WCC dean on Crain’s ‘40 Under 40’ list

Brandon Tucker, Dean of Advanced Manufacturing & Public Service Careers at Wash-tenaw Community College, was selected to Crain’s Detroit Business’ prestigious “40 Under 40” list released in early October.

This is the 26th year the magazine has honored 40 metro Detroit professionals who have made their marks before age 40 and given back to their communities while doing so.

Tucker, a United States Air Force veteran, is an ordained minister who serves as Executive Pastor of the Greater New Psalmist Church in Toledo.

Tucker has a Masters degree from Lourdes University and a B.A. from the University of Toledo, served on numerous local non-profit boards and is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

High school students learn of opportunities on Manufacturing Day

WCC partnered with Ann Arbor SPARK to show local high school students the opportunities that exist in the manufacturing sector.

The National Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 6, was designed to showcase potential careers for both skilled trades and engineering professionals. Approximately 150 students from Ann Arbor Pioneer, Ann Arbor Huron, Ypsilanti Lincoln and Ypsilanti Community high schools participated in the day-long event, which included tours of WCC’s Advanced Manufacturing labs and a trip to the Extang Corporation facilities in Ann Arbor.

WCC fitness center earns MFA certification

The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College recently earned recertification from the Medical Fitness Association.

The non-profit organization is focused on ways to improve health and lower healthcare costs nationwide through medically integrated health and fitness centers.

The state-of-the-art Health & Fitness Center at WCC offers a wide variety of services designed for all fitness levels, including medically supervised exercise programs led by certified personal trainers and fitness specialists.

Student artist picked for mural project

Alex Zoltowski, a graphic and web design student at WCC, was part of a two-person team chosen by a committee of artists and business owners to complete a mural in downtown Tecumseh.

Zoltowski and Siena Heights University student  John Bucher created a work titled ‘Alive’ at the city’s Market on Evans.

The project was planned to be complete by October 7, in time for the city’s Appleumpkin Festival, according to a story in the Daily Telegram. l