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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 […]

MWCC Dental Hygiene Student Crowned Miss Massachusetts USA

MWCC Dental Hygiene student Sarah Kidd is the newly crowned Miss Massachusetts USA. The 20-year-old Leominster resident won the title on Nov. 18 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, and will now go on to represent Massachusetts in the Miss USA 2013 pageant this summer. Ms. Kidd, who entered the competition after being named Miss […]

Lunch with a Hero Links MWCC Student Veterans with Civilians on Campus

A growing number of colleges and affiliated groups are venturing beyond campus borders to try to bridge the military-civilian gap and so is MWCC’s Veterans Group. The Veterans Group, a student club on campus, organized a raffle in October for 12 of its members to share a one-on-one catered lunch with civilian students, faculty and […]

MWCC’s Federal TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science Grant Renewed

MWCC has been awarded a five year, $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the North Central Massachusetts Upward Bound Math and Science Program. This marks MWCC’s sixth year of operating this program, which prepares 63 high school students from Gardner, Athol, and Winchendon for success in high school and college […]

MWCC Nursing Student Wins Car

MWCC nursing student Jessica Francis won a Honda Civic on Oct. 9, courtesy of Al Brodeur’s Auto Body, The Hanover Insurance Group, O’Brien & Gibbons Insurance Agency, the United Way of Central Massachusetts and other Worcester-area partners. The donated, refurbished 2008 car was granted through the Recycled Rides program. This nationwide project was created by […]

MWCC Expanding Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a prestigious grant from The American Psychology Foundation to support a new dual enrollment program for North Central Massachusetts high school students interested in careers in the field of psychology. In addition, the college received a new grant from the Winchendon-based Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation to provide a one-year, full-time […]