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 …

The fourth in a series of articles focusing on detailed updates on the priorities of the WCC 2012-15 Strategic Plan, Shaping Our Future “Visibility and Branding” is the fourth of the eight priorities in the 2012-15 Strategic Plan Shaping Our Future. This priority focuses on how the college will place a concerted emphasis on visibility …

Starting in July of this year, current Dean of Admissions and Student Life, Arnett Chisholm, will become Dean of Student Diversity and Inclusion, a newly created position at the College. Chisholm has had a long and impressive career working with WCC students. In 1988, he became the coordinator of the Eastern Regional Center, which is …

Washtenaw Community College is helping Dexter-based Protomatic, Inc. raise the skills bar of its workforce and develop new talent that will help ensure its success today and into the future. Protomatic, a prototype machining shop that produces unique parts in relatively small quantities, has been allotted up to $25,000 through the InnoState program to train …

Department of Performing Arts department chair and jazz guitarist John E. Lawrence performed a repertoire of music from the 1930s and 1940s at the Ypsilanti District Library on April 13 during a presentation about the library’s current exhibition titled, “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation.” The exhibit explores the lives of the World War …

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WCC has over 40 years of experience administering federal and state grant budgets and has an office dedicated to grants accounting to ensure funds are available and transactions are made in compliance with funder regulations. This office reports directly to the college Controller and currently manages the budgets for approximately $5 million worth of federal …

A wide array of outstanding creative work from WCC students in a cross-section of disciplines within the Digital Media Art Department was on full display at the annual student portfolio show on April 30. Student work was represented in the areas of graphic design, photography, 3-D animation and digital video. The Digital Media Arts department …

Under the leadership of staff members Charles Lafayette and Rachel Finer Levy, WCC now offers accelerated certificate programs in information technology (IT) designed to train students for jobs in the high demand IT industry. The programs are funded by a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Labor Grant, called Intentionally Growing New Information Technology Employees in …