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Brewer Center Holds Annual Civic and Service-Learning Celebration

The Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement recognized 181 graduating students for their volunteerism in the 2023-2024 school year. Volunteers included 9 students who contributed over 200 hours each and 20 who donated over 100 hours. MWCC students gave over 80,000 hours of service to the community during the academic year. MWCC President […]

Inspirational Youth Changemakers Share the Spotlight During the Annual United Way Youth Venture Spring Showcase Event

The United Way Youth Venture (UWYV) program of North Central Massachusetts will celebrate student community-service projects with the return of the annual UWYV Spring Showcase event which will be held on May 2, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA. The UWYV Spring Showcase event is open to […]

MWCC Dental Hygiene Students Offer Free Cleanings at Burbank Clinic

The Mount Wachusett Community College dental hygiene students are providing free dental care to individuals and families at the Dental Hygiene Clinic located at the Community Health Connections Family Health Center in Fitchburg (Burbank Hill). Patients treated in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art clinic can receive comprehensive oral assessment, dental cleaning, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, deep […]

MWCC Hosts Meet & Greet with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a meet and greet with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) on its Leominster Campus Tuesday December 19, 2023. Kimberly Shea, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at MWCC and current MCSW Commissioner proposed the central Massachusetts event. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women was […]

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 […]