Beautiful day, beautiful welcome


WCC students line up to get wax molds of their hands and airbrush tattoos at the college’s 13th annual Welcome Day. Photo by Kimberly A. Borecki-Troiano

It was a picture-perfect day and pictures, among other things, were the order of the day at Washtenaw Community College’s 13th annual Welcome Day event at Community Park.

More than a thousand people crowded the campus park on Sept. 15 to sample food, learn about college clubs and organizations and for many, take selfies with WCC President Dr. Rosa B. Bellanca.

Approximately 40 representatives from businesses within the Ann Arbor area were present, including Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Marco’s Pizza and Old Carolina Barbeque.

In the last 10 years, Welcome Day has grown from having only 14 display table attendees to 96 this year. It’s believed that this year’s event drew its highest turnout yet at nearly 2,000 students.

Welcome Day may appear carnival-like with tents, food and music, but its main purpose is to inform students about available programs and services and encourage them to get involved outside of class.

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