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New Community Projects Launched by United Way Youth Venture of North Central Mass.

Good things can happen in three! The month of December has been quite exciting for the United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts. After presenting their community service ideas to a panel of judges, three teams of area middle and high school students received approval and seed funding to launch their ventures. The students’ […]

Student Performing Arts Showcase Features Dance, Acting & Voice

Theatre, voice and dance students showcased their talents in end-of-semester performances this month. Students in Jerianne Warren’s Musical Theatre Dance Styles presented a variety of dance styles and choreography, ranging from Broadway hits to contemporary artists, on Dec. 10 in the dance studio.    On Dec. 13, students in the Introduction to Acting class, taught by […]

7th Grade Talent Search Participants Attend Leadership Conference at MWCC

More than 100 area seventh graders visited MWCC’s Gardner campus for a leadership conference featuring nationally known spoken word poet, performer and educator Michael Reyes. The students participated in two of the Division of Access and Transition’s federally funded TRIO programs, Educational Talent Search in Gardner, Fitchburg and Leominster, and the North Central Massachusetts Talent […]

Traditional Pinning Ceremony Marks Achievements of Practical Nursing Class

Friends, relatives and members of the college community gathered December 17 to welcome 46 graduates of MWCC’s Practical Nursing program into the nursing profession during a traditional pinning ceremony. Each graduate, dressed in a traditional nurse uniform, was welcomed into the profession by having a nursing pin fastened to her or his lapel by a […]

Green Street Café, Fitness Center & Student Clubs Share During the Season of Giving

MWCC’s Green Street Café is continuing its holiday tradition of supporting Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty around the world. Dining Services Manager Lynne Franciose and her team are collecting loose change and other donations through the end of January with the goal of raising $1,000 for the non-profit organization, which operates the […]

Phi Theta Kappa Donates Project Graduation Funds to HOPE

Members of MWCC’s Phi Delta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently presented a donation to the House of Peace and Education from proceeds raised during the chapter’s ninth annual Project Graduation. The $300 donation was collected through the sale of Commencement DVDs in conjunction with the college’s Broadcasting and Electronic Media program. […]

2012 Fall Kick Off Event: 10 Years of United Way Youth Venture in North Central Mass.

It may have been raining heavily in Gardner on Friday, Oct. 19, but inside Mount Wachusett Community College it was bright and sunny with the sights and sounds of hundreds of local middle and high school students. More than 530 students from area schools traveled to MWCC for the United Way Youth Venture of North […]

MWCC Salutes its Veterans and Supports Local Initiatives

In recognition that “freedom is never free,” MWCC student veterans and the college community united to host several events in honor of Veterans Day. The month-long celebration began on Nov. 1, when members of the student Veterans Group hosted a “Lunch with a Hero” event to enhance communication between military and non-military members of the […]

MWCC Joins DHE and Regional Institutions for Go Public! Event

MWCC joined the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and four other campuses to promote the academic excellence and value of the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities at a Go Public! event held Nov. 8 at Mahar Regional High School in Orange. In addition to MWCC, Greenfield Community College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fitchburg State […]