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MWCC Receives Continued Recognition as a Top Military Friendly School

For the fifth consecutive year, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized as a top military friendly school for creating a culture of positive energy and academic support for veterans, active military members and their dependents. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list, released by Victory Media, names the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]

MWCC Offering Accelerated Training in Medical Device Manufacturing Technologies

Mount Wachusett Community College, in partnership with Operon Resource Management, is recruiting adults of all ages, experience and education for training in the field of medical device manufacturing. This five-week training program is designed especially for unemployed or underemployed adults, veterans and recent high school graduates who want to train for careers in medical device […]

MWCC Implementing Obama Administration’s New 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success Initiative

Mount Wachusett Community College is one of approximately 250 community colleges and universities across the country implementing the Obama Administration’s new “8 Keys to Success” to help boost academic opportunities and improve employment outcomes for veterans.The “8 Keys to Success” build on the administration’s work to provide veterans and military families with a high-quality, affordable […]

MWCC Receives $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant in the amount of $500,000 to endow the “MWCC Humanities Initiative” to deepen and sustain quality humanities programming and curriculum in North Central Massachusetts. The grant will be matched by $1 million raised by the MWCC Foundation, Inc. in […]

Pathways Early College Innovation School at MWCC Accepting Applications for 2014

Motivated teens interested in paring two years of time and expenses off their college education should check out the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College. Praised by state education officials, parents and participating students, the two-year, dual enrollment program allows high school juniors to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and […]

Lea Ann Scales Appointed Vice President of Access, Transition and Development at MWCC

Lea Ann Scales has been appointed Vice President of Access, Transition and Development at Mount Wachusett Community College, where she will oversee the college’s many K-12 programs and partnerships, development, planning and institutional research, and the MWCC Foundation, Inc. She replaces Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice, who retired after 25 years at MWCC. Ms. Scales, a […]

MWCC Professor Reed Hillman Receives Massachusetts Colleges Online Award

Reed Hillman, chair of Mount Wachusett Community College’s Criminal Justice program, was recognized at the recent Massachusetts Colleges Online conference as MWCC’s Course of Distinction award recipient for his online course “Massachusetts and the Federal System.” According to MWCC’s Dean of Academic and Institutional Technology Vincent Ialenti, Hillman’s experience as an attorney, state legislator, head […]

MWCC Awarded $50,000 Grant to Support Student Scholarship Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts to support a new scholarship program for students. This grant comes from the Community Foundation’s General Endowment Education Access Fund, and will specifically support MWCC’s “Career Focused Education Scholarship Program.” The scholarship partnership between MWCC and the […]

MWCC Receives $640,000 National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a five-year, $640,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for students in STEM fields. The grant will provide scholarships and support services to 150 full-time students in science, technology, engineering and math programs. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide a supportive academic environment that will ensure […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

José 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 […]