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WCC Timeline: 2002

Library moved from Student Center Building to Gunder Myran Building

Landscaping transformed area around Gunder Myran Building

WCC Jazz Orchestra performed at Towsley Auditorium during "Global Voices"

WCC faculty and students traveled to Cuba

January 2002

  • WCC celebrates year-long student transition partnership with Ann Arbor's Stone School.
  • Winter 2002 hits a record mark with 11,562 credit students, an 8.1 percent increase from the 2001 Winter semester.

February 2002

  • Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba takes center stage at WCC.
  • The artistry of the late William H. Johnson featured at WCC's GalleryOne through April 5.
  • WCC students Thomas Boulan, Linda Haywood, and Monamie Bhadra are winners in a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Liberal Arts Network and Development group.
  • The American Red Cross of Southeast Michigan selects four promotional concepts for the 2002 campaign year designed by WCC students Hossam Abouzahr; Sharren Morgan, Stacie Elliott and Rebecca Borst; Mikyung Kim; and Cindy Harwood, Erik Epskamp and Brian Truskowski.

March 2002

  • The Huron River Review debuted. The literary journal contained contributions from WCC students and staff.
  • Science takes center stage at WCC in March with two regional secondary school events: the Southeast Michigan Science Fair and Regional 9 Science Olympiad.

April 2002

  • Global Voices showcased entertainment and cultures from around the globe during week-long celebration
  • WCC celebrated Earth Day 2002 with special presentations and workshops.
  • WCC geology instructor Dave Thomas realized his goal of making the mastodon Michigan's state fossil. Thomas had conducted a statewide letter writing and speaking campaign to raise support for the state fossil legislation. On April 8, 2002 Governor John Engler signed it into law.
  • Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, and Stephen Sondheim's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" makes its debut at WCC.
  • A group of Washtenaw Community College students and faculty take an unprecedented trip to Cuba through WCC's International Study program.
  • The debut issue of WCC's new student literary journal, The Huron River Review, is published.
  • French Harpest Isabelle Moretti performs performs for appreciative audience as part of the WCC Global Voices series.
  • WCC hosts Michigan Community College Press Association conference.
  • Through May, WCC's GalleryOne features the work of Marianetta Porter, professor of art at the University of Michigan and Beverly Buchanan, an Athens, Georgia-based artist, both African American artists who grew up in the South and were influenced by the Southern post-slave traditions.

May 2002

  • Nancy Margolis received WCC's highest honor, the Award of Merit.
  • Commencement honors the achievements of over WCC degree and certificate candidates.

June 2002

  • WCC Dental Assisting Program receives $150,000 grant from the Michigan Dental Association and Delta Dental Fund.
  • Musical Theatre program presented "Carousel" at the Michigan Theatre.

July 2002

  • Library moved from Student Center Building to new location in the Gunder Myran Building. Landscaping around the Gunder Myran Building also began.

August 2002

  • For the 13th straight year, WCC welcomes over 1,800 United Association professionals back for specialized instructor training.
  • The Montreal World Film Festival is once again the destination for WCC Humanities students.

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