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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 […]

Humble and well-liked, Dan Asquino is Leaving a Legacy – Retiring college president reflects on the experience (The Gardner News, Sept 10, 2016)

GARDNER It was quite a series of events that brought Mount Wa­chu­sett Community Col­­lege President Daniel M. Asquino to where he is now — 75 years old and retiring from a job he’s had for almost 30 years. “Like everything else, it was kind of an accident,” he said. He’ll wrap up his time at […]

MWCC, Labouré College, partnering to create educational opportunities for nurses (The Gardner News, Aug. 29, 2016)

GARDNER — Labouré College and Mount Wachusett Community College are partnering to support the continuing education of local nurses. The colleges have established a transfer agreement providing licensed practical nurses (LPNs) graduating from Mount Wachusett Community College a pathway to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Labouré College and obtain licensure as […]

STEM Starter Summer Academy gives students a jump-start on college (The Gardner News, Aug. 22, 2016)

GARDNER — Mount Wac­husett Community College’s third annual STEM Starter Aca­demy came to a close on Th­ursday, Aug. 18, following a seven-week schedule that provided two free academic courses with textbooks, academic support, and a stipend for participants. More than 30 students from throughout the region enrolled in one or two courses such as a […]

MWCC’s Alvarado Gomez receives key leadership appointments (The Gardner News, August 15, 2016)

GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College student Jasson Alvarado Gomez is stepping in to two key leadership positions for the upcoming academic year. On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Media Arts & Technology major was appointed to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by his peers. This fall, the Worcester resident will be […]