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MWCC Foundation Appoints Carla DeFosse New Executive Director

Carla DeFosse of Princeton has been appointed executive director of Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc., bringing experience in nonprofit management and development, public service, fundraising, strategic planning and renewable energy. A lifelong resident of North Central Massachusetts, DeFosse was unanimously appointed by the foundation’s board of directors and joined the college community on January […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2013

Much has transpired over the past five decades as Mount Wachusett Community College evolved from a fledgling institution to multi-campus college providing academic, workforce development and personal enrichment programs to more than 12,000 credit and noncredit students from throughout North Central Massachusetts. Since its founding, more than 100,000 students have attended “the Mount” under the […]

7th Grade Talent Search Participants Attend Leadership Conference at MWCC

More than 100 area seventh graders visited MWCC’s Gardner campus for a leadership conference featuring nationally known spoken word poet, performer and educator Michael Reyes. The students participated in two of the Division of Access and Transition’s federally funded TRIO programs, Educational Talent Search in Gardner, Fitchburg and Leominster, and the North Central Massachusetts Talent […]

Gateway to College information sessions

The Gateway to College program at MWCC is accepting applications for the spring semester and has scheduled information sessions for prospective students. The program is for Massachusetts residents ages 16 to 21 who have left high school or at risk of leaving high school without a diploma. Home schooled students are also eligible to apply. Gateway […]

2012 Fall Kick Off Event: 10 Years of United Way Youth Venture in North Central Mass.

It may have been raining heavily in Gardner on Friday, Oct. 19, but inside Mount Wachusett Community College it was bright and sunny with the sights and sounds of hundreds of local middle and high school students. More than 530 students from area schools traveled to MWCC for the United Way Youth Venture of North […]

Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice Receives An Outstanding Women in Business Award

Sharyn Rice, Senior Vice President of Access, Transition, and Development, is a recipient of the Worcester Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award. The award was announced Oct. 29 and this year’s six recipients will be recognized during a Nov. 16 luncheon at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, hosted by the publication. She was recognized […]

Governor Patrick Announces $37.9 Million Investment in MWCC for New Science and Technology Building

Governor Deval Patrick visited Mount Wachusett Community College on Oct. 3 to announce $37.9 million in capital funds for the college’s new science and technology building, furthering the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to building an affordable, world-class system of public higher education in Massachusetts. The college will use the funds to modernize the Haley Academic Center […]

Summer Dual Enrollment Courses Offer Taste of College Life

Area teenagers looking to save time and money on their college education, or just get a taste of college life, have been accruing credit hours this summer through MWCC’s Upward Bound Math and Science program and other dual enrollment opportunities offered through the college’s Division of Access and Transition. This summer, MWCC offered 11 college […]

Pathways & Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone

Whether they came to MWCC to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, the 44 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: this spring they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled in the […]

Commencement 2012

Service to community and to others was a central theme during Mount Wachusett Community College’s 47th Commencement, held May 17 in the Fitness & Wellness Center. More than 700 associate degrees and academic certificates were awarded. “My soul was inspired by heroes who guided my values,” state Senator Stephen M. Brewer, chair of the Senate […]