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MWCC Seeks Comments for 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Mount Wachusett Community College recently started the integrated strategic planning process to develop a new, four-year strategic plan for fiscal years 2015 to 2018. To inform and enrich this planning effort, a survey has been designed to provide faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members an opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions regarding institutional […]

Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice Receives An Outstanding Women in Business Award

Sharyn Rice, Senior Vice President of Access, Transition, and Development, is a recipient of the Worcester Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award. The award was announced Oct. 29 and this year’s six recipients will be recognized during a Nov. 16 luncheon at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, hosted by the publication. She was recognized […]

MWCC Foundation Honors Martin F. Connors, Jr. as 2012 Citizen of the Year

Martin F. Connors, Jr., president and CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust and a long-serving volunteer in North Central Massachusetts, was recognized as the 2012 Harold E. Drake Jr. Citizen of the Year by Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc. The Leominster resident was honored during the foundation’s annual dinner on Oct. 18 at the […]

Mark Shirman Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

Mark Shirman, president and chief executive officer of Westford-based RiverMeadow Software, Inc., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Mount Wachusett Community College. “Mr. Shirman’s business acumen and entrepreneurial success in the field of Information Technology will be a tremendous asset to the college and the greater community as we continue our mission […]

Tina Sbrega Appointed Chair of MWCC Board of Trustees

Tina Sbrega, president and chief executive officer of GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner, has been appointed chair of the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. She has served on the board since 2005, most recently as vice chair. “Our community colleges are at the center of our efforts to close the skills gap […]

MWCC Nursing Student Wins Car

MWCC nursing student Jessica Francis won a Honda Civic on Oct. 9, courtesy of Al Brodeur’s Auto Body, The Hanover Insurance Group, O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance Agency, the United Way of Central Massachusetts and other Worcester-area partners. The donated, refurbished 2008 car was granted through the Recycled Rides program. This nationwide project was created by […]

MWCC and the SHINE Initiative Host Mental Health Conference

Mental health problems affect more than 50 million Americans and their families, including as many as 300,000 students and young adults in Massachusetts at any given time. To help raise awareness about mental health issues affecting young people, The SHINE Initiative and Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a mental health conference on Thursday, Oct. 11 […]

MWCC Joins QCC and Fitchburg State on Manufacturing Partnership

Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Fitchburg State University recently signed articulation agreements that will allow for seamless training and educational opportunities for members of the state’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Officials from the Patrick-Murray Administration joined U.S. Rep. James McGovern, state legislators and officials from Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the presidents and […]

Four Chambers of Commerce Partnering with MWCC on Business Trends Survey

Four regional chambers of commerce are joining forces with Mount Wachusett Community College’s business department to conduct the first annual joint survey of North Central Massachusetts business owners and executives. The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of […]

German Students Visit MWCC as Part of Whirlwind Tour

A group of more than 30 students and three teachers from Kleve, Germany, Fitchburg’s sister city, took a moment during their whirlwind tour of the area to stop by MWCC’s Gardner campus. The students, who all participate in a band and have been performing at several area schools, paid a visit on Oct. 9 and […]