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Visions and Rx Programs Celebrate 2015–2016 Student Success

During its annual awards ceremony , MWCC’s Visions and Rx programs celebrated the achievements of graduating and continuing students. Many of this year’s graduates are continuing on for bachelor’s degree at a private or public four-year college or university. Sarah Adams, a past Visions program participant who earned an associate degree in art in 2012 and went […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2016 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends from as near as Gardner and as far away as Zimbabwe came to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 19 in the Fitness & Wellness center. The 43rd graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and […]

Students, President, Lauded for Commitment to Service During MWCC’s 51st Commencement

The transformative power of service and volunteerism was the resounding theme of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, from the 157,000 service hours completed by students this past academic year to the decades-long legacy of President Daniel M. Asquino. This year, 810 associate degrees and certificates were awarded to 734 graduates. […]

Making a World of Difference: Students, President, Honored During Annual Service Learning and Volunteerism Celebration

It was a quintessential Mount moment. After leading MWCC’s decades-long commitment to civic engagement, President Asquino had an opportunity to pair his pride in student volunteerism with a song by one of his favorite musicians – Elvis – crooning one of his favorite anthems, “America the Beautiful.” More than 130 students, faculty and staff stood, […]

29 Who Shine Award Recipient Bella Ballin Recognized at State House Ceremony

At just 18, graduating scholar Bella Ballin has already reached many milestones. Last week, as MWCC’s recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” award, she achieved another. “I fist-bumped the governor and that was the highlight of my day,” she said with a smile. Ballin, who will graduate from MWCC on May […]

Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of 2016 Dental Program Graduates

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs were welcomed into the profession during the department’s 10th annual pinning ceremony on May 13 in the South Café. Executive Vice President Ann McDonald and Cynthia Cadoret, chair of the Dental Programs department were joined by guest speaker Dr. Peter Billia, dental director for Community Health […]

MWCC Honors Outstanding Students 2016 During Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony

MWCC celebrated the academic achievements of extraordinary students during its annual Evening of Excellence awards dinner May 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Leominster. Students were recognized for their academic performance as well as for their contributions in the community. President Daniel M. Asquino congratulated the honorees on their accomplishments. “You are humble, you’re engaged, […]

61 MWCC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 61 new members and presented donations to community organizations from funds raised through a variety of events this academic year. During the May 5 induction ceremony, the chapter presented checks of $500 each to the Gardner Community Action Council, the Winchendon Community Action […]

Pathways, STEM Student Bella Ballin to Receive DHE 29 Who Shine Award

The state Department of Higher Education will recognize top students from across Massachusetts during the sixth annual “29 Who Shine” award ceremony on Monday, May 9 at noon at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts Statehouse. The ceremony honors an outstanding graduating student from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, as well […]

MWCC Celebrates 26th Annual Alpha Beta Gamma Induction

President Daniel Asquino and Jim Bellina, president and CEO of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce joined MWCC business faculty and college officials to welcome 18 students into the Chi Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma international business honor society. “Alpha Beta Gamma, the international business honor society. They key word is honor, and […]