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MWCC Computer Graphic Design Students Raise $2,045 for The One Fund

MWCC’s Computer Graphic Design Club recently raised $2,045 to benefit The One Fund Boston through the sale of specially designed t-shirts. Professor Leslie Cullen, chair of the computer graphic design department, designed the 3 Yellow Balloon logo and t-shirts after the Boston Marathon tragedy as a fundraising contribution for victims of the attack. Following two explosions at […]

Murphy Exhibit Benefits New Student Trustee Scholarship

More than100 people gathered in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center on June 6 for a reception celebrating the life, legacy and artwork of James D. Murphy, the first chair of the college’s Board of Trustees. All proceeds from the event benefited the new James D. Murphy Scholarship, which will be given each year to […]

MWCC Receives $640,000 National Science Foundation Grant for STEM Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a five-year, $640,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for students in STEM fields. The grant will provide scholarships and support services to 150 full-time students in science, technology, engineering and math programs. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide a supportive academic environment that will ensure […]

Sharyn Rice Honored at Farewell Gathering After 25 Years

The MWCC community, along with friends and family, joined together on May 29 to wish Sharyn Rice a happy and healthy retirement after 25 years of service. Rice, who is currently serving as Senior Vice President will retire on June 14. Rice joined MWCC in 1988 as a diagnostic developmental specialist and adjunct faculty member, teaching […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

José Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester Delivers Keynote Address During Graduation Ceremony for Mount Wachusett Community College’s Pioneering Pathways Early College Innovation School and Gateway to College program

Whether they came to Mount Wachusett Community College to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, this year’s 51 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled […]

Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel M. Asquino and Foundation Executive Director Carla DeFosse accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander David Caswell, past commander Don Progen and senior vice commander Joseph LeBlanc, and thanked the […]

James D. Murphy Art Exhibit and Reception at MWCC

  As a part of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 50th anniversary celebration, an exhibition of artwork by James D. Murphy, the first chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, will be on display from June 3 through June 7 in the East Wing Gallery of the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will include […]

MWCC Announces Summer Business Luncheon Series

Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a summer business luncheon series on a variety of topics including leadership, networking, technology and safety beginning in June through August. The college’s Division of Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development has bundled several of its popular course offerings for entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofit as well as corporate staff. In […]

MWCC to Recognize Christopher P. Brown as 2013 Alumnus of the Year

Christopher P. Brown, a physical therapist assistant who was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Westminster public safety officials earlier this year for his heroic actions at the scene of an accident, has been named Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2013 Alumnus of the Year.The Westminster resident and Persian Gulf War veteran will be honored […]