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MWCC Students Honored at MA State House; Named to PTK Academic Team

Two Mount Wachusett Community College students were honored at the Massachusetts State House earlier this week with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. “Ceremonies like this are an important opportunity to recognize our students’ achievements. But the real accomplishment here is the hard work that Cassie and Nick […]

MWCC Student Cassparina Carlson Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Cassparina “Cassie” Carlson has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2019 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. “Cassie is a true leader on campus and in her community. She is always finding new ways to get involved and improve […]

MWCC Food Pantry Partners with Worcester County Food Bank

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Food for Thought Campus Pantry is one of the first college food pantries to partner with the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in addressing food security on local college campuses. The partnership is a step toward ensuring students have consistent access to the food they need. It also helps sustain the […]

House of Correction Inmates Graduate from MWCC Plastics Manufacturing & OSHA 30 Class

Inmates who took and completed a Plastics Technology and OSHA 30 (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) course run by Mount Wachusett Community College in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office at the West Boylston House of Correction were recognized and received certificates of completion during a graduation ceremony held Wednesday. “We are here to […]

English Learners Graduate with CNA Certificates from New MWCC Program

Ten students received Certified Nurses Assistant certificates from Mount Wachusett Community College at a graduation last week for a free program that pairs the certificate with continued English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. “This is a group who is focused and committed and who are going to do great things,” said MWCC President Vander […]

MWCC Students Highlight Diversity; Awarded with Free Class

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized last week with the 7th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition awards for work they did in defining what diversity means to them. “This is a very big occasion for the college every year and it speaks to our commitment to have an inclusive and inviting […]

MWCC Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Fall of 2018

Mount Wachusett Community College officials are pleased to announce the hard-working students who made MWCC’s president’s and dean’s lists. The following Mount Wachusett Community College students who completed a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of 4.0 were named to the President’s List for the fall semester of 2018: President’s List […]

6 Tips for Returning to School as a Parent

  “I had lived with the lie that I was never going to be anything more than a food service worker and I had settled,” said Lisa Ferrara-Caron. A mother of six, she was working at a restaurant as an office manager and did the books. After her husband noticed her interest in accounting and […]

Student Art Exhibit Taking Place at MWCC

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating student artwork with a special exhibition of advanced student work that runs until January 25. The Exhibition of Student Work is currently on display in The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The public is encouraged to […]

Student-Run Toy Drive Assists 61 Families

The fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group and Child Care Access Means Parents In School at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to 61 families last week, bringing smiles to over 130 children. Donations for the toy drive were collected during December from faculty, staff, and students at […]