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Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Department of Education Talent Search Program Grants

The US Department of Education has selected Mount Wachusett Community College to received funding under the Talent Search Program in two grants totaling $662,926. Launched in 1965, the Higher Education Act created Talent Search. Along with the Upward Bound Program and Student Support Services, the three services make up the TRIO of federally funded programs […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Federal Grant to Help Displaced and Underemployed Adults Continue Path to Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Mount Wachusett Community College will receive a federal Educational Opportunities Center (EOC) grant of $273,793 to help unemployed workers, low-wage workers, and returning high school and college students enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. In operation since September 2002, The North Central Educational Opportunity Center at […]

QCC and MWCC Collaborate on New Program Partnerships

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) President James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D. have forged a new transfer agreement between the two Central Massachusetts community colleges, strengthening an already strong partnership. The agreement will enable QCC students to seamlessly transfer to MWCC after they have completed their […]

Fitchburg’s Victor Rojas Named GEAR UP Professional of the Year

Victor Rojas, Assistant Director of GEAR UP, has been named GEAR UP Professional of the Year by the National Council for Community Education Partnerships (NCCEP) at their annual conference. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative is one of the largest and most effective programs focused on increasing the college […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Over $1.1M to Support Adult Education

The Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded Mount Wachusett Community College grant monies totaling $1,108,106 to support basic skills education, occupational training, and post-secondary enrollment for adult learners in our region. The Adult Education Services Continuation grant of $958,106 funds free access […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives 2021 Career Readiness and Educational Access Action Area Grant Agreement

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has granted Mount Wachusett Community College $30,000 to continue the highly successful work of the MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund. The MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund was established during the early months of the COVID-19 and has provided support to students to cover unmet costs for tuition, fees, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation Awarded Community Fund Grant from Bemis Community Investment Fund

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation has been awarded a $30,000 grant as part of the Bemis Community Investment Fund via the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. “We are thankful for the continued generous support we receive from the Bemis Corporation,” stated MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “Partners like our friends at Bemis are […]

Auto Tech Program Earns Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation from the ASE

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has found that the automotive technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College meets the strict industry standards required for ASE Program Accreditation. “We commend you and your staff for maintaining your program’s standards and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements,” noted ASE President Michael Coley in a […]

MWCC Spring 2021 Semester Presidents List and Deans List

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the spring 2021 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible. The Dean’s List requires a 3.30 to 3.99 grade point average while the President’s List requires a 4.0 grade point average. Presidents List Ashburnham Rajkumar Desai, […]

Paramedic Program Director Awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the Central Mass EMS Corporation

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Paramedic Programs, Peter Laitinen was presented the EMS Educator of the Year award during the organization’s Annual Meeting and EMS Awards Celebration. “Peter Laitinen has been practicing compassionate care for his patients in our area for more than 30 years. His medical care and […]