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This is MWCC: From Underachiever to Nichols College Business Student

I grew up in Watertown, MA, a suburb of Boston. My freshman and sophomore years of high school were at Watertown High, where I was the textbook definition of an underachiever. I believe this frustrated my teachers even more so than with other students because they knew my academic potential. Long story short, to my […]

MWCC Recognized with 2018 Gateway Program Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The 2018 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. […]

MWCC summer program pays high school students to get head start on college

This article was written by By Scott O’Connell for the Telegram & Gazette. The full story can be viewed here. From the time it picks them up in the morning to when it drops them off at the end of the day, Mount Wachusett Community College’s early college summer program makes an uncommon effort to ensure its […]

Talent Search Students Learn about Sustainable Landscaping and Composting at MWCC

Students participating in the Mount Wachusett Community College Summer Program, an extension of North Central Massachusetts Talent Search, learned about landscaping and composting last week and then used that knowledge to map out their ideas for a new section of landscaping at the college. The students from communities that include Gardner, Clinton, Winchendon, Athol and […]

MWCC Students Donate Over 750 Books to Promote Early Childhood Literacy

For the fourth year, hundreds of kindergarten and first grade students in Gardner will end the school year with engaging summertime reading to take home, thanks to a donation of over 750 books from a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students. Otaku United, a club that celebrates Asian culture, donated over 750 books to […]

MWCC Receives $30K Community Foundation Grant for Early College Planning

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts that will fund planning the future of early college education in the region. As a result of the grant, a large regional summit will take place, and involve the area business community, K-12 education institutions, higher education institutions, […]

MWCC Hosting Veteran’s Resource Fair on June 19

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a free Veteran’s Resource Fair with over 25 organizations on Tuesday, June 19 in an effort to connect veterans and their families with services. “Though it is taking place at Mount Wachusett Community College, it is by no means limited to veteran educational matters. There will be many […]

Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC 2018 Criminal Justice Student Interns

Mount Wachusett Community College officials thanked police and other criminal justice partners from communities including Ashburnham, Gardner, Westminster, and Winchendon at a recent recognition luncheon. At the end of every semester, MWCC’s Criminal Justice department hosts a recognition luncheon where participating criminal justice students thank their internship hosts for all they have learned and for […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Gardner VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President James Vander Hooven, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation on May 15 from Quarter Master Howard Sands and Past Commander […]

Monty Tech Delivers Furniture Made from MWCC Trees

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students recently delivered furniture to Mount Wachusett Community College made from three maple trees that had previously been located at the college’s Gardner campus. The trees were removed during the construction of the Asquino Science Center but were put to a new use in keeping with the college’s commitment to […]