WCC student speaker: From tragic childhood to limitless future

Paula Salazar was born into a violently abusive home; fled with her mother to a strange, new land; and regularly went hungry so her younger siblings could eat. With help from a local church, she came to WCC to begin a career path dedicated to relieving the poverty epidemic in Central America and the epidemic of crime in the “northern triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and the Honduras.

Superstars! WCC students, faculty member receive national accolades

WCC Automotive Services Technology student Emily Hatsigeorgiou received the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Two-Year Student Achievement Award; Paula Salazar a highly-selective Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship; Carmen Jongsma a Dental Assistants Association scholarship and instructor Tom Penird a Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award.

WCC earns Tree Campus USA distinction … again!

  For the second consecutive year, Washtenaw Community College has earned the distinction of Tree Campus USA from the Arbor Day Foundation. “Our goal is to achieve the Tree Campus USA designation every year, and to continue caring for the campus environment indefinitely,” said WCC Landscape and Grounds Manager Holly Herman. The Landscape and Grounds …

Washtenaw County’s economic outlook: Continued prosperity

According to a report presented at a recent Washtenaw Economic Club luncheon, Washtenaw County is now in its ninth year of recovery since 2009. The county’s economic prosperity is expected to last through 2020 with continued job growth, falling unemployment, and rising real wages.