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Vietnam Veterans Support Scholarships for MWCC Student Veterans

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel M. Asquino and Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli accepted the generous contribution from chapter President Bryan Wickman, Vice President and Secretary James Benton III, Treasurer C. Dan Ninno and Jay […]

A Veterans Day Message from President Asquino

As we prepare to recognize the service of all the men and women who have served our country, I urge all of you to take the opportunity to reflect on the importance of Veterans Day and the contributions and sacrifices made by millions of Americans. About 350 veterans are currently attending Mount Wachusett Community College, […]

MWCC Prepares for New STEM Building and Haley Center Renovations

Following more than a year of extensive planning and design, Mount Wachusett Community College is preparing for the start of construction on a new $41 million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building. The 44,000-square-foot addition and renovation of the 40-year-old Arthur F. Haley Academic Center will bring MWCC to the forefront of STEM education. […]

MWCC & FHS Receive MassINC 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award

Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg High School are being recognized with a 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award from the MassINC Gateway Innovation Institute for the GEAR UP program, a 15-year-old partnership between the two institutions. Each year, the MassINC recognizes organizations and individuals that utilize innovative models to grow the economies of the Commonwealth’s […]

MWCC Hosts Future Leaders at United Way Youth Venture Fall Kickoff

More than 350 students from 10 area high schools gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College for the United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts Fall Kickoff on Oct. 24. MWCC coordinates the Youth Venture program along with the United Way and Ashoka’s Youth Venture. The program exists to empower youth through support for innovative, […]

MWCC Humanities Project: Thoreau’s Modern Connection to Student Debt

One author’s unconventional approach to repaying his student loans will be the focus of a Nov. 6 event for the Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project, supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant. Leominster Public Library will host a book discussion of Ken Ilgunas’ “Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from […]

Visiting High School Math Students Encouraged to Invest in Their Future

Mount Wachusett Community College lauded the 350 high school students participating in this year’s Math Modeling Initiative and encouraged them to explore the opportunities available through a college education. As part of the Oct. 29 event, students and teachers from partnering institutions Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School and Leominster’s […]

MWCC Featured in MA Department of Higher Education’s 2014 Vision Project Report: Degrees of Urgency

At a time of rising demand for skilled college graduates in the Commonwealth, the Department of Higher Education’s third annual Vision Project report shows progress being made to raise graduation rates and close achievement gaps among public college and university students in Massachusetts, but also projects a shortage of skilled graduates needed to meet the needs […]

“Sinatra at the Mount” Scholarship Event Raises $38,000 and Rave Reviews

Frank Sinatra stylist Chris Jason and the Sinatra Live Big Band transported a capacity crowd to Las Vegas, 1966, during an Oct. 24 concert sponsored by the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation that raised more than $38,000 for student scholarships. Making his first appearance at MWCC’s theatre, Jason performed over 20 Sinatra favorites and exchanged […]

MWCC Student Leader Honored at State Level for Enthusiasm and Dedication

Mount Wachusett Community College student leader John Day was recognized for his enthusiasm and dedication, qualities demonstrated by Dean Richard Sullivan, formerly of Cape Cod Community College (CCCC). Day received the Dean Sullivan Award at the Community College Student Leadership Association’s (CCSLA) annual conference, held Oct. 16 through 17 in Wakefield, months after receiving the […]