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MWCC Students Fill 135 Backpacks for Foster Children

Last week, Mount Wachusett Community College students packed 135 backpacks that will be distributed to children in foster care ahead of the coming school year. The supplies were donated by faculty and staff at the college across all three of MWCC’s campuses. The work was done by a group of incoming students from the school’s […]

MWCC Recognized with 2018 Gateway Program Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The 2018 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. […]

MWCC Launches Classes for Former Quincy College Nursing Students

Classes have begun for former Quincy College nursing students at Mount Wachusett Community College at the college’s Devens campus. The classes, which began on August 4, are the result of discussions at numerous levels between MWCC and Quincy College officials. The discussions began after the state Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew approval of Quincy […]

Travel and Transformation: A Memoir of Peru

Preparing to Travel Abroad Planes are THE most intriguing invention mankind has accomplished. Getting on the plane was the moment I realized I was actually going to Peru. Preparation for Peru consisted of a lot of fundraising, doctor’s appointments, worrying if the clothes I was packing were appropriate for the weather and culture, and signing […]

Mayor Marty Walsh Presents MWCC’s Yves Verneret with First Literacy Scholarship

Mount Wachusett Community College student Yves Verneret, of Leominster, was honored on Tuesday with a First Literacy Scholarship in a ceremony held at Boston City Hall featuring remarks from Boston Mayor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh. “You’ve earned this scholarship with your hard work and by following your dreams. You are an inspiration to me, to […]

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 […]