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Lea Ann Scales Appointed Vice President of Access, Transition and Development at MWCC

Lea Ann Scales has been appointed Vice President of Access, Transition and Development at Mount Wachusett Community College, where she will oversee the college’s many K-12 programs and partnerships, development, planning and institutional research, and the MWCC Foundation, Inc. She replaces Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice, who retired after 25 years at MWCC. Ms. Scales, a […]

MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center Hosting 5K and Fun Run

Fitness, fun and fantastic prizes will be among the highlights of the 2013 Mount Wachusett Community College Friends 5K Fun Race and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the college’s Gardner campus. Sponsored by the MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center, the Friends 5K race invites pairs of runners or walkers, as well as […]

MWCC Awarded $50,000 Grant to Support Student Scholarship Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts to support a new scholarship program for students. This grant comes from the Community Foundation’s General Endowment Education Access Fund, and will specifically support MWCC’s “Career Focused Education Scholarship Program.” The scholarship partnership between MWCC and the […]

20th Annual Greater Gardner Relay for Life

Inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of thousands of area residents who participated in the annual Greater Gardner Relay for Life, held June 7 and 8 at MWCC. The fields and fitness track were filled with those who came out to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year marks the 100th anniversary […]

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 […]

Information Sessions for Pathways and Gateway Dual Enrollment Programs

Information sessions for the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program will take place this summer at MWCC’s Gardner campus. School choice funding covers the cost of tuition and fees of both programs.Twenty new students will be accepted into the two-year, year-round Pathways school this fall. One of the first two […]

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 […]