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MWCC Grads Encouraged to Remain Humble and Follow Their Passion

In a Commencement address peppered with accolades and advice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan praised the graduating Class of 2014 for their achievements and offered words of wisdom as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Mount Wachusett graduates receive “a better education” than most college and university graduates, Meehan said, because […]

MWCC Honors Outstanding Students During Annual Evening of Excellence Awards Night

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the academic accomplishments of extraordinary students at the annual Evening of Excellence awards dinner May 15 at the Doubletree Inn, Leominster. The students were honored with prestigious awards not only for their performance inside of the classroom, but for their contributions in the community as well. In addition to curriculum […]

Chevenee Reavis of Water.org named MWCC’s 2014 Alumna of the Year

Chevenee Reavis, director of strategic initiatives for the global, nonprofit organization Water.org, has been named Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2014 Alumna of the Year. In 2000, Reavis simultaneously earned an associate degree in Business Administration and her high school diploma as a dual enrollment student. A member of MWCC’s Honors Program, she went on to […]

MWCC Student Leader Kathy Matson, Associate Dean Greg Clement, Recognized at DHE’s Annual 29 Who Shine Awards Ceremony

The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education kicked off the 2014 commencement season on May 8 by recognizing recipients of the 29 Who Shine award. The annual ceremony at the State House honors one graduate from each community college, state university and University of Massachusetts campus for their academic achievements and civic contributions to the Commonwealth. […]

Student Leader Kathy Matson Selected for DHE’s ’29 Who Shine’ Award

The state Department of Higher Education will spotlight top students from across Massachusetts at the fourth annual “29 Who Shine” student recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 8, at noon at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House. The award honors 29 outstanding public college and university graduates, one from each community college, state university and […]

Student Leader Kathy Matson Receives 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award

For her dedication and commitment to serving others, Mount Wachusett Community College student leader Kathy Matson has been presented with Campus Compact’s national 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award. A Business Administration major, Matson represents college students across Massachusetts in her role as the student member on the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and as a […]

New MWCC Alumni Professional Development Series Launched

The MWCC Alumni Relations office kicked off the new Alumni Association Professional Development Series with an interactive networking workshop on January 15. The event featured Debbie Lefevbre, a certified business life coach for professionals who presented, “How to Truly Connect with Others to Enhance Your Career.”  The workshop focused on the principles of effective communication. […]

Access & Transition Alumni Share College Experiences

College students who participated in MWCC’s access and transition programs returned to their former high schools in January to share their insight into transitioning to college life. Panel discussions took place in several locations, including Fitchburg, Murdock, Gardner and Athol high schools. MWCC’s Division of Access and Transition sponsored the events in conjunction with the […]

Natural Resources Student Spends Semester at Sea

When Nicholas Glendenning was looking for a practicum to complete his associate degree in Natural Resources at Mount Wachusett Community College, he didn’t realize a life-changing experience that was about to set sail. While researching academic opportunities that related to his interest in marine biology, the 26-year-old Leominster resident discovered the Sea Education Association for […]

Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Annual Reunion

Nearly 100 alumni, students and faculty of MWCC’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program gathered November 19 at the Garrison Center for Early Childhood Education to celebrate the ECE program’s annual alumni gathering. The theme for this year’s event was Planting the seed of leadership in others. Harvesting the leadership in yourself. “We love our fall […]