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39 Nursing Students Pinned During Year-End Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing students from 25 communities were welcomed into the nursing profession during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “The pinning ceremony is always my favorite,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told a theater full of friends and family […]

Freshman Corbin Grubb Wins Math Prize at MWCC

Freshman Calculus student Corbin Grubb achieved the highest score out of all MWCC participants on a math test sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC).  The optional test was part of the AMATYC’s national competition for community college students. Corbin received a $100 prize for his performance from the MWCC Foundation. […]

MWCC Nursing Students Volunteer 1,528 Hours

Forty Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing students recently completed 1,528 volunteer hours as part of their semester-long Service Learning Projects with area nonprofits. “These projects are a win-win with our students getting experience out in the field while assisting area nonprofits,” said Shelley Errington Nicholson, the Director of the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and […]

MWCC Hosting Discussion of Peace and Prayer

Mount Wachusett Community College will explore different perspectives on war, peace, prayer and growth at the Hope and Moving Forward symposium on Wednesday, November 28. “I really hope people take away a message of inspiration and motivation. By having these community leaders speak with us I want people to remember that there is always something […]

Panelists Offer Encouragement to First-Generation Students

Mount Wachusett Community College students, faculty and staff who were the first among their families to have gone to college shared their experiences at a panel in honor of National First Generation College Students Day at MWCC’s Gardner campus. “I feel like being a first generation student has made me scrappier. Maybe I am not […]

MWCC’s Cassie Carlson Asks Questions at Congressional Debate

Mount Wachusett Community College student Cassie Carlson asked questions at a congressional debate last week that took place at Fitchburg State University. Carlson was the student representative at a debate for the 3rd Congressional District that is currently held by Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas. Democratic nominee Lori Trahan, Republican nominee Rick Green and independent candidate Mike […]

MWCC to Launch Study Abroad Program after Receiving Federal Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will soon provide students the opportunity to study abroad while increasing the focus on international studies as part of a new program made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant. “I am pleased that we will be able to offer this tremendous opportunity […]

Learn at Your Own Pace at MWCC Leominster

When Andre Sanchez returned to school at Mount Wachusett Community College in Leominster to earn a degree in human services, he found a school that embraced him on his schedule and soon came to feel like a second home. “There’s a lot of people who come here who have full time jobs,” said Sanchez who […]