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Robinson Broadhurst Scholars Earning Dual Diplomas

This academic year, five Murdock High School seniors are simultaneously earning their high school diploma and an academic certificate from Mount Wachusett Community College through the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation Career Tech Scholarship program. The one-year, full-time dual enrollment program, funded by a generous grant from the foundation, allows Winchendon students to earn academic credentials to enter […]

MWCC Mentors Honored During Women’s History Month

Faculty and staff members who play an instrumental role in the lives of MWCC students were recognized on March 26 during the college’s annual Women’s Appreciation Day. The celebration capped a month-long of activities and events in celebration of Women’s History Month. For the past several years, students in Professor Susan Goldstein’s Journalism I class […]

Pathways Early College Innovation School at MWCC Accepting Applications for 2015

Motivated teens interested in paring two years of time and expenses off their college education should check out the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College. Praised by state education officials, parents and participating students, the two-year, dual enrollment program allows high school juniors to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and […]

Free Adult Basic Education Courses Available at MWCC

For decades, Mount Wachusett Community College has been the regional go-to site that helps adults who never completed high school begin a new chapter in their lives by earning their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The supportive environment at Mount Wachusett has helped thousands of students, like 23-year-old Brittany Brewer of Gardner, set and reach new […]

Gateway to College Students Recognized at Achievers Dinner

Joseph Almeida hated school for a long time.  By age 16, he had been expelled from high school and was on a path to an uncertain future.  Fast forward to present day, the 18-year-old Fitchburg native now likes school and is a successful student in MWCC’s Gateway to College program, a full-time dual enrollment experience […]

MWCC Access & Transition Programs Featured at Annual Summer Food Service Event

MWCC was featured at the annual Summer Food Service Program kickoff event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Devens. More than 100 representatives of summer feeding programs from across the state were in attendance to prepare for implementing the programs at community sites. The event was organized by Project Bread in […]

Leadership Team Appointed to Oversee $15.9 Million TAACCCT Initiative

Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino has announced the appointment of the leadership team that will oversee a multi-state, $15.9 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. In September, the D.O.L  awarded $475 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) […]

First Statewide Gathering of Gateway to College Professionals

More than 40 representatives of Gateway to College programs across the Commonwealth attended the first statewide convening of Gateway professionals, hosted on January 14 at Mount Wachusett Community College. According to Prentice Davis, Senior Manager of Training and Partner Support for the Gateway to College National, Massachusetts is the first state in the U.S. to […]

MA Education and Veterans Services Secretaries Salute MWCC’s Veterans Success Center

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Matthew Malone and Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee paid a visit to MWCC on January 15 to discuss the college’s thriving Veterans Success Center and how to replicate it at public colleges and universities throughout the state. The two officials met with President Daniel M. Asquino, MWCC Veteran Services Director […]

Access & Transition Alumni Share College Experiences

College students who participated in MWCC’s access and transition programs returned to their former high schools in January to share their insight into transitioning to college life. Panel discussions took place in several locations, including Fitchburg, Murdock, Gardner and Athol high schools. MWCC’s Division of Access and Transition sponsored the events in conjunction with the […]