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English Learners Graduate with CNA Certificates from New MWCC Program

Ten students received Certified Nurses Assistant certificates from Mount Wachusett Community College at a graduation last week for a free program that pairs the certificate with continued English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. “This is a group who is focused and committed and who are going to do great things,” said MWCC President Vander […]

MWCC Students Highlight Diversity; Awarded with Free Class

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized last week with the 7th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition awards for work they did in defining what diversity means to them. “This is a very big occasion for the college every year and it speaks to our commitment to have an inclusive and inviting […]

MWCC Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Fall of 2018

Mount Wachusett Community College officials are pleased to announce the hard-working students who made MWCC’s president’s and dean’s lists. 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 fall semester of 2018: President’s List […]

6 Tips for Returning to School as a Parent

  “I had lived with the lie that I was never going to be anything more than a food service worker and I had settled,” said Lisa Ferrara-Caron. A mother of six, she was working at a restaurant as an office manager and did the books. After her husband noticed her interest in accounting and […]

Student Art Exhibit Taking Place at MWCC

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating student artwork with a special exhibition of advanced student work that runs until January 25. The Exhibition of Student Work is currently on display in The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The public is encouraged to […]

Student-Run Toy Drive Assists 61 Families

The fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group and Child Care Access Means Parents In School at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to 61 families last week, bringing smiles to over 130 children. Donations for the toy drive were collected during December from faculty, staff, and students at […]

39 Nursing Students Pinned During Year-End Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing students from 25 communities were welcomed into the nursing profession during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “The pinning ceremony is always my favorite,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told a theater full of friends and family […]

MWCC Nursing Students Volunteer 1,528 Hours

Forty Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing students recently completed 1,528 volunteer hours as part of their semester-long Service Learning Projects with area nonprofits. “These projects are a win-win with our students getting experience out in the field while assisting area nonprofits,” said Shelley Errington Nicholson, the Director of the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and […]

MWCC Hosting Discussion of Peace and Prayer

Mount Wachusett Community College will explore different perspectives on war, peace, prayer and growth at the Hope and Moving Forward symposium on Wednesday, November 28. “I really hope people take away a message of inspiration and motivation. By having these community leaders speak with us I want people to remember that there is always something […]

Panelists Offer Encouragement to First-Generation Students

Mount Wachusett Community College students, faculty and staff who were the first among their families to have gone to college shared their experiences at a panel in honor of National First Generation College Students Day at MWCC’s Gardner campus. “I feel like being a first generation student has made me scrappier. Maybe I am not […]