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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 […]

Bemis Student Center Unveiled at Mount Wachusett Community College

The Bemis Student Center was unveiled at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner Campus Wednesday, with students, faculty, staff, area guests and officials celebrating the new student space. “I am very excited that we now have this new space that provides a place to be separate from our academic responsibilities, while remaining on campus. I know […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Testifies in Favor of Affordable College

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education in favor of affordable college Monday. The president was one of numerous community members and officials who spoke at the committee’s public hearing at Leominster High School on Monday, Sept. 11. The discussion centered around Senate Bill 702 […]

MWCC to Hold Public Reception for New Bemis Student Center on September 13

Mount Wachusett Community College will host an Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Gardner campus in the new Bemis Student Center on Sept. 13. The public, past MWCC staff and faculty, and all community partners are encouraged and invited to attend. The open house will take place the same day as a […]

MWCC Launches Fitchburg High Nursing Program

Through a partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, a group of Fitchburg High School students will have the opportunity to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification before they graduate high school. “The Fitchburg High CNA Program is a unique opportunity for current high school students to earn college credits, while also attaining working credentials to […]

Community Leaders Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

Three community leaders joined the Mount Wachusett Board of Trustees last week after being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to welcome these community leaders to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. I know that they will not only work to better the College but provide important insights into their communities […]

Gina Vilayphone Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Gina Vilayphone was sworn in last week to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by her peers as the board’s student representative. On Thursday, Aug. 10, the Communications major was sworn in and participated in her first trustee meeting. The Leominster resident, originally from Gardner and having […]

Message from MWCC President Vander Hooven Concerning the Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Students, Faculty and Staff of Mount Wachusett Community College, Over the past few days, our country has witnessed the result of hate. To say that it has been disturbing would be an understatement. As the events of Charlottesville unfolded, I immediately started thinking, “I should put a statement together that clearly and unequivocally demonstrates that […]

Summer UP Supporters Visit Gardner Jackson Park Site

Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke and members of the Gardner Women’s Circle of Giving visited the Summer UP Jackson Park site last week along with Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven. Both the City of Gardner and the Women’s Circle were instrumental in helping to fund Summer UP. The program, coordinated by Mount Wachusett […]