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Robin Baessler, a Fall 2006 recipient of the Collector's Foundation scholarship, is ambitiously pursuing an Associate's degree in Automotive Service, Automotive Body Refinishing, and Custom, Cars & Concepts. Once complete, he will transfer to a four-year university to finish a degree in engineering.

Robin grew up in Farmington Hills and has been commuting to WCC. He knew since high school that he wanted to work with cars in some way, and WCC's excellent reputation for outstanding automotive programs drew him here immediately. He is most interested in vehicle dynamics — that is, working out the bugs in cars that are in development.

Through experiences such as customizing a Ford 500 GTR and visiting the local Ford proving grounds, Robin's eyes have been opened to the fact that automotive engineering doesn't mean being stuck behind a desk. "It's an exciting field," he says. Because Robin's schedule is packed as he tries to finish all his programs in a timely manner, he doesn't have time to work. This has made receiving a scholarship especially helpful.

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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.
Approved by Board of Directors March 9, 2010
Thank You for Visiting the Island With Us!
Feb 12 2014
Morris Lawrence Building
This year's Mardi Gras helped raise more than $100,000 for WCC students. Thanks to all who came out in the snow and slush to enjoy our island warmth. Stay tuned for photos which we will post soon!
Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Feb 11 2014
The Foundation has received several inquiries about how to make a contribution to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. For online gifts, visit the Make a Gift link at the top left of this page. Be sure to note in the "gift designation" box that the gift should be applied to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. Read more on Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Aug 30 2013
We are thrilled to welcome the following sharp and engaging community members to the WCC Foundation board: Stefanie Carter, Kris Good, Jeff Patton, John Petz, and Laurie Wadhams. We are also sad to bid farewell to the following outgoing board members (and we're forever indebted to their service!): Mike Galea, Rene Greff, Carey Jernigan, Soni Mithani, and Maria Thompson.

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