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WCC Timeline: 1997

President Myran

Musical Theatre program presents "Encore"

Musical Theatre program presents "Finian's Rainbow"

April 1997

WCC student finishes first in the International Pretrial Welding Competition in California bringing home a gold medal and a $40,000 scholarship; he places 5th in July 1997 in the International Skills Olympics in Switzerland.

September 1997

President Myran announces retirement.

September 1997

Washtenaw Technical Middle College (WTMC), chartered by the Board of Trustees in spring 1997, opens on WCC campus offering high school students the opportunity to earn their diploma while working on a college degree. WTMC is the only Michigan school to be chartered through a community college.

September 1997

WCC participates in President Clinton's "American Reads" challenge. Coordinated through the Workplace Learning Center, the college's efforts will be directed toward preschool children from the greater Ypsilanti area.

October 1997

WCC's first official website www.washtenaw.cc.mi.us debuts.

November 1997

WCC Musical Theatre begins its first season with the play, Encore: A Labor of Love! This is a benefit program to raise money for the first full production, Finian's Rainbow which premieres in April 1998.

December 1997

WCC is awarded a national Americorps Education Award by the Corporation for National Service The $47,250 grant, provides educational funds for students who complete an agreed upon number of hours of community service.

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