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MWCC summer program pays high school students to get head start on college

This article was written by By Scott O’Connell for the Telegram & Gazette. The full story can be viewed here. From the time it picks them up in the morning to when it drops them off at the end of the day, Mount Wachusett Community College’s early college summer program makes an uncommon effort to ensure its […]

225 New Citizens Sworn in at Mount Wachusett Community College

Families waited patiently, beaming with pride for the 225 immigrants becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at Mount Wachusett Community College. New citizens from 46 Massachusetts communities and their families and friends packed the campus theater for the public event. U.S. District Court Judge David H. Hennessy presided over the ceremony as the […]

Black leadership panelists say strong identity is central to achieving dreams

Moderator Irene Hernandez started a Black History Month panel discussion Monday by telling the diverse audience in the packed lecture room that they are all indigenous people originating from Alkebulan – the real name of Africa – here in the Americas long before Native Americans. African-American history in the U.S. started well before slavery, going […]

Vander Hooven excited for MWCC’s future

In a way, James Vander Hooven experienced his first school year at Mount Wachusett Community College in reverse. Vander Hooven took the reins as college president in March of last year, not long before commencement and the associated ceremonies. “To be able to see those things and experience them right away gave me this yearlong […]

MWCC Ranked 1st in New England for Veterans

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named by Military Times as 7th in the country among two-year schools in their latest Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings. “Mount Wachusett Community College is first and foremost a student friendly school. With that kind of inherent culture, it is not a difficult stretch to being a military […]

MWCC Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement Re-Opens

Students, staff and faculty celebrated the newly remodeled Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus. “The improvements to the center create a more comfortable and collaborative work environment that will help facilitate the center’s ongoing service learning projects, new food […]

MWCC Hosting Speaker Discussion “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality”

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will hold a discussion and presentation titled “Gender Identity: Understanding Identity and Sexuality,” on Monday, Sept. 25 from 12 to 2 p.m. The keynote speaker for this event will be Laura Farnsworth who is the program director for Safe Homes & Greater Worcester PFLAG with The Bridge […]

MWCC’s passion, civic commitment attracted new president

By Paula J. Owen of the Telegram & Gazette Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is more than half a century old, yet the school has only had a few presidents – the newest is James L. Vander Hooven, 45, who officially took the post as MWCC’s third president on March 19. His predecessor, former president […]

Mission to help students succeed: Vander Hooven takes reins at MWCC, with eye on community

(Article courtesy the Sentinel & Enterprise) James Vander Hooven was expecting a lot of tough questions his first day this Monday as Mount Wachusett Community College president. Is the tuition going to go up? Is there something you can do about the price of textbooks? What is your educational philosophy? But one question caught him off-guard. “I […]

Mount Wachusett Community College to Begin Spring Classes and Second Semester of Commonwealth Commitment

Mount Wachusett Community College will spring to life on January 17 as students return to the school for the first day of the spring semester. The first day of classes will begin next week for both the college’s semester-long courses as well as an accelerated option that allows students to split their semester into two […]