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Adult Transitions program begins at the college. Along with support services and counseling, the program offers skill-building classes to prepare students to take the GED exam. By fall 2001, Adult Transitions will be the largest GED preparation program in Washtenaw County.

January 1998

After more than 30 years of representation by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Office Professional/Technical staff opt for new union representation with the Michigan Education Association (MEA).

January 1998

WCC is one of only four Michigan community colleges identified by the publishers of The Hispanic Outlook as a college that offers solid opportunities to Hispanic students.

January 1998

Two brothers, adopted as infants to separate families are reunited in a WCC Nursing Assistant course. Their story is picked up by the national media and the brothers are interviewed on The Today Show, Inside Edition, and featured in People Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Community College Times.

March 1998

Board of Trustees approves the renaming of the proposed Technology Education Building as the Gunder A. Myran Building.

April 1998

Touch-tone registration becomes available at WCC. Students registering for classes may do so using a touch-tone telephone seven days a week.

August 1998

Dr. Larry L. Whitworth becomes the third president of Washtenaw Community College.

September 1998

Club Sports program is established at WCC. Students may choose from soccer, golf, volleyball, baseball, softball, cross-country, basketball, and hockey.

October 1998

WCC's Career Focus, a new magazine targeting career-minded adult learners is published.

November 1998

Washtenaw County voters approve WCC millage renewal.

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WCC Timeline: 1998