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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 […]

MWCC Art Department Celebrating 50 Years

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special exhibition of work by the college’s original art faculty. The 50th Anniversary Show is currently on display at The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The show features the work of […]

MWCC to Launch Study Abroad Program after Receiving Federal Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will soon provide students the opportunity to study abroad while increasing the focus on international studies as part of a new program made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant. “I am pleased that we will be able to offer this tremendous opportunity […]

MWCC Hires First-Ever Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Paul Hernandez has been hired as Mount Wachusett Community College’s first-ever Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs who will oversee both the student experience within the school and the education within MWCC’s classrooms. Hernandez began his role at MWCC after most recently working as the Chief Diversity Officer at Lansing Community College in Michigan. […]

MWCC Professors to Discuss Surveillance in the Age of Alexa at Gardner Library

Two Mount Wachusett Community College Criminal Justice professors will be discussing modern surveillance techniques and their repercussions on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Levi Heywood Memorial Library at “Big Brother Meets Alexa: Surveillance in 1984 and 2018.” The discussion will be led by MWCC Criminal Justice Program Chair Reed Hillman […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Launch STEM Deans Council

A collection of STEM deans from all 15 of Massachusett’s community colleges has formed a STEM Deans Council with the goal of cutting costs and building collaboration across the schools. The need for this group grew out of the different nature of STEM deans oversight compared to other academic deans, said MWCC Dean of the […]