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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 […]

MWCC Students, Faculty, Join Forward in Health on Mission Trip in Haiti

A weeklong medical mission in Haiti gave a team of Mount Wachusett Community College students and faculty a close-up look at poverty in one of the world’s poorest countries, and an opportunity to do something about it. The students and educators traveled to Fonfred, Haiti in January with MWCC nursing alumna Paula Mulqueen, who with […]

Practical Nursing Class of 2015 Recognized During Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Forty-two Mount Wachusett Community College students were welcomed into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony on December 21. “As you graduate and take on new challenges, it is important to remember that you have already taken the initial step you needed to build a more promising future,” keynote speaker Michelle Humphrey, RN, a 2006 […]

Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Annual Celebration

MWCC’s Early Childhood Education program recently hosted its fourth annual alumni event at the Garrison Center for Early Childhood Education. It was an evening full of friendship, inspiration, and networking. More than 80 current students, faculty, staff, Garrison teachers, alumni and their families attended the Seuss-inspired event. Alumni events, such as this one, are an […]

Corporations, Individuals, Contribute $20,000 to Veterans’ Computer Drive

Through the generosity of corporations and individuals, student veterans at Mount Wachusett Community College have 16 new laptop computers readily available for their use while pursuing their college degrees. Donations to the Laptops for Veterans program have topped $20,350, which has allowed the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success to replace five outdated computers […]

MWCC Alumnus Shares Tips for College Success at State DHE “Go Higher!” Event

Mount Wachusett Community College alumnus Charles “CJ” Husselbee was among the featured speakers during a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s Go Higher! event held Oct. 14 at North High School in Worcester. The event, attended by several hundred teenagers from five Worcester public high schools, provided students with information about the state’s 29 public college […]

MWCC Awarded $50,000 Grant for Dual Enrollment

As nearly 300,000 students return to Massachusetts’ community colleges, state universities and University of Massachusetts campuses this week, the Department of Higher Education (DHE) awarded competitive grants to increase access to college by students across the Commonwealth. Twenty-five campuses, including Mount Wachusett, were awarded grants through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP). The program expands […]

MWCC Receives $3 million in TRIO Grants for Student Support Services

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded two five-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $2.99 million to continue support programs that help low-income students, first-generation college students and students with disabilities succeed in college.The grant awards will be used to continue the college’s successful TRIO Student Support Services programs. The goal of […]

Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science: Shelley’s Frankenstein Focus of Year Two MWCC Humanities Project

Like many great works of science fiction, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, explores what it means to be human in a rapidly changing world. Published nearly 200 years ago when Shelley was just 20 years old, the novel’s influence extends well beyond the literary domain into film, science and politics, making it an ideal theme for […]

Greater Gardner Relay for Life Raises Hope and Funds for the ACS

MWCC alumni, students, faculty and staff again joined thousands of volunteers for the annual Greater Gardner Relay for Life, a two-day, North Central Massachusetts outpouring of support and hope for cancer victims and survivors, and a community remembrance of loved ones who have passed. The Mount Walkers, represented by faculty and staff and their families, […]