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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 […]

New $30k Commitment Freezes Tuition & Fees For High-Demand Transfer Programs

A new collaboration between Central Massachusetts’ four institutions of public higher education – Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University – will guarantee qualifying students their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high demand programs for $30,000 in four years. Presidents and representatives from the colleges and universities joined Secretary of Education […]

A Message from President Asquino

With the start of 2015, we continue a transformational era at Mount Wachusett Community College. Just a few years ago, we reached a pinnacle of our renewable energy portfolio with the construction and activation of two wind turbines that together are meeting all of the electricity demand on our Gardner campus. Wind energy followed on […]

MWCC Highlighted by the Rennie Center for Model Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs are showcased as innovative models in the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy’s second annual report, the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth. The report, released January 22 by the Cambridge-based research institute, examines areas of success and areas for continued improvement in student outcomes across the […]

Access & Transition Alumni Share College Insights with Peers

Recent graduates of Fitchburg, Athol, Ralph C. Mahar and Murdock high schools returned to their alma maters this month to offer tips to current high students on a wide range of topics, including the application process, coursework and study requirements, financial aid and dorm life. The events were sponsored by MWCC’s Division of Access and […]

MWCC’s Biotechnology Programs Receive Gold Industry Rating

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Biotechnology/ Biomanufacturing degree and certificate programs have received a gold endorsement from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Education Consortium (MLSEC). The MLSEC is an initiative convened by MassBio and the MassBioEd Foundation to facilitate partnerships between the life sciences industry and higher education in order to more effectively match graduating students with […]

MWCC, Fitchburg High, Team Up for the 2014 MA College Application Celebration

A majority of Fitchburg High School seniors celebrated Thanksgiving with more than a meal under their belt. By the holiday, more than 86 percent of the class had completed college applications, exceeding a goal set by the high school’s administration and guidance staff and MWCC’s Division of Access & Transition. MWCC and Fitchburg High partnered […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges & Vocational/Technical High Schools Create Transfer Pipelines for the Trades & High-Demand Fields

Massachusetts Community Colleges and the Commonwealth’s Career and Technical High Schools have developed new articulation/transfer agreements aimed at creating seamless pipelines to higher education and reducing the time to completion for vocational high school students entering community colleges. The seven new transfer agreements were recently signed at the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) annual […]