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Massachusetts Community Colleges Awarded $20 Million TAACCCT IV Grant

Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges have been awarded a $20 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to further state-wide initiatives addressing training and educational needs in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, as well as advanced manufacturing and healthcare. Led by Massasoit Community […]

In Thoreau’s Footsteps: MWCC Humanities Project Fundraiser

In a show of college-wide support for the MWCC Humanities Project, faculty, staff and students will walk in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau to the summit of Wachusett Mountain, a spot the noted author and philosopher once labeled “the observatory of the state.” Participants in the first “Hike for the Humanities” fundraiser on Saturday […]

Mount Wachusett Humanities Project Continues in Community, on Campus

While Mount Wachusett Community College professors find innovative ways for their students to examine Thoreau, the author’s lasting influence has also extended into the community. On Wednesday night, the college held the second event in its ongoing series, “East Meets West in a Cabin in the Woods: Walden and Beyond,” the first year-theme of the […]

Congresswoman Tsongas, State Secretaries Bialecki and Kaprielian, Help Kick off Manufacturing Week Celebration at MWCC

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian, and dozens of regional business and community leaders gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Devens campus on Monday, Sept. 29 to celebrate the start of Manufacturing Week. The event marked the success to date of a $15.9 million […]

MWCC Continues Standing as Military-Friendly School

For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized as a top military-friendly school for creating a culture of positive energy and academic support for veterans, active military members and their dependents. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list, released by Victory Media, names the top 15 percent of American colleges, universities and trade […]

MWCC Hosts Annual United Way Day of Caring

Capitalizing on its students’ eagerness to participate in community-engagement activities and a successful first year, Mount Wachusett Community College hosted its second annual United Way Day of Caring at its Gardner campus on Thursday, Sept. 18. Through the leadership of the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, more than 200 volunteers packaged 20,736 meals […]

Phillip Stan Appointed MWCC Student Trustee

Phillip Stan, a liberal arts major with a concentration in music, has been appointed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s Board of Trustees after being elected to the one-year position by his student peers this past spring. The chamber music enthusiast and father of five was sworn in as the college’s student trustee on the afternoon […]

MWCC Foundation Supports Innovation in the Classroom

With the start of the new academic year, the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation has provided funds totaling $46,044 for eight innovative projects conceived by college faculty and staff. “Current community college funding is such that we are often left wishing we had more resources to experiment with new and innovative pilot programs that have the […]

Transformative Academic Year Begins

Many changes and new initiatives marked the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. Not only are the college’s campuses filled with thousands of new and returning students, but several faculty and staff members have joined the college community or stepped into new roles. Approximately 950 new students participated in day, evening and program-specific orientations, marking a dynamic […]

MWCC Humanities Project Launches with Series of Events on Thoreau’s Walden

This month, Mount Wachusett Community College launches “East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord: Walden and Beyond,” the first year of a multi-year, college and community project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The MWCC Humanities Project will begin with a book discussion on Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry […]