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Alumni Profiles & Testimonials

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Rosemary Ireni Graduate Profile

Meet Rosemary Ireni

Class of 2022
I can’t thank the MWCC Nursing Department enough, especially all my lecture and clinical instructors. I would like to specifically thank my Medical-Surgical clinical instructor, Cindy Adams, who exemplified the greatest virtues of a consummate nurse. Read Full Testimonial
Adam Gelinas

Meet Adam Gelinas

Computer Information Systems At MWCC I learned all the fundamentals required to succeed in the field of software engineering. The CIS curriculum gives students a broad and solid foundation on which to build.
Gemini Walter Sitting Outside at the MWCC Campus

Meet Gemini Walter

Human Services (Adult Basic Education)
Class of 2017
"I grew up below poverty level and school, education just wasn’t a priority. I dropped out of high school. I had no real formal education, or goals, or ambitions to even go to school. That’s why I came back as a non-traditional student later on in life – to try to put the pieces of my life back together."
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Meet Jose Herrera-Ruiz

Computer Information Systems Graduate “MWCC gave me a solid foundation that I keep building on in all of my classes at UMASS Lowell. It was a smart idea to get my associate’s degree first. It helped me with jobs in the short run so I could get my bachelor’s degree and still work full time.”
Marymar Perez Cruz Human Services Graduate

Meet Marymar Perez Cruz

Human Services
Class of 2017
"The Mount helped me achieve my goals because of the flexibility it offers. Knowing that I have options helped me because of the busy life that I have." Read Full Testimonial
Kaleigh Peterson

Meet Kaleigh Peterson

Class of 2020
"MWCC allowed me to blossom, and see myself as the intelligent and capable woman I am. It alleviated my fears of higher ed and provided me with the chance I needed to change my life."
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Meet Cassie Carlson

Human Services
Class of 2019
Having been out of the Marine Corps for over fifteen years, I didn’t feel like I deserved the help, and quite honestly, I had trust issues. Had I not finally given in, I would not have had all the help I am now getting. I am going to a four-year college because Veterans Services did not give up on me.

Meet Jessica Decker

Class of 2019
Mount Wachusett became my answer to the question ‘what if’? What if I have a support system so amazing that I begin to accomplish things I had previously only dreamed of? Mount Wachusett is that inner voice you hear ever so slightly in your ear at the times you need it most say, “you can do this."
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Meet Charlie Greco

Public Relations
Class of 2019
I found myself being inspired and motivated by students old enough to be my grandchildren and then something unexpected happened along the way; I found myself again; a second chance to make an impact on people.
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Meet Lily Carr

Natural Resources
Class of 2015
"My Natural Resources degree gave me the skills and knowledge to launch my career with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and truly helped me excel. I get to work outside and it is such a joy knowing I got where I am today because of MWCC."
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Meet Kaitlyn Fales

Business Administration
Class of 2018
“Being a part of a community college is a whole body and mind experience - you can’t just come and take classes. I’ve made so many friends that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.” Read Full Testimonial
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Meet Ann Giaquinto Scott

Complementary Healthcare
Class of 2018
"I found the professors to be well educated medical professionals who love to share their knowledge of traditional and complementary therapies. It is their dedication to lifelong learning that inspired me to continue my education and pursue a bachelor's degree."
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Meet Sarah O’Sullivan

Dental Assisting
Class of 2018
“As a graduate from MWCC’s Certificate program for dental assisting, I feel more than prepared in the field. The teachers and staff were incredibly helpful throughout the entire program. Any day I needed help or had a question I was always answered quickly and thoroughly. All of the students are always well taken care of!”
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Meet Elzbieta Solimeno

Dental Assisting "The Dental Assisting program at MWCC offers a hands-on training by faculty in the dental field. The professors are very helpful and knowledgeable, and the clinic is beautiful. If you enjoy helping people, wanting to make a difference in patients’ oral health and working in a professional environment then I really recommend Dental Assisting program at MWCC."
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Meet Michael Young

Complementary Healthcare
Class of 2018
“I have had a chance to update and polish my skill set, to study with inspiring teachers, and to share in class with students who treated me with respect and appreciation.”
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Meet Ashley McHugh

Class of 2018
“When I went in for my SMART Start and to fill out my FAFSA, the staff made everything super easy to understand. They were willing to help me every step of the way.”
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Meet Jonathan Blouin

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Class of 2018
“The Gateway to College program offered me the second chance I needed and that little extra push to get my schedule in order.”
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Meet Laura Connolly

Class of 2013
“I grew exponentially as an artist and as a person because of this program. The community of people and discussion time is priceless, validating, and encouraging. Can't say enough about my time here. Thank you MWCC!”
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Meet Alyssa Fishenden

Art & Design
Class of 2012
“I ultimately wanted to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, so I catered each art project to fashion, that way I would have portfolio pieces geared towards my prospective major. You can really use this opportunity to explore and experiment. Make it your own.”
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Meet Kyle Deane

Liberal Arts & Science
Class of 2017
"A huge part of it for me was the tuition break… but also the expectations, like the GPA, were just another driving factor. It was almost like a challenge – a personal challenge to adhere to the guidelines and in that same vein keep your eye on the prize and work towards a dream you have."
Headshot of MWCC Media Arts Student Mackenzie Christensen

Meet Mackenzie Christensen

Media Arts
Class of 2017
"I am currently working towards my bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music Online and would not have been able to do it without the knowledge and skills I learned at MWCC.”
MWCC Student Ricardo Scarello

Meet Ricardo Scarello

Computer Information Systems "Never think that you can’t get the right start to your career at a community college. I was a non-traditional student, going back to college when I was 30 years old, and there was no better place to get the support and confidence that I needed.”
MWCC Student Ricardo Scarello

Meet Ricardo Scarello

Computer Information Systems
Class of 2007
“For those who are battling a disability, MWCC encouraged me and gave me a solid foundation to achieve my educational and career goals. There were times that I felt like giving up, but I kept moving forward and soon I will start a PhD program. It is all up to you.”
Bella Ballin at Graduation

Meet Bella Ballin

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Class of 2016
"This scholarship reminds me that MWCC is a place that I can always return to. It’s a place I hope to return to – to reinvest in the place that invested in me. Thank you so much for seeing the potential in me."
Deborah W. Wright, Principal at St. Bernard's Elementary School in Fitchburg, MA

Meet Deborah W. Wright

“Our school community is delighted with our new website and it is working just as we hoped it would. It is not only highly usable by our own families but it showcases our school for prospective families. It is simply A++! The partnership with MWCC's GID program far exceeded our expectations and provided an excellent opportunity for those students to work with a real client!"
MWCC Liberal Arts Biology Student Jennifer Guerriero at Graduation

Meet Jennifer Guerriero

Liberal Arts
Class of 2017
"I always felt like I fit in. I was very nervous and I put off for a long time going back because I felt that I was much older and that I’d feel silly just going in and there’d be a lot of young students. Once I got to the Mount, it was nothing like that at all."
MWCC Criminal Justice Student Josh Goliber

Meet Josh Goliber

Criminal Justice
Class of 2017
"The Criminal Justice faculty at the Mount does an amazing job, they have an amazing group of people working with them."
MWCC Liberal Arts Graduate - Danielle Waseleski at Graduation

Meet Danielle Waseleski

Liberal Arts
Class of 2017
"It’s so rewarding working for the school, you just learn so much, and I feel like from work-study you just get so much more out of your school."
MWCC Physical Therapist Assistant Student Taryn Holly

Meet Taryn Holly

Physical Therapy Assistant “If you have the opportunity to participate in service learning, don’t hesitate.”
MWCC Honors Program Student Tiffianie LeBlanc

Meet Tiffianie LeBlanc

Media Arts Technology
Class of 2014
"Being in the Honors Program keeps me motivated to do well. I find it rather exciting to be part of a group that works hard."
MWCC Nursing Student Elizabeth Brown

Meet Elizabeth Brown

Class of 2017
"I’ve always been caring so I thought majoring in nursing would be a great idea. I just love taking care of people and the medical field as well – anything illnesses or medicine has always been interesting."
Denise Gosselin

Meet Denise Gosselin

Criminal Justice “Going to the Mount was a tradition in my family. The year I graduated, my father graduated with his degree in nursing. MWCC made so much possible for me.”
MWCC Physical Therapy Assistant Student Entela Roba

Meet Entela Roba

Physical Therapist Assistant
Class of 2010
"I feel comfortable and well prepared with what I learned at the Mount, and I’m proud to say that I graduated from this program."
MWCC Liberal Arts Pharmacy Student Sarah Raulston

Meet Sarah Raulston

Class of 2015
"I knew I wanted to go to pharmacy school, so I wanted to get a head start. I think it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. "
MWCC Health Information Management Student Linda Coyne

Meet Linda Coyne

Health Information Management
Class of 2016
“When I heard about the Health Information Management program, I knew it would bridge my knowledge of computers with my interest in healthcare."
MWCC Business Student Alan Argollo

Meet Alan Argollo

Business Administration
Class of 2016
"The MWCC Business program prepared me to transfer for my bachelor’s degree and become the successful business owner I am today."
MWCC Student Emily Lapinskas

Meet Emily Lapinskas

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Class of 2015
"Beginning at MWCC saved me a huge amount of money and all of my credits transferred. The Mount provided a good foundation for me to build upon."
MWCC Early Childhood Education Student Maria Paulino

Meet Maria Paulino

Early Childhood Education
Class of 1999
“Everyone was so supportive at the Mount, from my first day filling out an application and financial aid forms. And the professors were always there for me. I felt so at home.”
MWCC Transfer Student to Mt. Holyoke - Lisa Burns

Meet Lisa Burns

Business Administration
Class of 2015
“Many people at Mount Wachusett and now at Mount Holyoke have faith in me as a student, which is inspiring me to strive for even more. I can’t describe the feelings I had when I read my acceptance letter. ”
Savannah Cooke

Meet Savannah Cooke

Biotechnology/ Biomanufacturing
Class of 2015
"MWCC was affordable, not intimidating like other colleges can be, and it can help you decide where you really want to go in life."

Meet Yasmine Kanaan

Business Administration
Class of 2015
"I have gone from a lost young adult with no goals and no identity, to a student with a high GPA, an associate’s degree in business that I was able to complete in one year, and an acceptance to the University of Massachusetts."
Fitness and Wellness Member, Karen Skelly

Meet Karen Skelly

"Because the Fitness Center offers so many different fitness classes, machines and lots of other fun things to do, like the pool, racquetball and so much more, I am able to mix up my routine and keep it fun."
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Meet Rachel Vargeletis

Human Services
Class of 2017
"My experience with Pathways has been nothing but amazing. It really has transformed my life completely. I think about if I hadn’t entered Pathways, where I’d be right now, and it is literally a different life I’d be living."

Meet Austin Seppala

Business Administration
Class of 2010
I think it goes without saying that the Mount is a supportive place. There is not a person on staff that I didn’t feel comfortable with.
Graphic Designer, Akasha Hodge Working at His Computer

Meet Akasha Hodge

Computer Graphic Design
Class of 2006
I think that’s why the program is so successful. You have professors who have had real life experience and always really want their students to succeed. I’m an example of that. I’m a product of that and I’m forever grateful to the Mount.

Meet Kyna Bell

Paralegal Studies
Class of 2014
“My future goals are to become a lawyer and eventually a judge. Without CCAMPIS, I would never have been able to effectively balance work and my son.”