WCC graduate rises from custodian to RN at University Hospital

It’s the same place, but a changed man working at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital. In the rooms where he was once responsible for cleaning, polishing, vacuuming and mopping, Carlos Vasquez now cares for patients, performs diagnostic tests, administers medications, and provides emotional support to patients and their families.

Ann Arbor-based Extang, a leading manufacturer of truck bed accessories, sponsored the Kick Start ‘N’ Back To School event held at the end of August to welcome new students enrolled in programs in the division of Advanced Technologies & Public Service Careers.

Generation Z, augmented reality trigger big changes at WCC

Generation Z expects everything to happen online, immediately. That includes education, or at least the ability to access all the tools and information necessary for their classes. They have also grown up during a time of online algorithms and have grown accustomed to information being tailored specifically for them.

Students overcome struggles to earn GED diplomas

“I thought I was never going to graduate,” said Lawanda Leverett. “It was depressing to not live the life I imagined.” Leverett was one of the student speakers at the Adult Transitions Pathways’ Student Recognition Ceremony to honor the 90-plus non-traditional students who have received their General Educational Development diplomas since July 2018.

Faculty and administration are consistently compiling insights to determine the need for curriculum changes. Sometimes that results in slight tweaks, sometimes in the formation of a totally new programs. Heading into the Fall 2019 semester both of those scenarios are true.