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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 […]

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 […]