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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.  […]

Governor Patrick Announces $500,000 Life Sciences Grant to MWCC

Governor Deval Patrick has announced nearly $1 million in grants to support life sciences related capital projects for Mount Wachusett Community College and Quinsigamond Community College to better respond to the region’s growing need for skilled workers in biotechnology, biomedical engineering and pharmaceuticals. The Governor made the announcement at QCC on March 6. “In order for […]

Indian Hill Big Band to Perform Free Jazz Concert at MWCC

The Indian Hill Big Band, led by trumpeter, composer and educator Jerry Sabatini, will present a free jazz concert Friday, March 28 at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green Street. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the theatre of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. Founded in 1998 and based in Littleton, […]

HED Secretary Greg Bialecki Tours Manufacturing Center At MWCC

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki toured the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Devens campus on Feb. 27. During the tour, a live training class was in session, providing a firsthand glimpse of the hard work that occurs at the center on a daily basis. The tour highlighted the […]

Leadership Team Appointed to Oversee $15.9 Million TAACCCT Initiative

Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino has announced the appointment of the leadership team that will oversee a multi-state, $15.9 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. In September, the D.O.L  awarded $475 million in Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) […]

Diversity Scholastic Competition Winners Announced

MWCC students Kyle Johnson, Heather Rick and Tamara Harmon are the winners of the second annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition. Each will receive a free, three-credit academic course. Rick, a paralegal studies major, was selected for her essay, Chair City, which reflected on her experience of class in Gardner. Her fiction, poetry and […]

Joana Dos Santos Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

Joana Dos Santos of Fitchburg, executive director of United Neighbors of Fitchburg/Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees at Mount Wachusett Community College by Governor Deval Patrick.”We are delighted that Ms. Dos Santos has been appointed to our Board of Trustees,” said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. “As an alumna and […]

Governor Patrick Hosts Community College Meeting

Governor Deval Patrick hosted the first meeting of the Commonwealth’s 15 newly appointed community college board chairs on Nov. 29 to discuss the implementation of his community college plan. MWCC board Chair Tina Sbrega was among the participants. The governor’s community college plan, supported by the Legislature and included in the FY13 budget, focuses on […]

North Quabbin Entrepreneurship Center

Dozens of area business leaders and local officials joined representatives from Mount Wachusett Community College for a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 9 to officially launch the new North Quabbin Entrepreneurship Center in Athol. The center, located at 80 Freedom Street, is a partnership between the town of Athol and its Community Development Block Grant […]