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Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC Criminal Justice Student Interns

Mount Wachusett Community College students thanked police and other criminal justice community partners from communities including Ayer, Gardner, Greenfield, Lunenburg, Orange, Templeton, and Westminster at a recent recognition luncheon. At the end of every semester, MWCC hosts a recognition luncheon where participating criminal justice students thank their internship hosts for all they have learned and […]

MWCC Gateway to College Valedictorian Shares Her Journey

On Friday, May 19 Eden Shaveet graduated with her high school degree and Associate’s degree after thinking just a few years earlier that she would never return to school. Shaveet left traditional school at the age of 14 and never thought she was going to get her high school diploma let alone her Associate’s degree […]

MWCC Gateway and Pathways Students Recognized at Graduation Ceremony

Over 60 students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during the May 19 graduation ceremony at MWCC. The programs are offered […]

Four MWCC Students Transferring to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Four Mount Wachusett Community College students are set to continue their studies this fall at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Joe LeBlanc, Jonathan Chernoch, Zachary Bergquist and Faith Kurtz have been accepted to WPI for the fall semester. Joe came to the school through the STEM Starter Academy that launches students into college the summer before their […]

Wayne Canty to Receive MWCC’s 2017 Service Above Self Award

Business leader and community volunteer Wayne Canty will be the recipient of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2017 Service Above Self Award at the college’s graduation. Canty, CEO and owner of Heat Trace Products and MWCC Foundation member, will be recognized during the college’s 52nd commencement ceremony on May 17. The award recognizes individuals who have […]

MWCC’s Faith Kurtz receives 29 Who Shine Award

The MA Department of Higher Education recognized Mount Wachusett Community College’s Faith Kurtz along with 28 other top students from across Massachusetts during the seventh annual 29 Who Shine award ceremony on May 5 at the Massachusetts Statehouse. The ceremony honored outstanding graduating students from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, as […]

MWCC Student Jana Murphy Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Jana Murphy has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. Honorees are chosen for their leadership […]

MWCC Recognized with 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence, and graduation rate. “We all enjoy our education. That is […]

Students take on stigma

(Story By Andrew Mansfield Courtesy of The Gardner News) Advocates for the treatment of mental health conditions have long spoken about the need to reduce misconceptions and the blame sometimes placed on people. Joining the cause to help further educate the Mount Wachu­sett Community College campus about the topic on Tuesday were students from Professor […]

James Vander Hooven Becomes MWCC’s Third President

James Vander Hooven, Ed.D., has officially stepped into his role as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College since the school was founded in 1963. “MWCC has a long history serving as an integral part of the communities of North Central Massachusetts and responds to the region’s ever-evolving needs in order to best serve […]