Sometimes success just runs in the family. One such family gave us Ari Lopez, a WWCC graduate and largely unsung hero of the local culinary scene.Details
Who? Danielle Swan-Froese, Program Coordinator for the Enology and Viticulture program, and Office Manager for College Cellars. At WWCC since 2009. Most important part of the job? On the instructional side I help students navigate the systems and processes at the college so they can get registered, and then I smooth the way for them…Details
Who? Danielle Coila, Continuing Education Program Specialist, started at WWCC in 2015. Most important part of the job? The most important thing I do is help the community by putting together classes that people need or want. People come to us with ideas for classes they’d like to teach, and we also have a list…Details
Who? Juan Gaytan, WWCC Custodian since 2014 Most important part of the job? Many people assume that a custodial job is not important. It’s kind of an “underground” job, because once everybody leaves the campus, and the offices and classrooms are empty, that’s when our job starts. The most important thing I do is to…Details
If you’re going to spend a year building a house by hand, it helps to know that it was for an exemplary cause. That’s the case with the houses that students in WWCC’s carpentry program build for the Blue Mountain Action Council’s Carrie Ave. project.Details
WWCC 2018 Children’s Theatre presents “Charlotte’s Web”, a beloved classic story by E.B. White. The performance dates are June 27th – June 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the WWCC China Pavilion.Details
Jeff Adams teaches Spanish with visible passion, making light work of memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations. He’s electrifying in the classroom, doing almost anything to impart to his students the beauty of the language and the many cultures that speak it.Details
“Depending on the year, about half of all of the fruit harvested in Washington is influenced in some way by a Walla Walla Community College graduate.” — Tim Donahue, Director of Winemaking.Details
If you are interested in a career in watershed management, engineering, energy systems, or plant & soil science, then please know we have a limited number of scholarships available for new students starting fall quarter 2018.Details
Claudia Castro Luna will join us Wednesday, April 18. Denise Ortiz will lead by welcoming her to her Introduction to Poetry class at 11:30 a.m. to be held in Titus Creek Café.Details
Riding a 29-game win streak, the Walla Walla Warriors shot a scorching hot 52.1 percent from the field to sink a much-larger Umpqua Riverhawks squad 90-74 and win their third Northwest Athletic Conference championship.Details
The women get started at 6pm with North #1 seed Bellevue College Bulldogs taking on South #1 Umpqua Community College Riverhawks, followed by East #4 Seed Big Bend Community College Vikings matching up against East #1 rival Walla Walla Community College Warriors in the nightcap at 8pm.Details
WWCC Theatre Arts presents “Camino Real”, a play by Tennessee Williams, at the China Pavilion.Details
The first international students arrived at WWCC in 1978. In that year Charles Cottingham was the Director of Admissions and Registrar. As he remembers it, “Our college president, Pete Dietrich, wanted to increase diversity at the school, and told me ‘We need to recruit some international students to give our students, who are mostly Caucasian, an idea of another way of life.’”Details
There’s serious business and there’s monkey business. Sometimes the two overlap and intertwine. In 1978 Walla Walla Community College got serious about business, opening its Center for Management Development, then launching the Small Business Management Program in 1979.Details
Basketball players from as far back as the 1995-96 season will gather in the Dietrich Dome Saturday night for an event that Walla Walla Community College officials hope will evolve into an annual alumni weekend. Approximately 30 men and 40-plus women, all of whom played under Warriors coaches Jeff Reinland and Bobbi Hazeltine, are expected…Details
When Walla Walla Community College first opened its doors in 1967, nursing was one of its flagship programs. Marybelle Savage was one of the program’s first instructors. In 1945 she had graduated from Seattle College and gotten her first job teaching at St. Mary’s Hospital in Walla Walla.Details
It may seem like a long leap from solar panels and wind turbines to potato products and aluminum boats, but it’s all within the scope of the Energy Systems Technology program at Walla Walla Community College.Details
Last summer, the college’s enology and viticulture program hired Joel Perez as its new Director of Viticulture. This month he was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers for 2017, an annual award recognizing the most influential members of the wine industry’s next generation.Details
The NEA Foundation has announced that Susan Palmer, Professor of Sociology at Walla Walla Community College, is one of 38 public educators nationwide who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.Details
At Walla Walla Community College’s 1st Annual Celebración de Graduación a small group of Latino and Latina students met to celebrate their upcoming graduation. It was a warm June evening in Washington Park and dinner, dancing, and inspirational speeches were on the program. Brightly colored serapes covered the tables, banners were strung between trees, and spirits were high.Details
WWCC Theatre Arts presents “Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion” by Will Averill. The show will be presented at 7:00 p.m. in the WWCC China Pavilion on June 21st through June 24th. Tickets are sold at the door. $5.00 Adults and $3.00 children.Details
WWCC Theatre Arts presents a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a comedy by William Shakespeare. The performances will be held at the China Pavilion at WWCC at 7:00 p.m. on May 25,26,27, June 1,2,3 and 2:00 p.m. on May 28th.Details
The 9th Annual Return to the River Salmon Festival is coming up!
On May 20th, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and the Water & Environmental Center (WEC) at Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) will be hosting this community event, celebrating the return of salmon to the Walla Walla River Basin.
Kristi Wellington-Baker, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Walla Walla Community College, has been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence…Details
Bottling the end product is usually viewed by the consumer as just a mundane step between art and commerce. But, as Sabrina Lueck, enology instructor for College Cellars at Walla Walla Community College puts it, “Bottling is your last chance to screw things up.”Details
Walla Walla Community College launched its enology and viticulture program more than 15 years ago.Details
Featured speaker for the event is Dr. Stan Herring of the University of Washington, also Seattle Seahawks/Mariners team physician.Details
College Cellars in Walla Walla is turning heads with award-winning student-made wine and generating a new crop of tomorrow’s winemakers in the process
WWCC Children’s Theater presents “Law & Order: Nursery Rhyme Unit” in the China Pavilion June 22nd – June 25th. The cost is $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for children. WWCC students are free! Curtain is at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Fun for the entire family!!
At a special meeting held June 8, the Walla Walla Community College Board of Trustees formalized its selection of Dr. Derek Brandes as the college’s next president with an annual salary of $190,000 and a July 1, 2016 start date. Dr. Brandes was chosen through an extensive search process from an initial pool of 40 candidates.Details
WWCC Theater Arts presents “HONK!”, the musical, based on the story of the Ugly Duckling. It is witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving!! It will be performed at the China Pavilion May 26,27,28, June 2,3,4 at 7:00 p.m and Sunday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m. WWCC students are free. $8.00 Adults $6.00 Seniors/Children Tickets…Details
The AHE is hoping to initiate the conversation with several leading questions about the McCleary decision, and how that impacts the funding for the Community and Technical College system.Details
College Cellars moved to the head of the class at two international competitions last week, but then high marks are quite common for the winemaking program at Walla Walla Community College.Details
WWCC Theater Arts presents “Inherit the Wind” at the China Pavilion.
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Students at Walla Walla Community College can now earn a bachelor of applied science degree in information technology and administrative management (BAS-ITAM) from Central Washington University, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions.Details
Signifying a strong commitment to student success and completion, Walla Walla Community College…Details
The Washington Application for State Financial Aid, or the WASFA, is now available for undocumented students to apply for State Need Grant funds. The application can be accessed on ReadySetGrad.org/WASFA, and students should submit it as soon as possible. Undocumented students are now eligible to receive State Need Grant funds because of the Real Hope…Details