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MWCC Named an Anchor Institution of New Prison Education Consortium

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named one of four anchor institutions for a new education consortium announced today that will be headed up by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by a $250,000 grant from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) along with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “We are excited to be […]

MWCC Students Fill 135 Backpacks for Foster Children

Last week, Mount Wachusett Community College students packed 135 backpacks that will be distributed to children in foster care ahead of the coming school year. The supplies were donated by faculty and staff at the college across all three of MWCC’s campuses. The work was done by a group of incoming students from the school’s […]

MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five years. The five-year grant project was fully funded […]

5 Reasons Why High School and College Are Different

I remember wondering what the transition to college was going to be like — both academically and socially. Now, as a second-year college student, I realize that knowing the differences between high school and college can help you make the most of your college experience. 1. College is a Choice The biggest difference between college […]

MWCC Recognized with 2018 Gateway Program Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The 2018 award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. […]

MWCC Launches Classes for Former Quincy College Nursing Students

Classes have begun for former Quincy College nursing students at Mount Wachusett Community College at the college’s Devens campus. The classes, which began on August 4, are the result of discussions at numerous levels between MWCC and Quincy College officials. The discussions began after the state Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew approval of Quincy […]

MWCC summer program pays high school students to get head start on college

This article was written by By Scott O’Connell for the Telegram & Gazette. The full story can be viewed here. From the time it picks them up in the morning to when it drops them off at the end of the day, Mount Wachusett Community College’s early college summer program makes an uncommon effort to ensure its […]

Travel and Transformation: A Memoir of Peru

Preparing to Travel Abroad Planes are THE most intriguing invention mankind has accomplished. Getting on the plane was the moment I realized I was actually going to Peru. Preparation for Peru consisted of a lot of fundraising, doctor’s appointments, worrying if the clothes I was packing were appropriate for the weather and culture, and signing […]

Mayor Marty Walsh Presents MWCC’s Yves Verneret with First Literacy Scholarship

Mount Wachusett Community College student Yves Verneret, of Leominster, was honored on Tuesday with a First Literacy Scholarship in a ceremony held at Boston City Hall featuring remarks from Boston Mayor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh. “You’ve earned this scholarship with your hard work and by following your dreams. You are an inspiration to me, to […]

MWCC Graduates 22 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at MCI-Shirley

A group of 22 inmates of MCI-Shirley received their Small Business Management certificate last month from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Many of the students had their families visiting for the ceremony […]