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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 […]

MWCC Art Students Provide Talents to Johnny Appleseed Trail Association Project

“Take a Seat in Johnny Appleseed Country” is a community project aimed at increasing foot traffic in the cities and towns that make up North Central Massachusetts. The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association met with the Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort and rather than throw away inoperative ski lift chairs, both organizations decided to use them as a promotional […]

MWCC Mathematics Professor Selected as AMATYC Project ACCCESS Fellow

Mount Wachusett Community College Assistant Professor of Mathematics Aliza Miller has been selected as a Project ACCCESS Fellow with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Project ACCCESS (Advancing Community College Careers: Education, Scholarship, and Services), is a professional development and mentoring program for mathematics professors at two-year colleges. Miller, selected to participate in a cohort […]

MWCC’s Annual Economic Impact on Region, State, Tops $207Million

Mount Wachusett Community College, its students and alumni add more than $207 million in income each year to North Central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth, according to a newly released regional economic impact report.The study, prepared for the college by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., involved a regional economic impact analysis and an investment analysis during the […]

MWCC Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Twenty-four MWCC employees, including President Daniel M. Asquino, lined up for the ice bucket challenge in memory of beloved colleague Glenn Roberts, who died a year ago on Aug. 12, 2013 after a courageous battle with the disease. The effort, organized by Access & Transition Staff Assistant Jessica Connors on behalf of “Glenn’s Friends,” raised more than […]

MWCC Awarded $75,000 Grant to Support Student Scholarships

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts to support student scholarships. This grant comes from the Community Foundation’s General Endowment Education Access Fund, and will specifically support MWCC’s Career Focused Education Scholarship Program. The scholarship partnership between MWCC and the Community Foundation will support […]

Upward Bound Math and Science Marks 50th TRIO Anniversary

Dozens of area high school students from Gardner, Athol and Winchendon were recently recognized for their academic success in Mount Wachusett Community College’s Upward Bound Math and Science program, a federal TRIO program celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Sixty-three students participated in the program’s summer residential component, which included dual enrollment courses, extracurricular activities, […]

Summer UP Completes 10th Season with Enhanced Program

Summer UP, an MWCC Access & Transition program that began a decade ago to provide safe, summertime activities and employment opportunities to area youth, enhanced this year’s program with new career and college preparation training opportunities. Now completing its 10th season, Summer UP this year provided 110 of area high school and middle school students […]