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MWCC Opens Campus for Free College Day Event

Community event offers free workshops, door prizes and more in celebration of 50th anniversary In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Mount Wachusett Community College is hosting Free College Day, an event on Saturday, April 13 featuring more than 50 free workshops and classes, 50 door prizes, career and academic resources, tours and other activities. “In celebration of […]

MWCC Sponsoring Free Art Collaborative Workshops for High School Teachers

Area high school art educators and their advanced art students are invited to participate in Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual high school art collaborative workshops this spring. The free workshops are sponsored by the college’s Art Department. A collage workshop with artist and educator Joyce Conlon will take place Wednesday, March 27 from 3:45 to […]

Neo-Celtic Artist Kellianna to Perform Free Concert at MWCC

International neo-Celtic artist Kellianna will perform songs of myth and magic during a free concert Friday, March 15 at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green Street. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the theatre of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. A resident ofWendell,Mass., the singer/songwriter performs powerful goddess and mythology-inspired folk […]

“Purification,” an Exhibition of Traditional Buddhist Sculptures and Contemporary Work by Thomas Matsuda

“Purification,” traditional Buddhist sculptures and contemporary work by Thomas Matsuda, will be on exhibition at Mount Wachusett Community College February 18 through March 15 in the East Wing Gallery of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. An artist’s reception will take place Thursday Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m., and an artist’s talk […]

MWCC Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 207 New Citizens

Community colleges are often referred to as “the Ellis Island” of American higher education, so it was only fitting that 207 Massachusetts immigrants from 53 different countries officially gained U.S. citizenship during a Naturalization Ceremony held at Mount Wachusett Community College on Feb. 6. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services selected MWCC as the setting […]

MWCC Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mount Wachusett Community College kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration on Jan. 30. The 1960s-style band Shakin’ all Over performed tunes from the decades, while students, faculty and staff posed for 1960s photos. “I think what makes our 50th special, is we have faculty members who were here during the early years, including those who were […]

MWCC Trustee Scott Howard Reappointed to Board

Scott Howard, chief operating officer of Bemis Associates, has been reappointed to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Deval Patrick. Mr. Howard, who initially joined the board in 2009, was sworn in for a new term during a brief ceremony at the college on January 22. In addition to his service […]

MWCC Foundation Appoints Carla DeFosse New Executive Director

Carla DeFosse of Princeton has been appointed executive director of Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc., bringing experience in nonprofit management and development, public service, fundraising, strategic planning and renewable energy. A lifelong resident of North Central Massachusetts, DeFosse was unanimously appointed by the foundation’s board of directors and joined the college community on January […]

MART Bus Route Between MWCC and Athol/Orange Region Expanded

Residents who rely on MART transportation from Orange, Athol or Winchendon to Gardner and MWCC will benefit from expanded bus service to the region following a request from Mount Wachusett Community College student leaders and the college administration. The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority has extended G-Link service along Route 2 East and West by adding […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2013

Much has transpired over the past five decades as Mount Wachusett Community College evolved from a fledgling institution to multi-campus college providing academic, workforce development and personal enrichment programs to more than 12,000 credit and noncredit students from throughout North Central Massachusetts. Since its founding, more than 100,000 students have attended “the Mount” under the […]