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MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

Jose Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Largest Dual Enrollment Graduating Class

Aspiring doctors, nurses, physicists, teachers and police officers, as well as many teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college, are among the largest dual enrollment graduating class at MWCC. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during a May 20 ceremony at MWCC. […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2016 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends from as near as Gardner and as far away as Zimbabwe came to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 19 in the Fitness & Wellness center. The 43rd graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and […]

Students, President, Lauded for Commitment to Service During MWCC’s 51st Commencement

The transformative power of service and volunteerism was the resounding theme of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, from the 157,000 service hours completed by students this past academic year to the decades-long legacy of President Daniel M. Asquino. This year, 810 associate degrees and certificates were awarded to 734 graduates. […]

Making a World of Difference: Students, President, Honored During Annual Service Learning and Volunteerism Celebration

It was a quintessential Mount moment. After leading MWCC’s decades-long commitment to civic engagement, President Asquino had an opportunity to pair his pride in student volunteerism with a song by one of his favorite musicians – Elvis – crooning one of his favorite anthems, “America the Beautiful.” More than 130 students, faculty and staff stood, […]

Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of 2016 Dental Program Graduates

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs were welcomed into the profession during the department’s 10th annual pinning ceremony on May 13 in the South Café. Executive Vice President Ann McDonald and Cynthia Cadoret, chair of the Dental Programs department were joined by guest speaker Dr. Peter Billia, dental director for Community Health […]

MWCC Student Rafaela Lopes Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

For her dedication and commitment to serving others, Mount Wachusett Community College student Rafaela Lopes has been presented with Campus Compact’s national 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award. The Leominster resident was inspired to make a difference in the lives of others by creating a youth-run social venture that helps young people experiencing or close to […]

61 MWCC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 61 new members and presented donations to community organizations from funds raised through a variety of events this academic year. During the May 5 induction ceremony, the chapter presented checks of $500 each to the Gardner Community Action Council, the Winchendon Community Action […]

Pathways, STEM Student Bella Ballin to Receive DHE 29 Who Shine Award

The state Department of Higher Education will recognize top students from across Massachusetts during the sixth annual “29 Who Shine” award ceremony on Monday, May 9 at noon at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts Statehouse. The ceremony honors an outstanding graduating student from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, as well […]