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Upward Bound Math and Science Marks 50th TRIO Anniversary

Dozens of area high school students from Gardner, Athol and Winchendon were recently recognized for their academic success in Mount Wachusett Community College’s Upward Bound Math and Science program, a federal TRIO program celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Sixty-three students participated in the program’s summer residential component, which included dual enrollment courses, extracurricular activities, […]

Summer UP Completes 10th Season with Enhanced Program

Summer UP, an MWCC Access & Transition program that began a decade ago to provide safe, summertime activities and employment opportunities to area youth, enhanced this year’s program with new career and college preparation training opportunities. Now completing its 10th season, Summer UP this year provided 110 of area high school and middle school students […]

MWCC Featured in New Video Showcasing Best Practices in Regional Partnerships

The long-standing collaboration between MWCC, the North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, and industry is showcased as a model demonstrating best practices for building and sustaining regional partnership in a new video created by the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy (AMRPA). MWCC, known for its well established partnerships with corporations such as Nypro and Bristol-Myers Squibb […]

Nursing Alumni Reconnect During 40th Anniversary Reunion

Alumni, faculty and staff of the MWCC Nursing Program gathered on June 25 at the Gardner Campus to reconnect and celebrate four decades of nursing education at MWCC. Alumni in attendance were representative of each decade since the program was established. Mary Bergevin and Susan Hermanson were on hand to represent the first graduating class […]

MWCC Announces New & Revised Academic Programs for Fall 2014 Semester

Mount Wachusett Community College is rolling out several new and revised academic programs to prepare students for a wide range of careers. “We’re excited about these new opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Melissa Fama, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The new and redesigned programs will serve needs expressed by local employers and students will […]

NEH Summer Academy: “East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord – Walden and Beyond”

In late May, a group of 30 MWCC educators spent a day walking the trails at Walden Pond in Concord, where 19th century author, philosopher, naturalist and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau lived in a cabin for two years, two months and two days writing his most famous works. The visit was part of a week-long […]

MWCC’s Dental Programs Relocate to Spacious, New Quarters

MWCC’s dental programs moved to spacious, new quarters in June, giving students, faculty and patients plenty to smile about. The dental programs are now located at 326 Nichols Road in Fitchburg, adjacent to the original site at HealthAlliance Hospital, Burbank campus. The new facility is housed within the Community Health Connections’ newly opened, $20 million […]

Instructor Liane Jablonski Recognized with Mass. College’s Online Course of Distinction Award

MWCC instructor Liane Jablonski was recently recognized with a Course of Distinction Award from Massachusetts Colleges Online for her online course, “Introduction to Sociology.” A resident of Rindge, N.H., Jablonski received the award during the consortium’s 10th annual eLearning Conference, held this spring at Bridgewater State University. More than 2,600 courses are offered through MCO, a consortium […]

Greater Gardner Relay for Life Holds 21st Annual Walk at MWCC

Mount Wachusett Community College students, staff and faculty were among the 2,155 participants who walked to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in this year’s Greater Gardner Relay for Life. The 159 teams raised more than $444,000 during the 21st annual relay, held June 13 and 14 at MWCC’s fitness track. Participants and survivors […]

Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope Symposium Addresses War on Poverty at Half Century Mark

With more than 50 million Americans living in poverty, including nearly 27,000 residents of North Central Massachusetts, the 50-year War on Poverty remains a critical national and local issue. On June 13, more than 250 local and state leaders, students, educators and community members gathered in Leominster for the symposium “Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope.” […]