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MWCC Featured in New Video Showcasing Best Practices in Regional Partnerships

The long-standing collaboration between MWCC, the North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, and industry is showcased as a model demonstrating best practices for building and sustaining regional partnership in a new video created by the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy (AMRPA). MWCC, known for its well established partnerships with corporations such as Nypro and Bristol-Myers Squibb […]

MWCC Announces New & Revised Academic Programs for Fall 2014 Semester

Mount Wachusett Community College is rolling out several new and revised academic programs to prepare students for a wide range of careers. “We’re excited about these new opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Melissa Fama, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The new and redesigned programs will serve needs expressed by local employers and students will […]

NEH Summer Academy: “East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord – Walden and Beyond”

In late May, a group of 30 MWCC educators spent a day walking the trails at Walden Pond in Concord, where 19th century author, philosopher, naturalist and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau lived in a cabin for two years, two months and two days writing his most famous works. The visit was part of a week-long […]

MWCC’s Dental Programs Relocate to Spacious, New Quarters

MWCC’s dental programs moved to spacious, new quarters in June, giving students, faculty and patients plenty to smile about. The dental programs are now located at 326 Nichols Road in Fitchburg, adjacent to the original site at HealthAlliance Hospital, Burbank campus. The new facility is housed within the Community Health Connections’ newly opened, $20 million […]

Instructor Liane Jablonski Recognized with Mass. College’s Online Course of Distinction Award

MWCC instructor Liane Jablonski was recently recognized with a Course of Distinction Award from Massachusetts Colleges Online for her online course, “Introduction to Sociology.” A resident of Rindge, N.H., Jablonski received the award during the consortium’s 10th annual eLearning Conference, held this spring at Bridgewater State University. More than 2,600 courses are offered through MCO, a consortium […]

Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope Symposium Addresses War on Poverty at Half Century Mark

With more than 50 million Americans living in poverty, including nearly 27,000 residents of North Central Massachusetts, the 50-year War on Poverty remains a critical national and local issue. On June 13, more than 250 local and state leaders, students, educators and community members gathered in Leominster for the symposium “Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope.” […]

MWCC and Mahar Celebrate the Achievements of Gateway and Pathways Graduates

From the age-old wisdom of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to the reflections of teenagers wise beyond years, the May 27 graduation ceremony honoring 48 dual enrollment students at Mount Wachusett Community College offered a blend of insight and inspiration. Students enrolled in the Gateway to College program and the Pathways Early College Innovation School, offered in […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2014 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

The academic achievements of MWCC’s 41st associate degree nursing graduating class were celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 22 in the Fitness and Wellness Center. The graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and evening programs and included LPN’s who returned to continue their education through the college’s new Bridge […]

Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of 2014 Dental Program Graduates

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs were welcomed into the profession during the department’s annual pinning ceremony on May 16 in the Raymond M. Lafontaine Fine Arts Center theatre. Dr. Melissa Fama, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Anne Malkasian, program director, congratulated the graduates on their achievement. “Nelson Mandela once said, […]

Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope Symposium to Address Poverty in North Central Mass

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Economic Opportunity Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc., in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University and the Minority Coalition will host the “Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope” symposium on June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  […]