According to recently published data from the National Community College Benchmark Project, Washtenaw Community College students’ success rates exceed the national median, in some cases by a wide margin. Colleges that participate in the NCCBP submit data on a wide array of performance areas and receive a report that compares the college’s data with the …

The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College is proud to announce it has recently become a certified Medical Fitness Facility. The certification was granted by the Medical Fitness Association, the country’s leading organization dedicated to medically integrated health and wellness facilities. Becoming certified ensures that The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community …

Washtenaw Community College celebrated the accomplishments of 144 graduates of the Adult Transitions GED Plus Program on Thursday, Oct. 23. The program, which has been offered at WCC for the past 15 years, helps students build a strong foundation to launch them from GED to college to career, offering counseling services, individual tutoring, student mentors, …

Dr. Rose B. Bellanca, President As President of Washtenaw Community College, I am charged by our Board of Trustees to be a visionary leader committed to advocate on behalf of the College to a wide variety of constituencies. It comes with the territory that the decisions and activities of a college president are scrutinized – …

Washtenaw Community College’s impact extends beyond its 16,000 students. The college provides professional training for dozens of Southeast Michigan businesses, partners with K-12 schools and secondary institutions and offers hundreds of popular community enrichment classes each year. WCC’s community involvement has been noticed by the State of Michigan—in fact, that’s one reason why it has …

Washtenaw Community College is now the only community college in the country that has a state-of-the-art medical robot. The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed to offer a minimally invasive option for major surgery. The highly accurate instruments allow the surgeon to move his or her own hands—and the robot’s— to …

Local nonprofits and charities help a community’s most vulnerable members in their times of need. Sometimes, those organizations can use help too. That’s the idea behind Ann Arbor Give Camp, which supplies nonprofits free software support during one whirlwind weekend each year when dozens of tech experts camp out in the Business Education building at …

Loren Townes Loren Townes was the featured speaker at the Washtenaw Community College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on Oct. 9. Looking polished in his crisp shirt, he delivered a moving speech about his upbringing and thanked the Foundation for its support. The 23-year-old Townes wasn’t always a stellar, scholarship-winning student. He had a rough start to …

Nestled within the campus of Washtenaw Community College is Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school that provides unique learning opportunities and allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a college associate’s degree or technical certificate upon graduation. Recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top ten high schools …

Jamie Buhr is more than the chair-elect of the Washtenaw Community College Foundation. He’s also one of the college’s biggest cheerleaders. Buhr has been involved with the Foundation board as a donor and as a part of the finance committee. His family also supplies scholarships to WCC students. “There are a lot of potential students …