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MWCC Foundation Golf Tournament Nets $55,000 for Student Scholarships

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s 17th annual golf tournament raised a record $55,000 for student scholarship funds. One lucky participant, Joe Crowley, scored a new Cadillac for making a hole in one from a distance of 185 yards. Joel Baker of Baker Cadillac of Leominster, one of the tournament’s sponsors, had offered the prize for […]

Summer Dual Enrollment Courses Offer Taste of College Life

Area teenagers looking to save time and money on their college education, or just get a taste of college life, have been accruing credit hours this summer through MWCC’s Upward Bound Math and Science program and other dual enrollment opportunities offered through the college’s Division of Access and Transition. This summer, MWCC offered 11 college […]

Fire Science Program’s Live-in Component Giving Students a Competitive Edge

MWCC Fire Science Technology students now have the opportunity to gain around-the-clock experience through a new, live-in component to the academic program. The Ashburnham Fire Department became the first local fire department to offer a residential component for students, and two other local communities are preparing to do the same. Gardner resident Ken Chase, 24, […]

MWCC Launches Career Coach to Assist Students & Job Seekers

Wondering where the hot jobs are, or where they’ll be when you graduate? MWCC is launching Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students, prospective students and community members to explore potential careers, earning potential, job prospects within their geographic region, and more. MWCC is the only college or university in Massachusetts offering this […]

Pathways & Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone

Whether they came to MWCC to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, the 44 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: this spring they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled in the […]

Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized for Providing Internships

Law enforcement officials from throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC’s Criminal Justice majors during the spring semester. To thank them for providing real-life, career experiences for the students, department chair Reed Hillman presented certificates of appreciation during a recent gathering on the Gardner campus. The interns completed a minimum of […]

MWCC Golf Tournament Nets $55,000 for Student Scholarships

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s 17th annual golf tournament raised a record $55,000 for student scholarship funds. One lucky participant, Joe Crowley of Groton, scored a new Cadillac for making a hole in one from a distance of 185 yards. Joel Baker of Baker Cadillac of Leominster, one of the tournament’s sponsors, had offered the […]

MWCC Professor’s “Strength of Heart” Inspires Others on Healing Journey

As those who participate in the Greater Gardner Relay for Life will attest, one of the most powerful moments of the entire event is the Survivor Lap. As a sea of purple shirts walk with hope around the track, one can imagine how many stories of inspiration, strength, and perseverance could be told by each […]

North Quabbin Entrepreneurship Center

Dozens of area business leaders and local officials joined representatives from Mount Wachusett Community College for a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9 to officially launch the new North Quabbin Entrepreneurship Center in Athol. The center, located at 80 Freedom Street, is a partnership between the town of Athol and its Community Development Block Grant […]

Commencement 2012

Service to community and to others was a central theme during Mount Wachusett Community College’s 47th Commencement, held May 17 in the Fitness & Wellness Center. More than 700 associate degrees and academic certificates were awarded. “My soul was inspired by heroes who guided my values,” state Senator Stephen M. Brewer, chair of the Senate […]