Class of 2023: Rachel Lucia

Rachel Lucia first enrolled at MWCC in 1994 at the age of twenty-one; a mother of three with little to no family support. She had quit high school after having her first child and was determined to overcome that setback by going to college. Knowing she needed to provide for her family and act as […]

Class of 2023 Graduate Profile: Janelle Racine

At 19 years old, Janelle Racine was struggling in college, with a 1.7 GPA and at risk of losing her financial aid, she dropped out. At the time, she couldn’t see how a college education was going to help her. Instead of continuing her pursuit of a degree in environmental science, she got a temporary […]

MassReconnect – Proposal for Free Community College for Adults 25+

Did you start, but not finish, college? You are not alone, millions of Americans have some college, but no degree. Maybe the college you started at wasn’t a good fit, maybe you started a family before you finished, or maybe life just got in the way. However it happened, MassReconnect could be what you need […]

Commissioner Ortega Visits Early College Students

Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Noe Ortega visited the MWCC Gardner and Leominster campuses on April 5, during which he took the time to meet with a group of early college students to learn more about their experiences. Students from the Pathways Early College Experience and Gateway to College programs were in attendance. The Pathways […]