Dena Blair is looking forward to her second year as interim dean of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Last year was such a great learning experience,” Blair said. “I was also impressed with the work of the departments within the division and the ways faculty were meeting the needs of our students in amazing, creative …

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IWA) celebrated the 30th year of its renowned Instructional Training program at an opening ceremony on Sunday, July 13 held at the Ypsilanti Marriott. Dr. Bellanca gave remarks highlighting the five-year anniversary of IWA’s partnership with WCC. She congratulated Ed Abbott, Iron Workers General …

John E. Lawrence, chair of the Performing Arts department, took the WCC Jazz Ensemble to the legendary jazz club for a Father’s Day performance on June 15. The ensemble is comprised of WCC students enrolled in the music production engineering certificate program. Band members include: Shawn Wayne Donaldson (guitar)  Paul Goff-Stoner (drums), William Marshall Bennett …

Five WCC Digital Media Arts (DMA) students walked away with first place honors at the 36th Annual Michigan Emmy Gala, the most awarded to a single college or university. “We have been the only two-year institution competing against four-years,” said Matt Zacharias, WCC DMA faculty member. “To receive the most wins speaks volumes about our …

Michigan residents will now have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to take the graduate equivalency degree (GED) examination through funding included in the FY2014-15 state budget. House Bill 5313, the omnibus budget bill that funds general government operations, included up to $500,000 in funding for the Michigan GED-to-School program, which Rep. Adam Zemke proposed …

Keep your calendars open for the 11th annual Cars & Bikes On Campus Show on Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This unique event keeps growing in popularity and will display an eclectic combination of cool cars and motorcycles. The show is free for spectators and will allow the community an opportunity …

The 2014 WCC Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, 9:20 a.m. at the EMU Convocation Center Faculty report by 8:45 A.M. Of the 1,626 students who were awarded degrees or certificates (or both) this academic year, between 450 and 475 students are expected to walk the stage at commencement. Because of the …

The WCC Board of Trustees has selected Gary M. Owen, former speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, to receive the College’s highest honor, the 2014 Honorary Associate Degree in Community Service. Owen has a long history as an advocate for WCC, as an alumnus, a state legislator representing Ypsilanti and as Speaker of the …

The leadership of WCC will see three changes for the Fall 2014 semester, with Deans Jim Egan and Rosemary Wilson choosing to return to teaching and Dean Showalter retiring this summer. Dean Rosemary Wilson has been part of the WCC community for 27 years and served as Dean of Business & Computer Technologies for 14 …