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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 […]

MWCC Hosting Speaker Discussion “White Privilege? Understanding Systems of Power”

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series will hold a discussion and presentation titled “White Privilege? Understanding Systems of Power,” on Monday, Oct. 30 from 12 to 2 p.m. The facilitator for this event will be Shelley Errington Nicholson. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of […]

MWCC Veterinary Technician Chair Speaks in Favor of Education Bill

Earlier this week, Certified Veterinary Technician and the Department Chair and Assistant Professor for the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College Alexandra McNamara traveled to the Massachusetts State House to speak in front of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee in favor of a bill to establish licensure requirements for Veterinary Technicians […]

MWCC to Open Food for Thought Campus Pantry

Mount Wachusett Community College officials have announced that the school will open an on-campus food pantry at its Gardner campus this fall as the campus community seeks to address food insecurity among MWCC students. The announcement also kicked off a month-long food and fundraising drive. “Two out of three community college students are food insecure […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Testifies in Favor of Affordable College

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education in favor of affordable college Monday. The president was one of numerous community members and officials who spoke at the committee’s public hearing at Leominster High School on Monday, Sept. 11. The discussion centered around Senate Bill 702 […]