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Graduate Profile: Gwen Budzinski

Gardner resident Gwen Budzinski is a beacon of resilience, determination, and a testament to the transformative power of education and perseverance. Like many of our graduates, Gwen’s journey involved balancing the roles of a devoted mother, a loving wife, a supportive sister, and a diligent employee. Gwen began her pursuit of an associate degree in […]

Graduate Profile: Paula Morgan

At 61, Paula Morgan, of Holbrook, MA, earned her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree, demonstrating for her family and friends the power of perseverance and a willingness to step outside of one’s comfort zone. She began her higher education journey 42 years prior, however, life had other plans. She married a […]

Making the Journey Together: A Mother and Son’s Shared Academic Milestone

In an inspiring twist of fate, a mother and son duo found themselves graduating together, marking the culmination of their distinct but parallel academic journeys. Their story is one of perseverance, mutual support, and the deepening of an already close bond. The decision for Anne and Nathan Nash to pursue their degrees simultaneously was unplanned. […]

Class of 2024 Graduate Profile: Crys Secino

At Mount Wachusett Community College there are many students whose stories of resilience, transformation, and unwavering determination resonate deeply with anyone who has ever faced adversity and emerged stronger on the other side. Fitchburg resident Crys Secino is one of these students, and her story serves as a beacon of hope for all. Secino’s journey […]

Meet Mercy Aryee

Meet Mercy Aryee, a twenty-nine-year-old computer science major at Mount Wachusett Community College. She began her journey at MWCC in January of 2022 and has since excelled towards her educational goals. She has undergone leadership training as part of the SUCCESS Scholar Mentorship Program and now works to help other students become successful. “I went […]