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MWCC Students Nominated to Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team

Two Mount Wachusett Community College students, Jana Murphy and Chelsea Garrity, were selected for the All-Massachusetts Academic Team of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society today at Nurses Hall of the State House in Boston in recognition of their academic excellence. The celebrations included a speaking program, presentation of awards, and lunch. Secretary of Education Jim Peyser […]

Transfer Advantages for MWCC graduates (The Gardner News, April 29, 2016)

Beginning a college career at a community college and then transferring to a public or private four year college or university continues to be a popular strategy for students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree at a lower cost. From teens to adult learners and career changers, more students are taking this route for its […]

The same differences Lesbian, gay, transgender people share trials, victories (The Gardner News, April 26, 2016)

GARDNER – Equal respect and consideration for one another was the takeaway message at Mount Wachusett Community College on Monday, as the school held a panel discussion featuring members of the LGBTQ community. The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans¬gender and Queer. A group of six students and educators, a majority from the Mount, talked […]

A Longtime Partnership: GVNA Honors Retiring Mount President Dan Asquino (The Gardner News, March 23, 2016)

GARDNER  – The Gardner Visiting Nurses Association HealthCare honored Mount Wachusett Community College President Dan Asquino for his longtime connection with the agency, at its annual meeting, which was well-attended by community leaders. “It’s a unique situation with Dr. Asquino retiring this year. We thought we’d take the opportunity to publicly thank him,” said GVNA […]

Naturalization ceremony brings in 281 new U.S. citizens (Sentinel & Enterprise, March 17, 2016)

GARDNER — The path to citizenship is being hotly debated around the nation, with some presidential candidates swearing to build walls against illegal immigrants, while others promise not to deport children brought here illegally. On Wednesday, at their naturalization ceremony, some of America’s newest citizens weighed in on the issue, and their feelings were mixed. […]

Let’s Talk About Race – Mount Wachusett hosts Men of Color panel discussion

GARDNER – In an effort to close out Black History Month with a healthy dose of food for thought, Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a well-attended panel discussion and luncheon titled Men of Color on Monday. A major theme of the event was listening to panelists as they described their experiences growing up and becoming […]

UBMS Students Attend New England TRIO Conference, Make the News

Four MWCC Upward Bound Math and Science students took part in a regional conference focused on helping students access college and reach their academic goals. The students attended a series of workshops on planning and preparing for college, toured of area colleges, participated in a variety of activities, had the opportunity to meet Vermont Senator […]

2016 Brings New Changes to the Federal Financial Aid Process (The Gardner News, Feb. 19, 2016)

This is the time of year when families have financial matters on their mind. During the IRS tax season, parents with college-aged children are also busy filing for financial aid to secure assistance in paying for the tuition bill for the upcoming academic year. For the first time in recent memory, the federal process has […]

New Fitness Center Director Aims for More Success at MWCC (Telegram & Gazette)

GARDNER – The Fitness and Wellness Center at Mount Wachusett Community College is a busy place, from early morning through the evening hours. Every day, members flock to the facility, with its modern equipment, six-lane swimming pool, accessible weight-training and cardiovascular workout areas, plus basketball and racquetball courts. Soon, however, in three weeks to be […]