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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 […]

MWCC to Hold Enhancing the Workforce Event

Mount Wachusett Community College will hold an Enhancing the Workforce Event on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to discuss new college programming that is building the workforce of Central Massachusetts. “The Enhancing the Workforce event will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our new programs as well as how the college responds to businesses […]

MWCC Student Center Nears Completion Ahead of September Opening

Walls are up and windows are going in at the new student center at Mount Wachusett Community College this week. The $3.5 million project will create a 4,500-square-foot student space, which officials say will open by the start of the school year in September. “An overwhelming majority of our students come here and spend the […]

Leominster Resident Grows, Gives Back With Summer UP

Ariana Neal has been involved with Summer UP for over 10 years, first attending and then working at the free camp where she came out of her shell and became comfortable interacting with others. It was through this camp that Neal was able to embrace being an organizer and grow into the person she is […]

MWCC Instructor Honored for Online Class

Mount Wachusett Community College Adjunct Instructor Wesley Stanhope received a Course of Distinction award for his Renewable Energy Sources course at the 12th annual Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) E-Learning Conference that was held recently at Greenfield Community College. “This is great. It’s good to be able to reach out to students and just teach,” said […]

MWCC Student Literary Journal Published

A collection of original poetry, prose and artwork by Mount Wachusett Community College students was published recently. The “A Certain Slant” publication not only includes 48 pieces of student work but was edited by student Stephanie Arnold, cover art by Kyle Johnson and cover design by Ian Cook. The entire magazine is available online by clicking […]

MWCC Holding Gateway to College Meet and Greet

Mount Wachusett Community College will hold a special Gateway to College Meet and Greet with recent graduates of the free program that allows students to earn college credits while getting a high school diploma. The event on July 12 will take place at MWCC’s Gardner campus from 3 to 5PM. “Gateway to College is the […]

MWCC Students Put Service into Action During Volunteer Trip to Costa Rica

(Written by Yamileyka Rojas) Mount Wachusett Community College student volunteers recently completed the school’s second annual civic engagement and volunteerism trip to Costa Rica. The trip included numerous service-oriented projects but students said it was they who benefited from the trip. “I was able to take everything I did in Costa Rica with me. It […]

Gateway to College Enrollment Open at MWCC

The Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College that allows students who have dropped out of high school to complete their high school degree while getting college credit is accepting students for the coming school year. “Any student who’s thinking about Gateway or any sort of dual enrollment program, I say do it. […]

MWCC Students Donate Over 1,300 Books to Promote Early Childhood Literacy

For the third year, hundreds of kindergarten and first grade students in Gardner will end the school year with fun summertime reading to take home, thanks to a donation of over 1,300 books from a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students. Otaku United, a club that celebrates Asian culture, donated over 1,300 books to […]