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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 […]

MWCC Volunteers Reach Summit of Wachusett Mountain during Fundraising Event

With President Daniel M. Asquino leading the way to the summit of Wachusett Mountain, Mount Wachusett Community College began an annual tradition on the mild morning of Saturday, Oct. 18. In the first “Hike for the Humanities” fundraiser, a group of MWCC faculty, staff and alumni simulated Henry David Thoreau’s 1842 hike of Wachusett Mountain, […]

MWCC to Offer Powerful Presentation for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November, Mount Wachusett Community College and its Nursing Advisory Board will welcome author and Alzheimer’s caregiver Olivia Hoblitzelle. The presentation is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the college’s theater. Hoblitzelle, whose husband Harrison was […]

MWCC Humanities Project Continues with Book Discussion, Performance

The Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project, focusing this year on the lasting relevance of Henry David Thoreau, moves to the North Quabbin region on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Athol Public Library will host a book discussion of “Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father’s Search for the Wild” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Athol Public […]

MWCC Student Speaks at “Go Public!” Event, Meets Governor

Mount Wachusett Community College pre-engineering and Honors Program student Louis Ayisi delivered one of six student speeches to a large assembly at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education “Go Public!” event held Oct 15 at Worcester’s North High School. With Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Education Matthew Malone on hand, Ayisi helped showcase MWCC to […]

Nepalese College Administrators Continue US Tour with MWCC Visit

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed a delegation of six Nepalese educators seeking exposure to the best practices in higher-education administration on a multi-college US tour. Far-Western University in Nepal was established in 2010, and top administrators selected MWCC due in large part to its commitment to sustainability, as well as its applicable educational models and […]

MWCC Collects 10 NCMPR Awards for Excellence in Communications

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, District 1, has awarded 10 Medallion Awards for excellence in communications to Mount Wachusett Community College. The awards were announced during the District 1 fall conference on Oct. 13 in National Harbor, MD. MWCC’s Marketing and Communications division received three gold Medallion Awards for a series of […]

Candidates for State Representative in Second Worcester District Debate at MWCC

The two state representative candidates in the Second Worcester District debated several issues at MWCC’s Gardner campus on Oct. 15, less than three weeks before Massachusetts’ Nov. 4 general election. Incumbent State Representative Jonathan Zlotnik, D-Gardner, and challenger Garret Shetrawski, R-Winchendon, articulated their views on gun control, medical marijuana, a potential natural gas pipeline and […]