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MWCC & Fitchburg High School Partner on Student Leadership Program

As a group of 120 Fitchburg High School students energetically participated in a series of leadership training activities on Jan. 8, educator Richard Vaughn had this to say: “Two words – mentoring works.” “There are a lot of great kids out there. Helping them recognize the have the skills and potential to be great leaders […]

MWCC and Leominster High School Partner for Student Success in College Math

Mount Wachusett Community College has teamed up with Leominster High School in a pilot program designed to tackle a national issue: preparing high school graduates for success in college-level mathematics. More than half of incoming Massachusetts community college students require developmental math education, and 31 percent of those who complete the developmental course go on […]

Mount Wachusett Receives STEM Grant from Complete College America

Massachusetts has been awarded a grant from Complete College America (CCA) to aid the state’s efforts to increase the number of college students who complete degree and certificate programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The grant, announced on Nov. 26 by the U.S. Department of Higher Education, will allow nine Massachusetts public […]

MWCC Biotechnology and Access & Transition Programs Featured During 10th Annual Mass. STEM Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College’s biotechnology and access and transition programs were among the featured topics during the 10th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit. More than 1,000 people attended the Nov. 13 event at Gillette Stadium. Throughout the day, panel presentations and the lunchtime plenary session addressed the goals, plans and progress of STEM education, bringing leaders […]

MWCC Student Competing in Miss Massachusetts Teen USA Pageant

When Ketheny Dutka was 11 years old and living in Brazil, she could not imagine what it would be like to live in the U.S. Now, she cannot envision being anywhere else. “I’m here and I love it,” said Dutka, 18, a business administration major at Mount Wachusett Community College, who will be competing this […]

MWCC Joins DHE for Go Public! Event

Student Trustee Jillian Johnson and biotechnology students David Boivin and Michelle Despres helped showcase Mount Wachusett Community College at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s Go Public! event on Nov. 12 at North High School in Worcester. GO PUBLIC! gives Massachusetts high school students a chance to discover the programs and opportunities available at the […]

Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association Event Focuses On STEM And Dual Enrollment

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Dr. Matthew Malone was the keynote speaker during the Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association’s 29 annual scholarship luncheon on Oct. 29 in Devens. Educators from MWCC’s Division of Access and Transition, including several who serve in leadership roles with the state organization, were among the participants. In his address to more than […]

Mount Wachusett Selected to Oversee $15.9 million, multi-state TAACCCT Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will oversee a $15.9 million, multi-state grant to provide accelerated training and credentials to students pursuing careers or job advancement in advanced manufacturing. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Department of Labor announced 57 new grants totaling $475 million to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion […]

Jillian Johnson Appointed MWCC Student Trustee

Jillian Johnson, a 17-year-old Liberal Arts and Sciences major,  has been appointed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s Board of Trustees. A dual enrolled student through the Pathways Early College Innovation School, Johnson was sworn in as student trustee on August 8 and attended her first meeting that afternoon. As student trustee, she serves as a full voting […]

Pathways Early College Innovation School at MWCC Accepting Applications for 2014

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 […]