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Tributes to Veterans

Visitors from throughout New England joined the college community to honor fallen veterans of the Vietnam War during a memorial tribute sponsored by the college’s student Veterans Group, the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, and area supporters.The American Veterans Traveling Tribute brought its Traveling Wall to MWCC April 10 through 14. The wall,  an […]

MWCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

MWCC’s celebration of Women’s History Month continues with several upcoming events. Earlier this month, the annual Women’s HerStory project was unveiled, featuring college faculty and staff who play an important role in the lives of students. This year, the HerStory project recognized Carrie Arnold, adjunct faculty member, biotechnology; Carol Chodorow, adjunct faculty, math; Michelle Contey, academic and […]

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall Coming to MWCC

Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty. How far will you travel to honor their contribution? The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will bring its Traveling Wall to Mount Wachusett Community College April 10 through 14, in honor of the college’s […]

Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition Winners Recognized

Joram Kiriungi, a nursing student who was born and raised in Kenya, Kate Murphy, a local artist and community volunteer majoring in Liberal Arts, and Renee Chandler, a human services major and poet, are the winners of Mount Wachusett Community College’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition. The students were recognized by MWCC President Daniel M. […]

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 […]