Celebrating the Class of 2018.
Paula Salazar was born into a violently abusive home; fled with her mother to a strange, new land; and regularly went hungry so her younger siblings could eat. With help from a local church, she came to WCC to begin a career path dedicated to relieving the poverty epidemic in Central America and the epidemic of crime in the “northern triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and the Honduras.
During his Commencement address, WCC Foundation Board of Trustees chairman Jamie Buhr asked graduates to consider donating $20.18 to the Student Emergency Fund and announced he’s pulled together a group of local philanthropists who will match every donation.
Washtenaw Community College announced it is providing graduates with a new way to share their accomplishments with family, friends and future employers.
Attendees of the 21st annual WCC Foundation Women’s Council luncheon helped honor the community contributions of Jan Barney Newman, Debbie Bourque and Elaine Rumman, while also hearing a presentation from keynote speaker Yodit Mesfin Johnson.