WCC News: Student Profile

Rebekah Spencer

Lifelong mission to serve leads 20-year Army veteran to WCC

Kayla Gahagan - November 10, 2022

Rebekah Spencer experienced the worst of combat, including seeing fellow soldiers killed in action and spending two weeks in a coma herself. At WCC, she's working toward alleviating the harms that humans suffer.

View Post :   Lifelong mission to serve leads 20-year Army veteran to WCC

tags: Wadhams Veterans Center, Student Profile, Student Veterans

Ajahnee and Amaria Harris

WCC STEM Scholars program fuels passions for Harris sisters

Fran LeFort - August 07, 2022

STEM Scholars was established at WCC in 2018 to encourage and facilitate success for students seeking science, technology, engineering and math careers. It supports underrepresented students through multiple grants.

View Post :   WCC STEM Scholars program fuels passions for Harris sisters

tags: STEM, Transfer, September 2022, Launch, On The Record, Launch Fall 2022, 3D Animation, Student Profile, STEM Scholars Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commencement Parade

Meet graduates at WCC's first Commencement Parade and Celebration

Rich Rezler - May 22, 2021

Spend any time around Washtenaw Community College students and you're bound to meet interesting people and hear compelling stories. Here are just a few we gathered at the college's Commencement Parade & Celebration.

View Post :   Meet graduates at WCC's first Commencement Parade and Celebration

tags: Graduation, ousearch_News_2021, Class of 2021, Commencement Parade, Student Profile

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."

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

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