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United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address

United States Congresswoman Lori Trahan will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College’s Commencement on Thursday, May 23, 2019. “We are honored to welcome Congresswoman Lori Trahan to our campus as this year’s commencement speaker,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “I am excited to have Mount Wachusett Community College graduates hear her […]

House of Correction Inmates Graduate from MWCC Plastics Manufacturing & OSHA 30 Class

Inmates who took and completed a Plastics Technology and OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) course run by Mount Wachusett Community College in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at the West Boylston House of Correction were recognized and received certificates of completion during a graduation ceremony held Wednesday. “We are here to […]

Student Leaders to Show Service Efforts During 4th Annual Youth Venture Spring Showcase

The United Way Youth Venture program of North Central Massachusetts will be celebrating student’s community-service projects at the fourth annual UWYV Spring Showcase at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a public event, with everyone invited to come see the incredible efforts of over 50 […]

Lawrence NFOR Honored at Black Excellence on the Hill Ceremony

Mount Wachusett Community College Employee and Alumnus Lawrence NFOR was honored recently at the Black Excellence on the Hill ceremony. “It is an honor to recognize Leominster’s Lawrence NFOR with the Black Excellence on the Hill Award. Lawrence gives back to his community in so many ways, through his work at MWCC, his service as […]

Students Fill over 70 Backpacks for Elementary School Children

Students from two transitional life skills programs recently filled over 70 backpacks for Gardner elementary school students in a partnership between Heather’s Helping Hands, the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation and the life skills programs. The MWCC Foundation used a generous $1,500 donation from Heather’s Helping Hands to purchase backpacks and supplies. Students from Gardner […]

English Learners Graduate with CNA Certificates from New MWCC Program

Ten students received Certified Nurses Assistant certificates from Mount Wachusett Community College at a graduation last week for a free program that pairs the certificate with continued English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. “This is a group who is focused and committed and who are going to do great things,” said MWCC President Vander […]

MWCC Students Highlight Diversity; Awarded with Free Class

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized last week with the 7th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition awards for work they did in defining what diversity means to them. “This is a very big occasion for the college every year and it speaks to our commitment to have an inclusive and inviting […]

MWCC Art Department Raising Funds for Sculpture by Former Professor

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is raising funds to acquire a sculpture by former MWCC professor Gene Cauthen who helped establish MWCC’s art department. Gene Cauthen was an accomplished artist and the first sculpture professor at MWCC. He dedicated 35 years to teaching sculpture and bronze casting while inspiring countless students, according to […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

MWCC Practical Nurses Pass Licensure Exam

In a testament to the hard work of students and Mount Wachusett Community College’s ongoing effort to maintain high standards for its Practical Nursing Program, 94.87 percent of recent graduates passed their licensure exam on their first try. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the […]