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Brewer Center Releases Kindness Calendar

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Brewer Center has released a Kindness Calendar for March that gives suggestions of small ways people can have a positive impact on other’s lives. “We had such a great success with our Do One Thing campaign that we wanted to keep the momentum going. This calendar is a way for students, faculty and […]

MWCC Holds “Thoughts and Prayers” are Not Enough: A Dialogue on Mass Shootings

Mount Wachusett Community College held a discussion on school safety in the wake of the country’s most recent mass shooting. “Regardless of where any of us stand on the many issues that surround the mass shootings that have become so prevalent in recent years, these events put many of us in a place of deep […]

Bystander Training Bolsters Students, Community at MWCC

At a recent bystander training, over 30 students were educated on how they can make a positive impact on their community by being observant of and compassionate to fellow students. The training is designed to make MWCC’s campuses stronger and safer, said Jason Zelesky. Most problematic behaviors that happen on college campuses involve bystanders, or […]

Tea Time Speaker Series Presents: A Panel on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will celebrate Black History Month with a luncheon and a panel discussion on African American Leadership in North Central Massachusetts on Monday, Feb. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. “Please join us as we celebrate the leadership of African Americans in North Central Massachusetts,” said Sharmese Gunn […]

MWCC Coat Drive Collects Over 100 Articles of Clothing for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College faculty and staff collected over 100 articles of winter clothing for students during a recent on-campus coat drive. “We have a lot of students who struggle with meeting basic needs, which is why we have a food pantry. When winter came in, people around campus were having conversations about how some […]

MWCC Celebrates Small Gestures with Do One Thing Campaign

Small acts of kindness and generosity were celebrated during the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign that recently concluded at Mount Wachusett Community College. “People don’t have to do anything big… this is literally something as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at someone,” said Director of the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center […]

MWCC Toy Drive Assists 60 Families

The third annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to more than 60 families this week. The toy drive was hosted by MWCC’s Parent Support Group that collected donations during December from faculty, staff, and students. The gently used or new toys, books, […]

Winterfest raises over $4,000 to benefit the College’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,091 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and other small daily expenses. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket and wreath raffles and a wide variety of hand […]

Legislators Donate to MWCC Food Pantry

The North Central region’s legislative delegation donated $300 to Mount Wachusett Community College’s on-campus food pantry Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We were talking about the issue of hunger and it was Rep. Higgins out of Leominster who suggested this was something we could do together,” said State Rep. Jon Zlotnik. “This entire delegation […]

MWCC Panelists Discuss First Generation Student Experience

Mount Wachusett Community College students, faculty and staff who were the first among their families to have gone to college shared their experiences at a panel in honor of National First Generation College Students Day at MWCC’s Gardner campus. Seven panelists shared their experiences and give tips to a crowd of current students last week. […]