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   Certificates, associate degrees highlight annual UA training week

tags: Graduation, United Association, Skilled Trades, Plumbers and Pipefitters

Students walking near Student Center

Fall semester at WCC kicks off August 28 with new academic programs, national recognitions

Fran LeFort - August 15, 2023

WCC is gearing up for the 2023-24 academic year starting Monday, August 28. Registration for classes remains open, and prospective new students may apply at any time.

View Post :   Fall semester at WCC kicks off August 28 with new academic programs, national recognitions

tags: Michigan Reconnect, 2023-2024 School Year, Fall 2023, enroll, register

Center of Excellence

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

Fran LeFort - July 31, 2023

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

View Post :   WCC named a Nursing Center of Excellence by National League for Nursing

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

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

Rich Rezler - July 31, 2023

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

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

tags: Health Sciences, Nursing, Awards, Blackboard

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WCC named 'Bee Campus USA' for fourth consecutive year

WCC - July 27, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as a Bee Campus USA affiliate by The Xerces Society for enhancing pollinator habitats, pesticide reduction and educating the community.

View Post :   WCC named 'Bee Campus USA' for fourth consecutive year

tags: Bees, Bee Campus, WCC, Bee Campus USA, Pollinators

Contract Signing

WCC, Iron Workers extend partnership to educate, train workforce through 2030

Fran LeFort - July 20, 2023

Nearly 8,500 specialized tradespeople have trained at WCC since 2010.

View Post :   WCC, Iron Workers extend partnership to educate, train workforce through 2030

tags: Union, 2030, Contract, Ironworkers, Train the Trainer

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WCC supports MiLEAP's focus on increasing educational excellence statewide

WCC Public Relations - July 14, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca said Friday that the new Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) is a positive step forward for all levels of education in the state.

View Post :   WCC supports MiLEAP's focus on increasing educational excellence statewide

tags: Higher Education, Education Partnerships, Early Childhood Education, MiLEAP

Trainco truck by WCC sign

Trainco Inc. Truck Driving program expands at Washtenaw Community College

Kayla Gahagan - July 14, 2023

It was a good problem to have – too many students and not enough instructors. That was the case for Trainco Inc.’s Truck Driving program hosted at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) until recently, when a second instructor was added to accommodate the growing popularity of the program.

View Post :   Trainco Inc. Truck Driving program expands at Washtenaw Community College

tags: Workforce Development, Trainco, Workforce Training, Trucking

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WCC kicks off 'Reconnect Week' July 17-18 for working adults to explore college opportunities, including new education and jobs initiative in Ypsilanti

WCC Public Relations - July 12, 2023

Ypsilanti residents invited to July 17 event highlighting the Reconnect Scholarship and Advance Ypsi; July 18 virtual event is for all who want to learn more about the state scholarship program

View Post :   WCC kicks off 'Reconnect Week' July 17-18 for working adults to explore college opportunities, including new education and jobs initiative in Ypsilanti

tags: Adult Learners, Michigan Reconnect, Advance Ypsi

Joe Hallisy, Creative Director

Award-winning creative manager got his start at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - July 04, 2023

Hallisy appreciated the approach to teaching the technical side of video production as well as the human and emotional side of capturing video. He puts those skills to use in his role as creative manager, collaborating with patients, faculty, hospital and university staff, executives, his own team and more.

View Post :   Award-winning creative manager got his start at WCC

tags: Video Production, What Do You Call, Career, Alumni Profile, Digital Media Arts, Summer 2023, Student Success, Digital Video Production, Launch

Statia Hamilton, Medical Instrument Technician

'I wanted a career, not a job' says Sterile Processing certificate graduate

Kayla Gahagan - June 29, 2023

Statia Hamilton always dreamed of a large family and a fulfilling career. Now, she has both.

View Post :   'I wanted a career, not a job' says Sterile Processing certificate graduate

tags: Launch, Allied Health, Career, Health Sciences, What Do You Call, Summer 2023, sterile procesing

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Trustees approve 2023-24 academic year department chairs

Rich Rezler - June 28, 2023

The Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved the Faculty Department Chair appointments for 2023-24 at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 27.

View Post :   Trustees approve 2023-24 academic year department chairs

tags: Board of Trustees, Faculty Department Chair

Video Game Programmer

WCC grad living his dream programming video games in California

Kayla Gahagan - June 27, 2023

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

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

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

Part-time faculty hiring event

Part-Time Faculty Hiring Event

WCC Human Resources - June 27, 2023

WCC is seeking Part Time Faculty to start this Fall. Several subjects are available, including Math, Astronomy, Nursing, Medical Billing, Welding, Automotive Services and HVAC to name a few.

View Post :   Part-Time Faculty Hiring Event

tags: jobs

Radiographer

Radiography graduate found direction, career path at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - June 26, 2023

When Michelle Wilkins started in Washtenaw’s Radiography program, she hoped success would directly lead to a job in the Michigan Medicine hospital system.

View Post :   Radiography graduate found direction, career path at WCC

tags: Student Success, Launch, Summer 2023, Career, Radiography, What Do You Call

Vet Fest logo

Washtenaw County Vet Fest '23 comes to WCC campus on July 22

Rebecca Thomas - June 22, 2023

All Washtenaw County military veterans and their families are invited for a day of free food, fun and information at Washtenaw Vet Fest 2023 on Saturday, July 22.

View Post :   Washtenaw County Vet Fest '23 comes to WCC campus on July 22

tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Veterans, Campus Events, Vet Fest

Jason Franchi Chemical Engineer

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

Kayla Gahagan - June 21, 2023

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

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

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

Divergent paths

WCC: All Paths Lead to Career Success

Fran LeFort - June 21, 2023

Like a superhighway to success for the 21st century workforce, Washtenaw Community College offers multiple on-ramps and exits depending on your needs at any given time.

View Post :   WCC: All Paths Lead to Career Success

tags: Launch, Pre-Engineering, Career, Transfer, Michigan Reconnect, Business Administration, Student Success, STEM Scholars Program, Summer 2023

Students talking at table

Parental Perspective: Dual enrollment is a challenge worth accepting

Freeman Gregory - June 21, 2023

Dual enrollment is administered differently according to individual high school requirements, but overall, students work with their counselors to determine a level of participation proper for each student’s academic ability and maturity to handle the responsibility of college.

View Post :   Parental Perspective: Dual enrollment is a challenge worth accepting

tags: Parents, Summer 2023, Dual-Enrollment, Launch

Green screen room

New degree allows multi-disciplinary study across Digital Media Arts programs

Rich Rezler - June 19, 2023

A new associate degree program at Washtenaw Community College will allow students to receive training in multiple disciplines across its Digital Media Arts department.

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tags: Digital Media Arts, Audio Engineering, Digital Video Production, 3D Animation, Web Design, On The Record, Digital Photography, June 2023, Graphic Design

Skilled trades at WCC

WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

Fran LeFort - June 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will host a record number of more than 5,000 members from five national trades organizations this summer for training to advance their skills. WCC’s partnerships with skilled trades groups have been growing for decades and upcoming visits will result in a projected $20 million economic impact to Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor, according to Destination Ann Arbor.

View Post :   WCC welcomes record 5,000+ union trainers to Ann Arbor

tags: Cement Masons, Plumbers and Pipefitters, On The Record, Electrical Workers, June 2023, Roofers Union, United Association, Ironworkers, Workforce Training, Skilled Trades

Radiography Class of 2023

WCC Radiography graduates celebrate with pinning ceremony

Rich Rezler - June 10, 2023

Graduates of the Washtenaw Community College Radiography program were honored at a pinning ceremony, which welcomes them to the profession, on June 10 at Towsley Auditorium.

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tags: Graduation, Radiography, Student Success, Class of 2023, Pinning Ceremony

De'ja Moon

Graduate Profile: De'ja Moon, Radiography

Rich Rezler - June 09, 2023

After 10 years in the healthcare field, De'ja Moon found her passion in radiography.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: De'ja Moon, Radiography

tags: Radiography, Student Profile, Graduation, Class of 2023

Karl Owen

Graduate Profile: Karl Owen, Pre-Engineering Science

Rich Rezler - June 01, 2023

A native of San Jose, Karl Owen came to WCC to capitalize on its transfer relationship with the University of Michigan. And he has no plans to leave the state any time soon.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Karl Owen, Pre-Engineering Science

tags: June 2023, Graduation, STEM Scholars Program, Student Profile, Pre-Engineering, Class of 2023, On The Record

Saydatou Cisse

Graduate Profile: Saydatou Cisse, Sports and Entertainment Management

Rich Rezler - May 30, 2023

Sports have always played a major role in Saydatou Cisse's life. While she attended WCC, she realized sports could extend beyond recreation and entertainment to become a career.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Saydatou Cisse, Sports and Entertainment Management

tags: Student Profile, June 2023, On The Record, Class of 2023, General Studies, Graduation, Sports and Entertainment Management, Sports

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

WCC Public Relations - May 27, 2023

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

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

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Graduate Profile: Adrian Barden, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rich Rezler - May 25, 2023

Graduation doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve reached the end of your higher education pursuits. For Adrian Barden, joining the Washtenaw Community College Class of 2023 is just one stop along a much longer journey.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Adrian Barden, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

tags: Graduation, Class of 2023, Business Administration, On The Record, Student Profile, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, June 2023

Semiconductor chip

WCC part of state's push to achieve global semiconductor superiority

Fran LeFort - May 25, 2023

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca joined Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II on Wednesday in announcing that the Great Lakes State is launching its largest-ever campaign to promote careers, recruit talent and attract new businesses to fill jobs in Michigan’s thriving semiconductor industry.

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tags: Workforce Development, Workforce Training, Semiconductor

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WCC Foundation Women's Council honors three local women for their leadership, dedication to community

Kayla Gahagan - May 24, 2023

The 26th annual WCC Foundation Women’s Council Celebration Luncheon, back to an in-person format for the first time since 2019, honored Michelle Crumm, Donna Doleman Dickerson and Nancy Margolis.

View Post :   WCC Foundation Women's Council honors three local women for their leadership, dedication to community

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

Marisol Adelmann

WCC's Marisol Adelmann advocates for adult education in nation's capital

Rich Rezler - May 24, 2023

WCC employee Marisol Adelmann recently traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a legislative briefing in support of adult education.

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tags: Adult Transitions Pathways, GED, Workforce Development, Adult Transitions

Lauren Blackford

Graduate Profile: Lauren Blackford, Arts Management

Rich Rezler - May 23, 2023

Lauren Blackford played her first gig in September 2020, the same week she started classes at WCC. One week after completing her final WCC class in early May 2023, she was in a studio recording on her first EP.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Lauren Blackford, Arts Management

tags: liberal arts, Graduation, On The Record, Student Profile, June 2023, Arts Management

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Graduate Profile: Susan Hamady, Photography

Rich Rezler - May 23, 2023

Susan Hamady earned a bachelor’s degree in 1968 and a master’s degree in 1980. But the 76-year-old Ann Arbor resident had never walked in a graduation ceremony … until Sunday.

View Post :   Graduate Profile: Susan Hamady, Photography

tags: Photography, Emeritus Program, Graduation, Digital Photography, Student Profile, On The Record, Class of 2023, June 2023

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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

commencement caps

More than 2,500 degrees and certificates to be awarded at 2023 commencement

Kayla Gahagan - May 18, 2023

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) will award more than 2,500 degrees and certificates during its commencement ceremony on Saturday.

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tags: Associate Degree, Certificates, Commencement, Graduation

Brian Scott and Michelle Julet

Six entrepreneurs take home prize money from Pitch@WCC

Rich Rezler - May 17, 2023

Judges picked Brian Scott, owner of Broadcast Boot Camp, as the winner of the night's largest prize. He earned $7,500 for having the top pitch in the "Build" category.

View Post :   Six entrepreneurs take home prize money from Pitch@WCC

tags: June 2023, On The Record, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurship, Pitch@WCC

Exemplary Course Program Award Winner logo

Three more WCC online classes deemed 'exemplary'

Rich Rezler - May 17, 2023

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

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

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

MOU signing

WCC launching semiconductor technician program as part of Michigan STAR initiative

Fran LeFort - May 16, 2023

Washtenaw Community College will launch a new semiconductor technician training program to advance the electrification of the automotive industry.

View Post :   WCC launching semiconductor technician program as part of Michigan STAR initiative

tags: Automotive, Semiconductor, Workforce Development, Industry, Workforce Training, EV

Portrait class

Photography department adds two certificate programs for 2023-24

Rich Rezler - May 15, 2023

The new Traditional Photography and Portrait Photography certificates serve as building blocks through the Photography program that allow students to compile stackable credentials in specific techniques.

View Post :   Photography department adds two certificate programs for 2023-24

tags: On The Record, June 2023, Photography, Digital Photography

Murph Challenge participants

Murph Challenge returns to WCC on Memorial Day

Rich Rezler - May 12, 2023

WCC is one of nine locations in the state of Michigan hosting the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day. The fitness challenge raises funds for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

View Post :   Murph Challenge returns to WCC on Memorial Day

tags: Health and Fitness, Wadhams Veterans Center

High Honors and Honors

Winter 2023 High Honors and Honors Students

WCC - May 11, 2023

Congratulations to the following students for receiving high honors (3.8+) and honors (3.5-3.79) during the Winter 2023 semester at Washtenaw Community College.

View Post :   Winter 2023 High Honors and Honors Students

tags: Honors, Winter 2023, Student Recognition, High Honors

CNC Lab Tour

WCC shows off new MI FAME work-and-learn program to Southeast Michigan high school students

Fran LeFort - May 11, 2023

The Michigan Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (MI-FAME) program offers apprenticeships and on-the-job training with industry partners.

View Post :   WCC shows off new MI FAME work-and-learn program to Southeast Michigan high school students

tags: Workforce Development, MI FAME, Advanced Manufacturing, Apprenticeships

Wolverine Pickleball groundbreaking

Small business owners find success after partnering with WCC

Kayla Gahagan - May 09, 2023

The owners of Wolverine Pickleball explain how the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC helped guide them to success.

View Post :   Small business owners find success after partnering with WCC

tags: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center, Workforce Training, Workforce Development, small business

Brian Calley

Brian Calley of the Small Business Association of Michigan up next in Washtenaw Economic Club speaker series

Fran LeFort - May 03, 2023

Brian Calley, president of the Small Business Association of Michigan, is the featured speaker at the May 11 Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon.

View Post :   Brian Calley of the Small Business Association of Michigan up next in Washtenaw Economic Club speaker series

tags: Washtenaw Economic Club

Archaeology Field Experience

Unique archaeology class returns this summer for students, community volunteers

Rich Rezler - April 28, 2023

Washtenaw Community College is bringing back a unique summer class that also offers volunteer opportunities for local residents interested in archaeology and anthropology.

View Post :   Unique archaeology class returns this summer for students, community volunteers

tags: Archaeology Field Experience, Archaeology, Campus News, Campus Events

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

WCC kicks off graduation season with Winter 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Rich Rezler - April 28, 2023

Friends and family gathered in Towsley Auditorium to celebrate the 66-member graduating class of Washtenaw Community College nursing program.

View Post :   WCC kicks off graduation season with Winter 2023 Nursing Pinning Ceremony

tags: Class of 2023, Pinning Ceremony, Graduation, Nursing, Student Success, Men in Nursing

General Campus Photo

WCC Board of Trustees approve modest tuition increase for 2023-24

Fran LeFort - April 26, 2023

Tuition for in-district students at Washtenaw Community College will rise $4 per credit hour in the Fall 2023 semester to $99, the lowest in the state and among the lowest in the nation.

View Post :   WCC Board of Trustees approve modest tuition increase for 2023-24

tags: Campus News, Tuition, Board of Trustees

Corey Konjarevich and Matt Zacharias

Two WCC digital video students win statewide Student Production Awards

Rich Rezler - April 26, 2023

WCC students Nehemiah Harmsen and Corey Konjarevich each took home first-place honors from the 2023 Student Production Awards, sponsored by the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

View Post :   Two WCC digital video students win statewide Student Production Awards

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