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Paramedic Program Director Awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the Central Mass EMS Corporation

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Paramedic Programs, Peter Laitinen was presented the EMS Educator of the Year award during the organization’s Annual Meeting and EMS Awards Celebration. “Peter Laitinen has been practicing compassionate care for his patients in our area for more than 30 years. His medical care and […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Grant Funding to Expand College Access to Winchendon Residents

Addresses regional job losses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic GARDNER, MA – December 7, 2020 – Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce that it has been granted additional funding from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, Inc. to expand its skill-building workshops for Winchendon adults, particularly those who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 […]

MWCC Announces Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Gardner, MA – March 25, 2020 – Mount Wachusett Community College President Jim Vander Hooven announced today that the college will be hosting “virtual” commencement ceremonies this spring. He said the decision was not taken lightly. “Commencement is perhaps the most sacred event in higher education. It is the highest symbolic event we have to […]

MWCC Welcomes Winchendon Architect, Artist and Philanthropist J. Robert Jennings

On March 4, 2020, Mount Wachusett Community College welcomes Winchendon resident J. Robert Jennings for a college and community-wide discussion of his life and work as a structural engineer, environmental designer, architect, peace activist and co-founder of Noonday Farm, a nonprofit serving the residents of Winchendon with educational programs and free organic food to those […]

Fall 2019 Semester President and Deans Lists

We are pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall 2019 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible for the lists. The Dean’s List requires a 3.3 to 3.99 grade point average while the President’s List requires a 4.0 grade point average. Dean’s List Connecticut Dayville: Jamison […]

Barr Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to MWCC

Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be […]

Health Career Opportunity Program Students Awarded $21,000 in Scholarships

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Health Care Opportunity Program (HCOP) has awarded scholarships to 14 students who have completed the unique grant-funded program elements which helped them to discern and plan for a career in a health profession. These students will continue their academic journey in their selected programs of study, utilizing this scholarship […]

Inaugural Veterinary Technology Class of MWCC Holds Pinning Ceremony

The Mount Wachusett Community College Veterinary Technology program recognized its inaugural class of graduates during a pinning ceremony held at the Gardner campus on Thursday, December 19th. The honorees received their pins and took the official veterinary technician’s oath, administered by department chair Alexandra McNamara, CVT.  Receiving their pins were Emily Adams, Faith Bradley, Jasmine […]

Pinning at MWCC honors the newest members of the Nursing Profession

Family and friends gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College on Monday, December 16, as the college celebrated the achievements of the graduating class of nursing students during a nurses pinning ceremony. The pinning ceremony is a long tradition in the nursing field, symbolizing the completion of educational requirements for nurses and welcoming them to the […]