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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 […]

MWCC Honors Outstanding Students with an Evening of Excellence

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the academic accomplishments of extraordinary students at the annual Evening of Excellence awards dinner May 9 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Leominster. The students were honored with prestigious awards not only for their performance inside of the classroom, but for their contributions in the community as well. “This is a […]

Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC 2013 Criminal Justice Student Interns

Police and criminal justice officials throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC 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.Eleven students completed a minimum of […]

“3 Yellow Balloons” T-shirts to Benefit the One Fund Boston

The Computer Graphic Design Club at Mount Wachusett Community College is sponsoring a t-shirt sale to benefit The One Fund Boston after the Boston Marathon bombing. Computer Graphic Design Department Chair Leslie Cullen designed the “3 Yellow Balloons” logo and t-shirts after the tragedy as a fundraising contribution for the victims of the attack. When […]

MWCC Student Trustee Christine L. Eck Receives 29 Who Shine Award

MWCC Student Trustee Christine L. Eck was honored in the Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” awards ceremony, held May 2 at the State House. Now in its third year, the celebration recognizes outstanding graduates from all 29 public colleges and universities. MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino, Executive Vice President Ann McDonald and Professor […]