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MWCC Art Department Raising Funds for Sculpture by Former Professor

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is raising funds to acquire a sculpture by former MWCC professor Gene Cauthen who helped establish MWCC’s art department. Gene Cauthen was an accomplished artist and the first sculpture professor at MWCC. He dedicated 35 years to teaching sculpture and bronze casting while inspiring countless students, according to […]

On your mark, get set, study!

This article originally appeared in the opinion section of the Telegram & Gazette.  For a student, going to college is amazingly similar to a runner competing in a marathon. There is a start and a finish, lots of steep hills and terrain to climb, plateaus that require much less effort, and the exhilarating feeling of […]

Student-Run Toy Drive Assists 61 Families

The fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group and Child Care Access Means Parents In School at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to 61 families last week, bringing smiles to over 130 children. Donations for the toy drive were collected during December from faculty, staff, and students at […]

Winterfest raises $4,410 to benefit MWCC’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,410.85 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other small expenses that can be a barrier to attending school. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket […]

MWCC Winter Coat Drive Distributes Warmth to Students

The winter chill is here, but over 100 winter coat drive items will help keep Mount Wachusett Community College students warm. The free items have been donated by caring faculty, staff, students and community members for MWCC student. The free items include winter jackets, dress jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, and boots for students in need. […]

MWCC Faculty to Discuss Sexuality and Gender at Winchendon’s Beals Library

Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and 1984 will have an opportunity to explore the topics of sexuality and gender raised in those books during a discussion at the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon on November 27 at 6:30 p.m. “This is a chance to talk about some of the challenging issues of our time by […]

Panelists Offer Encouragement to First-Generation Students

Mount Wachusett Community College students, faculty and staff who were the first among their families to have gone to college shared their experiences at a panel in honor of National First Generation College Students Day at MWCC’s Gardner campus. “I feel like being a first generation student has made me scrappier. Maybe I am not […]

MWCC Celebrates STEM Week with Panel and Hands-on Activities

Mount Wachusett Community College hosted over 80 students last week as they explored their options in various STEM and information technology related fields. These activities took place over the course of multiple days and coincided with Massachusetts’ STEM Week. The school’s STEM Saves the Planet event was held on Wednesday, October 24. Activities included hands-on […]

Media Area Dedicated to Vincent Ialenti at MWCC’s Gardner Campus

The Media Arts & Technology Center was dedicated to long-time professor and Mount Wachusett Community College administrator Vincent Ialenti on October 24. The ceremony took place in the media center, where a sign and plaque will stand to commemorate the newly-named center. The full language of the plaque explains the significance of Ialenti to the […]

MWCC Holding Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit featuring a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair on Monday, October 29 as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. “Mental health and suicide prevention are tough topics, but ones we […]