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Early College Programs Awards Diplomas to 59 Students and Associate Degrees to 26 Students

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) held the graduation ceremony for the Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Experience programs at the Theatre at the Mount. The 59 graduates represent over twenty cities and towns across central Massachusetts. “Tonight is one of the highlights of my year. To be able […]

MWCC Teatime Speaker Series Presents: The Black Outdoors with Mardi Fuller

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our next Teatime Speaker Series event, “The Black Outdoors with Mardi Fuller” on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 12:00 until 2:00 pm at the Gardner campus. Mardi Fuller is a lifelong backcountry adventurer and board member of the Appalachian Mountain Club who became the first known Black […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Funding for the 2024 STEM Starter Academy

Mount Wachusett Community College has received funding for the 2024 STEM Starter Academy. The money will be used to help jumpstart the careers of qualifying high school graduates and MWCC students looking to earn their associate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs at the college. The STEM Starter Academy is open to high […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Fall Semester Kicks Off

Mount Wachusett Community College began its 61st school year with a twelve percent increase in enrollment, and it showed as students packed the campus for New Student Welcome events last week. “I am feeling so fortunate and excited about the start of the fall semester,” noted MWCC President James Vander Hooven through the college’s new […]

Early College Graduation Awards Diplomas to 57 Students and Associate Degrees to 40 Students

Mount Wachusett Community College’s full-time Early College programs, Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Experience, held a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2023, to honor the 57 students graduating with their high school diplomas, 40 of whom also earned their associate degree. Welcoming students to the ceremony was Gateway to College student Chloe […]

MWCC, Fitchburg State University and Athol High School Partnership Achieve Early College Designation

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has granted Early College designation to Athol High School in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and Fitchburg State University. Early College programs combine deep career and college exploration with the opportunity for students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and at least 12 college […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Automotive Technology Program Selected for Business, Industry, Leadership Team Academy

The Automotive Technology Program at Mount Wachusett Community College has been selected to participate in the Pathways to Innovation (PTI) “Business Industry, Leadership, Team Academy (BILT) Academy” in 2023. The BILT Academy provides leadership development for teams from the College and from industry.  The role of the team is to establish sustainable partnerships with the […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded 5 Year, $1.6 Million Upward Bound Math and Science Grant from the US Department of Education

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded an Upward Bound Math and Science grant from the US Department of Education for five years beginning September 1, 2022. The grant amount is $312,480 annually or $1.6 million over 5 years. The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) grant aims to prepare high school students for postsecondary […]

Massachusetts Budget Includes $19 Million for Expanding Early College Statewide

The Fiscal Year 2023 budget signed by Governor Charlie Baker on July 28, 2022 includes $19 million in Early College funding, an increase of $8 million over the previous year. Since its inception in 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration has worked to expand access to Early College, which has shown promising outcomes for students in the […]

New Transfer Agreement with Fitchburg State to help Future Middle and High School Teachers

A new transfer agreement between Fitchburg State University and Mount Wachusett Community College will help streamline the transfer process for students pursuing degrees in middle school or secondary education. Under terms of the agreement, qualifying students enrolled in MWCC’s associate programs in biology, chemistry, or liberal arts and sciences will be able to take three key […]