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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 […]

MWCC, Enterprise Bank Prepare Nonprofits for Generational Transfer of Leadership

State Senator Jennifer Flanagan joined Mount Wachusett Community College’s Center for Civic Engagement and local nonprofits for a workshop on the ongoing, universal transfer of leadership from baby boomers to Generation X and millennials. The Nov. 19 event in MWCC’s North Café was part of Enterprise Bank’s Non-Profit Collaborative and added to the 145 organizations previously trained […]

MWCC Joins Keene State College to Lead AASCU’s National Economic Inequality Initiative

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy through a three-year initiative. Leading the 31 participating institutions in this effort are Mount Wachusett Community College and Keene State College. All participants are members of AASCU’s […]

MWCC Announces 2014 Business Plan Competition for Regional Entrepreneurs

Area residents are invited to submit to the Mount Wachusett Community College Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2014 Business Plan Competition for an opportunity to win prizes valued at more than $7,000. The competition, launched in November to coincide with National Entrepreneurship Month, supports MWCC’s mission to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit in North Central Massachusetts. The competition gives the […]

MWCC to Offer Two-Week Program for Prospective Quality Professionals

Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a two-week Quality Systems Intensive Training Program for adults with prior work experience and/or college credits who wish to join the growing workforce of quality professionals in North Central Massachusetts.  To provide accelerated training and expand career possibilities for area job seekers, MWCC will offer the two-week program Dec. 8 […]

MWCC Humanities Project Lecture on Thoreau and Nonviolence

Mount Wachusett Community College students and faculty welcomed Thoreau Society Executive Director Michael Frederick for a Humanities Project lecture on Thoreau’s influence on contemporary nonviolent reformers.  While Thoreau’s essay, “Civil Disobedience,” and guiding philosophies served as inspiration for Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick noted fundamental differences between Thoreau and his more passive disciples. […]