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Michelle Dunn to be Recognized with MWCC’s Service Above Self Award

Michelle Dunn is set to be recognized as Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2019 Service Above Self Award recipient for her ongoing work to support those recovering from addiction and those impacted by opiate addiction. “Michelle Dunn has committed herself to aiding those in opioid addiction recovery and providing support for those impacted. She has persevered […]

MWCC Honors 91 Fitchburg and Leominster Students Receiving College Healthcare Credits

A celebration took place on Thursday night for 91 students from Fitchburg and Leominster who will graduate from High School this year after participating in Project Healthcare and getting a jump-start on their college education. The celebration was organized by Mount Wachusett Community College and took place at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area on April […]

MWCC Food Pantry Partners with Worcester County Food Bank

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Food for Thought Campus Pantry is one of the first college food pantries to partner with the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in addressing food security on local college campuses. The partnership is a step toward ensuring students have consistent access to the food they need. It also helps sustain the […]

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 […]