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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 […]

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 […]