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WCC Timeline: 1986

February 1986

WCC has its first annual Mardi Gras celebration featuring New Orleans music, food, and even a "parade". Proceeds go to the WCC Foundation.

June 1986

The Board of Trustees approves a new logo for the college: a four-tiered "W" under turned blocks.

June 1986

U.S. Representative William Ford (D-Taylor), ranking majority member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, holds a congressional hearing at WCC to show Congress how community colleges contribute to their communities. Rep. Ford is joined by two U.S. representatives from Pennsylvania and Illinois. It is the first hearing specifically designed to inform Congress about community colleges.

June 1986

Northern Spies, annual journal of writing and visual arts, begins publication at WCC. It is published through 1997.

September 1986

WCC begins accepting applications from international students on F-1 student visas.

September 1986

Board of Trustees approves a no-smoking policy prohibiting smoking in all WCC buildings except in designated areas. Policy goes into effect October 1, 1986.

November 1986

Washtenaw County voters approve both WCC millage and bond proposals.

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