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Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Highlighting Local LATINX Leader

(GARDNER)—In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) will highlight LATINX leaders in North Central Massachusetts as part of the college’s Tea Time Speaker Series, Monday, September 30 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the college’s Gardner campus. A panel discussion with local community leaders begins at 1:00pm in Room […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project to Explore Graphic Novels; Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Author Art Spiegelman to Speak

GARDNER– How graphic novels are used to talk about such topics as Alzheimer’s and the Holocaust will be the subject of a year-long Humanities Project at Mount Wachusett Community College, culminating with a lecture from the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. Upcoming events will focus on films, art exhibits, and […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Welcomes New Faculty and Launches New Math Degree

GARDNER—Mount Wachusett Community College will welcome new faculty members in its Medical Assisting, English, Math, Physics, Business and ESL programs this fall. Classes begin Wednesday, September 4. Jeffery Thompson will join the math and physics faculty team. He has his Master of Science in Physics and his Master of Science in Astronomy from Rensselaer Polytechnic […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Hosts Backpack Drive and Provides Service Prior to Start of Fall Semester

GARDNER–The Mount Wachusett Community College Office of Student Life and The Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement conducted its annual backpack and school supply drive to benefit area children in foster care. Leadership Academy students assembled over 60 donated backpacks on their day of service, Wednesday, August 21.  Backpacks were […]

Massachusetts Community College STEM Deans Convene at the Mount

GARDNER–The Massachusetts Community College STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) deans met at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Tuesday, August 20 and heard a presentation from Evan C. Bjorklund, Associate General Counsel for the Massachusetts Community Colleges on STEM Disability training. Newly elected Chair of the STEM Dean’s Council for the 2019-2020 year is […]

MWCC Student Recognized at State House

Mount Wachusett Community College student Alexsandra Wadleigh was honored last month at the Massachusetts State House for her accomplishments. Wadleigh was a speaker at the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Client Celebration that was held on June 26. The event was created to celebrate those involved with DTA programs that help provide job training, education, […]

MWCC Auto Tech Graduate Hired at Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury

Mount Wachusett Community College Auto Technology graduate Jason Patnaude has been hired as a Mercedes/Sprinter Technician at Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury after a successful internship. Patnaude graduated in May from MWCC with an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology. Leading up to graduation, he had been interning at Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury, which is part of Wagner Motors. […]

My Memories of Costa Rica

The smell of freshly applied paint to a family’s house. The feeling of the warm waves of the Pacific against my skin. The view on horseback of the sleeping volcano. The taste of the many traditional dishes. The sound of every man, woman, and child we came across chanting Pura Vida. Pura Vida At home, […]

MWCC Receives Grant to Provide Early Childhood Education Training

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $296,904 Early Childhood Education Career Pathways Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) that will allow the school to provide free classes for Early Childhood Education professionals and training to help local childcare facilities. “Childcare is essential to the businesses and residents in our […]

Students Receiving Free Classes through MWCC STEM Starter Academy

Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual STEM Starter Academy is underway at the college, with 51 students receiving up to two free college classes, a $1,000 stipend and a jump start on their Associate’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program at the college. “STEM Starter Academy was developed to increase the number of […]