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MWCC Trustee Scott Howard Reappointed to Board

Scott Howard, chief operating officer of Bemis Associates, has been reappointed to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees by Governor Deval Patrick. Mr. Howard, who initially joined the board in 2009, was sworn in for a new term during a brief ceremony at the college on January 22. In addition to his service […]

MWCC Foundation Appoints Carla DeFosse New Executive Director

Carla DeFosse of Princeton has been appointed executive director of Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation, Inc., bringing experience in nonprofit management and development, public service, fundraising, strategic planning and renewable energy. A lifelong resident of North Central Massachusetts, DeFosse was unanimously appointed by the foundation’s board of directors and joined the college community on January […]

New Community Projects Launched by United Way Youth Venture of North Central Mass.

Good things can happen in three! The month of December has been quite exciting for the United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts. After presenting their community service ideas to a panel of judges, three teams of area middle and high school students received approval and seed funding to launch their ventures. The students’ […]

Student Performing Arts Showcase Features Dance, Acting & Voice

Theatre, voice and dance students showcased their talents in end-of-semester performances this month. Students in Jerianne Warren’s Musical Theatre Dance Styles presented a variety of dance styles and choreography, ranging from Broadway hits to contemporary artists, on Dec. 10 in the dance studio.    On Dec. 13, students in the Introduction to Acting class, taught by […]

7th Grade Talent Search Participants Attend Leadership Conference at MWCC

More than 100 area seventh graders visited MWCC’s Gardner campus for a leadership conference featuring nationally known spoken word poet, performer and educator Michael Reyes. The students participated in two of the Division of Access and Transition’s federally funded TRIO programs, Educational Talent Search in Gardner, Fitchburg and Leominster, and the North Central Massachusetts Talent […]

Survey Shows Area Businesses Cautiously Optimistic for 2013

The outlook for hiring trends in North Central Massachusetts in 2013 was rated as “fair to good” by a majority of employers who participated in a recent business trends survey conducted by four area Chambers of Commerce and Mount Wachusett Community College’s business department.  The online, confidential survey, conducted Nov. 1 through 23, targeted the […]

Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of Practical Nursing Class

Friends, relatives and members of the college community gathered December 17 to welcome 46 graduates of MWCC’s Practical Nursing program into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony. Each graduate, dressed in a traditional nurse uniform, was welcomed into the profession by having a nursing pin fastened to her or his lapel by a […]

Green Street Café, Fitness Center & Student Clubs Share During the Season of Giving

MWCC’s Green Street Café is continuing its holiday tradition of supporting Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty around the world. Dining Services Manager Lynne Franciose and her team are collecting loose change and other donations through the end of January with the goal of raising $1,000 for the non-profit organization, which operates the […]

The Green Society Hosts Presentation on State’s Beetle Battle

The Green Society student sustainability club hosted a presentation Nov. 26 on two invasive beetles in Massachusetts to raise awareness in the community. Samantha Brady Stelmack, forest pest outreach and survey coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, provided an overview of the damage in the state and in the country being caused by […]

Recent Works by Local Artists on Display in East Wing Gallery

“Recent Works,” an exhibit featuring paintings by local artists Matthew Gaspar and Danielle Darling, is on exhibit through Jan. 2 in the East Wing Gallery of the Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. Gaspar, a native of Gardner, studied art at MWCC and Assumption College before earning his bachelor’s degree in fine arts education from […]