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Area Students Recognized in Upward Bound Math and Science Celebration (The Gardner News, Aug. 21, 2015)

GARDNER — When 2015 high school graduate Rachel Dickens heads off to Northeastern University this fall, she’ll bring everything she needs for her dorm room, along with first-hand experience with college life, solid study skills and a free semester’s worth of academic credits that will transfer toward her bachelor’s degree. The Murdock Middle/High School graduate […]

STEM Starter Summer Academy gives jump start on college (The Gardner News Aug. 21, 2015)

GARDNER — Along with typical summertime activities, Adam Leyenaar of Ayer spent the better part of the season getting a jump start on his college degree. A 2015 graduate of the Parker Charter School, Leyenaar was one of 16 area students participa­ting in Mount Wachusett Co­mmunity College’s eight-week STEM Starter Summer Academy. Students received up […]

Innovative Massachusetts Schools Foster Deeper Engagement with Hands-On Learning (US Department of Education blog, Progress, Aug. 21, 2015)

The Pathways Early College Innovation School at MWCC was recently showcased by the U.S. Department of Education. To view the complete article, click here. Fast Track to College The Pathways Early College Innovation School in Worcester County, Massachusetts, is also creating opportunities for students to progress at their own pace. The school offers an accelerated […]

MWCC Names New Trustee to board (The Gardner News, Aug. 7, 2015)

GARDNER – Thomas Berger, a business administration major at Mount Wachusett Com­munity College and a veteran of the U.S. Army, has been appointed student trustee on the college’s Board of Trustees for the upcoming academic year. The Winchendon resident was elected by his peers to the one-year position during the spring semester and was sworn […]

Frankenstein stars in MWCC symposium (Telegram & Gazette, July 24, 2015)

GARDNER – About 200 years ago, four tourists gathered in a chalet outside Geneva, Switzerland, for a summer vacation. That summer was extremely cold and wet, and they spent most of their time indoors. This foursome, Percy Shelley and his fiance, Mary Wollstonecraft, Lord Byron and Dr. John Polidori, decided to while away the time […]

Mount/Murdock Dual Enrollment Program Lauded (The Gardner News)

The Gardner News Friday, July 10, 2015 GARDNER – A career-oriented dual enrollment program that allows high school seniors from Winchendon to simultaneously earn their diploma and an academic certificate while enrolled full time at Mount Wachusett Community Col­lege, is among three early college partnerships lauded in a newly released report from the Rennie Center […]

Fit To Be Retired; MWCC’s fitness director retires after 18 years (The Gardner News, June 24, 2015)

Eighteen years ago, Steve Wash­kevich was hesitant about taking the fitness director position at Mount Wachusett Comm­­unity College. The place ran on more the 60 part-time employees, which seemed like a logistical nightmare, and it had only been open as a community facility for one year. Prior to that, it had been closed for 10 […]

Mount Gives City A ‘Plug’ Mural a Big Hit at its Unveiling (The Gardner News, June 9, 2015 )

  When the city asked a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students to paint a mural at the recently renovated Jackson Playground, they were hoping to cover up the existing graffiti on a wall and prevent more. At the official unveiling, officials realized they had received more than they asked for. “It’s given life […]

MWCC Pathways, Gateway Graduates Mark Milestone (The Gardner News, May 27, 2015)

GARDNER — An Olympic hopeful, an 18-year-old transferring directly into a doctoral program, and several teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college are among the 32 graduates of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Inno­vation School and the Gateway to College program […]

Color Scheme-Mount Students Turn Playground Into Public Art (The Gardner News, May 27, 2015)

GARDNER  What used to be an average, graffiti-covered wall at Jackson Playground is quickly becoming the city’s first large-scale piece of public art, thanks to Mount Wachusett Community College students armed with cans of spray paint. Over the past week, a team of about half a dozen students have been working on the “Unplug and […]