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Four years ago, after Rachelle Rose gave birth to her child, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the nursing field and in Labor and Delivery in particular. But her decision was sealed when her father, who had been on dialysis for years, passed away in 2002.

"Because I was in the Nursing program here my family looked to me to answer questions about my father's health," says Rose. "I realized that I had to know what all these terms meant."

For the last three semesters Rose has been assisted with scholarships from the Foundation. This semester Rose received the Lloyd H. Haas scholarship established by Jake and Anne Haas in memory of Jake's father. Jake realizes that funding scholarships through the Foundation is a good idea because it plays a unique role in the community. "I look at WCC as a golden egg for the community, a tremendous resource. I've watched the College evolve since 1965 to become a dominant force in educating our workforce," says Haas.

"I want to give back to the community that was so good to me and my family," says Rose.

The Nursing program at WCC is one of the toughest in the state and Rose is working hard to prepare herself for the state certifying exam. Without the support from the Foundation she would never be so close to her educational goal.

"I recently met a man in his 30s who thought it was too late to start his career. I told him that it is never too late and that WCC can help. WCC helps financially and offers classes that can fit into a busy schedule. I told him there's no excuses."

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Our mission is to give hope and support to Washtenaw Community College students through scholarships and other philanthropic support, creating a better educated workforce and a stronger community.
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22nd Annual WCC Foundation Jerry Jernigan Memorial "Drive for Education" Golf Outing
Aug 17 2015
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Last year the golf outing drove a true hole-in-one for our WCC students, raising $92,000! This year we are determined to raise the score! Mark your calendars for August 17, 2015 to participate. Visit the golf outing page for more information.
Mark Your Calendars to Experience the Annual WCC Foundation Women's Council Luncheon
Apr 21 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The 19th annual luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 11:30am. Plan to attend to experience the heartfelt and inspiring stories and hear keynote speaker, Mary Sue Coleman, tell the rest of the story! Visit here to learn more about the luncheon and the work for the Women's Council.
All Had a Cajun Good Time, "Down on the Bayou"!
Feb 7 2015
Morris Lawrence Building
The Annual Mardi Gras Celebration took us "Down on t he Bayou" on February 7, 2015, for a foot stompin’ Cajun good time! View here a recap of this year’s event that raised over $110,000 for WCC students.

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