Digital animation blowing up at WCC

Career opportunities in the field of 3-D animation are growing and so is the 3-D Animation program at Washtenaw Community College. Thirteen years ago, there were 16 students enrolled in the program. This year, more than 70. At the center of it all is Digital Media Arts instructor Randy Van Wagnen.

HR pro credits WCC for career prep

“Life in HR is different every day,” said Human Resources manager and Washtenaw Community College alumna Barb Brown. “There’s never a dull moment.” After working 15-plus years in Human Resources, Brown has seen and heard it all at IHA Internal Medicine–Domino’s Farms. It can be something as simple as determining an employee’s start date or …

Digital badges: Credentials go online

When you think of a badge, chances are you’ll imagine an embroidered symbol of achievement attached to a uniform or sewn to a sash. But this is 2017, and advancements in technology beg for a digital version of the traditional badge, combining the historic symbolism of achievement with the modern benefit of online representation.

Washtenaw Community College’s fourth Free College Day was a resounding success with more than 300 community members enjoying a wide array of classes and hands-on workshops taught by WCC faculty and community enrichment instructors. Above, Faculty Chef Derek Anders Jr. demonstrates how to make pasta in a class titled, “Exploration of Fresh Pasta.” Below, faculty …

WCC part of state’s effort to lead the future of connected vehicle technology Hundreds of influential automotive, academic and governmental thoughtleaders recently gathered at the 2015 MICHAuto Summit at Cobo Hall to glimpse the future—the not-too-distant future. They were there to discuss how Michigan is positioning itself to be the global leader in advanced mobility …

Collaborative classroom blends tech, old-fashioned, face-to-face interactions It’s an intriguing, cutting-edge tool that’s being used to bring students back to the campus and revive the diminishing face-to-face interaction in today’s technology-driven world. More than a year in the making, the Learning Resources Division at Washtenaw Community College has been working relentlessly to create a new …

The timing couldn’t have been better. At a time when employers are scrambling to fill important jobs, Washtenaw Community College recently hosted the ongoing series: “MI Hidden Talent Tour.” The MI Hidden Talent Tour is all about hiring people with disabilities. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein, who has been blind since birth, was one …

When Robert Boonin was asked to serve on Washtenaw Community College’s Foundation Board earlier this year, he did not hesitate to jump on board. For the past 30 years, Boonin has worked as an attorney at the national but Michigan-based law firm of Dykema Gossett. Based at the firm’s Detroit and Ann Arbor office, his …