MCCA Meeting

Washtenaw Community College President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca (left) and Chris haslinger, director of training for the UA, discussed their organizations’ partnership at the MIchigan Community College Association’s annual spring meeting on the WCC campus. Photo by Lynn Monson


Washtenaw Community College welcomed community college presidents and trustees from across the state in March for the Michigan Community College Association’s annual spring meeting.

Events included a tour of campus, a reception and dinner. Members were welcomed by WCC Board of Trustees Vice- Chair Diana McKnight-Morton, who noted that WCC is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“We are proud of WCC’s rich history of serving the greater Washtenaw County region,” she said.

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca introduced dinner speaker Chris Haslinger, Director of Training for the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA).

Dr. Bellanca pointed out WCC’s long-time relationship with the UA, which holds its annual training week at the college. The relationship goes back 26 years, Dr. Bellanca said, and an agreement signed last summer extends the contract another 15 years.

“Like the college itself,” Dr. Bellanca continued, “the UA is committed to a lifetime of learning.”