WCC News Story Archive: Launch

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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

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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

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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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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

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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: Wadhams Veterans Center, December 2023, On The Record, 2023, Nursing, Launch winter 2024, Veteran, Divisional Scholarship, Launch

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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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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

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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

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