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WCC Timeline: 1985

WCC Jazz Orchestra

WCC Jazz Orchestra concert

March 1985

WCC begins its long history as host to the Southeastern Michigan Science Fair, an organization established in 1958 to showcase middle school and high school students projects related to the broad concept of any branch of pure or applied science or mathematics.

April 1985

The award winning WCC Jazz Band embarks on its first concert tour playing venues in New Jersey and New York with a recording stop in New York City.

June 1985

WCC celebrates its 20th anniversary year with an 8K race and a 1 mile fun run. The first annual Miracle in the Apple Orchard run took place on the college's wooded campus.

September 1985

WCC's north regional center in Brighton, Michigan opens to serve students in the northern Washtenaw and southeastern Livingston County areas.

October 1985

WCC officials proclaims the week of October 13-20 as "WCC Week" in celebration of the college's 20th anniversary. During the week, WCC hosts several receptions for community leaders plus a public Open House.

October 1985

WCC's Job Training School (JTS) opens to help laid-off and underemployed county workers retrain for new careers. Over its 12+ year tenure at the college, the JTS averages retraining of 100 unemployed persons per year with a training completion rate 92-97% and an exceptional placement rate of 75-80%.

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