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Pathways Early College Innovation School at MWCC Accepting Applications for 2014

Motivated teens interested in paring two years of time and expenses off their college education should check out the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College. Praised by state education officials, parents and participating students, the two-year, dual enrollment program allows high school juniors to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and […]

MWCC Computer Graphic Design Students Raise $2,045 for The One Fund

MWCC’s Computer Graphic Design Club recently raised $2,045 to benefit The One Fund Boston through the sale of specially designed t-shirts. Professor Leslie Cullen, chair of the computer graphic design department, designed the 3 Yellow Balloon logo and t-shirts after the Boston Marathon tragedy as a fundraising contribution for victims of the attack. Following two explosions at […]

Murphy Exhibit Benefits New Student Trustee Scholarship

More than100 people gathered in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center on June 6 for a reception celebrating the life, legacy and artwork of James D. Murphy, the first chair of the college’s Board of Trustees. All proceeds from the event benefited the new James D. Murphy Scholarship, which will be given each year to […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

José Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester Delivers Keynote Address During Graduation Ceremony for Mount Wachusett Community College’s Pioneering Pathways Early College Innovation School and Gateway to College program

Whether they came to Mount Wachusett Community College to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, this year’s 51 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled […]

Student Achievements Celebrated During 40th Annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony

It was a vision in white as dozens of excited graduates were welcomed into the nursing profession during Mount Wachusett Community College’s 40th annual pinning ceremony, held in the college’s Fitness & Wellness Center on May 17. The 124 graduates who made up the Nursing Class of 2013 include students enrolled in the day and […]

MWCC Graduates Urged to Act on Their Dreams

Students eager to celebrate their academic success and embrace the next chapter in their lives joined friends and family during Mount Wachusett Community College’s 48th Commencement ceremony May 16 in the Fitness and Wellness Center. A total of 805 associate degrees and academic certificates were awarded to 752 graduating students. Distinguished media executive and MWCC alumnus […]

MWCC Students Inducted Into Honor Societies

This academic year, more than 250 MWCC students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma honor societies. During the fall and spring semesters, 230 students were inducted into the MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. To celebrate this achievement, the chapter held an induction ceremony this […]

Dental Hygiene and First Dental Assisting Graduates Honored During Pinning Ceremony

MWCC made history on Monday, May 13 when the first graduates of the new Dental Assisting program made their way up to the stage. These eight graduates along with the 12 graduates from the Dental Hygiene program were welcomed into the profession during a traditional pinning ceremony in the Raymond M. Lafontaine Fine Arts Center […]

MWCC to Recognize Christopher P. Brown as 2013 Alumnus of the Year

Christopher P. Brown, a physical therapist assistant who was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Westminster public safety officials earlier this year for his heroic actions at the scene of an accident, has been named Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2013 Alumnus of the Year.The Westminster resident and Persian Gulf War veteran will be honored […]