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Community College is the Place to Be (The Gardner News, Oct. 30, 2015)

Nearly half of the country’s 20 million college students attend community colleges, and that should come as no surprise. Undeniably, community colleges provide the most cost-effective, high-quality option available in higher education. A community college education is affordable, transferable and ac­cessible, making it an excellent educational value for students of all ages and backgrounds, whe­ther […]

MWCC Foundation Continues Support for Innovation in the Classroom

With the start of the new academic year, the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. has provided funds totaling $32,000 for five innovative projects conceived by college faculty and staff. “The Innovation Fund allows us to financially support inventive staff and faculty and give them the opportunity to implement their concepts.” MWCC Foundation Executive Director […]

MWCC student tapped by country’s top engineering schools (The Gardner News, Aug. 28, 2015)

GARDNER — Louis Ayisi, a pre-engineering student at Mount Wachusett Community College, is one of 15 students selected for the 2015-2016 i-Trek research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The competitive program is open to undergraduate students from varying schools who are currently pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and […]

MWCC Hosts 11th Annual Summer Leadership Academy

Fifty-six incoming Mount Wachusett Community College students learned new skills, met new friends and volunteered in the community during the college’s 11th annual Summer Leadership Academy. Participants attended educational workshops designed to enhance their academic and leadership skills, took part in team-building activities and completed civic engagement projects. Sponsored by the office of Student Life […]

Area Students Recognized in Upward Bound Math and Science Celebration (The Gardner News, Aug. 21, 2015)

GARDNER — When 2015 high school graduate Rachel Dickens heads off to Northeastern University this fall, she’ll bring everything she needs for her dorm room, along with first-hand experience with college life, solid study skills and a free semester’s worth of academic credits that will transfer toward her bachelor’s degree. The Murdock Middle/High School graduate […]

MWCC Student Tapped by Country’s Top Engineering Schools

Louis Ayisi, a pre-engineering student at Mount Wachusett Community College, is one of 15 students selected for the 2015-2016 i-Trek research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The competitive program is open to undergraduate students from varying schools who are currently pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and are interested […]

North Central MA Students Recognized During MWCC Upward Bound Math and Science Celebration

When 2015 high school graduate Rachel Dickens heads off to Northeastern University this fall, she’ll bring everything she needs for her dorm room, along with first-hand experience with college life, solid study skills and a free semester’s worth of academic credits that will transfer toward her bachelor’s degree. The Murdock Middle/High School graduate has just […]

More than a decade of fun through MWCC’s Summer UP Program

Over a decade ago, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Summer UP program began to provide safe, summertime activities and employment opportunities to area youth. Since then, thousands of children and teenagers in area cities have benefited from the program. Now completing its 11th season, Summer Up is a college/community partnership in Gardner, Fitchburg, and Leominster administrated […]

MWCC Key Partner in New, Federally Funded Workforce Training Programs

Congressman James McGovern and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas visited the North Central Chamber of Commerce on July 21 to announce new federal grants to support workforce training programs in North Central and Central Massachusetts. Mount Wachusett Community College is a key partner in the grant programs as a provider of training programs. “Investing in strong workforce […]