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WCC Timeline: 2001

WCC lowered flags in remembrance of victims of Sept. 11, 2001.

Lester Jordan and his auto body students created a patriotic tribute.

Washtenaw Community College's campus

January 2001

Washtenaw Technical Middle College, WCC's charter school is awarded the Governor's Excellence in Practice in Career Development Award. The award recognizes Michigan's best achievements in preparing students for careers. WTMC was one of only five programs statewide to receive this award.

January 2001

Michigan State Senator, John Schwartz (R) and Chair of Higher Education Subcommittee addresses WCC faculty and staff on funding and term limits.

March 2001

The Royal Shakespeare Company visits Washtenaw Community College for a series of drama workshops.

April 2001

WCC hosts a week of musical diversity when Global Voices brings an amazing assortment of musicians, dancers and performers to the college from all over the country.

April 2001

WCC hosts its first Earth Day Festival where local and national nature and environmental groups answer questions, pique interest, and educate the public on a variety of environmental topics.

June 2001

WCC Radiography students travel to Peru to x-ray mummies and artifacts as participants in an archaeological study of ancient South American people and cultures.

July 2001

The University of Michigan-Dearborn and Washtenaw Community College enter into educational partnership to offer a new program for students seeking undergraduate degrees in mechanical, electrical, software, and manufacturing engineering as well as computer and information science.

August 2001

Groundbreaking for the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Regional Training Center addition to the Occupational Education Building on the WCC campus.

October 2001

Auto Body instructor Lester Jordan and his students create a patriotic tribute to the events of September 11, 2002. The white 1997 Chevy Malibu featured two waving American flags, a proud looking eagle, the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline--as it looked prior to September 11th.

Oct.-Nov. 2001

WCC holds discussion forums for faculty/students/staff and community in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

November 2001

WCC purchases 6 acres of land bordering the college's existing property. This purchase makes WCC's land holdings contiguous to U.S. 23. Unlike much college owned land adjacent to campus that is wetlands, this new acquisition is suitable for building and roadways.

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