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DHE Commissioner Carlos Santiago to MWCC: “You are Getting it Right Here”

Continuing his mission to spend a full day at each of the state’s public colleges and universities, Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago took a whirlwind tour of Mount Wachusett Community College on Thursday, April 14. The day began at MWCC’s satellite campus in Devens – which rekindled fond memories for the commissioner, who spent […]

MWCC Speaker Series Continues with Immigration and the Undocumented Student

Whether their relatives relocated to the U.S. generations ago or arrived just recently, participants in Mount Wachusett Community College’s dialogue on immigration realized their family histories share a common theme: Their parents, grandparents, ancestors or even they themselves emigrated for the hope of a better life and greater opportunity. More than 80 students, faculty, staff […]

Athol High Alumni Share College Tips with Juniors & Seniors

Eight recent graduates of Athol High School visited their alma mater to share advice with juniors and seniors about making the transition to college. The annual Alumni Breakfast forum, held March 18 and sponsored by the high school guidance department and Mount Wachusett Community College’s Division of Access & Transition, covered a wide range of […]

MWCC’s Annual Juniors Symposium Preps Teens for College

Nearly 200 area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium this week to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships, and related topics to help them succeed. Over 90 juniors from Fitchburg, Athol, Murdock and Gardner high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 15, while another […]

MWCC Alumni Network 2nd Annual Quiz Night Tests the Best

Trivia buffs from Mount Wachusett Community College and the greater community made a spectacular showing at the MWCC Alumni Network’s second annual “Quiz Night” scholarship fundraiser, held March 16 at the Gardner campus. In a dynamic game of question and answer, 17 teams tested their knowledge related to a variety of topics. Teams were encouraged […]

New Appointments Announced for MWCC Access & Transition Team

MWCC has appointed two staff members to key positions within the college’s Access & Transition division. Established by President Daniel M. Asquino nearly two decades ago, the division now serves 4,000 North Central Massachusetts middle and high school students annually through 18 distinct programs in partnership with a dozen area school districts. Fagan Forhan of Lancaster […]

UWYV Community Expo Showcases Young Social Entrepreneurs

Homelessness. Poverty. Hunger. Illness. Mental health. The environment. Finding solutions to these and other social issues are confounding to even the most experienced adults. Fortunately, area teens and adolescents are stepping up to become part of the solution, as demonstrated in the first United Way Youth Venture community expo. The event, held March 9 at […]

Mount Wachusett Community College wins 2016 Deval Patrick Award

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced at a Boston Foundation forum Tuesday afternoon that Mount Wachusett Community College is the recipient of the 2016 innovation prize named for him. The Boston Foundation created the Deval Patrick Award for Community Colleges in 2014 to recognize progress and excellence in establishing partnerships between employers and community colleges, […]

MWCC Foundation Names Douglas J. Petersen 2016 Citizen of the Year

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation will honor Douglas J. Petersen, president and CEO of Workers’ Credit Union, as the 2016 Harold E. Drake Jr. Citizen of the Year for his leadership and service in the community. He will be recognized during the foundation’s annual celebration on May 25 at MWCC’s Gardner campus. The Citizen […]