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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At its March 25 meeting, the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees approved new tuition rates effective for the 2014-2015 year. In approving the new rates, the Board of Trustees voted to increase credit hour rates for Washtenaw County residents, those who work in the County, and those who own property in the County from …

Washtenaw Community College has established an agreement with Ferris State University to offer bachelor’s degree courses on our campus. As part of a new the University Center, WCC and Ferris have identified Business Administration with Professional Tracks as the first Bachelor of Science degree program to be offered through this partnership. This program is uniquely …

Students seeking a career in healthcare now have another option at WCC. The Medical Assisting program has undergone a curriculum review, resulting in a certificate program that can be earned over three semesters. Medical Assisting Program Director Sherry Bishop was hired last May, with the task of pulling together the curriculum and beginning the accreditation …

It was recently brought to the attention of President Bellanca that at the beginning of the winter semester, a faculty member had an uninvited visitor come to her classroom. Identifying themselves as a visitor from South America, the person asked to tour the classroom and take photos.  The faculty member asked her class how they …

A package of 10 bills was passed by the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives in March, which is intended to restore 100 percent of the revenue local governments and community colleges were set to lose due to phasing out the personal property tax (PPT). Washtenaw Community College previously estimated a loss of up to …

The second in a series of articles focusing on detailed updates on the priorities of the WCC 2012-15 Strategic Plan, Shaping Our Future Student Success is the second of the eight priorities in the 2012-15 Strategic Plan Shaping Our Future. The plan states that WCC will “Strengthen and enhance student success,” with an emphasis on …