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Four Chambers of Commerce Partnering with MWCC on Business Trends Survey

Four regional chambers of commerce are joining forces with Mount Wachusett Community College’s business department to conduct the first annual joint survey of North Central Massachusetts business owners and executives. The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of […]

Veterans Success Center’s Leader Receives Unsung Hero Award

Kristine Larkin, assistant project director of MWCC’s Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, recently received an Unsung Hero Award from Veteran Homestead, Inc., a Fitchburg-based nonprofit organization that built and operates the Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Center, located on MWCC’s Gardner campus, as well as many other services and programs for veterans. Larkin […]

MWCC Partners on Industrial Skills Training and Assessment

Mount Wachusett Community College is collaborating with the North Central Massachusetts Economic Development Council, the North Central Career Center, and area manufacturers to deliver customized industrial skills training designed to solve the industrial skills shortage affecting local industry. The program has been developed in cooperation with Scientific Management Techniques (SMT), Inc., the global leader in […]

President Asquino Joins NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship

MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino has joined the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum, a new initiative of the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. Through this program, presidents of community colleges throughout the country commit to increase the focus on entrepreneurship at their institutions […]

MWCC Welcomes New Dean, Faculty and Staff Members

Dr. Stephen Grieco, an accomplished composer with extensive experience in community college education, has joined Mount Wachusett Community College as dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities and Communications. Several new faces have also joined the college’s Division of Academic Affairs. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Stephen Grieco and all of our new […]

MWCC Foundation Golf Tournament Nets $55,000 for Student Scholarships

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s 17th annual golf tournament raised a record $55,000 for student scholarship funds. One lucky participant, Joe Crowley, scored a new Cadillac for making a hole in one from a distance of 185 yards. Joel Baker of Baker Cadillac of Leominster, one of the tournament’s sponsors, had offered the prize for […]

Fire Science Program’s Live-in Component Giving Students a Competitive Edge

MWCC Fire Science Technology students now have the opportunity to gain around-the-clock experience through a new, live-in component to the academic program. The Ashburnham Fire Department became the first local fire department to offer a residential component for students, and two other local communities are preparing to do the same. Gardner resident Ken Chase, 24, […]

MWCC Professor Receives Massachusetts Colleges Online Award

 MWCC instructor Kristin Riordon has been recognized with a Course of Distinction Award from Massachusetts Colleges Online, for her online course, “Comparative Religion.” Riordon, an Athol resident, received the award during the June 6 Massachusetts Colleges Online: Sharing Best Practices conference. “The COD Awards recognize faculty from throughout the state who have developed and teach innovative […]

MWCC Receives CASE Gold Circle of Excellence Award for Turbine Communications

Mount Wachusett Community College has received the gold Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the Public Relations and Community Relations category for the multi-faceted “Catch the Wind at MWCC” communications project. The communications effort highlighted the activation and dedication of MWCC’s two 1.65 MW wind […]