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Campus Transformation Begins in December

As we ring in 2015, we are also ushering the start of our Gardner campus transformation. In preparation for construction of our new science building and improvements to the Haley Academic Center, contractors will remove ceiling tiles in designated locations in the basement and on the first, second and third floors during the holiday break. […]

Art Students Deck the Halls with Site Specific Sculptures

Proving once again the power of art outside the gallery, MWCC students wrapped up the fall semester by installing nine sculptures throughout the Gardner campus. The project, new this year to Art Professor Tom Matsuda’s Sculpture I course, provided students with the opportunity to create site specific installment tailored to a particular location on campus. […]

Practical Nursing Class of 2014 Recognized During Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Friends, relatives and members of the college community gathered December 17 to welcome 35 Practical Nursing graduates into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony.Each graduate, dressed in a traditional nurse uniform, was welcomed into the profession by having a nursing pin fastened to her or his lapel by a fellow nurse – a family member, […]

President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition Winners Announced

MWCC students Gemini Walter, Shannen Pimental and Tonia Ciesluka are the winners of the third annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition. Each will receive a free, three-credit academic course for use during the spring or summer 2015 semesters. Walter, a Human Services major, was selected for an essay focusing on interracial relationships and reflecting on […]

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 […]