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WCC Timeline: 1994

April 1994

The Board of Trustees vote unanimously to buy a 35 acre parcel of prime forest east of Hogback Rd. The land is across Hogback Road from the Huron River and is adjacent to the west edge of the WCC campus.

April 1994

WCC is the first in the country to receive PPCT Violent Patient Management Seminar training. The course is based on medical research and is designed to teach medical personnel how to restrain a patient effectively, with little or no injury to the patient. PPCT Violent Patient Management is the newest addition to WCC's Public Service Training Courses.

June 1994

Morris J. Lawrence Award established by Board of Trustees in honor of the late Chair of the WCC Music Department and Director of the award-winning WCC Jazz Orchestra. Award winners exemplify the traits which Dr. Lawrence himself personified: treatment of others with dignity and love, devotion to the community college and its open door philosophy, leadership in providing people with opportunities to enrich their lives, love of education and belief in its potential to change lives, and commitment to do one's very best.

September 1994

The Student Voice, WCC student newspaper returns to active publication.

November 1994

WCC Instructor represented by the ACLU files injunction against the college to stop invocations at WCC commencements. The college complies beginning with its December commencement.

Fall 1994

The Institute for Workforce Development (IWD) is formed at WCC. It includes staff from the contract training arm of the former Business-Industry Center, the Job Training School, the Small Business Development Center and the Grants Office. IWD's main goals are to offer programs and services to enhance and develop businesses in Washtenaw County and to provide training and development of skilled employees. IWD becomes Business & Industry Services in August 2000.

Winter 1994

Peace Tales, a one-act play of folk tales from around the world, is performed by WCC students takes the stage. This show as well as North Spies Live! which debuted Fall 1993 marks the beginning of the next generation of theatre at WCC.


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