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MWCC Practical Nurses Pass Licensure Exam

In a testament to the hard work of students and Mount Wachusett Community College’s ongoing effort to maintain high standards for its Practical Nursing Program, 94.87 percent of recent graduates passed their licensure exam on their first try. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the […]

Hillary Newsome Foundation Donates 700 Pounds of Food to MWCC Food Pantry

Members of the Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome Foundation donated 700 pounds of food, which was gathered during a Leominster food drive, to the Mount Wachusett Community College Food for Thought Pantry on Friday. The donation of 1009 items were made in honor of MWCC alumna Hillary Newsome who passed away last year. The food was gathered […]

MWCC Alum Guthrie Hartford awarded “Best Local Feature” for Original Film

“I didn’t grow up wanting to become a filmmaker. I wish I could tell you I admired guys like George Lucas or Steven Spielberg from a very young age. I didn’t. Granted, I loved ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’… but the whole ‘behind the scenes’ type thing and producing movies, didn’t even register as a […]

Jamy Gaynor Sworn in as MWCC Trustee

Jamy Gaynor returned to the Mount Wachusett Community College family earlier this month when she became the newest member of the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. Gaynor is a Lunenburg resident who works as a school nurse in the Marlborough public school system. She also currently teaches at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster. She […]

This is MWCC: From Dual Enrollment Student to the Air Force

My sophomore year of high school I was looking at an alternative to fulfilling my high school requirements. I stumbled upon MWCC Pathways program towards the end on my sophomore year. Although, I was late applying I was accepted into the program a week later. My experience was very interesting and different among others. I […]

This is MWCC: High School Dropout to Successful Business Owner

My name is Francis. Growing up I never really cared for schooling or reading although I was very smart. I would always be out with my friends building something great with my hands. As school progressed I lost interest and at the age of 16 I dropped out and got my GED after being homeschooled […]

This is MWCC: From Community College to Law School

I had never considered community college as an option until I was there….and I now am a huge fan (and tell everyone I can!) about making sure to consider MWCC as an option for college education. I had applied to several other colleges and universities and accepted enrollment at another four-year college straight out of […]

This is MWCC: From Underachiever to Nichols College Business Student

I grew up in Watertown, MA, a suburb of Boston. My freshman and sophomore years of high school were at Watertown High, where I was the textbook definition of an underachiever. I believe this frustrated my teachers even more so than with other students because they knew my academic potential. Long story short, to my […]

Choosing MWCC Dual-Enrollment: Kaitlyn Fales

At the May 2018 Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College graduation, four student speakers shared their story of having completed their high school degree and gotten college credits at the same time at MWCC. These speeches were given by the valedictorians from each program as well as a student from each […]

Choosing MWCC Dual-Enrollment: Morgan Blavackas

At the May 2018 Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College graduation, four student speakers shared their story of having completed their high school degree and gotten college credits at the same time at MWCC. These speeches were given by the valedictorians from each program as well as a student from each […]