WCC graduates accomplish goals that are as diverse as their backgrounds
Note: In honor of the recent graduation ceremonies, we asked a member of the Class of 2019 to write this issue’s Keeping Up the Good Work entry.
For the second straight year, a Washtenaw Community College student is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship that awards bachelor’s degree-seeking students up to $40,000 annually for as many as three years.
Pitch@WCC is a learning opportunity by definition. Earning the right to compete for cash prizes requires time and effort on the part of the participants to complete the associated business plan lessons, market research, pitch training sessions and other entrepreneurial workshops.
“My goal today,” Elizabeth Connors said of being selected to give the faculty address at the 2019 commencement ceremony, “is to tell you to never give someone the opportunity to provide the narrative for who you are or the narrative for who you can become.”
Abbee Elwell has been taking college classes at Washtenaw Community College since she was a 14-year-old freshman at Washtenaw Technical Middle College. On Saturday, May 19, she delivered the student address at the WCC 2019 Commencement Ceremony and crossed the stage to receive the associate degree in General Studies in Math and Natural Sciences she earned …
Robert Mathews started taking music classes with iconic WCC instructor Dr. Morris J. Lawrence in the early 1970s. Nearly 50 years later, he’s still taking music classes … now in the Morris Lawrence Building.
Mia Guzman had a well-deserved, celebration-filled week in mid-May. It started with Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12 and concluded with the 2019 WCC Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18. In between, her son Christian (pictured) turned 10 and she picked up her honors graduate certificate at the Spring Honors Convocation after completing an …
In one of her final acts as a Washtenaw Community College student, Vivian Wang encouraged her fellow high achievers to step outside their comfort zone in order to maximize their college experience.
In honor of April being Community College Month, University of Michigan President Mark S. Schlissel contributed the latest installment of “Keeping Up The Good Work.” Read his thoughts about WCC’s impact on the community.