WCC English Instructor Dr. Kimberly Jones sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Gonna Come” in front of a backdrop of photos documenting American civil rights history. Photo by Lynn Monson

WCC English Instructor Dr. Kimberly Jones sings Sam Cooke’s “A Change Gonna Come” in front of a backdrop of photos documenting American civil rights history. Photo by Lynn Monson

WCC students, faculty, staff show off their artistic sides

It’s not their day job, but the dozens of faculty, staff, alumni and students who took the stage recently for the “Bravo 50: The Art of Performance” event in the Towsley Auditorium in the
Morris Lawrence building showed talents that go well beyond the classroom, office or workplace.

It was billed as a “rare” evening when the entire WCC community could gather and show off their talents in ways not related to their jobs or roles on and off campus.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, WCC continues to enrich our lives not only with its outstanding educational opportunities but with its contributions to the rich fabric of our community,”
said WCC Performing Arts Department Chair Noonie Anderson.

Performances included dance, poetry and music of all genres.

Sierra Mazur performs ballet dance. Photo by Lynn Monson

Sierra Mazur performs ballet dance. Photo by Lynn Monson

Flutist Monica Lucentia and trumpeter Duane Wells from the WCC Jazz Faculty band perform. Photo by Lynn Monson

Flutist Monica Lucentia and trumpeter Duane Wells from the WCC Jazz Faculty band perform. Photo by Lynn Monson

Maki Watanbe, Keila Samuels and Charlette Mason sing at bravo 50. Photo by Lynn Monson

Maki Watanbe, Keila Samuels and Charlette Mason sing at bravo 50. Photo by Lynn Monson