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 …

WCC celebrated Earth Day in grand style on April 10 with a series of booths and demonstrations that filled the Student Center and North Plaza. Attendees were exposed to a wide variety of solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Many WCC faculty, staff and students were involved and presented information regarding: Recycling Low Carbon Commuting Building …

Auto Body Repair Department Chair Scott Malnar and Lab Associate Robert Feldcamp were so proud when their students came home from the Michigan State Leadership and Skills Conference (Skills USA) competition last weekend as gold, silver and bronze “metal” winners. Several student also placed in the Top 10 in their expertise categories. SkillsUSA is a …

President Barack Obama addressed an audience of community leaders, elected officials and students at the University of Michigan Intramural building in Ann Arbor on April 2. The crowd of several thousand people was there early, with students lining up around the block and buzzing with excitement hours before the event. Several members of Congress were …

The third in a series of articles focusing on detailed updates on the priorities of the WCC 2012-15 Strategic Plan, “Shaping Our Future” “Increasing Institutional Agility and Responsiveness” is the third of the eight priorities reflected in the 2012-15 WCC Strategic Plan “Shaping Our Future”. This broad-reaching priority focuses on ways in which the college …

WCC is supporting Lemonade Day – a nationwide education initiative that teaches youth how to start, own and operate a business. To help participants get started, WCC will be hosting a Kidz Biz Workshop in the Morris Lawrence building on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to …

Former WCC President Gunder Myran and current WCC President Rose Bellanca both shined brightly as they each accepted prestigious honors at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)Annual Convention, held April 5-7 in Washington, DC. Dr. Myran, who served as WCC President from 1975 to 1998, was nominated for the 2014 AACC Leadership award by …

On Tuesday, April 15 there was an unfortunate physical altercation on the first floor of the Student Center building involving three students. Currently, we are investigating this incident and the students involved are participating in the investigation. While this incident did not result in apparent injuries or the need for outside law enforcement support, it …

Interim Vice President for Instruction, Bill Abernethy, recently asked the academic deans and the Faculty Professional Development (FPD) Committee for a list of innovations in the classroom of which they were aware. “Quite a number of impressive things came back to me,” Abernethy said. From engaging in cross-department collaborations, to incorporating technology in the classroom, …

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