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MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel M. Asquino and Foundation Executive Director Carla DeFosse accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander Howard Sands, Service Commander Kenneth Fournier and board member and past commander Don Progen, and […]

MWCC and Mahar Celebrate the Achievements of Gateway and Pathways Graduates

From the age-old wisdom of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to the reflections of teenagers wise beyond years, the May 27 graduation ceremony honoring 48 dual enrollment students at Mount Wachusett Community College offered a blend of insight and inspiration. Students enrolled in the Gateway to College program and the Pathways Early College Innovation School, offered in […]

MWCC Grads Encouraged to Remain Humble and Follow Their Passion

In a Commencement address peppered with accolades and advice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan praised the graduating Class of 2014 for their achievements and offered words of wisdom as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Mount Wachusett graduates receive “a better education” than most college and university graduates, Meehan said, because […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2014 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

The academic achievements of MWCC’s 41st associate degree nursing graduating class were celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 22 in the Fitness and Wellness Center. The graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and evening programs and included LPN’s who returned to continue their education through the college’s new Bridge […]

Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of 2014 Dental Program Graduates

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs were welcomed into the profession during the department’s annual pinning ceremony on May 16 in the Raymond M. Lafontaine Fine Arts Center theatre. Dr. Melissa Fama, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Anne Malkasian, program director, congratulated the graduates on their achievement. “Nelson Mandela once said, […]

Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope Symposium to Address Poverty in North Central Mass

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Economic Opportunity Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc., in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University and the Minority Coalition will host the “Poverty at Home/Reasons for Hope” symposium on June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  […]

MWCC Honors Outstanding Students During Annual Evening of Excellence Awards Night

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the academic accomplishments of extraordinary students at the annual Evening of Excellence awards dinner May 15 at the Doubletree Inn, Leominster. The students were honored with prestigious awards not only for their performance inside of the classroom, but for their contributions in the community as well. In addition to curriculum […]

Chevenee Reavis of Water.org named MWCC’s 2014 Alumna of the Year

Chevenee Reavis, director of strategic initiatives for the global, nonprofit organization Water.org, has been named Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2014 Alumna of the Year. In 2000, Reavis simultaneously earned an associate degree in Business Administration and her high school diploma as a dual enrollment student. A member of MWCC’s Honors Program, she went on to […]

Charles A. Gelinas, Sr. to Receive MWCC’s 2014 Service Above Self Award

Community leader and long-serving volunteer Charles A. Gelinas, Sr. is the recipient of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2014 Service Above Self Award. The award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions within the 29 cities and towns that make up the college’s service area, will be presented during MWCC’s 49th Commencement on Wednesday, May […]

MWCC Student Leader Kathy Matson, Associate Dean Greg Clement, Recognized at DHE’s Annual 29 Who Shine Awards Ceremony

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education kicked off the 2014 commencement season on May 8 by recognizing recipients of the 29 Who Shine award. The annual ceremony at the State House honors one graduate from each community college, state university and University of Massachusetts campus for their academic achievements and civic contributions to the Commonwealth. […]