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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 […]

MWCC Receives $198,400 College Access Challenge Grant to Continue Regional Program

Mount Wachusett Community College was awarded a $198,400 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Education to continue the North Central Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant program. MWCC’s Division of Access & Transition launched the regional program in 2011 under a prior DOE grant. The program provides low-income, minority or first-generation high school students and college freshmen with tools and […]

Area High School Juniors Show #Grit

  Two hundred area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships and related topics to help them succeed. One hundred juniors from Narragansett Regional, Fitchburg, Sizer Charter and Athol high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 17, while […]