Photo by Lynn Monson


There was something for everyone.

Washtenaw Community College closed out its year-long 50th anniversary celebration Sept. 25 with a load of activities and events on a picture perfect fall day.

More than 500 people from Washtenaw County and beyond roamed campus, participating in Free College Day classes (above), engaging in a scavenger hunt, viewing vintage cars, pickup trucks and bikes (bottom) and witnessing the burial of a time capsule that will be opened in 2041.

It was a year ago that the time capsule from 1991 was unearthed, revealing tape recorded messages from then-President Gunder Myran and trustees of the WCC Foundation, class schedules, a slide rule and other “artifacts” from 25 years ago.

The new capsule also included video-tape messages from WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, Board of Trustees Chair Richard J. Landau J.D., Ph.D. and Foundation Chair Jamie Buhr. And something that will be sure to get a laugh, predictions from community leaders about what people will wear to the 2041 event were enclosed.

Photo by Jessica Bibbee

Photo by Jessica Bibbee