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Fitchburg, MWCC Sign Nursing Agreement

Students will have more opportunities to pursue rewarding careers in nursing thanks to a new agreement signed today by the presidents of Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University. The agreement, effective beginning with the fall 2018 nursing class, confirms that all students admitted to Mount Wachusett’s registered nurse (RN) program will have the […]

MWCC Practical Nurses Present Service Learning Projects

Students from the Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing program presented their semester-long Service Learning Projects last week. “I’m very proud of the work you have done and am looking forward to hearing the presentations,” MWCC James Vander Hooven said at the beginning of the presentations made on Thursday, Nov. 30. “You own the information […]

Vietnam Veterans Donate $2K to MWCC Veteran Students

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. “This donation makes a real difference,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven who accepted the donation on behalf of the college. The Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established to assist student veterans […]

Legislators Donate to MWCC Food Pantry

The North Central region’s legislative delegation donated $300 to Mount Wachusett Community College’s on-campus food pantry Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We were talking about the issue of hunger and it was Rep. Higgins out of Leominster who suggested this was something we could do together,” said State Rep. Jon Zlotnik. “This entire delegation […]

Raymond LaFontaine was an Advocate and Friend of MWCC and the City of Gardner

Central Massachusetts and especially Gardner recently lost a long-time advocate and friend with the passing of Raymond LaFontaine. During his nearly 20 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Mr. LaFontaine’s efforts assisted in the construction of a new courthouse, a new skating rink, a new high school, and a 114-unit housing project for the […]

MWCC Hosting Commonwealth Corps Members

MWCC’s United Way Youth Venture program has been chosen as one of 17 Commonwealth Corps Host Site Partners. Administered by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the Commonwealth Corps engages Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service and capacity building to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. The program has a dual […]

MWCC Receives $1.38M Upward Bound Math and Science Federal Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $1,385,670 Upward Bound Math and Science Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. “Upward Bound Math Science has touched the lives of many families in North Central Mass as they search for ways to provide college opportunities to their children. The uninterrupted funding from the Department of […]

Boys & Girls Club COO Joins MWCC Board of Trustees

The Chief Operating Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner Donata J. Martin joined the Mount Wachusett Board of Trustees last week after being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to welcome Donata Martin to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. Her experience with the Boys […]

Boston Comedy Festival Winner to Host Veterans Benefit Show

A fundraiser for Mount Wachusett Community College veteran students hosted by Andrew Mayer, a winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, will take place on Oct. 21 featuring a collection of Boston stand-up comics. The event, Comics on a Mission II, will feature comedy from Sean Sullivan, Emily Ruskowski, and Nick Chambers. Host Andrew Mayer, encouraged […]

MWCC Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Devens Student Tours

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated Manufacturing Day on Friday by holding tours of its Devens campus and three area manufacturers for nearly 100 students. As part of Manufacturing Day, students attended tours of MWCC’s Devens Campus, Nypro Healthcare, SMC Ltd., and WestRock. The students were from Shriver JobCorps and the Fitchburg Freshmen STEM program. The […]