39 Nursing Students Pinned During Year-End Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing students from 25 communities were welcomed into the nursing profession during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “The pinning ceremony is always my favorite,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told a theater full of friends and family […]

MWCC Foundation Awarded $180K in Scholarships in Fall Semester

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation awarded $182,108.10 in scholarships in the fall semester of the 2018 – 2019 school year, meeting student needs and allowing them to further their education at MWCC. “We are the last hope for some of our students. They have no one else to lean on,” said Carla Zottoli, MWCC’s […]

Hillary Newsome Foundation Donates 400 Pounds of Food to MWCC Food Pantry

Members of the Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome Foundation donated 400 pounds of food, which was gathered during a Leominster food drive, to the Mount Wachusett Community College Food for Thought Pantry on Friday. The donations were made in honor of MWCC alumna Hillary Newsome who passed away last year. The food was gathered during a […]

MWCC Business Students Present a Marketing Plan to Benefit Clear Path NE Veterans’ Center

It’s an MWCC tradition. The week before the fall semester ends, Professor Emeritus John Reilly’s Strategic Management Capstone class presents a marketing plan for a local nonprofit organization. This year, six students dressed in business attire, gathered at the MWCC Leominster campus to give their ideas to one of the area’s newest nonprofits, Clear Path […]

Winterfest raises $4,410 to benefit MWCC’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,410.85 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other small expenses that can be a barrier to attending school. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket […]

Freshman Corbin Grubb Wins Math Prize at MWCC

Freshman Calculus student Corbin Grubb achieved the highest score out of all MWCC participants on a math test sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC).  The optional test was part of the AMATYC’s national competition for community college students. Corbin received a $100 prize for his performance from the MWCC Foundation. […]

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MWCC Nursing Students Volunteer 1,528 Hours

Forty Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing students recently completed 1,528 volunteer hours as part of their semester-long Service Learning Projects with area nonprofits. “These projects are a win-win with our students getting experience out in the field while assisting area nonprofits,” said Shelley Errington Nicholson, the Director of the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and […]

MWCC Winter Coat Drive Distributes Warmth to Students

The winter chill is here, but over 100 winter coat drive items will help keep Mount Wachusett Community College students warm. The free items have been donated by caring faculty, staff, students and community members for MWCC student. The free items include winter jackets, dress jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, and boots for students in need. […]

Panel Talks Peace and Hope at MWCC

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a panel exploring different perspectives on war, peace, prayer and growth at the Hope and Moving Forward symposium on November 28. The symposium guests shared their perspectives with a crowd of college students and community members. The wide-ranging discussion explored the current state of the world, the importance of finding […]

MWCC Staff Raising Student Loan Funds with Holiday Basket Raffle

Mount Wachusett Community College’s staff will be holding the annual Winterfest gift basket and wreath raffle on December 5 and 6 to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other daily expenses. Winterfest will be held at the college’s Gardner campus from 9 […]