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English Learners Graduate with CNA Certificates from New MWCC Program

Ten students received Certified Nurses Assistant certificates from Mount Wachusett Community College at a graduation last week for a free program that pairs the certificate with continued English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. “This is a group who is focused and committed and who are going to do great things,” said MWCC President Vander […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

MWCC Practical Nurses Pass Licensure Exam

In a testament to the hard work of students and Mount Wachusett Community College’s ongoing effort to maintain high standards for its Practical Nursing Program, 94.87 percent of recent graduates passed their licensure exam on their first try. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the […]

MWCC Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Fall of 2018

Mount Wachusett Community College officials are pleased to announce the hard-working students who made MWCC’s president’s and dean’s lists. The following Mount Wachusett Community College students who completed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 4.0 were named to the President’s List for the fall semester of 2018: President’s List […]

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 […]

39 Nursing Students Pinned During Year-End Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing students from 25 communities were welcomed into the nursing profession during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “The pinning ceremony is always my favorite,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told a theater full of friends and family […]

MWCC Business Students Present a Marketing Plan to Benefit Clear Path NE Veterans’ Center

It’s an MWCC tradition. The week before the fall semester ends, Professor Emeritus John Reilly’s Strategic Management Capstone class presents a marketing plan for a local nonprofit organization. This year, six students dressed in business attire, gathered at the MWCC Leominster campus to give their ideas to one of the area’s newest nonprofits, Clear Path […]

Everything You Need to Know About a Dental Assisting Career

What Is a Dental Assistant? For starters, let me give you a better understanding of what a dental assistant is.  In technical terms, “A dental assistant is a dental health professional who works closely with or under the supervision of a dentist.”  They provide efficiency to the dental office and carry out a number of […]

MWCC Art Department Celebrating 50 Years

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special exhibition of work by the college’s original art faculty. The 50th Anniversary Show is currently on display at The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The show features the work of […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Launch STEM Deans Council

A collection of STEM deans from all 15 of Massachusett’s community colleges has formed a STEM Deans Council with the goal of cutting costs and building collaboration across the schools. The need for this group grew out of the different nature of STEM deans oversight compared to other academic deans, said MWCC Dean of the […]