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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 Launches Career Coach to Assist Students & Job Seekers

Wondering where the hot jobs are, or where they’ll be when you graduate? MWCC is launching Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students, prospective students and community members to explore potential careers, earning potential, job prospects within their geographic region, and more. MWCC is the only college or university in Massachusetts offering this […]

New & Transfer Student Orientation

The New & Transfer Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m to 1 p.m., beginning in the art gallery wing. The orientation will include program and college success sessions, a welcome from President Asquino and several other college officials, a presentation by motivational speaker Michael Miller, the opportunity to meet with […]

Pathways & Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone

Whether they came to MWCC to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, the 44 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: this spring they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled in the […]

Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized for Providing Internships

Law enforcement officials from throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC’s Criminal Justice majors during the spring semester. To thank them for providing real-life, career experiences for the students, department chair Reed Hillman presented certificates of appreciation during a recent gathering on the Gardner campus. The interns completed a minimum of […]

Christine Eck Appointed New Student Trustee

Human Services major Christine Eck was sworn in as Student Trustee on July 10. Eck, a Barre resident, was elected by her peers this spring to the one-year position on the Board of Trustees. As student trustee, Eck serves as a full voting member on the 11-member board. She said she was encouraged to seek […]

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 […]

MWCC Professor’s “Strength of Heart” Inspires Others on Healing Journey

As those who participate in the Greater Gardner Relay for Life will attest, one of the most powerful moments of the entire event is the Survivor Lap. As a sea of purple shirts walk with hope around the track, one can imagine how many stories of inspiration, strength, and perseverance could be told by each […]

Mural Honoring Veterans Graces MWCC’s Veterans Success Center

When Liam Malley of Barre learned that the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at MWCC was in need of an artist to create a mural, he jumped at the chance to break out his paints. As an art student at MWCC, Malley had participated in service learning projects that entailed painting murals in downtown […]