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MWCC Graduates 22 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at MCI-Shirley

A group of 22 inmates of MCI-Shirley received their Small Business Management certificate last month from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Many of the students had their families visiting for the ceremony […]

MWCC Awarded $100K for Adult Education Transitions Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $99,830 continuation grant for the college’s Adult Education (AE) Transition to Community College program that will allow MWCC to continue assisting over 38 students a year transition from completing their high school equivalency to pursuing a college-level degree. “The program allows students to build the social, academic, […]

MWCC Celebrates Graduation of 16 Adult Education Students

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the graduation of 16 students from the college’s Adult Basic Education program on Wednesday. “However you got here, I hope that you have that moment tonight where you feel the joy in yourself for what you have done,” said Rachel Frick Cardelle, MWCC’s Interim VP for Lifelong Learning and Workforce […]

MWCC Students Donate Over 750 Books to Promote Early Childhood Literacy

For the fourth year, hundreds of kindergarten and first grade students in Gardner will end the school year with engaging summertime reading to take home, thanks to a donation of over 750 books from a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students. Otaku United, a club that celebrates Asian culture, donated over 750 books to […]

MWCC Announces Spring 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List

The following Mount Wachusett Community College students who completed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 4.0 were named to the President’s List for the spring 2018 semester: President’s List Spring 2018 Massachusetts Ashburnham: Brandt Bodley-Gomes, Kelsey March Athol: Nicholas Batutis, Melody Bovino, Nelson Leadbetter, Marieny Pedroza Ayer: Brittany Bechtel, […]

Pathways and Gateway Dual-Enrollment Students Graduate from High School

Fifty five students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during the May 18 graduation ceremony at MWCC. The programs are offered […]

MWCC Graduates Join the Nursing Profession in 2018 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends came together to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 17. “You are going to forth from here and you’re going to save lives,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told the gathered graduates. The 45th graduating class was made up […]

Choosing the Mount by Amanda King

Graduates, the 2018 Commencement is a celebration of you. A celebration not only of what you have accomplished, but also for the hardships, triumphs, and experiences that have helped to make you the person that you are today. The same celebration could be held for every single person that attended our commencement — family, friends, […]

MWCC Students Recognized for over 125,000 hours of Volunteer Service

On Tuesday evening, 261 students were recognized for giving back over 125,000 hours of volunteerism efforts that Mount Wachusett Community College estimates are equivalent to a $2.5-$3 million value. “When you think about the collective impact, it’s more than just a number. Imagine if all of this just stopped tomorrow,” said Shelley Errington-Nicholson, Director of […]