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MWCC Pays Tribute to James O. Garrison, Longtime Community Supporter and Philanthropist

On Thursday, September 17, MWCC hosted a gathering of family and friends to honor the life of longtime trustee, supporter, and community leader James O. Garrison in front of the MWCC Garrison Center for Childhood Education which he made possible. Joining family members were current and former members of the MWCC Foundation Board of Trustees […]

MWCC Honors the Memory of and Pays Tribute to Philanthropist, Business and Community Leader James Garrison

The greater Gardner community could not have predicted the impact that James O. Garrison would have when he relocated to Massachusetts and purchased a struggling manufacturer. From turning the small company around and increasing employment, to his membership on the boards of numerous local foundations, Jim Garrison made a profound impact on the lives of […]

MWCC Receives Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant

The MWCC Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of the 2020 Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant Program, facilitated by the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. The grant of $28,000 will be used to support a new MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund that will be awarded to North Central Massachusetts residents to cover […]

Barr Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to MWCC

Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be […]

MWCC Receives Gardner Rotary Club Donation

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a generous $2,000 donation from The Rotary Club of the Greater Gardner Area. Rotary President-Elect Michael Ellis and Vice-President Elect Carol Chellis were on hand to present the check to MWCC President Dr. James Vander Hooven, and MWCC Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli. “We are thankful for the on-going […]

Vietnam Veterans of American Donates to MWCC Veteran Student Scholarship Fund

The local chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America visited MWCC recently with a generous donation to the MWCC scholarship fund for our veteran students. Pictured here are (left to right) Robert Mayer, Director of Veterans Services, State Representative Jon Zlotnik, MWCC President Jim Vander Hooven, VVA President Jim Benson, VVA Treasurer Michael Zlotnik, […]

Announcing our STEM Week Climate Change Essay Contest Winners

In celebration of STEM week, area high school students Abigail Garlock, a junior at Oakmont Regional High School, and Sierra Richard, a junior at Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School, were recently awarded Mount Wachusett Community College scholarships from the MWCC Foundation, Inc. to be used toward a dual enrollment courses while in high school […]

Gardner VFW Donates to Student Veteran Scholarship

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner donated $1,000 last month to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. MWCC President James Vander Hooven, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation on May 10 during the college’s first annual Veteran […]

MWCC Honors Veterans at First Annual Veteran Scholarship Breakfast

Six student veterans were awarded scholarships last Friday at the First Annual Veteran Scholarship Breakfast. “Mount Wachusett Community College has a very long history and a deep commitment to serving our veteran students… our veteran students are very involved in the fabric and culture of the college when it comes to clubs, organizations and activities,” […]

Business People Invited to Mingle at the Mount

Area business people and employers are invited to the Mingle at the Mount event at Mount Wachusett Community College to join soon-to-be-graduates for an evening of networking from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 14 at the college’s Gardner campus. The event is a fun and casual “after hours” style evening where the business community […]