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WCC Timeline: 1966

September 1966

Willow Run (WCC's temporary) campus opens. 1200 enrolled students in more than 30 occupational areas and general student transfer curriculum. 58 full time and 41 part time faculty are on board. The facilities chosen for the college include an elementary school (Foster School) constructed during the early years of World War II and vacant for a long time, a former fire station originally used to protect the frame barracks of assembly line workers who worked at the Willow Run B-24 bomber plant, and a bowling alley which had been originally used by the defense plant workers. The automotive shops are housed in a former dairy distribution center in Pittsfield Township. Paramedical training programs are located in a church basement in downtown Ann Arbor.

December 1966

Debut performance of the Washtenaw Community College Band and Chorale, under the direction of Morris J. Lawrence.

December 1966

First edition of The Voice, WCC student newspaper published. It will continue publication through April 18, 1980.

Fall 1966

Work begins on College's first Master Plan and with architect for permanent campus

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