GED program receives special tribute from Michigan legislators

Bonnie Truhn, manager of Washtenaw Community College’s Adult Transitions GED program, was presented with a special tribute from the state of Michigan during the May meeting of the WCC Board of Trustees.

“It is with deep admiration that we honor Washtenaw Community College’s outstanding efforts to improve adult education through their GED program,” the tribute reads. “It is with sincere appreciation that we thank WCC and their adult education staff for the incredible work they have done.”

The tribute mentions WCC bringing its educational gain for the Adult Transitions program to 78.76 percent, as compared to a statewide average of 39 percent.

The tribute is signed by State Representative Adam Zemke, State Senator Rebekah Warren, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and Governor Rick Snyder.

To learn more about the program, visit wccnet.edu/services/adulttransitions.

County commissioners recognize college

WCC President Dr. Rose B. Bellanca received a resolution in the college’s honor at a recent Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The resolution notes that WCC “has always prioritized access to affordable eduction … has always proven itself to be proactive on social and environmental issues,” and “has become a jewel in our community that is highly sought after and continues to position itself on the forefront of innovation.”

Board of Trustees chair wins award

WCC Board of Trustees chair Diana McKnight-Morton received a Community Service Award from the Ann Arbor Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. McKnight-Morton was first elected to the board in 1994 and re-elected to six-year terms in 2000, 2006 and 2012.

New path coming to Huron River Drive

WCC recently learned it will receive a Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) grant to construct a 2,000-foot long pedestrian and bicycle path from the intersection of Clark Road and Huron River Drive to the college’s main entrance on Huron River Drive.

Funding from SEMCOG’s Transportation Alternatives Program, in partnership with the Washtenaw County Road Commission, and college funds will be used to create the path, which will provide a safer alternative for students, faculty and staff who walk or bicycle to campus.

Visit WCC during TechTrek 2017

WCC will showcase its tech-related programs during the A2 Tech Trek in downtown Ann Arbor on Friday, June 16. The college will have a booth at Menlo Innovations, 505 E. Liberty, one of 70 companies participating. For more information, visit annaorborusa.org/techtrek.