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Congratulations to our First Paramedic Class

On January 9, 2020, Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed nine new Paramedics to the profession during a pinning ceremony at the Gardner campus. Surrounded by loved ones and supporters, the inaugural class was pinned by Program Director Peter Laitinen, RN, BSN, NRP, who expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him and MWCC by […]

Health Career Opportunity Program Students Awarded $21,000 in Scholarships

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Health Care Opportunity Program (HCOP) has awarded scholarships to 14 students who have completed the unique grant-funded program elements which helped them to discern and plan for a career in a health profession. These students will continue their academic journey in their selected programs of study, utilizing this scholarship […]

Pinning at MWCC honors the newest members of the Nursing Profession

Family and friends gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College on Monday, December 16, as the college celebrated the achievements of the graduating class of nursing students during a nurses pinning ceremony. The pinning ceremony is a long tradition in the nursing field, symbolizing the completion of educational requirements for nurses and welcoming them to the […]

Dean of Student Affairs, Jason Zelesky, Receives Community College Professional Award

We are pleased to announce the recognition of Jason Zelesky, our Dean of Student Affairs, as the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region I Community College Professional award recipient. Award recipients in Region I were recognized during a ceremony at the NASPA Region I Conference in Providence, RI on Tuesday, November 19, […]

Vietnam Veterans of American Donates to MWCC Veteran Student Scholarship Fund

The local chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America visited MWCC recently with a generous donation to the MWCC scholarship fund for our veteran students. Pictured here are (left to right) Robert Mayer, Director of Veterans Services, State Representative Jon Zlotnik, MWCC President Jim Vander Hooven, VVA President Jim Benson, VVA Treasurer Michael Zlotnik, […]

Student Leaders Attend CCSLA Student Leadership Conference

Recently, a group of MWCC students attended the Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) conference in Southbridge, MA. This two-day conference introduced our student leaders to students from other community colleges,  building networking and leadership skills, while attending workshops and seminars covering leadership, activism and professional development.  The Community College Student Leadership Association (CCSLA) is […]

Love it or hate it, winter is coming!

As we march closer to the end of this beautiful fall season, we would like to take a moment to refresh everyone on the MWCC inclement weather policies. The decision to close or delay the opening of our campus is not taken lightly, and will be made based on the best information available. Every effort […]

MWCC Named to Military Times Best for Vets: Top Colleges 2020 List

The Mount’s continued support and dedication to our veteran students was once again recognized by Military Times in their annual “Best for Vets” rankings. MWCC is the highest ranked Massachusetts 2-year college and 6th in the US! Our Veterans Services staff are committed to providing Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families with assistance and […]

Hiking Club visits Seven Sisters Ridge

The MWCC hiking club recently took a trip to the Mount Holyoke Range State Park to hike the Seven Sisters Ridge Trail. Learn more about this state park here and enjoy the photos taken by the MWCC Hiking Club!  

Author Dana Walrath to speak on “Comics, Medicine, and Memory” at MWCC

The rewards of caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s will be the subject of a talk by writer, artist, and medical anthropologist Dana Walrath, entitled “Comics, Medicine, and Memory.” Dr. Walrath will speak at Mount Wachusett Community College and Heywood Hospital about her graphic novel, Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass on Thursday, Oct. 24, […]