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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 […]

MWCC 9/11 Remembrance

MWCC’s Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, together with members of the student Veterans Group, hosted the Remember to Remember 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Gardner campus to honor and reflect on those who lost their lives in the attacks in 2001. Remember to Remember is a silent memorial, except for […]

MWCC Named Top Military Friendly College

MWCC has been listed as a top military-friendly college by two organizations, including a new report that ranked MWCC No. 1 in a review of best career and technical colleges for veterans. Public community and technical colleges accounted for six of the top 10 spots in a new survey of best skills schools for veterans by […]

New and Returning Students Welcomed as New Academic Year Begins

MWCC welcomed thousands of new and returning students onto its main campus in Gardner and satellite campuses in Leominster, Devens and Fitchburg, as well as students enrolled in online courses. The new academic year began Sept. 5.  More than 1,000 of the new students recently attended day, evening and program-specific orientations, marking a dynamic start to the 2012-2013 academic […]

Broadcasting & Electronic Media Students Team Up with Local Drummer

Blend the talent of a local musician, the expertise of MWCC Broadcasting & Electronic Media faculty, and the skills of students eager for an authentic audio and video recording experience and the result is impressive. Ashburnham drummer Scott Beddia, who is also a nursing student at MWCC, teamed up with Professor Joel Anderson, Assistant Professor […]

Record Number of Students Participate in 8th Annual Summer Leadership Camp

The office of Student Life’s 8th annual Summer Leadership Camp provided 53 incoming students with an introduction to student success and leadership opportunities at MWCC. The two-day program, held Aug. 21 and 22, offered team building activities, educational workshops and civic engagement projects completed in collaboration with the college’s Center for Civic Learning and Community […]