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 …

The students at Washtenaw Community College appear to know how to make an impression. Over the past three years, Quicken Loans has hired nearly 200 WCC students in fulltime, internship and contract positions. The Detroit company’s hirings show that WCC’s strategic plan to ensure that its students get employed – sometimes even before graduation – …

Feeding hungry students

WCC food pantry provides relief to students, funded by fines and student donations College is hard enough without having to worry about where your next meal is coming from. That’s why the Student Resource Center (SRC) at Washtenaw Community College operates an emergency food pantry for students in need. Described as “one of the best-kept …

For Alhussein, the road to WCC runs through Iraq, Yemen

Becoming a U.S. citizen last year was “a dream come true” for Washtenaw Community College Faculty Member Dr. Sabri Hummadi Alhussein. After teaching for more than 25 years, Alhussein – along with his wife and three children – left war-torn Iraq and immigrated to Yemen back in 1999. Ten years later, Alhussein and his family …