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MWCC & Fitchburg High School Partner on Student Leadership Program

As a group of 120 Fitchburg High School students energetically participated in a series of leadership training activities on Jan. 8, educator Richard Vaughn had this to say: “Two words – mentoring works.” “There are a lot of great kids out there. Helping them recognize the have the skills and potential to be great leaders […]

MWCC and Leominster High School Partner for Student Success in College Math

Mount Wachusett Community College has teamed up with Leominster High School in a pilot program designed to tackle a national issue: preparing high school graduates for success in college-level mathematics. More than half of incoming Massachusetts community college students require developmental math education, and 31 percent of those who complete the developmental course go on […]

Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of 2013 Practical Nursing Class

Friends, relatives and members of the college community gathered December 16 to welcome 36 graduates of MWCC’s Practical Nursing program into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony in the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center Theatre. President Daniel Asquino provided a welcome message and congratulations from the college. “This is an evening of […]

First Release from MWCC’s Newest Recording Studio – Concert Video of Internationally Recognized Local Musician

If you missed the free Kellianna concert at Mount Wachusett Community College as part of the college’s 50th anniversary events, you can soon see what you missed on local cable access TV. Kellianna, an internationally recognized singer songwriter of Celtic myth and magic, is originally from Westminster. She graciously accepted an invitation from MWCC to […]

MWCC Receives Grant to Provide Childcare Stipends for Students

MWCC has received a four-year, $317,388 federal grant to continue its Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, which provide childcare subsidies and other support services to eligible students. The grant, part of $9.2 million allocated in September by the U.S. Department of Education, was awarded to 58 postsecondary institutions in 28 states to […]

MWCC Hosts Gardner Debates

Gardner’s two mayoral candidates squared off in a debate on Oct. 16 at MWCC’s Gardner campus in advance of the Nov. 5 election. Incumbent Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke and Ward 2 Councilor Christine Wilson shared their views on economic development, the municipal budget, taxes and other priority topics during the 90 minute debate co-sponsored by […]

MWCC Announces New Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center

Approximately 100 members of the North Central Massachusetts business community joined Mount Wachusett Community College to celebrate the second annual National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4 and the opening of the Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center at the college’s Devens campus. The open house, also sponsored by Mass Development, Amp it Up, and the Nashoba Valley […]

MWCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Alumni Art Exhibit and 1960s-themed Theatre Performance

Mount Wachusett Community College continues its 50th anniversary celebration in October with an alumni art exhibition and a special performance of Shout: The Mod Musical for alumni, students, the college community and friends of the college. An evening of the arts will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 featuring an alumni reception from 6 to 8 […]

Mount Wachusett Selected to Oversee $15.9 million, multi-state TAACCCT Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will oversee a $15.9 million, multi-state grant to provide accelerated training and credentials to students pursuing careers or job advancement in advanced manufacturing. On Sept. 18, the U.S. Department of Labor announced 57 new grants totaling $475 million to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion […]

United Way Day of Caring at MWCC

Mount Wachusett Community College has long participated in the United Way Day of Caring, and this year the college community was delighted to serve as a host site. Through MWCC’s Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, more than 100 students, faculty and staff packaged 16,000 packets of rice and beans for families in need […]