WSCC publishes 50th anniversary book.

February 25, 2018

Renee Snodgrass (seated) and standing from left: Thom Hawley, Jim Jensen, Ned Nordine, Mike Nagle, and Marty Cupp. Missing from the photo are Tasha Dault and Dr. Rick Plummer.

WSCC publishes 50th anniversary book.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, West Shore Community College has published the history book “West Shore Community College: The First Fifty Years.”

The 128-page hardcover book unravels the history of how the college came into being and has helped shape the educational, economic, social, and cultural landscape of the area. It also chronicles key events and tells the story of the people who shaped and led the college since its beginnings in 1967.

“Building upon the history of the first 50 years, author and alumna Sarah Jensen has captured the special stories and events which reflect the college’s journey from providing access to higher education in our region to our unwavering focus on student success,” said Trustee James Jensen, who chaired the committee which provided direction and oversight for the history book. “This book tells a unique story many people will enjoy because it is the story about all of us and the communities the college serves.”

Author Sarah Jensen spent more than two years on the project that included archival research and interviews with subjects around the country. Jensen earned her associate of arts degree from WSCC in 1975 and her bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Michigan State University. Her career has ranged from administrative work in law and real estate to copywriting and journalism. In 2016, her book, “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things”, a biography on Scottville native and singer/songwriter Maynard Keenan, debuted at #10 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Those who served on the history book committee include college volunteer Marty Cupp, administrative assistant Tasha Dault, Executive Director of College Relations Thomas Hawley, Trustee James Jensen, Professor of History Michael Nagle, community volunteer Ned Nordine, Professor Emeritus Rick Plummer, and Director of Library Services Renee Snodgrass.

Distribution of the limited edition book is underway and may be purchased from the WSCC campus bookstore located in the Schoenherr Campus Center.

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