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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 […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Unite Against Hatred

The Presidents of the 15 Community Colleges of Massachusetts unite to voice our opposition to the violence, bigotry, racism and hate we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. The students on our campuses across the Commonwealth reflect the rich diversity of our nation. Our philosophy of teaching and learning has, at its core, the […]

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 […]

At Forum in Gardner, Law Enforcement Officials Express Frustration Over Domestic Terror (The Telegram & Gazette, September 26, 2016)

GARDNER – The best way to remain safe from domestic terrorism is to notify the authorities when someone is “acting off,” because the Federal Bureau of Investigation can’t stop random terrorist acts and won’t likely know about it until it has already occurred, according to law enforcement officials. A panel of law enforcement officials talked […]