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Students Fight Hunger with Character Breakfast this Saturday March 30, 2019

MWCC’s Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society invites the local community to join them for their annual kids’ Character Breakfast event happening this Saturday, March, 30th. Every year, MWCC hosts a fundraiser to raise awareness and donations for food insecurity on campus and in the community. This family-friendly event is open to the community and offers […]

United Way Youth Venture Students Inspire Community Members During Spring Showcase Event

The United Way Youth Venture program held its fourth annual Spring Showcase at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on March 14, 2019. The event gave close to 200 students from around the region – representing 50 community service teams – a chance to show off their youth-led, youth-created service programs to the community. Community […]

MWCC has Saved Early College Students Over $4.6M in Tuition Costs

Since 2006, Mount Wachusett Community College has helped dual enrollment students taking college courses in high school earn 22,286 college credits, saving 623 students an estimated $4,681,991 in tuition costs and accelerating their path to a college degree. “The classes that dual enrollment students complete translate to an average of three semesters completed by the […]

Congresswoman Trahan Holds Education Roundtable at MWCC

United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan held a roundtable at Mount Wachusett Community College yesterday where education and how it can increase the skills students need in the modern workforce was discussed with area business, educational and legislative leaders. The roundtable held on Thursday, March 21 at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus featured Congresswoman Lori […]

United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address

United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College’s Commencement on Thursday, May 23, 2019. “We are honored to welcome Congresswoman Lori Trahan to our campus as this year’s commencement speaker,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “I am excited to have Mount Wachusett Community College graduates hear her […]

Student Leaders to Show Service Efforts During 4th Annual Youth Venture Spring Showcase

The United Way Youth Venture program of North Central Massachusetts will be celebrating student’s community-service projects at the fourth annual UWYV Spring Showcase at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a public event, with everyone invited to come see the incredible efforts of over 50 […]

Lawrence NFOR Honored at Black Excellence on the Hill Ceremony

Mount Wachusett Community College Employee and Alumnus Lawrence NFOR was honored recently at the Black Excellence on the Hill ceremony. “It is an honor to recognize Leominster’s Lawrence NFOR with the Black Excellence on the Hill Award. Lawrence gives back to his community in so many ways, through his work at MWCC, his service as […]

Students Fill over 70 Backpacks for Elementary School Children

Students from two transitional life skills programs recently filled over 70 backpacks for Gardner elementary school students in a partnership between Heather’s Helping Hands, the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation and the life skills programs. The MWCC Foundation used a generous $1,500 donation from Heather’s Helping Hands to purchase backpacks and supplies. Students from Gardner […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

Mount Fitness Hosting Business Expo on January 5

Mount Fitness will be hosting a free business expo and open house for area residents that will showcase over 20 area businesses on January 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with special deals available from those businesses and the fitness center itself. “At this expo people will be able to gather information about […]