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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 […]

Overlook Middle School Students Record PSA in MWCC Studio

Students from Overlook Middle School in Ashburnham volunteered their time to record a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that targets their peers about the misconception and misinformation about drugs and alcohol. The 30-second radio spot airs on WXLO 104.5 in April, May, and June 2018. According to Veronika Patty, the Gardner Community Action Team Coordinator for […]

Choosing the Mount by Kaitlyn Fales

My name is Kaitlyn Fales, and I am here to celebrate our unique stories as a part of Mount Wachusett Community College. There are two key words that I ask you to remember once I conclude: unique, and community. Why? These two words may not mean more to you now than a few consonants and […]

United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities. Ethan Smith, from Leominster High School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Victoria Powers, from Oakmont Regional High School, and Samantha Collette, from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School were each awarded […]

Armand Savoie Named MWCC Alumnus of the Year

Armand Savoie has been named as Mount Wachusett Community College’s Alumnus of the Year in recognition of an accomplished engineering career that was grounded in an education at the college. “Savoie is a fantastic example of the grit and determination that so many of our students exhibit as they use their education from MWCC to […]

Choosing the Mount by Jonathan Blouin

My name is Jonathan Matthew Blouin. I have been a student here at Mount Wachusett Community College for three years now. In my hometown of Townsend, Massachusetts, I found myself wanting more out of my high school experience. My town did not have much to offer and I did not have many friends. Quite honestly, […]

United Way Youth Venture Students Inspire Community Members

The United Way Youth Venture program held its third annual Spring Showcase at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 22 where student venture teams displayed their community projects. The event gave over 200 students from around the region — representing close to 70 communities— a chance to show off their youth-led, youth-created service programs […]

225 New Citizens Sworn in at Mount Wachusett Community College

Families waited patiently, beaming with pride for the 225 immigrants becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at Mount Wachusett Community College. New citizens from 46 Massachusetts communities and their families and friends packed the campus theater for the public event. U.S. District Court Judge David H. Hennessy presided over the ceremony as the […]

MWCC To Hold Free Veteran Financial Literacy Workshops Thanks to $4K Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will hold four free financial literacy workshops for veterans and their families at its Leominster campus following the receipt of a $4,050 grant. “No one individual can be an expert in everything. Yet veterans and their families are required every day to make financial decisions that can have significant and long-term […]