Hundreds enjoy Free College Day

Matthew Goeloe was one of more than 300 people who visited WCC to experience Free College Day classes in March. The 12-year-old, who has already devoted himself to a career in nursing, made quite an impression in his “Adult CPR” and “Surgical Technologist 4 a Day” courses.

Ann Arbor girl gets new hand thanks to WCC’s 3-D printing technology

Owen Winkler and his wife, Amy Weaver, can be excused if they think of Washtenaw Community College as extended family. For much of the last semester, the Ann Arbor couple were frequent visitors to the college’s Occupational Education Building. They were there to work with Tom Penird, WCC Industrial Technology instructor, and his students. In less …

Meriem Moussawi is here to help

Nursing major Mariem Moussawi considers herself lucky to be able to get to know her peers on a level many do not. As a Student Ambassador at Washtenaw Community College, Moussawi crosses paths with many WCC students before they sign up for their first class or line up to purchase their first textbook.

Mardi GrOZ puts ‘fun’ in fundraiser

The 2017 Mardi Gras annual gala and fundraiser, hosted by the Washtenaw Community College Foundation, carried a tantalizing theme — the Wizard of Oz. A yellow brick road wound through the Morris Lawrence Building to symbolize the sense of home experienced by so many students who have passed, and continue to pass, through WCC’s doors.

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.