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Changing Minds and Saving Lives: Mount Wachusett Community College Responds to Regional Opioid Crisis with Public Forum, NARCAN® Training

Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed over 250 guests to its Gardner campus this morning for a public forum moderated by State Senator Jennifer Flanagan to address the issues surrounding opioid addiction and abuse, a critical problem impacting too many families and communities across the Commonwealth. The free forum, Opiates in North Central Massachusetts: Education for […]

MWCC Offering New Substance Abuse Counseling Program, Community Forum, in Response to Opioid Crisis

Mount Wachusett Community College has launched a new substance abuse counseling certificate program and is hosting a free community forum with NARCAN® training to bolster public resources and address the opioid crisis that is impacting our region, the state and the nation. The free forum, Opiates in North Central Massachusetts: Education for Community-Wide Crisis Response, […]

Baker-Polito Administration Launches State-of-the-Art College Pathways Portal

Massachusetts students and families now have access to a new, full-service web portal that will allow them to explore a wide range of academic offerings at the state’s public colleges and universities and chart a course to an affordable bachelor’s degree through transfer from a community college to a state university or University of Massachusetts […]

MWCC’s Project Healthcare Prepares for Year 2 in Fitchburg & Leominster High Schools

Incoming freshmen at Fitchburg and Leominster’s public high schools will have an opportunity to join a program administered by Mount Wachusett Community College that prepares students for careers in the healthcare field. In November, MWCC was awarded a five-year, $2.25 million federal grant to create the Project Healthcare program in collaboration with Fitchburg High School, […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Upward Bound Math and Science Students

When Sanjiv Sundaramurthy heads off to the University of Arizona this fall to study physics, he’ll bring everything he needs for his dorm room, including first-hand experience with college life and free, transferable college credits toward his bachelor’s degree thanks to the Upward Bound Math and Science program at Mount Wachusett Community College.  The 2016 […]

MWCC Receives $573,600 Grant From U.S. Department of Education to Continue Talent Search Programs in Area School Districts

The U.S. Department of Education will award two grants totaling $573,600 to Mount Wachusett Community College through its Talent Search Program, Congressman Jim McGovern announced on July 21. The program supports efforts on campuses in Massachusetts and across the country to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in higher education. “Every student deserves access […]

MWCC Selected for Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Mount Wachusett Community College is one of 67 colleges and universities selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Second Chance Pell pilot program, which is part of a national effort aimed at reducing recidivism and strengthening communities by providing education and job training to eligible inmates. The pilot program will allow […]

29 Who Shine Award Recipient Bella Ballin Recognized at State House Ceremony

At just 18, graduating scholar Bella Ballin has already reached many milestones. Last week, as MWCC’s recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” award, she achieved another. “I fist-bumped the governor and that was the highlight of my day,” she said with a smile. Ballin, who will graduate from MWCC on May […]

Pathways, STEM Student Bella Ballin to Receive DHE 29 Who Shine Award

The state Department of Higher Education will recognize top students from across Massachusetts during the sixth annual “29 Who Shine” award ceremony on Monday, May 9 at noon at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts Statehouse. The ceremony honors an outstanding graduating student from each of the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, as well […]