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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

(Update: For the fall semester of 2018, 11 faculty redesigned their courses for a total savings of $52,353.82 for students.) 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 […]

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 […]

MWCC Students Present Independent Research

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students recently presented their research at Fitchburg State University’s 4th Annual Science Symposium. The symposium was held on October 26 as an opportunity for FSU faculty from multiple science disciplines to present their research in a poster format. This year, Brett Hamel, Michael Troche and Brandt Bodley-Gomes joined the presentations […]

MWCC Panelists Discuss First Generation Student Experience

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. Seven panelists shared their experiences and give tips to a crowd of current students last week. […]

MWCC Hires Head of New Paramedic Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has hired Peter Laitinen to oversee the college’s new Paramedic Technology Certificate program. In his new role, Laitinen will help mold the program not only to local needs, but ensure that it meets the strict requirements that will allow students to gain their certifications after graduation. “Paramedic programs need to meet […]

MWCC Students, Faculty and Staff Discuss White Privilege

White privilege was the topic of discussion at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series on Monday, Oct. 30th. The discussion centered on whether the gathered students, faculty and staff felt white privilege exists, how privilege influences their lives and what there is to do about privilege. “White privilege is how we present to […]

MWCC Open House Nov. 2 Gives Students Chance to Meet Faculty

Mount Wachusett Community College is opening its doors to potential students on Thursday, November 2, from 4:45 to 7:00 p.m. Program faculty, academic advisors, and admissions counselors will be on hand to explain programs, answer questions, provide campus tours, accept new students, advise on course selection, and help process financial aid paperwork. “Attending the Open […]