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MWCC Hosts Meet & Greet with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a meet and greet with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) on its Leominster Campus Tuesday December 19, 2023. Kimberly Shea, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at MWCC and current MCSW Commissioner proposed the central Massachusetts event. The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women was […]

Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Historic Financial Aid Expansion for Massachusetts Public College and University Students

At a press conference held at Salem State University on November 15, 2023, Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll announced a $62 million expansion to the Commonwealth’s financial aid program MASSGrant Plus. The MASSGrant Plus Expansion Program is expected to benefit upwards of 25,000 students attending one of the state’s community colleges, state universities, […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Celebrate the Launch of MassReconnect Free Community College Program

MWCC President James Vander Hooven joined Governor Maura T. Healey today to launch MassReconnect, her administration’s new program establishing free community college for Massachusetts residents aged 25 and older, and awarded $100,000 to each of Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges to support the quick implementation of the program this fall. Governor Healey and President Vander Hooven […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Statement on Affirmative Action Ruling

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis in admissions. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse affirmative action in college admissions,” states MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “We remain committed to ensuring equal educational opportunities for […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrates Leominster Campus Renovations with Ribbon Cutting

On April 4, 2023, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Leominster campus welcomed legislators and community leaders to celebrate the completion of an extensive eight-month renovation, which welcomed students and staff for the spring semester in February 2023. Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll and Congressman Jim McGovern were among the attendees and shared their enthusiasm and support for […]

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 […]