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MWCC Named an Anchor Institution of New Prison Education Consortium

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named one of four anchor institutions for a new education consortium announced today that will be headed up by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by a $250,000 grant from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) along with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “We are excited to be […]

MWCC Students Fill 135 Backpacks for Foster Children

Last week, Mount Wachusett Community College students packed 135 backpacks that will be distributed to children in foster care ahead of the coming school year. The supplies were donated by faculty and staff at the college across all three of MWCC’s campuses. The work was done by a group of incoming students from the school’s […]

MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five years. The five-year grant project was fully funded […]

MWCC Launches Classes for Former Quincy College Nursing Students

Classes have begun for former Quincy College nursing students at Mount Wachusett Community College at the college’s Devens campus. The classes, which began on August 4, are the result of discussions at numerous levels between MWCC and Quincy College officials. The discussions began after the state Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew approval of Quincy […]

MWCC summer program pays high school students to get head start on college

This article was written by By Scott O’Connell for the Telegram & Gazette. The full story can be viewed here. From the time it picks them up in the morning to when it drops them off at the end of the day, Mount Wachusett Community College’s early college summer program makes an uncommon effort to ensure its […]

Mayor Marty Walsh Presents MWCC’s Yves Verneret with First Literacy Scholarship

Mount Wachusett Community College student Yves Verneret, of Leominster, was honored on Tuesday with a First Literacy Scholarship in a ceremony held at Boston City Hall featuring remarks from Boston Mayor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh. “You’ve earned this scholarship with your hard work and by following your dreams. You are an inspiration to me, to […]

MWCC Graduates 22 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at MCI-Shirley

A group of 22 inmates of MCI-Shirley received their Small Business Management certificate last month from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Many of the students had their families visiting for the ceremony […]

Talent Search Students Learn about Sustainable Landscaping and Composting at MWCC

Students participating in the Mount Wachusett Community College Summer Program, an extension of North Central Massachusetts Talent Search, learned about landscaping and composting last week and then used that knowledge to map out their ideas for a new section of landscaping at the college. The students from communities that include Gardner, Clinton, Winchendon, Athol and […]

Peter Sennett Hired as MWCC VP Of Human Resources

Peter Sennett has returned to Mount Wachusett Community College as the new Vice President of Human Resources and Payroll. Sennett, a resident of Peterborough, N.H., left his position at Greenfield Community College as the Executive Director Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Public Records Access Officer to return to MWCC where he previously served as MWCC’s Director […]

Rotary Club of Gardner Donates $2K to Benefit MWCC Students

The Rotary Club of Gardner donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation last month in recognition of the ongoing partnership in producing the Rotary’s annual televised auction fundraiser. The telethon-style auction is produced in the broadcast studios at MWCC. Approximately 25 students and the college’s entire Media Arts and Technology team volunteer their […]