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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 […]

MWCC Foundation Celebrates Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Students, During Annual Event

Service to the community and to students was the prevailing theme of the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s annual celebration, which offered guests a “passport into the future” of MWCC and its students, as well as an opportunity to reflect back on key figures in the college’s history and hear from several inspiring, recent graduates. […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

Jose Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

Graduates Welcomed into the Nursing Profession During 2016 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends from as near as Gardner and as far away as Zimbabwe came to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 19 in the Fitness & Wellness center. The 43rd graduating class was comprised of students enrolled in the day and […]

Students, President, Lauded for Commitment to Service During MWCC’s 51st Commencement

The transformative power of service and volunteerism was the resounding theme of Mount Wachusett Community College’s 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 18, from the 157,000 service hours completed by students this past academic year to the decades-long legacy of President Daniel M. Asquino. This year, 810 associate degrees and certificates were awarded to 734 graduates. […]

Making a World of Difference: Students, President, Honored During Annual Service Learning and Volunteerism Celebration

It was a quintessential Mount moment. After leading MWCC’s decades-long commitment to civic engagement, President Asquino had an opportunity to pair his pride in student volunteerism with a song by one of his favorite musicians – Elvis – crooning one of his favorite anthems, “America the Beautiful.” More than 130 students, faculty and staff stood, […]

29 Who Shine Award Recipient Bella Ballin Recognized at State House Ceremony

At just 18, graduating scholar Bella Ballin has already reached many milestones. Last week, as MWCC’s recipient of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” award, she achieved another. “I fist-bumped the governor and that was the highlight of my day,” she said with a smile. Ballin, who will graduate from MWCC on May […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel Asquino, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander Joseph LeBlanc and past Commander and MWCC alumnus Donald Progen, and thanked […]

Pinning Ceremony Caps Achievements of 2016 Dental Program Graduates

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs were welcomed into the profession during the department’s 10th annual pinning ceremony on May 13 in the South Café. Executive Vice President Ann McDonald and Cynthia Cadoret, chair of the Dental Programs department were joined by guest speaker Dr. Peter Billia, dental director for Community Health […]