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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. […]

MWCC Nursing Students Receive Hands-On Training through Disaster Simulation

After months of preparation, teams of Mount Wachusett Community College practical nursing students tended to hospital “patients” further injured as a result of a simulated tornado. The Nov. 7 disaster simulation at MWCC’s Devens campus included five lifelike mannequins and two professors with varying afflictions, debris strewn across the floor, and tornado sound effects. Impending […]

“One Day at a Time:” MWCC to Promote Suicide Awareness in Safe Environment

To promote conscientious discussion on the topic of suicide, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Honors Program is inviting the public to a student-led panel discussion that will also feature area leaders in mental health.  Titled “One Day at a Time,” the free event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the North Café […]

MWCC, Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation Provide Early College Experience

For the third consecutive year, Murdock High School seniors in the Robinson-Broadhurst Career Tech Scholarship program are earning academic certificates at Mount Wachusett Community College while simultaneously finishing their diplomas. Through a generous grant from the Winchendon-based Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Amber Dignan and Melanie Cranfill are pursing MWCC certificates in allied health, and Andrew Phelps is working […]

MWCC Represented at College Pathways Panel in Boston

Mount Wachusett Community College Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and K-12 Partnerships Lea Ann Scales joined a panel of several higher-education professionals at the 2014 College Access and Success Briefing to discuss pathways for underrepresented students. Presented by Let’s Get Ready and the National Partnership for Educational Access, this year’s event continued a series […]

MWCC Again Featured in “Best for Vets” List

Mount Wachusett Community College, long recognized nationally for its comprehensive veteran services, has again been named to Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings. Released alongside Veterans Day, the independent news project evaluates organizations based on their support systems and campus cultures to provide a reference point for service members, military veterans and their […]

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, […]