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Summer Dual Enrollment Courses Offer Taste of College Life

Area teenagers looking to save time and money on their college education, or just get a taste of college life, have been accruing credit hours this summer through MWCC’s Upward Bound Math and Science program and other dual enrollment opportunities offered through the college’s Division of Access and Transition. This summer, MWCC offered 11 college […]

Fire Science Program’s Live-in Component Giving Students a Competitive Edge

MWCC Fire Science Technology students now have the opportunity to gain around-the-clock experience through a new, live-in component to the academic program. The Ashburnham Fire Department became the first local fire department to offer a residential component for students, and two other local communities are preparing to do the same. Gardner resident Ken Chase, 24, […]

MWCC Launches Career Coach to Assist Students & Job Seekers

Wondering where the hot jobs are, or where they’ll be when you graduate? MWCC is launching Career Coach, a free online tool that allows students, prospective students and community members to explore potential careers, earning potential, job prospects within their geographic region, and more. MWCC is the only college or university in Massachusetts offering this […]

New & Transfer Student Orientation

The New & Transfer Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m to 1 p.m., beginning in the art gallery wing. The orientation will include program and college success sessions, a welcome from President Asquino and several other college officials, a presentation by motivational speaker Michael Miller, the opportunity to meet with […]

Pathways & Gateway Graduates Celebrate Milestone

Whether they came to MWCC to accelerate the pace of their education or to get back on track after a problematic high school experience, the 44 graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program have this in common: this spring they each reached a milestone. Students enrolled in the […]

Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized for Providing Internships

Law enforcement officials from throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC’s 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. The interns completed a minimum of […]

Christine Eck Appointed New Student Trustee

Human Services major Christine Eck was sworn in as Student Trustee on July 10. Eck, a Barre resident, was elected by her peers this spring to the one-year position on the Board of Trustees. As student trustee, Eck serves as a full voting member on the 11-member board. She said she was encouraged to seek […]

Mural Honoring Veterans Graces MWCC’s Veterans Success Center

When Liam Malley of Barre learned that the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at MWCC was in need of an artist to create a mural, he jumped at the chance to break out his paints. As an art student at MWCC, Malley had participated in service learning projects that entailed painting murals in downtown […]

Who’s Who 2012

MWCC students enrolled in a range of academic programs and involved in numerous activities have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders and will be included in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. The students were selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in […]

Dental Hygiene Pinning

Graduates of MWCC’s Dental Hygiene program were welcomed into the profession during the department’s sixth annual Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony in the Raymond M. Lafontaine Fine Arts Center theatre. Dr. Melissa Fama, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Anne Malkasian, program director, congratulated the graduates on their achievement. “The recipe for success is using courage, […]