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Massachusetts Budget Includes $19 Million for Expanding Early College Statewide

The Fiscal Year 2023 budget signed by Governor Charlie Baker on July 28, 2022 includes $19 million in Early College funding, an increase of $8 million over the previous year. Since its inception in 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration has worked to expand access to Early College, which has shown promising outcomes for students in the […]

MWCC United Way Youth Venture 2nd Annual Health Minds Event

The Healthy Minds 2022 Event “Curiosity and Connection”, a virtual conference, is a collaborative effort of many youth-serving organizations in North Central Massachusetts. The event was on April 13, 2022 with over 400 students in attendance. The keynote speaker was Corey DePina, Youth Development and Performance Manager for the non-profit ZUMIX, which empowers young people […]

United Way Youth Venture Names 2021-2022 Scholarship Winners

The Mount Wachusett Community College-based United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts Program supports outstanding Venturers with annual scholarships for graduating seniors and college students who exemplify leadership and changemaking. This year, the Changemaker Award went to the Fab 5 Venture Team out of Ayer-Shirley Regional High School. Team members Lei Lani Harmon, Claire […]

Students Honored as All-State Academic Team Members

The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) held its annual All-State Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2022 to honor forty-one Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society students from across the Commonwealth. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Hosts Virtual Conference to Help Student Parents

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC), in collaboration with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), hosted a ‘Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Virtual Student Parent Conference’ on Friday, April 22. This full-day event incorporated voices of leadership and student-parents sharing the stories of their educational journeys. Student-parents are now one of the fastest-growing college […]

MWCC Helps to Address Equity in Healthcare through Diversity Simulation Training

In a recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), LGBTQ+ people reported different, and in some cases more challenging, experiences accessing care than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. They were more likely to report that a provider did not believe they were telling the truth, suggested they were personally to blame for health problems, assumed […]

MWCC Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Adds New Members

The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society held a virtual induction ceremony to welcome its new members on April 12, 2022. Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) is an academic honor society that recognizes students with disabilities for their academic achievements. To be eligible, students must have completed twenty-four credits and earned an overall GPA of 3.10. DAPi […]

Fitchburg HS alumnus Theo Demosthenes recognized as 2022 Black Excellence on the Hill honoree

Our own Theo Demosthenes was honored at the 2022 Black Excellence on the Hill virtual event in February, hosted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to commemorate Black community leaders who have made an outstanding commitment to their communities. Check out the full article on by Danielle Ray at the Sentinel and Enterprise.

MWCC Recruiting Students for Shannon Grant Senior Success Program

Mount Wachusett Community College, with generous support from the Shannon Grant, has launched a new program aiming to connect with students and provide them with support, coaching and workshops in academic, employment, and life readiness. The Senior Success program is intended for high school seniors and HiSet participants or graduates who are interested in attending […]

QCC and MWCC Collaborate on New Program Partnerships

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) President James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D. have forged a new transfer agreement between the two Central Massachusetts community colleges, strengthening an already strong partnership. The agreement will enable QCC students to seamlessly transfer to MWCC after they have completed their […]