Note: In honor of the recent graduation ceremonies, we asked a member of the Class of 2019 to write this issue’s Keeping Up the Good Work entry: 


WCC Graduate, New Employee

My well-rounded experience at Washtenaw Community College has earned my gratitude and appreciation for what a college education can offer— experiences that maximize your potential as both a student and professional.

Jenelle Franklin was one of the commencement 2019 speaker finalists. Her testimony will be featured in On The Record as “Keeping Up The Good Works.”

Because of my experience over the past four years, I will continue to speak the praises of WCC and encourage others to enroll here.

I started my WCC journey at 24 years old, and at 28, I am proud to say I am a three-time high honors associate degree graduate and a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member. 

I will take advantage of Phi Theta Kappa, a gateway to transfer scholarships, in my transfer to Eastern Michigan University for the finale of my 3+1 articulation agreement for a bachelor’s in communication with a minor in writing.

I began representing the college as both a student and employee in 2016, just a few semesters into my return to higher education. It was quite clear from the start that WCC is a place I’m proud to represent and encourage others to discover.

As the college’s Campus Visit Coordinator, I am stoked to meet our potential students and their families and share my WCC-fueled success story.

Thank you, WCC, for the bountiful opportunities and support students can experience.