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MWCC Gateway and Pathways Students Recognized at Graduation Ceremony

Over 60 students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during the May 19 graduation ceremony at MWCC. The programs are offered […]

Four MWCC Students Transferring to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Four Mount Wachusett Community College students are set to continue their studies this fall at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Joe LeBlanc, Jonathan Chernoch, Zachary Bergquist and Faith Kurtz have been accepted to WPI for the fall semester. Joe came to the school through the STEM Starter Academy that launches students into college the summer before their […]

MWCC’s Faith Kurtz receives 29 Who Shine Award

The MA Department of Higher Education recognized Mount Wachusett Community College’s Faith Kurtz along with 28 other top students from across Massachusetts during the seventh annual 29 Who Shine award ceremony on May 5 at the Massachusetts Statehouse. The ceremony honored outstanding graduating students from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, as […]

MWCC Student Jana Murphy Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Jana Murphy has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. Honorees are chosen for their leadership […]

MWCC Launches Program that Pays Students to Attend Summer Classes

Mount Wachusett Community College has launched a new summer program that will pay recent high school graduates to take free classes before entering school at MWCC this fall. The Academic Program Discovery Academy is open to high school graduates or qualifying MWCC students who will not only be awarded a full scholarship to take two […]

MWCC Recognized with 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence, and graduation rate. “We all enjoy our education. That is […]

James Vander Hooven Becomes MWCC’s Third President

James Vander Hooven, Ed.D., has officially stepped into his role as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College since the school was founded in 1963. “MWCC has a long history serving as an integral part of the communities of North Central Massachusetts and responds to the region’s ever-evolving needs in order to best serve […]

MWCC Announces Winners of 5th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition

Four MWCC students have been honored in the fifth annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition that sought out poems, essays and artwork highlighting the value diversity brings to learning and working. This year’s winners are Rachel Adams of Fitchburg, Kennedy Owino of Fitchburg, Rebecca Schlier of Westminster, and Gemini Walter of Leominster. Each will […]

Dr. James Vander Hooven Named MWCC President

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) voted Tuesday to approve Dr. James Vander Hooven as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College since the school was founded in 1963. The vote took place at a special meeting in Boston, with members of the board speaking to Dr. Vander Hooven’s experience and commitment to […]

MWCC, Fitchburg High, Team Up for MA College Application Celebration

Leading into the busy holiday season, about 90 percent of Fitchburg High School seniors will have one less item on their to-do list having already submitted their college applications for fall 2017. The third annual College Application Challenge will be held from 9:00am to 1:30pm on November 15, 2016 at Fitchburg High School. Mount Wachusett […]