On April 2, Washtenaw Community College was honored to host former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Regina Benjamin as a featured speaker at an event recognizing Diversity Month and Women’s History Month. The event was sponsored by WCC’s recently formed Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and the President’s Office, and was made possible …

It’s not often that women consider the construction field as a source of job opportunities. And if they do – they often don’t know where to turn for information. As a way to broaden the understanding of the wide variety of opportunities for women in the construction field, the WCC Student Resource and Women’s Center …

The continued enrollment declines that community colleges have faced over the past few years have been much discussed. As reported in the last issue of On The Record, at the start of the Winter 2014 semester, the number of students enrolled at WCC was down 3.4 percent compared to the start of Winter 2013. Other …

Positive economic news was shared at the Washtenaw Economic Club’s annual Economic Forecast luncheon on March 29th. University of Michigan Economist Dr. George Fulton presented data from a 2014-2016 economic forecast prepared by Fulton and fellow University of Michigan economist Donald Grimes. According to Fulton, Washtenaw County should expect to see 12,500 new jobs by …

Governor Snyder released his budget recommendation for fiscal years 2015 and 2016 in February, with a recommendation that Washtenaw Community College receive the highest  percentage increase of all 28 Michigan community colleges. If approved by the Michigan House and Senate, this would be the second year that WCC would receive the highest  percentage appropriation. The …

Each month at WCC, a group of ten students who sign up through the WCC Student Services department attend a luncheon with WCC president Dr. Rose Bellanca and Julie Morrison, WCC executive director for institutional effectiveness, planning and accreditation. One of the regular agenda items for each event is called: “What Would You Do If …

The first of the eight priorities of the 2012-15 Strategic Plan Shaping Our Future focuses on professional development and organizational health. As part of this priority, the plan indicates that WCC will “Sustain and enrich organizational culture and health with an emphasis on building and leveraging a learning community.” In particular, the large, cross-campus team …

Emily Thompson, Ph.D., [Biology] holds special expertise in the area of genetics and will present an informative talk on the subject Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. Titled “DNA Testing, Your Ancestry, and Your Health: The Hopes and Perils of Genetic Testing” the discussion focuses on the rapidly growing interest in DNA testing. Her talk will …

Each year hundreds of new faces grace the college’s campus, but this semester someone extra special will be joining the crowd. Alpha, WCC’s new mascot, was designed by Digital and Media Arts student Erik Morris and will officially make his debut campus wide on apparel and assorted merchandise at the college’s bookstore. Morris’ artwork was …

Given the ever rising gas prices and a growing interest in preserving the earth’s natural resources Allen Day, faculty member in the Automotive Services department recently gave a timely and informative presentation on how consumers can save money by improving fuel economy with their cars. The presentation titled, “Automotive Talk and Tour: Making The Most …