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Washtenaw Community College’s fourth Free College Day was a resounding success with more than 300 community members enjoying a wide array of classes and hands-on workshops taught by WCC faculty and community enrichment instructors. Above, Faculty Chef Derek Anders Jr. demonstrates how to make pasta in a class titled, “Exploration of Fresh Pasta.” Below, faculty member Maxine Gibson discusses writing techniques.

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“Free College Day is a way for the college to give back to the community that has so strongly supported us over these past 50 years,” said WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca. “It was a joy to see people of all ages exploring our beautiful campus, learning new skills and exploring new ideas.”

Below, the WCC alumni band entertains the crows. Vintage vehicles were also on display at the Cars & Bike On Campus Show.

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The picture perfect day also served as the official kick-off of the college’s 50th anniversary and was celebrated by the opening of a 25-year-old time capsule.

From left: WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, former WCC Trustee James W. Anderson Jr., former WCC Trustee Anthony Procassini and Board of Trustees Chair Richard J. Lanau, J.D. look at contents of the capsule.

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Photos By Steve Kuzma