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At forum in Gardner on Islam, Syrian panelist says democracy will eradicate ISIS (Telegram & Gazette Oct. 20, 2015)

GARDNER – To resolve conflicts in the Middle East and eradicate the Islamic State in Iraq, U.S. leaders must promote democracy there, according to a panelist speaking at a forum on Islam Monday night at Mount Wachusett Community College. MWCC and Heywood Healthcare presented the public forum, “Radical vs. Real: Islam in the Modern World,” […]

A call for mental-health awareness: Leominster forum shares stories of struggle, triumph (Sentinel & Enterprise, Oct. 9, 2015)

LEOMINSTER — Amid personal stories of struggle — and triumph — the message was clear: Mental illness touches all of society. More than 300 health-care professionals gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel Thursday to further their mission to promote open discussion of mental-health issues. “Things are changing, but so much more needs to be done to […]

Today’s lesson: State higher-ed pays off – Monty Tech forum touts value of public colleges and universities (Sentinel and Enterprise, Sept. 25, 2015)

FITCHBURG — Mount Wachusett Community College student Kaila Lundgren had some advice for high-school seniors at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School. “I don’t want you to overlook public institutions just because the name might not be as big as that $60,000 school,” Lundgren told the senior class at a Thursday morning assembly. “You are getting […]

Monty Tech to launch state’s new “Go Higher!” educational campaign (The Gardner News, Sept. 25, 2015)

FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School has been selected to serve as the kickoff school to launch the state Department of Higher Education’s new campaign to promote student access and awareness of opportunities within the state’s system of public colleges and universities. In making the announcement, Dr. Sheila M. Harrity, Monty Tech Superintendent-Director, said […]

United Way Youth Venture of North Central Mass. prepares for another successful year (The Gardner News, Sept. 25, 2015)

GARDNER – This fall, United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts will return to schools throughout the region to continue the great work being done by middle and high school students. The program, now starting its 13th year, works with students to help them transform their passions into independent community service projects. Through their […]

Volunteer knows what it feels like to need a hand (The Gardner News, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015)

GARDNER – Packaging macaroni during the 20th annual United Way Day of Caring, Jennifer Gariepy had flashbacks to her youth. “I actually grew up on some of these,” said Ms. Gariepy, a student at Mount Wachusett Community College. “I remember eating them … recently I was down at a low point and had to go […]

MWCC’s Manufacturing Day to feature demonstrations, presentations (The Gardner News, Sept. 18, 2015)

DEVENS – Mount Wachusett Community College will celebrate the third annual National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 2 with a free event featuring demonstrations, guest speakers and tours of the college’s Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center and Devens campus. Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to help change public perception of manufacturing and underscore the shortage of […]

MWCC student tapped by country’s top engineering schools (The Gardner News, Aug. 28, 2015)

GARDNER — Louis Ayisi, a pre-engineering student at Mount Wachusett Community College, is one of 15 students selected for the 2015-2016 i-Trek research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The competitive program is open to undergraduate students from varying schools who are currently pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and […]