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Early College Summit Highlights Successes and Importance of Early College Investments

On October 24, the North Central MA Early College Summit brought together educators, students, and civic leaders for a day of discussion and advocacy. The Early College partnership between Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, Gardner High School, Leominster High School and Center for Technical Education, and the Sizer School creates a pipeline to […]

North Central MA Early College Summit Coming October 18 to Leominster Doubletree

Day-long event will feature keynote speakers Carlos E Santiago, Commissioner of Higher Education and Chris Gabrieli Chairman of the Board of Higher Education Leominster, MA – On Friday, October 18, 2019, North Central MA Early College Academy member superintendents and educators, higher-ed representatives, early college students, and local economic and civic leaders will come together […]

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 […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project to Explore Graphic Novels; Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Author Art Spiegelman to Speak

GARDNER– How graphic novels are used to talk about such topics as Alzheimer’s and the Holocaust will be the subject of a year-long Humanities Project at Mount Wachusett Community College, culminating with a lecture from the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. Upcoming events will focus on films, art exhibits, and […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Gateway to College Program Receives National Recognition 4th Year in a Row

(NEW HAVEN)–Achieving the Dream’s Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has received a Program Excellence Award in recognition of exceeding all four benchmarks used to assess the performance of Gateway to College programs nationwide. The four benchmarks used to establish the Program Excellence Award are: first term success, one-year persistence, two […]

MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

Early College Designation Announced

Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Sizer School and Gardner High School will launch a new early college high school program that will give students an opportunity to earn 12 college credits while still in high school. The Early College Designation was among several announced Thursday by Gov. […]

MWCC Hosting Free Veteran’s Resource Fair on June 18

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a free Veteran’s Resource Fair with numerous organizations on Tuesday, June 18 with the goal of helping veterans and their families connect with a multitude of valuable resources and organizations in one location. While it takes place at Mount Wachusett Community College from 5 to 7 p.m. on […]

MWCC Pathways and Gateway Dual Enrollment Students Graduate from High School

Sixty six students were honored for earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through two of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs at a graduation ceremony Friday night. “You have proven something to yourself… once you commit yourself to a goal, you know you can find ways to achieve that […]

MWCC Students Recognized for over 113,000 hours of Volunteer Service

On Wednesday evening, the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning recognized over 113,000 hours of volunteerism from students and singled out a number of students and organizations for specific recognition. This academic year, 1,544 MWCC students preformed 113,636 hours of service to the community with volunteer efforts continuing from non-graduating students. Based on […]