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Registration Open for Mount Wachusett Community College’s Lifelong Learning Spring Courses

Registration is now open for Mount Wachusett Community College’s Lifelong Learning spring courses with new offerings such as Cannabis Certificate programs and returning favorites such as Speed Spanish and CPR. The Mount’s Lifelong Learning program courses are open to anyone who is interested in learning a new skill, exploring the community, and meeting new people. […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Scholarship Donation from Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, MWCC Foundation Director Carla Zottoli, and Veterans Services Director Robert Mayer welcomed Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 Jim Benton, Mike Zlotnik, and John Durling on November 6 for the presentation of their annual contribution to the Mount Wachusett Community College Veterans Scholarship. The Mount Wachusett Community […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Fall Semester Kicks Off

Mount Wachusett Community College began its 61st school year with a twelve percent increase in enrollment, and it showed as students packed the campus for New Student Welcome events last week. “I am feeling so fortunate and excited about the start of the fall semester,” noted MWCC President James Vander Hooven through the college’s new […]

United Way Youth Venture at Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Youth Mental/Behavioral Health Grant

The United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) has granted the Mount Wachusett Community College United Way Youth Venture (UWYV) program with a grant of $10,000 to address mental and behavioral health issues experienced by young people throughout the North Central region of Massachusetts. The UWYV program is a partnership between the United Way of […]

Statement on the passing of Congressman John Olver from President Vander Hooven

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman John Olver. He was a giant in our region and a valued friend and partner of Mount Wachusett Community College. He was a strong voice in both the Massachusetts State Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives, serving with incredible integrity. Representing the First Congressional […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 Donation

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 visited the Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner campus on Monday, November 28, 2022 to deliver their annual donation to the MWCC Foundation in support of veteran students. The Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established to assist student veterans and ensure that their service and sacrifices will not […]

Virtual Field Trip Focused on Health and Skill-building Comes to North Central

Healthy Minds: Well-Being for Well-Doing to be held April 14 Teachers and students across North Central Massachusetts will be participating in a virtual field trip on April 14, 2021 thanks to the efforts of event hosts Portrait of a Graduate, and organizers Growing Places, HEAL Winchendon, LUK Inc., Making Opportunity Count (MOC), Mount Wachusett Community […]

MWCC Pays Tribute to James O. Garrison, Longtime Community Supporter and Philanthropist

On Thursday, September 17, MWCC hosted a gathering of family and friends to honor the life of longtime trustee, supporter, and community leader James O. Garrison in front of the MWCC Garrison Center for Childhood Education which he made possible. Joining family members were current and former members of the MWCC Foundation Board of Trustees […]

MWCC Honors the Memory of and Pays Tribute to Philanthropist, Business and Community Leader James Garrison

The greater Gardner community could not have predicted the impact that James O. Garrison would have when he relocated to Massachusetts and purchased a struggling manufacturer. From turning the small company around and increasing employment, to his membership on the boards of numerous local foundations, Jim Garrison made a profound impact on the lives of […]

Panel of Local Latinx Leaders Urge Students to Step into Future Leadership Roles

GARDNER— Over 200 students from Mount Wachusett Community College and two local middle schools were urged to step into future leadership roles by a panel of local LATINX leaders in North Central Massachusetts as part of the college’s Tea Time Speaker Series, Monday, September 30. Students in the MWCC GEAR UP program from McKay and Longsjo […]