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Talent Search Students Learn about Sustainable Landscaping and Composting at MWCC

Students participating in the Mount Wachusett Community College Summer Program, an extension of North Central Massachusetts Talent Search, learned about landscaping and composting last week and then used that knowledge to map out their ideas for a new section of landscaping at the college. The students from communities that include Gardner, Clinton, Winchendon, Athol and […]

MWCC Students Donate Over 750 Books to Promote Early Childhood Literacy

For the fourth year, hundreds of kindergarten and first grade students in Gardner will end the school year with engaging summertime reading to take home, thanks to a donation of over 750 books from a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students. Otaku United, a club that celebrates Asian culture, donated over 750 books to […]

MWCC Receives $30K Community Foundation Grant for Early College Planning

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts that will fund planning the future of early college education in the region. As a result of the grant, a large regional summit will take place, and involve the area business community, K-12 education institutions, higher education institutions, […]

MWCC Hosting Veteran’s Resource Fair on June 19

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a free Veteran’s Resource Fair with over 25 organizations on Tuesday, June 19 in an effort to connect veterans and their families with services. “Though it is taking place at Mount Wachusett Community College, it is by no means limited to veteran educational matters. There will be many […]

Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC 2018 Criminal Justice Student Interns

Mount Wachusett Community College officials thanked police and other criminal justice partners from communities including Ashburnham, Gardner, Westminster, and Winchendon at a recent recognition luncheon. At the end of every semester, MWCC’s Criminal Justice department hosts a recognition luncheon where participating criminal justice students thank their internship hosts for all they have learned and for […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Gardner VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President James Vander Hooven, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation on May 15 from Quarter Master Howard Sands and Past Commander […]

Monty Tech Delivers Furniture Made from MWCC Trees

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students recently delivered furniture to Mount Wachusett Community College made from three maple trees that had previously been located at the college’s Gardner campus. The trees were removed during the construction of the Asquino Science Center but were put to a new use in keeping with the college’s commitment to […]

Overlook Middle School Students Record PSA in MWCC Studio

Students from Overlook Middle School in Ashburnham volunteered their time to record a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that targets their peers about the misconception and misinformation about drugs and alcohol. The 30-second radio spot airs on WXLO 104.5 in April, May, and June 2018. According to Veronika Patty, the Gardner Community Action Team Coordinator for […]

Choosing the Mount by Kaitlyn Fales

My name is Kaitlyn Fales, and I am here to celebrate our unique stories as a part of Mount Wachusett Community College. There are two key words that I ask you to remember once I conclude: unique, and community. Why? These two words may not mean more to you now than a few consonants and […]

United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities. Ethan Smith, from Leominster High School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Victoria Powers, from Oakmont Regional High School, and Samantha Collette, from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School were each awarded […]