Browse by Category


MWCC Foundation to Hold Veterans Scholarship Breakfast at Great Wolf Lodge April 14

The MWCC Foundation is excited to return to in-person events this spring with the return of the annual Veterans Scholarship Breakfast. Speakers will include alumnus Christopher Shaddock, student Andrea Giordano, and keynote speaker James Kopp a member of the US World War One Centennial Commission which established the WWI Memorial on the National Mall. MWCC […]

Barre Savings Charitable Foundation Establishes Scholarship at Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded $10,000 from the Barre Savings Bank Charitable Foundation (BSCF) to aid students with financial need from Barre, Oakham, New Braintree, Hardwick, Hubbardston, Paxton, Princeton, and Rutland. “The members of the Foundation are supportive of helping to provide opportunities for people of our area and educational fulfillment is a […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Donation from Polish American Veterans of Greater Gardner

Members of the Polish American Veterans (PAV) of Greater Gardner visited Mount Wachusett Community College on December 20, 2021, to present an $11,000 donation to the college in support of Veteran students. PAV Commander John Kazinkas was joined by his daughter and Gardner City Council President, Elizabeth Kazinskas and fellow member Michael Zlotnik and his […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 Donation

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 907 visited the Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner campus on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to deliver their annual donation to the MWCC Foundation in support of veteran students. “I am so grateful for the generous donation from Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.  Chapter 907 […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Grant Funding to Expand College Access to Winchendon Residents

Addresses regional job losses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic GARDNER, MA – December 7, 2020 – Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce that it has been granted additional funding from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Inc. to expand its skill-building workshops for Winchendon adults, particularly those who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 […]

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 […]