WCC News: On The Record

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

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

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

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tags: On The Record, Accreditation, February 2021

William Glover

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

WCC - March 04, 2021

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

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

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca

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

WCC - March 04, 2021

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

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

Children at Parkridge Community Center

Parkridge Community Center helping to bridge the digital divide

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

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

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

Mentor Connect

Local experts sought to mentor WCC students

Rich Rezler - March 04, 2021

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

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

Brenda Anderson

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

Tabetha Chaney - March 01, 2021

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

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

Barnaby Pung

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

WCC - March 01, 2021

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

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

Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a win-win proposition

WCC - March 01, 2021

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

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

Kiwanis donation

Kiwanis Club support gives WCC student recipient 'fresh energy'

Anita LeBlanc - March 01, 2021

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

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

Nicholas Ochal

Nicholas Ochal's search for a purpose

WCC Communications - February 26, 2021

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

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

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WCC part of consortium awarded $10M for workforce training

Rich Rezler - February 04, 2021

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

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

Kristy King

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

Rich Rezler - January 30, 2021

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

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

Abdur-Raheem Al-Hallak

2,471 WCC students honored at Winter Honors Convocation

WCC - January 29, 2021

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

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

CircleIn scholarship winners

CircleIn app rewards WCC students with scholarships

Rich Rezler - January 22, 2021

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

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

Police Academy graduates

WCC Police Academy earns prestigious accreditation

Rich Rezler - January 12, 2021

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

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

Donaven Lee

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

Rich Rezler - January 07, 2021

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

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

cybersecurity workbench

WCC has new tools for automotive cybersecurity

WCC - December 21, 2020

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

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

WCC Liberal Arts building

WCC faculty launch Liberal Arts Innovation Group

WCC - December 21, 2020

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

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

Carl Vitullo

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

WCC - December 21, 2020

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

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

Exceptional Academy graduate

'Exceptional' students complete WCC's Cisco Networking Academy

Rich Rezler - December 21, 2020

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

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

Foundation donation

100+ women who care about WCC

Anita LeBlanc - December 20, 2020

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

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

Police Academy graduates

33 WCC Police Academy graduates honored for perseverance and dedication

Rich Rezler - November 20, 2020

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

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

Student welding

WCC welding students have new pathway to bachelor's degree

Rich Rezler - November 17, 2020

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

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

Sandy McCarthy

WCC's Sandy McCarthy is Academic Librarian of the Year

Rich Rezler - October 30, 2020

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

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

Student with laptop

WCC sponsor of local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship program

Rich Rezler - October 26, 2020

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

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

Mullalond accepting award

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

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

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

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

HVAC student

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

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

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

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


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