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United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address

United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College’s Commencement on Thursday, May 23, 2019. “We are honored to welcome Congresswoman Lori Trahan to our campus as this year’s commencement speaker,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “I am excited to have Mount Wachusett Community College graduates hear her […]

Students Fill over 70 Backpacks for Elementary School Children

Students from two transitional life skills programs recently filled over 70 backpacks for Gardner elementary school students in a partnership between Heather’s Helping Hands, the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation and the life skills programs. The MWCC Foundation used a generous $1,500 donation from Heather’s Helping Hands to purchase backpacks and supplies. Students from Gardner […]

MWCC Celebrates Africa with Tea Time Series Event

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”– Marian Wright Edelman February is an important and meaningful month to many families and individuals across the country as it celebrates black history and culture. MWCC always celebrates Black History month, and this year will […]

Study Abroad with MWCC & Broaden Your Perspective

Have you ever dreamed of studying in another country during your college career?  Are you desperate for change and culturally diverse scenes?  Now’s your chance!  Mount Wachusett is offering the PERFECT opportunity to cure that case of wanderlust while you learn about and experience the world through new eyes. MWCC’s Study Abroad Opportunity Next year, […]

MWCC Returns to Costa Rica in 2019

From June 1st – June 8th, 2019, nine of our students will be across the globe, making an impact in the world!  The International Service Trip, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, will be hosted by True Nature Travels. Grab Your Spot! There’s only […]

Scholarship Applications Open at MWCC Foundation

Applications for the wide array of scholarship opportunities from the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation have opened to current and future MWCC students, providing students with access to thousands of dollars to help fund their education. “There’s a lot of help available,” said Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli. “We want people to graduate.” The application […]

Over $50K Saved by MWCC Students Using Open Educational Resources

Mount Wachusett Community College students in 11 classes saved $52,353.82 in textbook costs during the fall semester as part of an ongoing pilot effort to expand Open Educational Resources (OER) throughout the school. The pilot program that ran for the first time in the fall semester was part of an ongoing effort at the college […]

Student Art Exhibit Taking Place at MWCC

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating student artwork with a special exhibition of advanced student work that runs until January 25. The Exhibition of Student Work is currently on display in The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The public is encouraged to […]

Student-Run Toy Drive Assists 61 Families

The fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group and Child Care Access Means Parents In School at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to 61 families last week, bringing smiles to over 130 children. Donations for the toy drive were collected during December from faculty, staff, and students at […]

Winterfest raises $4,410 to benefit MWCC’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,410.85 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other small expenses that can be a barrier to attending school. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket […]