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Baker Administration, Higher Education Leaders Announce New Commonwealth Commitment Plan to Increase Affordability, Drive Degree Completion

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined public higher education leaders on April 21 to announce the Commonwealth Commitment, an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve the dream of a college degree. The Commonwealth Commitment commits every public campus to providing 10% rebates at the end of each […]

Dual Enrollment Partnership Marks 10th Anniversary; Pathways and Gateway Information Sessions Underway for Fall 2016 Enrollment

MWCC is marking the 10th anniversary of its dual enrollment partnership programs for teenagers and young adults. The Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program, run in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, allow students to complete requirements for their high school diploma while also earning credits toward a college degree. School choice […]

DHE Commissioner Carlos Santiago to MWCC: “You are Getting it Right Here”

Continuing his mission to spend a full day at each of the state’s public colleges and universities, Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago took a whirlwind tour of Mount Wachusett Community College on Thursday, April 14. The day began at MWCC’s satellite campus in Devens – which rekindled fond memories for the commissioner, who spent […]

MWCC Speaker Series Continues with Immigration and the Undocumented Student

Whether their relatives relocated to the U.S. generations ago or arrived just recently, participants in Mount Wachusett Community College’s dialogue on immigration realized their family histories share a common theme: Their parents, grandparents, ancestors or even they themselves emigrated for the hope of a better life and greater opportunity. More than 80 students, faculty, staff […]

Athol High Alumni Share College Tips with Juniors & Seniors

Eight recent graduates of Athol High School visited their alma mater to share advice with juniors and seniors about making the transition to college. The annual Alumni Breakfast forum, held March 18 and sponsored by the high school guidance department and Mount Wachusett Community College’s Division of Access & Transition, covered a wide range of […]

MWCC’s Annual Juniors Symposium Preps Teens for College

Nearly 200 area high school juniors were welcomed to Mount Wachusett Community College’s annual Juniors Symposium this week to gain insight into applying to colleges and universities, seeking financial aid and scholarships, and related topics to help them succeed. Over 90 juniors from Fitchburg, Athol, Murdock and Gardner high schools attended the half-day symposium on March 15, while another […]

MWCC Alumni Network 2nd Annual Quiz Night Tests the Best

Trivia buffs from Mount Wachusett Community College and the greater community made a spectacular showing at the MWCC Alumni Network’s second annual “Quiz Night” scholarship fundraiser, held March 16 at the Gardner campus. In a dynamic game of question and answer, 17 teams tested their knowledge related to a variety of topics. Teams were encouraged […]

Mount Wachusett Community College wins 2016 Deval Patrick Award

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced at a Boston Foundation forum Tuesday afternoon that Mount Wachusett Community College is the recipient of the 2016 innovation prize named for him. The Boston Foundation created the Deval Patrick Award for Community Colleges in 2014 to recognize progress and excellence in establishing partnerships between employers and community colleges, […]