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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, […]

MWCC Prepares for New STEM Building and Haley Center Renovations

Following more than a year of extensive planning and design, Mount Wachusett Community College is preparing for the start of construction on a new $41 million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building. The 44,000-square-foot addition and renovation of the 40-year-old Arthur F. Haley Academic Center will bring MWCC to the forefront of STEM education. […]

MWCC & FHS Receive MassINC 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award

Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg High School are being recognized with a 2014 Gateway Cities Innovation Award from the MassINC Gateway Innovation Institute for the GEAR UP program, a 15-year-old partnership between the two institutions. Each year, the MassINC recognizes organizations and individuals that utilize innovative models to grow the economies of the Commonwealth’s […]

MWCC Hosts Future Leaders at United Way Youth Venture Fall Kickoff

More than 350 students from 10 area high schools gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College for the United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts Fall Kickoff on Oct. 24. MWCC coordinates the Youth Venture program along with the United Way and Ashoka’s Youth Venture. The program exists to empower youth through support for innovative, […]