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Peter Sennett Hired as MWCC VP Of Human Resources

Peter Sennett has returned to Mount Wachusett Community College as the new Vice President of Human Resources and Payroll. Sennett, a resident of Peterborough, N.H., left his position at Greenfield Community College as the Executive Director Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Public Records Access Officer to return to MWCC where he previously served as MWCC’s Director […]

Meet Leslie Cullen, Chair of the Graphic & Interactive Design Program

With a passion for not only graphic design but for sharing knowledge with others, teaching was a natural transition for Leslie Cullen, chair of the Graphic & Interactive Design program at Mount Wachusett Community College. Cullen started working at the Mount part-time in the evenings shortly after graduating from college. When an opportunity to take […]

Community Invited to Celebrate President Vander Hooven’s Inauguration

Mount Wachusett Community College invites community members to attend the inauguration of the college’s third president James Vander Hooven on Wednesday, March 28. The formal inauguration will begin at 2 p.m. on March 28 with a ceremony at MWCC’s theater at the Gardner campus. The ceremony will feature student, legislative and faculty speakers in addition […]

Kelly Morrissey Elected to National Association Board

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Director of Financial Aid Kelly Morrissey has been elected to serve a two-year term as a Representative at Large on the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Board. “This position represents the interests of financial aid administrators who serve 90 percent of the college students nationwide. It allows me, […]

MWCC Coat Drive Collects Over 100 Articles of Clothing for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College faculty and staff collected over 100 articles of winter clothing for students during a recent on-campus coat drive. “We have a lot of students who struggle with meeting basic needs, which is why we have a food pantry. When winter came in, people around campus were having conversations about how some […]

MWCC Celebrates Small Gestures with Do One Thing Campaign

Small acts of kindness and generosity were celebrated during the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign that recently concluded at Mount Wachusett Community College. “People don’t have to do anything big… this is literally something as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at someone,” said Director of the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center […]

MWCC to Save Students Money with New Open Resources Pilot Program

Mount Wachusett Community College is moving forward with a pilot program aimed at reducing the cost of books for students by tapping into Open Educational Resources (OER). “When faculty do this in their classroom, it would essentially mean free books for students,” said MWCC Librarian Ellen Pratt. “Commercial textbook provide essentially a course to the […]

Fitchburg, MWCC Sign Nursing Agreement

Students will have more opportunities to pursue rewarding careers in nursing thanks to a new agreement signed today by the presidents of Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University. The agreement, effective beginning with the fall 2018 nursing class, confirms that all students admitted to Mount Wachusett’s registered nurse (RN) program will have the […]

MWCC Ranked 1st in New England for Veterans

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named by Military Times as 7th in the country among two-year schools in their latest Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings. “Mount Wachusett Community College is first and foremost a student friendly school. With that kind of inherent culture, it is not a difficult stretch to being a military […]

MWCC’s Kelly Morrissey Named to National Committee

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Director of Financial Aid Kelly Morrissey has been selected as one of two financial aid administrators to serve on the U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. “I am so proud that Kelly has been selected for the Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. She will bring her compassion for […]