Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was among the dignitaries that helped Washtenaw Community College celebrate its national Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation and cut the ribbon on its new nursing simulation laboratories at a special ceremony held on Thursday, Nov. 15.
It didn’t take long for Mackenzie Benning to go full circle. The 2017 WCC graduate was back on campus recently for the college’s annual Fall Career & Internship Fair. A one-time participant in the General Motors Summer Internship Program herself, Benning was back to help her employer find the next batch of GM interns.
When Washtenaw Community College faculty member William Nelson won the Technologist of the Year Award from the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists last month, a familiar face was there to pin the award on his lapel – his father, Robert Nelson, who won the same award in 1986. It wasn’t the first time William Nelson had followed in his father’s footsteps.
WCC is a logical meetup space for the Ann Arbor Autonomous Vehicle Group, considering the tools, instruments and other resources available in the college’s lab space. But it was something decidedly low-tech — the hoop house garden located on the eastern edge of campus — that was vital to the group’s winning strategy in the 2018 Autonomous Robot Challenge.
WCC faculty member Elizabeth Connors, program director of the college’s Surgical Tech and Sterile Processing programs, was honored with an Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator Award.