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MWCC/Murdock High Career-Focused Dual Enrollment Program Lauded in New Rennie Center Report

A career-oriented dual enrollment program that allows high school seniors from Winchendon to simultaneously earn their diploma and an academic certificate while enrolled full time at Mount Wachusett Community College, is among three early college partnerships lauded in a newly released report from the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. The Rennie Center policy […]

MWCC Pathways Student Receives State DHE’s Prestigious Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship

Bella Ballin, a high school junior enrolled in the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College, is among the 25 recipients of this year’s prestigious Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship. The award, presented by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education during a ceremony at the Statehouse on May 28, covers 50 percent […]

MWCC Pathways, Gateway Graduates Mark Milestone (The Gardner News, May 27, 2015)

GARDNER — An Olympic hopeful, an 18-year-old transferring directly into a doctoral program, and several teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college are among the 32 graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Inno­vation School and the Gateway to College program […]

MWCC Pathways and Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone

An Olympic hopeful, an 18-year-old transferring directly into a doctoral program, and several teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college are among the 32 graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized […]

MWCC Schedules Information sessions for Pathways and Gateway Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College has scheduled a series of information sessions at its Gardner campus for fall enrollment into two of its popular dual enrollment programs: the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program. Dual enrollment students complete requirements for their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits or completing […]

President Asquino & Colleagues Present on TAACCCT III Advanced Manufacturing Grant at AACC Annual Conference

Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino and Vice President of Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development Jacqueline Belrose joined colleagues from three other community colleges to share highlights of their advanced manufacturing partnership during the American Association of Community Colleges’ annual conference in April in Texas. In September, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor […]

The Gardner News – Loan Survivors: Community colleges looking to increase financial literacy as student debt mounts

GARDNER – With the May 1 deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) fast approaching, student loans are again at the forefront of national discussion as college graduates leave school under an unprecedented burden of debt. Last week, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., continued her Middle […]

Mount Wachusett recognized for efficiency (The Gardner News)

GARDNER — Henry David Thoreau’s 160-year-old directive “Simplify, Simplify” is finding renewed meaning in today’s workplace. At Mount Wachusett Community College, 17 employees recently received Lean Green Belt Certification to help streamline operations college-wide. Lean training teaches participants to examine how they do things with an eye toward identifying ways to achieve greater efficiency, eliminate […]

Access & Transition Hosts Women in Leadership Forum

Approximately 50 students and campus mentors participated in the Access & Transition programs’ Women in Leadership Forum on March 27 in recognition of Women’s History Month. Students in the Gateway to College, College Access Challenge Grant, Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program, and the Pathways Early College Innovation School were nominated by their advisors to participate in the event. […]

MWCC Implements LEAN Green Belt Practices College-Wide

Henry David Thoreau’s 160-year-old directive “Simplify, Simplify” is finding renewed meaning in today’s workplace. At Mount Wachusett Community College, seventeen employees recently received Lean Green Belt Certification to help streamline operations college-wide. Lean training teaches participants to examine how they do things with an eye toward identifying ways to achieve greater efficiency, eliminate waste and […]