Nagash Clarke’s two-week STEM summer camp is like an electric shock for unsuspecting middle and high schoolers. Every day from 8:30am to 3pm, students undertake a variety of exciting topics including designing a package meant to keep an egg intact when dropped from three stories high, a tour of the University of Michigan’s biology, engineering …

Dr. Kimberly Hurns is the new interim dean of the Business and Computer Technologies division. Born and raised in Detroit, Hurns received a B.B.A. in marketing from Eastern Michigan University and her M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago. She spent the early years of her career working in marketing and sales for technology companies. “Although I …

Spring/Summer 2014 Semester enrollment is up approximately 4.2 percent over last year. WCC is one of only four  of the state’s 28 community colleges reporting an increase in enrollment compared to Spring/Summer 2013. The college is also seeing significant increases in distance learning enrollments with a 17.3 percent jump from Spring/Summer 2013.

As interim dean for the Advanced Technology and Public Service Careers division, Brandon Tucker is determined to understand the breadth and depth of the programs that fall under his leadership by getting his hands dirty and shadowing at least one course in each department. He plans to “take a journey” with each department and spend …

Longtime math faculty member, Kristin (Kris) Brandemuehl, is the new interim dean of the Math and Sciences division. “It is a big change being a dean,” Brandemuehl said, “but I’m excited to continue to work with my faculty colleagues, now in a different role with new responsibilities.” After growing up in Traverse City, Brandemuehl attended …

The fifth in a series of articles focusing on detailed updates on the priorities of the WCC 2012-15 Strategic Plan, Shaping Our Future The college’s expanded emphasis on the area of workforce development in the community over the last several years was supported by the research and gap analysis completed as part of the strategic …

As part of the United Way National Day of Action, a group of ten WCC staff and retirees banded together to help out the Safe House Center of Ann Arbor with their landscaping woes.  The group included John Rinke, Jennifer Nakhleh, Aimee Smith, Linda Williams, Terry Herring, Terry Reeves, Mary Faulkner, and retirees Ginny Dawson, …

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 …