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Winterfest raises $4,410 to benefit MWCC’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,410.85 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other small expenses that can be a barrier to attending school. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket […]

MWCC Nursing Students Volunteer 1,528 Hours

Forty Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing students recently completed 1,528 volunteer hours as part of their semester-long Service Learning Projects with area nonprofits. “These projects are a win-win with our students getting experience out in the field while assisting area nonprofits,” said Shelley Errington Nicholson, the Director of the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and […]

MWCC Winter Coat Drive Distributes Warmth to Students

The winter chill is here, but over 100 winter coat drive items will help keep Mount Wachusett Community College students warm. The free items have been donated by caring faculty, staff, students and community members for MWCC student. The free items include winter jackets, dress jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, and boots for students in need. […]

Panel Talks Peace and Hope at MWCC

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a panel exploring different perspectives on war, peace, prayer and growth at the Hope and Moving Forward symposium on November 28. The symposium guests shared their perspectives with a crowd of college students and community members. The wide-ranging discussion explored the current state of the world, the importance of finding […]

MWCC Staff Raising Student Loan Funds with Holiday Basket Raffle

Mount Wachusett Community College’s staff will be holding the annual Winterfest gift basket and wreath raffle on December 5 and 6 to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other daily expenses. Winterfest will be held at the college’s Gardner campus from 9 […]

MWCC Faculty to Discuss Sexuality and Gender at Winchendon’s Beals Library

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and 1984 will have an opportunity to explore the topics of sexuality and gender raised in those books during a discussion at the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon on November 27 at 6:30 p.m. “This is a chance to talk about some of the challenging issues of our time by […]

Panelists Offer Encouragement to First-Generation Students

Mount Wachusett Community College students, faculty and staff who were the first among their families to have gone to college shared their experiences at a panel in honor of National First Generation College Students Day at MWCC’s Gardner campus. “I feel like being a first generation student has made me scrappier. Maybe I am not […]

MWCC Hosts Minority Mental Health Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed a gathering of students, community members, and care workers at a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit on Monday, October 29. The event featured a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. The […]

MWCC Celebrates STEM Week with Panel and Hands-on Activities

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted over 80 students last week as they explored their options in various STEM and information technology related fields. These activities took place over the course of multiple days and coincided with Massachusetts’ STEM Week. The school’s STEM Saves the Planet event was held on Wednesday, October 24. Activities included hands-on […]

United Way Youth Venture Inspires Students at Fall Kickoff Event

The United Way Youth Venture program celebrated students and prepared them for the coming year of efforts to bring change to their communities at the program’s inspirational Fall Kickoff event held at Mount Wachusett Community College on October 19. More than 350 students assembled on the MWCC campus to learn how they can create change […]