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MWCC Awarded $1.18M Grant to Continue North Central Educational Opportunity Center

The North Central Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) at Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue providing adults in the region with comprehensive services to successfully transition to college or other postsecondary education. MWCC was awarded $236,900 for the first year of a five-year grant totaling […]

President Asquino Among College CEOs Honored by the American Association of Community Colleges

President Daniel M. Asquino was recently recognized for his three decades of leadership at MWCC by the American Association of Community Colleges. President Asquino, who announced plans to retire in early 2017, was among approximately two dozen retiring CEOs honored during the AACC’s 96th annual convention in Chicago. Dr. Asquino is currently the longest serving […]

Things are looking up – Mount and city offer kids a fun summer program (The Gardner News, July 28, 2016)

GARDNER – Fun learning and games have kept Gardner’s youth so busy this summer they can almost forget the heat of 90 degree days. Mount Wachusett Com­munity College is in the midst of its 12th annual Summer Up program, run in collaboration with the city and held at Jackson Playground, which is free for families […]

MWCC Recognized with 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2016 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. The award was presented June 28 during […]

Business Community Honors Retiring MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino

Visionary. Collaborative. Energetic. Dedicated. Pioneering. Inclusive. A true leader. These were among the words and phrases used by area legislators, mayors and business leaders to describe retiring Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel M. Asquino during a breakfast sponsored in his honor by three regional Chambers of Commerce. More than 200 business and community leaders […]

Theatre at the Mount Receives $49,600 MA Cultural Facilities Fund Grant for Renovations

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Theatre at the Mount is the recipient of a $49,600 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund to update its sound system. The Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, administered through a partnership between MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, fosters the growth of the creative economy by supporting building projects in the nonprofit […]

MWCC President, Librarians, Recognized by MCO Consortium for Excellence in Online Learning

In January 2001, shortly after attending a conference on tele-learning, Mount Wachusett Community College President Daniel Asquino founded Massachusetts Colleges Online, which grew into a consortium of the state’s 15 community colleges and nine state universities. In appreciation for his leadership, the consortium presented President Asquino with a Contributor of Distinction Award during its annual […]

MWCC Featured in MA Department of Higher Education’s New Vision Project Report: The Degree Gap

The rate at which Massachusetts residents earn college degrees will pivot from growth to decline by 2022 unless the state’s public higher education system, which educates more than half of all undergraduates, is able to increase the number of students who enroll and earn diplomas, according to a newly release report from the Massachusetts Department […]