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MWCC Visions and RX Programs Celebrate TRIOs 50th Anniversary

Where can you combine the classic party game musical chairs with TRIO trivia? At the Visions and Rx programs’ year-end party. Dozens of students who participate in MWCC’s Visions and Rx programs shared some laughs and bits of history, along with a giant cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the federal TRIO Student Services Support […]

Student Artists Share Techniques During Lecture Series

The Art Student Lecture Series, sponsored by MWCC’s Art Department, continued this fall with presentations on creating large-scale murals and marketing oneself as an artist. “Like it or not, you’re in the sales business,” explained art major and self-starter Isabella Bourque, who presented “How to Market Yourself as An Artist” in December. “This is the presentation I wish I […]

MWCC Students Showcase Contributions to Humanities Project

Wrapping up a successful first semester of “East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord,” students showcased Thoreau-themed projects during a Dec. 4 exhibit. Funded through a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project’s first-year theme is encouraging students to consider the lasting relevance and modern application of Thoreau’s […]

MWCC’s Biotechnology Programs Receive Gold Industry Rating

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Biotechnology/ Biomanufacturing degree and certificate programs have received a gold endorsement from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Education Consortium (MLSEC). The MLSEC is an initiative convened by MassBio and the MassBioEd Foundation to facilitate partnerships between the life sciences industry and higher education in order to more effectively match graduating students with […]

MWCC Students Encouraged to Think Past the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mount Wachusett Community College Honors Program students Phil Stan and Stevie LaBelle led a poignant panel discussion to promote suicide awareness and discussion and encourage their peers to think past the stigma attached to mental illness. The three-person panel included former State Senator Robert Antonioni; Michael Ellis, project coordinator of the Men’s Suicide Prevention Program at […]

MWCC Research Analyst Completes Association of Institutional Research Academy

Mount Wachusett Community College Research Analyst Shawn LaRoche recently earned a certificate of completion from the Association of Institutional Research’s Data and Decisions Academy. MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino nominated LaRoche for the academy’s Presidential Scholarship. The online, self-paced program for institutional-research professionals at two-year schools builds practical skills to enhance data-informed decision making in […]

MWCC, Fitchburg High, Team Up for the 2014 MA College Application Celebration

A majority of Fitchburg High School seniors celebrated Thanksgiving with more than a meal under their belt. By the holiday, more than 86 percent of the class had completed college applications, exceeding a goal set by the high school’s administration and guidance staff and MWCC’s Division of Access & Transition. MWCC and Fitchburg High partnered […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges & Vocational/Technical High Schools Create Transfer Pipelines for the Trades & High-Demand Fields

Massachusetts Community Colleges and the Commonwealth’s Career and Technical High Schools have developed new articulation/transfer agreements aimed at creating seamless pipelines to higher education and reducing the time to completion for vocational high school students entering community colleges. The seven new transfer agreements were recently signed at the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) annual […]

Hunger Banquet Offers MWCC Students First-Hand Glimpse into World Poverty

A hunger banquet hosted by the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement raised awareness of world poverty and affirmed Mount Wachusett Community College’s status as a lead institution in an American Association of State Colleges and Universities initiative. MWCC and Keene State College announced Nov. 18 that they will co-lead 31 participating institutions in […]