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Community studies reveal need for a community college in Washtenaw County

January 1965

Voters approve formation of the college

Timeline-August-1965August 1965

Dr. David Ponitz becomes WCC’s first president

Timeline-September-1966September 1966

First semester begins at Willow Run temporary campus

Timeline-December-1966December 1966

The first issue of the student newspaper The Voice is published

July 1967

Carpenter Road facilities are purchased for automotive classes

Timeline-September-1967September 1967

First graduating class consists of 12 Inhalation Therapy certificate students

Timeline-June-1968June 1968

First commencement ceremony held

Timeline-September-1968September 1968

WCC Children’s Center opens