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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 […]

MWCC Veterinary Technician Chair Speaks in Favor of Education Bill

Earlier this week, Certified Veterinary Technician and the Department Chair and Assistant Professor for the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College Alexandra McNamara traveled to the Massachusetts State House to speak in front of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee in favor of a bill to establish licensure requirements for Veterinary Technicians […]

Secretary Rosalin Acosta Visits MWCC Devens Campus During Manufacturing Week

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta joined Senior Vice President of Devens Thatcher Kezer III for a tour of Devens during Manufacturing Week that culminated in a discussion with local business leaders at MWCC’s Devens campus, which was facilitated by Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven. During the meeting, […]

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Visits MWCC to Meet with Early College Students

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus Thursday to discuss early college programs with a math class of high school students taking college-level courses at MWCC. “We want to create an environment where there are no barriers for any student in this Commonwealth to continue their education,” Lt. Gov. Polito told […]