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MWCC Nursing Graduates Welcomed into the Profession During 42nd Pinning Ceremony

Ninety eight graduates of MWCC’s day, evening and LPN to ADN  nursing programs celebrated  a  milestone during the 42nd annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony held May 21 at the Fitness & Wellness Center. Each graduate, dressed in a traditional nurse uniform, was welcomed into the profession by having a nursing pin fastened to her/his lapel by a fellow nurse—a family […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Prepares for 50th Commencement Ceremony

Fifty years ago, lifelong Gardner resident Helen Lepkowski was among a handful of Mount Wachusett Community College faculty members to congratulate the college’s first graduating class. On Wednesday, May 20, the former business division professor and her husband, Ed, a former MWCC trustee, will maintain their longstanding tradition of attending the celebration. Unlike the first […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel Asquino, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander-elect Joseph LeBlanc and past Commander and MWCC alumnus Donald Progen, […]

MWCC Helping Haiti Take Steps ‘Forward’ (The Gardner News)

Mount Wachusett Community College nursing students Lori Belliveau and Diana Bronson give a presentation about their recent trip to Haiti and encourage other students to sign up for the Mount’s upcoming trip in January 2016. GARDNER – When the first team of Mount Wachusett Community College nursing students came back from Haiti in January, they […]

Gardner Mayor, MWCC Trustee and Alumnus Mark Hawke Addresses Business Honor Society Inductees

Gardner Mayor, MWCC Trustee and Alumnus Mark Hawke shared lessons learned throughout his career in business and public service with 17 Mount Wachusett Community College students who were inducted into the Chi Gamma Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, an international business honor society, at the 25th annual induction ceremony, Thursday, April 23. After graduating from […]

MWCC Foundation Honors Senator Stephen Brewer, Student Scholars, During Evening of Inspiration and Celebration

An outpouring of admiration and acclamation for state Senator Stephen M. Brewer and Mount Wachusett Community College student scholars fueled an evening of inspiration and celebration during the MWCC Foundation’s annual dinner on April 9. The event, held at the Wachusett Mountain ski lodge, honored the long-serving legislator as the foundation’s 2015 Harold E. Drake […]

Administrator Debra Boucher Receives Top Award from MA Women in Public Higher Education

Debra Boucher, MWCC Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Success, is the recipient of the Massachusetts Women in Public Higher Education’s 2015 Phenomenal Woman Award. Boucher was presented with the award during the MWPHE spring conference on April 3 in Sterling. Boucher joined MWCC in 2008 as a transfer counselor in the college’s TRIO […]

CBS Network Executive Kevin Berg to Deliver Commencement Address, Receive Alumnus of the Year Award

Hollywood executive Kevin Berg, a Gardner native in charge of bringing award-winning CBS television programs to audiences across the U.S. and around the world, will return to where his career began to deliver the keynote address at Mount Wachusett Community College’s 50th Commencement in May. In addition, Berg will be presented with an honorary doctorate […]

From MWCC to ESPN: Alumnus Nate Haney Shares His Journey with Students

How do you get from Studio B in the basement of Mount Wachusett Community College to the advanced television studios at ESPN? MWCC alumnus Nate Haney shared how he did just that during presentations to Media Arts and Technology students on February 5 at the college’s Gardner campus. Haney, a 2006 graduate of MWCC who now […]

MWCC Nursing Group Joins Forward in Health on Mission Trip in Haiti

During the winter recess, a group of MWCC nursing students, alumni and faculty members spent a week in the Caribbean, though swimming, snorkeling and tropical feasts were not on the agenda. Rather, they went to Haiti to provide health care to impoverished children and adults served by the Gardner nonprofit Forward in Health. Forward in […]