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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 […]

Second Chances, The Mount Graduates 785 at 50th Celebration (The Gardner News, May 21, 2015)

GARDNER  Like many of the 785 graduates on Wednesday night, Mount Wachusett Community College presented a second chance for student speaker Yasmine Kanaan. “Five years ago, I thought I knew who I was and what path I wanted to take and who I wanted to become,” Ms. Kanaan said. “I soon lost my passion, my […]

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 […]

Interest grows in manufacturing-targeted workforce programs (Worcester Business Journal, April 27, 2015)

By Sam Bonacci In the last two years, successful workforce development programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Mount Wachusett Community College have been built around one thing: real-world conditions and equipment that create skills that can be directly applied to the workplace. WPI’s Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center (BETC) got its start with a fundamentals […]

A priceless $30K idea (Telegram & Gazette editorial April 26, 2015)

Early in March, the presidents of four local public colleges and universities announced the “$30K Commitment,” an effort to help local students obtain both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree at a cost not to exceed $30,000. No parent or student who has struggled with college costs or the crushing burdens that college loans can […]

The Gardner News – Loan Survivors: Community colleges looking to increase financial literacy as student debt mounts

GARDNER – With the May 1 deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) fast approaching, student loans are again at the forefront of national discussion as college graduates leave school under an unprecedented burden of debt. Last week, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., continued her Middle […]

Mount Wachusett recognized for efficiency (The Gardner News)

GARDNER — Henry David Thoreau’s 160-year-old directive “Simplify, Simplify” is finding renewed meaning in today’s workplace. At Mount Wachusett Community College, 17 employees recently received Lean Green Belt Certification to help streamline operations college-wide. Lean training teaches participants to examine how they do things with an eye toward identifying ways to achieve greater efficiency, eliminate […]