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“Purification,” an Exhibition of Traditional Buddhist Sculptures and Contemporary Work by Thomas Matsuda

“Purification,” traditional Buddhist sculptures and contemporary work by Thomas Matsuda, will be on exhibition at Mount Wachusett Community College February 18 through March 15 in the East Wing Gallery of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. An artist’s reception will take place Thursday Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m., and an artist’s talk […]

MWCC Trustee Scott Howard Reappointed to Board

Scott Howard, chief operating officer of Bemis Associates, has been reappointed to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Deval Patrick. Mr. Howard, who initially joined the board in 2009, was sworn in for a new term during a brief ceremony at the college on January 22. In addition to his service […]

MWCC Foundation Appoints Carla DeFosse New Executive Director

Carla DeFosse of Princeton has been appointed executive director of Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc., bringing experience in nonprofit management and development, public service, fundraising, strategic planning and renewable energy. A lifelong resident of North Central Massachusetts, DeFosse was unanimously appointed by the foundation’s board of directors and joined the college community on January […]

Survey Shows Area Businesses Cautiously Optimistic for 2013

The outlook for hiring trends in North Central Massachusetts in 2013 was rated as “fair to good” by a majority of employers who participated in a recent business trends survey conducted by four area Chambers of Commerce and Mount Wachusett Community College’s business department.  The online, confidential survey, conducted Nov. 1 through 23, targeted the […]

Joyce Conlon’s “Camouflage” Exhibit on Display in East Wing Gallery

“Camouflage,” an exhibit of 28 paintings by artist Joyce Conlon, an adjunct instructor of art at MWCC, is on display through Nov. 21 in the East Wing Gallery of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. “Like a shadow cast or an image reflected on water, my work involves the transformation of form on a […]

Senior Vice President Sharyn Rice Receives An Outstanding Women in Business Award

Sharyn Rice, Senior Vice President of Access, Transition, and Development, is a recipient of the Worcester Business Journal’s 2012 Outstanding Women in Business Award. The award was announced Oct. 29 and this year’s six recipients will be recognized during a Nov. 16 luncheon at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, hosted by the publication. She was recognized […]

MWCC Participates in Massachusetts 2012 STEM Summit

Janice Barney, dean of MWCC’s School of Business, Science, Technology, and Math, joined more than 1,200 business, government and education leaders at the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit to discuss science, technology, engineering and math programs that will promote STEM education from early childhood to adulthood. The summit, hosted by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, […]

Assistant Dean Gregory Clement Receives CCSLA Founder’s Award

Gregory Clement, assistant dean of student services, is the recipient of this year’s Founder’s Award, which is presented annually to a Massachusetts student affairs professional whose dedication and hard work advances the goals of the Community College Student Life Association. MWCC Executive Vice President Ann McDonald presented the award to Clement on Oct. 11 during […]

AAC&U Official Visits Quality Collaborative Project Team

Dr. Susan Albertine, vice president for engagement, inclusion and success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), met with faculty and staff from MWCC and Fitchburg State University on Oct. 18 as part of the Quality Collaborative Grant awarded by the association and the Lumina Foundation. The purpose of the Quality Collaborative Project […]

Vice President Robin A. Duncan Receives NCMPR Communicator of the Year Award

MWCC Vice President of Marketing and Communications Robin A. Duncan received the 2012 Communicator of the Year Award from District 1 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. The award was presented on Oct. 15 during the district’s conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Duncan came to MWCC more than 15 years ago to […]