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Mount Wachusett Community College Gateway to College Program Receives National Recognition 4th Year in a Row

(NEW HAVEN)–Achieving the Dream’s Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has received a Program Excellence Award in recognition of exceeding all four benchmarks used to assess the performance of Gateway to College programs nationwide. The four benchmarks used to establish the Program Excellence Award are: first term success, one-year persistence, two […]

MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

Lawrence NFOR Honored at Black Excellence on the Hill Ceremony

Mount Wachusett Community College Employee and Alumnus Lawrence NFOR was honored recently at the Black Excellence on the Hill ceremony. “It is an honor to recognize Leominster’s Lawrence NFOR with the Black Excellence on the Hill Award. Lawrence gives back to his community in so many ways, through his work at MWCC, his service as […]

MWCC Celebrates Africa with Tea Time Series Event

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”– Marian Wright Edelman February is an important and meaningful month to many families and individuals across the country as it celebrates black history and culture. MWCC always celebrates Black History month, and this year will […]

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 […]