Former CDC director guest speaker at WCC’s National Honor Society induction Friday

ANN ARBOR – Former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. William Foege will speak at this week’s induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Washtenaw Community College (WCC).

The public is invited to tune in virtually at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, to the keynote speaker portion of the event.

A world-renowned epidemiologist, Dr. Foege has been presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and is a Gates Fellow with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Among his notable accomplishments, Dr. Foege led efforts to eradicate smallpox. Read his biography to learn more about his life’s work.

RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 5, to receive event log-in information. For additional information or questions, contact Veronica Capraru at

About Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College (WCC), Ann Arbor, Mich., educates students through a wide range of associate and certificate programs in areas such as health care, business, STEM and advanced transportation and mobility. WCC offers accelerated and online programs and is ranked the number one community college in Michigan, according to WCC is committed to student success, with nearly 70% of students intending to transfer to complete a bachelor degree. The college also works through community, business and union partnerships to develop highly specialized training programs to meet the region’s workforce talent needs.