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Fit To Be Retired; MWCC’s fitness director retires after 18 years (The Gardner News, June 24, 2015)

Eighteen years ago, Steve Wash­kevich was hesitant about taking the fitness director position at Mount Wachusett Comm­­unity College. The place ran on more the 60 part-time employees, which seemed like a logistical nightmare, and it had only been open as a community facility for one year. Prior to that, it had been closed for 10 […]

Mount Gives City A ‘Plug’ Mural a Big Hit at its Unveiling (The Gardner News, June 9, 2015 )

  When the city asked a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students to paint a mural at the recently renovated Jackson Playground, they were hoping to cover up the existing graffiti on a wall and prevent more. At the official unveiling, officials realized they had received more than they asked for. “It’s given life […]

MWCC Pathways, Gateway Graduates Mark Milestone (The Gardner News, May 27, 2015)

GARDNER — An Olympic hopeful, an 18-year-old transferring directly into a doctoral program, and several teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college are among the 32 graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Inno­vation School and the Gateway to College program […]

Color Scheme-Mount Students Turn Playground Into Public Art (The Gardner News, May 27, 2015)

GARDNER  What used to be an average, graffiti-covered wall at Jackson Playground is quickly becoming the city’s first large-scale piece of public art, thanks to Mount Wachusett Community College students armed with cans of spray paint. Over the past week, a team of about half a dozen students have been working on the “Unplug and […]

Mount Nursing Graduates Hold Pinning Ceremony (The Gardner News, May 26, 2015)

GARDNER — Ninety eight graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College’s day, evening and bridge to nursing programs celebrated an academic milestone during the 42nd annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony held May 21. Each graduate, dressed in a traditional nurse uniform, was welcomed into the profession by having a nursing pin fastened to her/his lapel by a […]

Mount Wachusett Student Volunteers Make a Difference (The Gardner News, May 22, 2015)

GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College recently honored its student volunteers during its annual Service Learning and Volunteer Celebration. “Wemake magic every single day here at Mount Wachusett Community College and a big part of that magic is civic engagement,” President Daniel Asquino announced to an exuberant gathering of students, faculty and community members on […]

Students Receive Full Ride to 4-Year Schools (The Gardner News, May 21, 2015)

 GARDNER  Mount Wachusett Community College graduates Phillip Stan and Lisa Burns have three important things in common. They both went to Mount Wachusett to find second careers after injuries at their first jobs. They both never thought they would be college graduates. And they both have full rides to top-ranked, four-year schools next semester. “I […]

MWCC Student Leader Cathy May Teague Selected for DHE’s ’29 Who Shine’ Award

The state Department of Higher Education will kick off the 2015 commencement season by recognizing top students from across Massachusetts at the fifth annual 29 Who Shine award ceremony on May 14 at the State House. The award honors 29 outstanding public college and university graduates, one from each community college, state university and UMass […]

MWCC Helping Haiti Take Steps ‘Forward’ (The Gardner News)

Mount Wachusett Community College nursing students Lori Belliveau and Diana Bronson give a presentation about their recent trip to Haiti and encourage other students to sign up for the Mount’s upcoming trip in January 2016. GARDNER – When the first team of Mount Wachusett Community College nursing students came back from Haiti in January, they […]