West Shore Community College
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|West Shore Community College|
|Motto||Where students come first!|
|Type||Public, 2-year, community college|
|President||Dr. Charles T. Dillon|
|Location||Scottville, Michigan USA Manistee, Michigan USA
West Shore Community College in Scottville, MI, offers curricula to meet the needs of students interested in occupational program, and also for students wishing to transfer to a senior institution.
Dr. John Eaton was the college’s initial president, he served from 1967-1983. He earned his bachelor of arts from the College of Wooster, his master of arts from Michigan State College and, a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Following his retirement in 1983, Eaton and his wife Mary started a consulting business working with faculty and administrative personnel at K-12 schools and community colleges across the United States, including Native American reservation schools.
Dr. William M. Anderson was the college’s second president, he served from 1983-1998. Afterward in 2001, Governor John Engler appointed Anderson the founding director of the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries. Governor Jennifer Granholm reappointed Dr. Anderson to her cabinet in 7 years, to continue to serve as the director of HAL until 2009.
The current president is Dr. Charles T. Dillon, who has served from 1998 until the present.
In 1967 West Shore was established on 365 acres between Ludington and Manistee in Mason County, Michigan, and also has a center in Manistee County, just north of the city of Manistee.
In 2002, 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art science wing was added to the Arts and Sciences Center and West Shore Community opened a 36,000 sq. ft. Ice Arena. In 2006, Manistee County Education Center, a partnership between the college and West Shore Medical Center, opened in Manistee. In 2008, a 38,000 sq. ft. Schoenherr Campus Center opened for students.
The College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. West Shore earns its accreditation by participating in the Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP).
West Shore Community College offers a variety of degree focused programs, one and two year certificates, as well as non-credit course options. Learn more about Academic offerings at West Shore Community College
Partnering with universities to help you meet your educational goals and ensure smooth transfer to your program of choice at Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, and Walsh College. Learn more about WSCC Partnerships
The WSCC Foundation provides financial assistance that benefits the college, its students, and the communities it serves and is building its endowment fund to provide additional scholarships for students desiring to attend the college.
The college campus include the of Schoenherr Campus Center, Technical Center, Arts and Science Center, Recreation Center, Administrative and Conference Building, West Shore Ice Arena, and Manistee County Education Center.
The Schoenherr Campus Center houses the William M. Anderson Library, food court, bookstore, and other services to support students and student learning. The Campus Center library features a contemporary and relaxed setting with computer lab, soft seating areas, and study rooms. The Beans and Bread Cafe provides fresh, high quality foods and a comfortable dining area.
Technical Center houses classrooms and laboratories for the college’s occupational programs.
Arts and Science Center is home to the Center Stage Theater, faculty offices and the Dean of Instruction. The building houses numerous classrooms including biology, chemistry and physics lab, a greenhouse and lecture and conference rooms.
Wellness Center has aerobic circuit weight training and several pieces of cardiovascular equipment. Recreation Center offers non-credit, nominal fee recreation classes from body Shaping and Weight Training for seniors to swim lessons for kids. The Recreation Center has a 25 meter swimming pool and whirlpool, a weight room with free weights and other weight training equipment, one racquet ball court, an arena with six basketball goals, jogging and walking lanes, and areas that can be set up as indoor tennis courts or for volleyball.
West Shore Community Ice Arena provides hockey and open skating opportunities for area citizens. It is designed for year round use, and contains a National Hockey League size ice surface with seating for 320 spectators, pro-shop concession, and skate rental areas. The Ice Arena’s Hockey League is the Manistee High school, the Chippewa’s, and is in a co-op with Mason County Central, Ludington, Hart and Shelby. They have been victorious over Gladwin, Midland Bullock Creek, Grand Rapids, South Christian and Jackson.
In addition to offering instructional programs, the college serves the area with lectures, theater productions, dance and musical performances, art exhibits and other types of entertainment for both student and community members.
Career counseling services are available offering a full range of advising and aptitude testing.
Learning doesn't just take place in the classroom. West Shore students have multiple opportunities to lead, explore, and expand their horizons by participating in events and activities on campus. Learn more about campus life at WSCC.