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Gateway to College Students Recognized at Achievers Dinner

Joseph Almeida hated school for a long time.  By age 16, he had been expelled from high school and was on a path to an uncertain future.  Fast forward to present day, the 18-year-old Fitchburg native now likes school and is a successful student in MWCC’s Gateway to College program, a full-time dual enrollment experience […]

Leadership Team Appointed to Oversee $15.9 Million TAACCCT Initiative

Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino has announced the appointment of the leadership team that will oversee a multi-state, $15.9 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. In September, the D.O.L  awarded $475 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) […]

Diversity Scholastic Competition Winners Announced

MWCC students Kyle Johnson, Heather Rick and Tamara Harmon are the winners of the second annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition. Each will receive a free, three-credit academic course. Rick, a paralegal studies major, was selected for her essay, Chair City, which reflected on her experience of class in Gardner. Her fiction, poetry and […]

First Statewide Gathering of Gateway to College Professionals

More than 40 representatives of Gateway to College programs across the Commonwealth attended the first statewide convening of Gateway professionals, hosted on January 14 at Mount Wachusett Community College. According to Prentice Davis, Senior Manager of Training and Partner Support for the Gateway to College National, Massachusetts is the first state in the U.S. to […]

MA Education and Veterans Services Secretaries Salute MWCC’s Veterans Success Center

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone and Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee paid a visit to MWCC on January 15 to discuss the college’s thriving Veterans Success Center and how to replicate it at public colleges and universities throughout the state. The two officials met with President Daniel M. Asquino, MWCC Veteran Services Director […]

Access & Transition Alumni Share College Experiences

College students who participated in MWCC’s access and transition programs returned to their former high schools in January to share their insight into transitioning to college life. Panel discussions took place in several locations, including Fitchburg, Murdock, Gardner and Athol high schools. MWCC’s Division of Access and Transition sponsored the events in conjunction with the […]

Accelerated Training in Advanced Manufacturing

Mount Wachusett Community College is recruiting adults of all ages, experience and education for training in the growing field of advanced manufacturing. Full scholarships are available for eligible students who enroll in an upcoming six-week day program or a five week evening program. Both programs begin on Jan. 27 at MWCC’s Devens campus. Manufacturing accounts […]

MWCC & Fitchburg High School Partner on Student Leadership Program

As a group of 120 Fitchburg High School students energetically participated in a series of leadership training activities on Jan. 8, educator Richard Vaughn had this to say: “Two words – mentoring works.” “There are a lot of great kids out there. Helping them recognize the have the skills and potential to be great leaders […]

MWCC and Leominster High School Partner for Student Success in College Math

Mount Wachusett Community College has teamed up with Leominster High School in a pilot program designed to tackle a national issue: preparing high school graduates for success in college-level mathematics. More than half of incoming Massachusetts community college students require developmental math education, and 31 percent of those who complete the developmental course go on […]

Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of 2013 Practical Nursing Class

Friends, relatives and members of the college community gathered December 16 to welcome 36 graduates of MWCC’s Practical Nursing program into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony in the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center Theatre. President Daniel Asquino provided a welcome message and congratulations from the college. “This is an evening of […]