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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes at MWCC: College Reality

In my experience here at The Mount, my professors have all been amazing! I’ve gotten along with all of them and they’ve each have had a great role to play in my academic career. They’ve helped me to succeed and thrive throughout my years here and they show lots of care and consideration for their […]

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 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 […]

Michelle Dunn to be Recognized with MWCC’s Service Above Self Award

Michelle Dunn is set to be recognized as Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2019 Service Above Self Award recipient for her ongoing work to support those recovering from addiction and those impacted by opiate addiction. “Michelle Dunn has committed herself to aiding those in opioid addiction recovery and providing support for those impacted. She has persevered […]