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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 […]

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 […]

MWCC Named an Anchor Institution of New Prison Education Consortium

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named one of four anchor institutions for a new education consortium announced today that will be headed up by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by a $250,000 grant from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) along with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “We are excited to be […]

MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five years. The five-year grant project was fully funded […]

MWCC Recognized with 2018 Gateway Program Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The 2018 award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. […]

MWCC Awarded $100K for Adult Education Transitions Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $99,830 continuation grant for the college’s Adult Education (AE) Transition to Community College program that will allow MWCC to continue assisting over 38 students a year transition from completing their high school equivalency to pursuing a college-level degree. “The program allows students to build the social, academic, […]