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2014

  • Dec. 3: MWCC’s Biotech Programs Receive Gold Industry Rating; Massachusetts Community Colleges & Vocational/Technical High Schools Create Transfer Pipelines; MWCC Students Encouraged to Think Past the Stigma of Mental Illness; MWCC, Fitchburg High, Team up for MA College Application Celebration; MWCC, Enterprise Bank, Prepare Nonprofits for Generational Transfer of Leadership; MWCC Research Analyst Completes Association of Institutional Research Academy; Hunger Banquet Offers Students First-Hand Glimpse into World Poverty; Paintings by MWCC Alumnus on Display in East Wing Gallery; Theatre at the Mount to Stage Sensory-Friendly Performance of “Annie;”Theatre at the Mount Announces Full Slate of Plays for 2015 Season
  • Nov. 18: MWCC Joins Keene State College to Lead AASCU’s National Economic Inequality Initiative; MWCC Again Featured in “Best for Vets” List; MWCC Business Plan Competition for Regional Entrepreneurs; MWCC, Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation Provide Early College Experience; MWCC Nursing Students Receive Hands-On Training through Disaster Simulation; MWCC to Offer Two-Week Program for Prospective Quality Professionals; Vietnam Veterans Support Scholarships for MWCC Student Veterans; MWCC Represented at College Pathways Panel in Boston; MWCC Humanities Project Lecture on Thoreau and Nonviolence; “One Day at a Time:” MWCC to Promote Suicide Awareness in Safe Environment
  • Nov. 5: A Veterans Day Message from President Asquino; MWCC Prepares for New STEM Building and Haley Center Renovations; MWCC Business Plan Competition for Regional Entrepreneurs; MWCC & FHS Receive MassINC Gateway Cities Innovation Award; MWCC in MA DHE’s 2014 Vision Project Report; Visiting High School Math Students Encourage to Invest in Their Future; United Way Youth Venture Fall Kickoff; MWCC Collects 10 NCMPR Awards for Excellence in Communications; MWCC Humanities Project: Thoreau’s Modern Connection to Student Debt
  • Oct. 21: MWCC Student Presents at DHE Go Public event; Delegation of Nepalese College Administrators Visit MWCC; Hike for the Humanities Fundraiser at Wachusett Mountain; MWCC Student Leader Honored for Enthusiasm & Dedication; Presentation for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month; Humanities Project continues with book discussion and performance
  • Oct. 7: Manufacturing Week at Devens Campus; Massachusetts Community Colleges Awarded $20 Million TAACCCT IV Grant; MWCC Humanities Project Continues in Community, on Campus; In Thoreau’s Footsteps: MWCC Humanities Project Fundraiser; Sintatra at the Mount
  • Sept. 23: MWCC Continues Standing as Military-Friendly School; Phillip Stan Appointed Student Trustee; United Way Day of Caring; Theatre at the Mount Presents Les Miserables
  • Sept. 10: A Message from President Asquino; Transformative Academic Year Begins; Thoroughly Thoreau: MWCC Humanities Project Begins with a Series of Events; MWCC Foundation Supports Innovation in the Classroom; MWCC Mathematics Professor Selected as AMATYC Project ACCCESS Fellow; Art Students Lend Talents to Johnny Appleseed Trail Association Project
  • Aug. 19: MWCC’s Annual Economic Impact on Region, State, Tops $207 Million; MWCC Awarded $75,000 Grant to Support Student Scholarships; MWCC Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Memory of Colleague; MWCC Featured in New Video Showcasing Best Practices in Regional Partnerships; UBMS Marks 50th TRIO Anniversary; Summer UP Completes 10th Successful Year; Nursing Program Celebrates Four Decades with Alumni Reunion
  • June 26: MWCC Announces New Programs for Fall; NEH Summer Academy: Walden; MWCC’s Dental Programs Relocate to New Quarters; Liane Jablonski Recognized with MCO course of Distinction Award; MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW; Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope Symposium; Greater Gardner Relay for Life
  • May 28: MWCC’s 49th Commencement; Nurse Pinning Ceremony; Dental Programs Pinning Ceremony; Gateway and Pathways Graduation; Evening of Excellence; Poverty at Home Symposium
  • May 13: Chevenee Reavis Named 2014 Alumna of the Year; Charles A. Gelinas, Sr. Recipient of 2014 Service Above Self Award; MWCC Student Leader Kathy Matson, Associate Dean Greg Clement, Recognized During DHE’s 4th Annual 29 Who Shine Awards Ceremony; MWCC Announces 2014 Summer Business Luncheon Series; Employees Recognized During Annual Service Awards Ceremony
  • April 29: Student Leader Kathleen A. Matson Selected to Receive DHE’s 29 Who Shine Award; PTK Students Feted During State House Ceremony; PTK Project Graduation Benefits Local Charitable Organizations; Ukulele Union of Boston Presents Fourth Annual Ukulele Melee
  • April 15: Author and Advocate Kevin Hines Delivers Keynote Address During Mental Health Awareness Conference; MWCC, Greater Gardner Community, Honor Sen. Stephen Brewer; STEM Starter Academy Sampler Kicks Off Summer Program; Robinson Broadhurst Scholars Earning Dual Diplomas; Accelerated Training in Advanced Manufacturing; MWCC Shares Best Practices During Teaching, Learning & Student Development Conference; Job Fair 2014 Draws 300 Students and Visitors
  • March 26: UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address; Student Leader Kathy Matson Receives 2014 Newman Civic Fellow Award; MWCC Hosts Naturalization Ceremony; MWCC Mentors Honored During Annual Women’s Appreciation Day; Information Session Scheduled on New Health Information Management Degree; Pathways Early College Innovation School Accepting Applications for Fall 2014; Job Fair 2014
  • March 11: Gov. Patrick Announces $500,000 STEM Grant to MWCC; HED Secretary Bialecki Tours MWCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center; Free Adult Basic Education Courses Available to Prepare for New HiSET Exam; The Indian Hill Big Band Will Present a Free Jazz Concert at MWCC
  • Feb. 25: MWCC Employees Raise $66,573 for Charitable Giving; Author and Mental Health Advocate Kevin Hines to Deliver Keynote at Mental Health Awareness Conference; Associate Dean Greg Clement Receives National Student Government Advisor Award; Gateway to College Students Recognized at Achievers Dinner; MWCC Access and Transition Programs Featured at Annual Summer Food Service Event; MWCC Teams up with SALT to Provide Financial Tips to Students and Alumni
  • Feb. 12: Leadership Team Appointed to Oversee $15.9 Million TAACCCT Initiative; MWCC Receives CASE Excellence Award for 50th Anniversary Celebration; Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Scholarship Winners Announced; Octogenarian Lorraine Wickman on Life: The Best is Yet to Come; Artwork of Rob Roy and Studio Four Potters on Exhibit in the East Wing Gallery; MWCC Hosting FAFSA Day
  • Jan. 21: A Message from President Asquino; Education and Veterans’ Services Secretaries Salute MWCC’s Veterans Success Center; Accelerated Training in Advanced Manufacturing; Theatre at the Mount’s Survivor Benefit a Hit; MWCC Alumni Launch Professional Development Series; MWCC hosts First Statewide Gathering of Gateway to College Professionals

2013

  • Dec. 19:  Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of Practical Nursing Graduates; MWCC and Leominster High School Partner for Student Success in College Math; Jon Wyman Appointed Associate VP of Facilities Management; Performing Arts Showcase Highlights Campus Talent; MWCC named to Military Advanced Education 2014 Guide for Veterans; Local Celebrities to Perform in “Survivor the Musical to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
  • Dec. 3:  MWCC Welcomes New Dean of Students Jason Zelesky; Natural Resources Student Spends Semester at Sea; MWCC Receives STEM Grant from Complete College America; MWCC Featured at Mass. STEM Summit; Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Alumni Reunion
  • Nov. 20:  MWCC Showcased at DHE Go Public Event; MWCC Receives Continued Recognition by Military Times as Best for Vets; Area Legislators Wish MWCC a Happy 50th Anniversary; Peace Pole Dedication Concludes 50th Anniversary Celebration, Marks Start of Next Half Century; MWCC Student Competing in Miss Massachusetts Teen USA Pageant; Theatre at the Mount Announces 2014 Season
  • Nov. 5: Civic Engagement Key Focus at State BHE Meeting; MEOA Event Focuses on STEM and Dual Enrollment; MWCC Receives 3 NCMPR Awards for Communications Excellence; United Way Youth Venture 2013 Fall Kick-off; The Mount Players to Debut with Wilder’s “The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden”
  • Oct. 21: 50th Anniversary Events Net $120,000 for Student Scholarships; MWCC Announces New Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center; MWCC Receives CCAMPIS Grant to Provide Childcare Stipends to Students; First Release from MWCC’s Newest Recording Studio
  • Sept. 30: A Message from President Asquino; MWCC Selected to Oversee $15.9 Million, Multi-state TAACCCT Grant; MWCC Receives Continued Recognition as a Top Military Friendly School; MWCC Student Kathy Matson Appointed to State Board of Higher Education; MWCC’s 50th Anniversary Continues with Alumni Art Exhibit and 1960s-themed Theatre Performance; United Way Day of Caring at MWCC
  • Aug. 20:  MWCC Awarded $500,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; Jillian Johnson Appointed New Student Trustee; MWCC Supports Obama Administration’s 8 Keys for Veteran Success; MWCC Offering Accelerated Training in Medical Device Manufacturing; MWCC Foundation Continues STEM Support for Leominster Schools
  • July 9: MWCC Awarded $50,000 Grant to Support Student Scholarship Program; Lea Ann Scales Appointed VP of Access, Transition and Development; MWCC Professor Reed Hillman Receives Massachusetts Colleges Online COD Award; MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center Hosting 5K and Fun Run; Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Comes to Theatre at the Mount
  • June 12: Pathways and Gateway Graduation; Sharyn Rice Honored at Farewell Gathering After 25 Years; MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements; MWCC Receives $640,000 National Science Foundation Grant; MWCC and Heywood Hospital Receive State Rapid Response Funding; James D. Murphy Art Exhibit and Reception at MWCC; Computer Graphic Design Club Raises $2,045 for The One Fund Boston; 20th Annual Greater Gardner Relay For Life; MWCC Offering Six-Week Career Preparation Program at Devens Campus
  • May 21: MWCC Graduates Urged to Act on their Dreams; Student Achievements Celebrated During 40th Annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony; MWCC Students Inducted Into Honor Societies; Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW
  • May 15: Christopher P. Brown 2013 Alumnus of the Year; MWCC Honors Outstanding Students with an Evening of Excellence; MWCC Foundation Honors Patrick L. Muldoon as 2013 Citizen of the Year; Dental Hygiene and First Dental Assisting Graduates Honored During Pinning Ceremony; MWCC Student Trustee Christine L. Eck Receives 29 Who Shine Award; MWCC PTK Leaders Feted at State House Ceremony; James D. Murphy Retrospective in East Wing Gallery; MWCC Announces Summer Business Luncheon Series; Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC Criminal Justice Student Interns; Employees Recognized During 2013 Service Awards Celebration
  • Apr. 30: MWCC Foundation Names Patrick L. Muldoon 2013 Citizen of the Year; Raymond LaFond to be Recognized with 2013 Service Above Self Award; Joana Dos Santos Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees; MWCC and Elms College Establish New Transfer Agreements; Three MWCC Employees Receive Prestigious Rotary Club Recognition; Tributes to Veterans; My Alternative Spring Break with MTV and the United Way; Phi Theta Kappa Gears Up for 10th Annual Project Graduation; Free College Day Draws Learners of All Ages
  • Mar. 25: Media Executive & MWCC Alumnus Bob Regan to Return as Commencement Speaker; MWCC Hosting Free College Day for the Community on April 13; MWCC Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; MWCC Vice President Receives National Communications Award; American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall Coming to MWCC; MWCC Celebrates Women’s History Month
  • Feb. 26: Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition; Renowned Environmentalist Marion Stoddart to Speak at MWCC; Neo-Celtic Artist Kellianna to Perform Free Concert at MWCC; MWCC Sponsoring Free Art Collaborative Workshops for High School Teachers
  • Feb. 13: MWCC Hosts Naturalization Ceremony; MWCC Employees Collectively Donate $62,778 for United Way; COMECC; MWCC Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration; “Purification” Exhibition of Traditional & Contemporary Work by MWCC’s Thomas Matsuda
  • Jan. 23: A Message from President Daniel M. Asquino; MWCC Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2013; Carla DeFosse Appointed Executive Director of MWCC Foundation; MWCC Trustee Scott Howard Reappointed to Board; Access and Transition Alumni Share College Experiences; MART Bus Route Between MWCC and Athol/Orange Region Expanded; Fitness & Wellness Center Hosts Healthy Bake-off

2012

  • Dec. 19: MWCC Receives Continued Accreditation from NEASC; Economic Development Secretary Tours Collaborative Training Site; Survey Shows Area Businesses Cautiously Optimistic for 2013; Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of Practical Nursing Class; Outgoing Trustees Recognized; Tributes for Newtown; Student Performing Arts Showcase Features Dance, Acting & Voice; 7th Grade Talent Search Participants Attend Leadership Conference at MWCC; New Community Projects Launched by United Way Youth Venture NCM
  • Dec. 4: Governor Patrick Hosts Community College Meeting; MWCC Launches Online News Center; Phi Theta Kappa Donates Project Graduation Funds to HOPE; Green Street Café, Fitness Center & Student Clubs Share During the Season of Giving; Recent Works by Local Artists on Display in East Wing Gallery; The Green Society Hosts Presentation on State’s Beetle Battle
  • Nov. 20: MWCC Dental Hygiene Student Crowned Miss Mass. USA; MWCC Joins DHE and Regional Institutions for Go Public! Event; MWCC Seeks Comments for 2015-2018 Strategic Plan; MWCC Salutes its Veterans and Supports Local Initiatives; SGA Thanksgiving Food Drive Fills Tables for the Holiday; Theatre at the Mount Announces 2013 Season
  • Nov. 5: MWCC Participating in State DHE ‘Go Public’ Event; Four Chambers of Commerce Partnering with MWCC on Business Trends Survey; Lunch with a Hero Links MWCC Student Veterans with Civilians on Campus; Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice Receives An Outstanding Women in Business Award; MWCC Tutor Philip DeCharles Receives Excellence in eTutoring Award; Joyce Conlon’s “Camouflage” Exhibit on Display in East Wing Gallery
  • Oct. 23: Tina Sbrega Appointed Chair of MWCC Board of Trustees; Mark Shirman Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees; MWCC Foundation Honors Martin F. Connors, Jr. as 2012 Citizen of the Year; MWCC and the SHINE Initiative Host Mental Health Conference; MWCC Joins QCC and Fitchburg State on Manufacturing Partnership; VP Robin A. Duncan Receives NCMPR Communicator of the Year Award; Assistant Dean Gregory Clement Receives CCSLA Founder’s Award; AAC&U Official Visits Quality Collaborative Project Team; 2012 Fall Kick Off Event: 10 Years of United Way Youth Venture in North Central Mass; MWCC Nursing Student Wins Car; MWCC Participates in Massachusetts 2012 STEM Summit
  • Oct. 10: Governor Patrick Announces $37.9 Million Investment in MWCC for New Science and Technology Building; Governor Patrick Announces $4 Million for Community Colleges; Tom Clay Joins MWCC Board of Trustees; MWCC Expanding Dual Enrollment Opportunities; MWCC Partners with Public and Private Institutions on New Transfer Agreements; MWCC Partners on Industrial Skills Training and Assessment; MWCC Director Appointed to National Civic Engagement Board; Veterans Success Center’s Leader Receives Unsung Hero Award; Fitness Center Sponsors First 5K; German Students Visit MWCC as Part of Whirlwind Tour
  • Sept. 24: MWCC Named Top Military Friendly College; MWCC 9/11 Remembrance; MWCC’s Federal TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science Grant Renewed; Alumnae Return for Art Exhibit; Theatre at the Mount Recognized by New England Theatre Conference; MWCC Hosts NEACAC College Fair
  • Sept 10: MWCC Welcomes New Dean, Faculty and Staff Members; New and Returning Students Welcomed as New Academic Year Begins; President Asquino Joins NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum; MWCC Hosting Events in Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • August 28: MWCC Foundation Names Martin F. Connors, Jr. Citizen of the Year; MWCC Launches Career Coach to Assist Students & Job Seekers; Fire Science Program’s Live-in Component Giving Students a Competitive Edge; Broadcasting & Electronic Media Students Team Up with Local Drummer; Record Number of Students Participate in 8th Annual Summer Leadership Camp; MWCC Foundation Golf Tournament Nets $55,000 for Student Scholarships; Summer Dual Enrollment Courses Offer Taste of College Life; MWCC Offering Leadership Training Seminar Series for Executives & Professionals
  • July 24: Christine Eck Appointed Student Trustee; MWCC and Rivier University Establish New Transfer Agreements; Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized for Providing Internship Opportunities; MWCC’s Summer UP Program Enters 8th Year; Theatre at the Mount Nominated for 18 DASH Awards
  • June 25: Pathways, Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone; MWCC Receives CASE Gold Circle of Excellence Award for Turbine Communications; MWCC Instructor Receives Massachusetts Colleges Online Award; MWCC Professor’s “Strength of Heart” Inspires Others on Healing Journey; Mural Honoring Veterans Graces MWCC’s Veterans Success Center; MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center Hosting Three Events
  • May 22: MWCC Graduates Encouraged to Remain Committed to Serving Others; MWCC Recognizes Outstanding Students During Evening of Excellence Ceremony; MWCC Student Leaders Feted at State House Ceremonies; Largest Nursing Class in MWCC History Recognized During Traditional Pinning Ceremony; Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of Dental Hygiene Graduates; Visions and Rx Programs Celebrate Student Success; MWCC Students Named to 2012 Who’s Who List; Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of North Quabbin Entrepreneurship Center; Social Media Marketing the Focus of Summer Business Luncheon Training Series at MWCC
  • May 9: Student Trustee Caroline Horvitz Selected for DHE’s ’29 Who Shine’ Award; Retired Professor Joseph Baldyga Donates $13,000 to Create Three New Scholarships; U.S. Representatives Olver & Tsongas Visit MWCC for Forum on Student Loans; Flash Mob Kicks Off Admitted Student Day; Student Success Celebrated During Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony; MWCC Student Wins National Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship; Computer Graphic Design Exhibit Showcases Student Talent; Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW; Psychology Students Present Mental Health Awareness Day; Employees Recognized During 2012 Service Awards Celebration; Global Challenges Focus of What’s Next Speaker Series; Social Media Marketing the Focus of Summer Business Luncheon Training Series at MWCC
  • April 24: MWCC Selected to Participate in National Collaborative Focused on Civic Learning; MWCC Recognizes Douglas A. Starrett with 2012 Service Above Self Award; Renowned Activist Gloria Steinem Visits MWCC for HOPE Benefit; MWCC Hosts Department of Higher Education Conference; Simonds International Focus of MWCC Business Capstone Course; Honors Program Presents “Perspectives on Social Computing”; Garrison Center at MWCC Celebrates Week of the Young Child; MWCC Presents “What’s Next” Speaker Series on Global Issues; MWCC Announces Winners of 30th Annual Regional Exhibition of High School Art
  • April 9: MWCC Names Alfred E. LeBlanc Alumnus of the Year; MWCC Hailed for Climate Support in ACUPCC’s “Celebrating Sustainability” Series; Congressman McGovern Visits MWCC; Mount Wachusett’s MCAS Pathways Program Key to Success for Leominster Student; PTK Expands Project Graduation; MWCC Students Attend DHE’s 11th Annual Student Leadership Conference; Area Companies Offer Opportunities at MWCC’s Job Fair 2012; MWCC Instructor Publishes Book, “Show Don’t Tell: A Guide to Purpose Driven Speech”; MWCC Mountain Lion Team Places in Boys and Girls Club Spelling Bee
  • March 27: MWCC to Welcome NEASC Team; State Officials and Legislators Convene Roundtable on Veterans in Higher Education; MWCC & Fitchburg State University Receive Lumina Grant; At One-Year Anniversary, Turbines Producing 100% of MWCC’s Electricity; “Catch the Wind at MWCC” Communications Project Wins Top National Award; Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Visits MWCC; MWCC Employees Reach Historic Level in Giving for COMECC and United Way; MWCC Named to National President’s Honor Roll; MWCC Participates in 5th Annual Alternative Spring Break; Women’s History Month Continues at MWCC; MWCC Recognizes “Enough is Enough” Week
  • March 13: Senator Brewer to Deliver Commencement Address; Legislators, State Officials, to Convene Roundtable on Veterans in Higher Education; MWCC Lauded as National Leader in Fire Science Education During Summit; Board of Higher Education Focuses on Civic Engagement, Commends MWCC as Model Institution; MWCC Students Attend First Collaborative Public Higher Education Advocacy Day; MWCC Fitness and Wellness Center Raises $10,115 for American Cancer Society; Renowned Author and Activist Gloria Steinem to Speak at MWCC to Benefit HOPE; MWCC Celebrates Women’s History Month; MWCC Hosts United Way Youth Venture Event
  • February 27: MWCC Receives Funding for New Science and Technology Building Study and Design; Math Anxiety Addressed During Campus Presentation; Assistant Dean Published in National Higher Education Magazine; AmeriCorps Job Ready Program Accepting Applications; Dental Hygiene Student Wins Top Award; Benefit from New Grant Partnership; MWCC Celebrates Black History Month With Series of Events; Theatre at the Mount Set Designs on Display in East Wing Gallery Exhibit; MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center Raises Funds for American Cancer Society
  • February 13: Governor Patrick, Education Secretary, Visit MWCC; MWCC Opens New Leominster Student Success Center; AmeriCorps Job Ready Members Participate in MLK Day of Service
  • January 31: MWCC Receives $2 Million Donation to Establish Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement; MWCC Launches Redesigned Website; MWCC Opens Entrepreneurship Center in North Quabbin Area; “Her Conviction,” an Exhibit of Works by Artist Susan Montgomery,
    on Display in the East Wing Gallery; MWCC Students Team up to Create 2012 Veterans Calendar; MWCC Hosts Events in Recognition of Black History Month; Theatre at the Mount Opens 2012 Season with “Fiddler on the Roof”

2011

  • December 22: From Classroom to Boardroom: MWCC Business Students Present Findings at SimplexGrinnell; Nursing Students Welcomed into the Profession During Traditional Pinning Ceremony; Broadcasting Student Awarded National Scholarship; Area High School Students Get a Head Start on College Through Dual Enrollment; ESL Program Graduate Prepares for Next Chapter; Artist Returns to MWCC with First Solo Exhibit
  • December 6: MWCC and Assumption College Establish New Transfer Agreement for Human Services Majors; MWCC Students Gaining an Edge in a Competitive Job Market; New MWCC Service Learning Course Benefiting Children at the Boys & Girls Club; ‘A Moment with the Mount’ New Radio Program Airs on WPKZ
  • November 22: MWCC Student Veterans Giving Back to the Community; ormer MWCC Art Student Returns for First Solo Exhibit: “Systems”; MWCC Hosts Democracy Commitment Northeast Regional Meeting; MWCC’s Alpha Beta Gamma Donates to NEADS
  • November 7: MWCC Receives Leading by Example Award; Advanced Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis Seminar to Launch MWCC’s New Corporate Leadership Series; SHINE Initiative Honors President Asquino, VP Rice, for Leadership Roles; Theatre at the Mount Announces 2012 Season
  • October 25: Chemistry Lab Dedicated in Memory of Professor Herman Gelbwasser; MWCC Hosts Student Life Conference; Top Award Presented to Trustee Caroline Horvitz; Area Youths Participate in United Way Youth Venture Fall Kick-off; Recent Works by MWCC Alumna Janet Dupuis on Exhibit in East Wing Gallery
  • October 11: MWCC Launches Second Decade of Civic Engagement; MWCC’s Green Society is Helping Others Live Green, One Water Bottle at a Time; MWCC’s North Central Educational Opportunity Center Awarded TRIO Grant; Recent Works by Alumna Janet Dupuis on Display in the East Wing Gallery
  • September 27: Massachusetts Community Colleges Awarded $20 Million U.S. DOL Grant for Workforce Training; GM Foundation Invests in Future of Autotech Through New Partnership with MWCC; No Pinnacle Too High for MWCC’s New Student Trustee; MWCC Recognized as a Top School for Veterans
  • September 7: Student-Centered Changes Marks Start of New Academic Year at MWCC; MWCC Alumna Carrie Progen Honored on 10th Anniversary of 9/11; 9/11 Commemoration: Honoring the Memory of Those Lost a Decade Ago; MWCC’s Wanda Pothier-Hill Releases Debut Novel; MWCC Announces a Beta Launch of its New Website; In Memoriam: Professor Herman Gelbwasser
  • August 22: MWCC Receives $2.7 Million in Talent Search Grants for College Access Programs; MWCC and Anna Maria College Join Forces on Public Safety Programs; Seventh Annual Leadership Camp Serves Youth, Veterans; Free, Trial Online Course Offered in Advertising
  • July 26: MWCC & GM Launch New Auto Tech Program; MWCC’s Prius Adorned with Energy-Themed, Student-Designed Car Wrap; MWCC Expanding Opportunities in the Dental Field; Summer Fun Through MWCC’s Summer UP!; Academic & Career Opportunities Highlighted at Upcoming Open Houses; Theatre at the Mount Nominated for 15 DASH Awards
  • June 28: Governor Patrick Visits Students in MWCC’s Pathways Innovation School and GEAR UP Program; MWCC Honored with National Climate Leadership Award; MWCC’s ESL Service Learning Group Honors Judge Perez During Year-End Celebration; Computer Graphic Design Club Raises $1,900 for Student Scholarships; Gateway to College Graduation Celebrates Student Success;
  • May 24: MWCC Grads Encouraged to Pursue Their Dreams; MWCC Awards Honorary Degree to Raymond M. LaFontaine; MWCC Honors Outstanding Students During Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony; Largest Nursing Class Recognized During Traditional Pinning Ceremony; Dental Hygiene Graduates Honored During Pinning Ceremony; Students Recognized During Clinical Laboratory Science Pinning Ceremony; MWCC Students Named to Who’s Who List; Rx Program Celebrates Students During First Awards Ceremony; MWCC Receives Environmental Merit Award from United States E.P.A.; MWCC Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Community Service; Student Veterans of America Club at MWCC raises $500 for MVOC
  • May 9: Dedication of MWCC’s Wind Turbines Ushers in New Era of Energy Sustainability; MWCC Announces 2011 Service Above Self Award Recipients; MWCC Student Trustee Among “29 Who Shine” at Massachusetts Colleges and Universities; Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society Inducts New Members; MWCC Students Collectively Perform Over 15,000 Hours of Community Service
  • April 25: Ceremony Set to Dedicate MWCC’s Wind Turbines; MWCC Alumna Benefits from 3 Plus One Partnership with St. Joseph’s College of Maine; MWCC Students Attend Massachusetts Student Leadership Conference; Students Participate in Monument Park Restoration; Computer Graphic Design Exhibit Showcases Student Talent
  • April 11: Denise Kindschi Gosselin & Richard Elmer Named 2011 Alumni of the Year; MWCC Foundation Honors d’Entremonts as 2011 Citizens of the Year; University and Community College Presidents Sign “Finish First” Agreement; Students Record Local Golden Oldies Band for Upcoming Video; Job Fair 2011 Presents Students with Range of Options; MWCC Hosts Video Educators of New England 5th Annual Spring Conference; AmeriCorps Event Features Student Art Showcase at Fitchburg Art Museum; MWCC Receives Pacesetter ECO Award from Massachusetts DOT
  • March 28: Author Ben Coes to Speak at MWCC’s Commencement; MWCC’s Wind Turbines Activated; New Spin on Green: Computer Graphic Design Club Creates School Pride T-Shirt; MWCC Receives North Central Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant
  • March 15: MWCC Establishes Two Healthcare Transfer Agreements with MCPHS and Southern Vermont College; MWCC’s Program Among First Accepted into National Fire Academy’s New FESHE Recognition and Certificate Program; Dental Hygiene Students Attend Lobby Day at the Statehouse
  • March 1: MWCC Receives $100,000 Grant from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; Greg Clement Receives National Diversity Achievement Award; Theatre at the Mount Begins New Year with Awards and Exhibit; Peace Walkers Visit MWCC
  • February 15: Paula and Francis d’Entremont Named 2011 Citizens of the Year; Education Secretary Reville Visits New Pathways Innovation School; Region-Wide Behavioral Health Initiative to Begin with Conference at MWCC; MWCC Opens Veterans Success Center; MWCC Students Among Top Winners at Annual Dental Convention; Panel Debates Relevance of Black History Month in 21st Century
  • February 1: MWCC Alumni Association is Building Bridges; Local Residents Get New Start Through MWCC’s GED Program; MWCC’s New Parent Ambassadors Share Their Perspective With Others; MWCC Celebrates Black History Month; MWCC Students, Faculty, Providing Tax Assistance to Area Residents
  • January 19: MWCC Greets New and Returning Students; GFA Institute for Financial Literacy Launched at MWCC; MWCC and American College of History and Legal Studies Establish Transfer Agreements; MLK Day Brings Volunteers to HOPE

2010

  • December 22: And Then There Were Two; PN Graduates Welcomed Into Nursing Profession; Business Students Prepare Strategic Assessment for Local Credit Union; MWCC Employees Raise $51,698 for 2011 COMECC/United Way; MWCC Honor Societies Launch “Operation Veteran Outreach”; MWCC Hosts Information Security Seminar
  • December 8: One Up, One to Go; Massachusetts Biotechnology Industry Endorses MWCC’s Programs; Art Students Recognized for Mural Project at Cruisers Malt Shoppe; Theatre at the Mount Announces 2011 Season
  • November 24: Turbine Construction Underway; Area High School Students Attend Biotechnology Expo at Devens Campus; Guest Speakers Share Perspectives on High Profile Crime Cases; Theatre at the Mount Announces 2011 Season
  • November 9: MWCC Selected by U.S. Department of Education to Establish Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success; Wind Turbines Ready to be Assembled; Pathways Early College Innovation School to Expand in January; MWCC’s Patriotic Tree Commemorates Long-Serving Employee; Vice President Pati Gregson Receives Award for Leadership in College Readiness; MWCC Receives Eight NCMPR Awards for Communications Excellence; Joseph Stiso Named to National Board for Community College Development Officers
  • October 20: MWCC’s ‘Rainmakers’ Secure $9.2 Million in 30 Days; New Grants Will Enhance Student Success; Division of Access & Transition Awarded $3.6 Million GEAR UP Grant to Expand Fitchburg Program; Candidates in 1st Congressional District to Debate at Gardner Campus
  • October 5: MWCC Awarded Federal Title III Grant to Enhance Student Success; MWCC’s Wind Turbines Arrive; MWCC’s Green Initiatives to be Featured in Documentary; MWCC Hosts Annual NEACAC College Fair; MWCC Showcases “A World of Possibilities” in Gardner’s 225th Anniversary Parade; Student Life Hosts Annual Leadership Retreat; Fitness & Wellness Center Hosts Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce Event
  • September 20: MWCC Anticipating Delivery of Two Wind Turbines; Professor Emeritus Jean Tandy Returns to MWCC with New Exhibit; MWCC Parade Float to Display “A World of Possibilities”; Summer UP Youth Program Benefits from Gardner Ale House Golf Tournament
  • September 8: MWCC Receives $2.9 million in TRIO Grants for Student Services; MWCC Welcomes New & Returning Students; Art Department Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant; Fitness & Wellness Center Updated with New Equipment
  • August 23: Leadership Camp Celebrates 6th Successful Year; MWCC Student Completes Summer Internship at Statehouse; MWCC Named to List of Military Friendly Schools; Community Garden at MWCC Thriving; Child Care Subsidies Available for Eligible Students
  • August 9: College Access & Preparation Programs Help Curb “Summer Slide”; Area Teens Get Jump on College Degrees Through MWCC’s Summer Programs; Campus Authors Pen Prose, Poetry
  • July 26: MWCC and FSC Receive $585,000 AmeriCorps Grant to Address Joblessness in the Region; Community Leaders Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees; Enrollment Underway for New Pathways Early College Innovation School; Theatre at the Mount Nominated for DASH Awards
  • July 12: MWCC and Mahar District Establish Innovation School, PN Graduates Celebrate Achievements, Students Recognized During CAPP Year-End Celebration, MWCC Offering $80,000 in Scholarships for Biotechnology Program
  • June 15: Gateway to College Graduation Celebrates Student Success; Partnership Program Advances Nurses Up Healthcare Career Ladder; President Asquino Receives Enterprise Bank’s Community Service Award; MWCC Instructor Honored as State ‘Unsung Heroine’; MWCC Biology Professor Receives Course of Distinction Award in Distance Education; MWCC Offering $80,000 in Scholarships for Biotechnology Program; Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW; Middle School Students Encouraged to Write On!; 17th Annual Relay for Life Raises Funds, Hope
  • May 24: MWCC’s 45th Commencement Celebrates Success & Honors Sacrifice; James D. Murphy Awarded Honorary Degree; MWCC Graduates Largest Nursing Class; Dental Hygiene Graduates Honored During Pinning Ceremony; Visions Concludes Successful Year with Awards Ceremony; First 3 Plus One Graduate Gets “A Head Start on Life”
  • May 17: MWCC Honors Outstanding Students at Evening of Excellence Celebration; MWCC Students Feted at Statehouse Celebration; MWCC Students Named to 2010 Who’s Who List; Business Students Prepare Strategic Plan for International Company; Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC Criminal Justice Student Interns; MWCC’s Institute for Nonprofit Development Hosts Conference on Sustainability
  • May 11: Teen’s Spring Highlights: Graduate from College, then from High School; Congressman Olver Visits MWCC to Discuss New Legislation Affecting Students; MWCC Students Collectively Perform 12,003 Hours of Community Service; Computer Graphic Design Exhibit Showcases Student Talent; Nursing Students Present Health & Safety Tips to Athol Teens; Psychology Students Present Anxiety Disorders Awareness Day; Employees Recognized During 2010 Service Awards Celebration
  • April 28: MWCC Announces 2010 Service Above Self Award Recipients; Alpha Beta Gamma Induction Ceremony Marks 20th Anniversary at MWCC; MWCC Students Attend Massachusetts Student Leadership Conference; Honors Program Students Present Research at UMass Conference; Week of the Young Child Celebrated; MWCC Welcomes Incoming Freshmen; Art Department Hosts 28th Annual Regional Exhibition of High School Art; MWCC Celebrates Earth Day; Applications Available for The Community Garden at MWCC
  • April 13: American Hero Harold E. Brown, Jr. Named MWCC’s 2010 Alumnus of the Year; Leominster Credit Union Donates $50,000 to MWCC Foundation; MWCC Trustees Mark Hawke and Yvonne Hunter Reappointed to Board
  • March 23: Gardner Native, Entrepreneur Joyce Landry to Deliver 2010 Commencement Address; MWCC’s Institute for Nonprofit Development Re-grants $90,000 to Area Service Organizations; MWCC Students Serve Community During 3rd Annual Alternative Spring Break; CAPP Students Participate in “Skiing to Success” Event at Wachusett Mountain
  • March 8: MWCC Receives National Recognition for Exceptional Community Service; MWCC Students Attend Dental Hygiene Lobby Day at Statehouse; MWCC Hosts Council for Resource Development Training Program; Broadcasting Alumni Return with Tips for Students; MWCC Celebrates Women’s History Month; MWCC Offering FAFSA Workshops
  • February 23: MWCC Climate Action Plan Sets Carbon Neutrality by 2020; Rollstone Bank Donates $25,000 to MWCC; Theatre at the Mount Opens 2010 Season with ‘Curtains’; MWCC Celebrates Black History Month; MWCC Offering FAFSA Workshops
  • February 8: Art Student Survives Haiti Earthquake, Creates Sculpture Depicting Devastation; MWCC, FSC, Co-Host Regional Economic Summit; First ‘Volunteer Fridays’ Event Supports Troops; Theatre at the Mount Opens 2010 Season with “Curtains”; MWCC Celebrates Black History Month; MWCC Offering FAFSA Workshops
  • January 25: MWCC Launches Accelerated Business Degree; CAPP Alumni Share College Insights with Peers; Gateway to College Programs Expanding Nationally; MWCC Students Reach Out to Haiti; MWCC Celebrates Black History Month