Celebrating the Class of 2018.
Paula Salazar was born into a violently abusive home; fled with her mother to a strange, new land; and regularly went hungry so her younger siblings could eat. With help from a local church, she came to WCC to begin a career path dedicated to relieving the poverty epidemic in Central America and the epidemic of crime in the “northern triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and the Honduras.
During his Commencement address, WCC Foundation Board of Trustees chairman Jamie Buhr asked graduates to consider donating $20.18 to the Student Emergency Fund and announced he’s pulled together a group of local philanthropists who will match every donation.
Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.
Attendees of the 21st annual WCC Foundation Women’s Council luncheon helped honor the community contributions of Jan Barney Newman, Debbie Bourque and Elaine Rumman, while also hearing a presentation from keynote speaker Yodit Mesfin Johnson.
Culinary Arts students and instructors from Washtenaw Community College fed hundreds of government officials April 19 in celebration of Community College Day at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.
Presenters from Ford Motor Company, the Michigan Department of Transportation, DTE Energy, Ann Arbor SPARK and the University of Michigan found a common theme during the WCC Smart Cities symposium: The need for greater cooperation between industry, government and education.
WCC Automotive Services Technology student Emily Hatsigeorgiou received the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Two-Year Student Achievement Award; Paula Salazar a highly-selective Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship; Carmen Jongsma a Dental Assistants Association scholarship and instructor Tom Penird a Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award.
For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. “Our goal is to achieve the Tree Campus USA designation every year, and to continue caring for the campus environment indefinitely,” said WCC Landscape and Grounds Manager Holly Herman. The Landscape and Grounds …
According to a report presented at a recent Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon, Washtenaw County is now in its ninth year of recovery since 2009. The county’s economic prosperity is expected to last through 2020 with continued job growth, falling unemployment, and rising real wages.