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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 […]

Dylan Doyle Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Dylan Doyle has been sworn in to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by his peers as the board’s student representative. As the student trustee, it is Dylan’s role to be an official representative for his fellow students. He is a full voting member of the board, […]

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 […]

MWCC Students Fill 135 Backpacks for Foster Children

Last week, Mount Wachusett Community College students packed 135 backpacks that will be distributed to children in foster care ahead of the coming school year. The supplies were donated by faculty and staff at the college across all three of MWCC’s campuses. The work was done by a group of incoming students from the school’s […]

MWCC Launches Classes for Former Quincy College Nursing Students

Classes have begun for former Quincy College nursing students at Mount Wachusett Community College at the college’s Devens campus. The classes, which began on August 4, are the result of discussions at numerous levels between MWCC and Quincy College officials. The discussions began after the state Board of Registration in Nursing withdrew approval of Quincy […]

Travel and Transformation: A Memoir of Peru

Preparing to Travel Abroad Planes are THE most intriguing invention mankind has accomplished. Getting on the plane was the moment I realized I was actually going to Peru. Preparation for Peru consisted of a lot of fundraising, doctor’s appointments, worrying if the clothes I was packing were appropriate for the weather and culture, and signing […]

Mayor Marty Walsh Presents MWCC’s Yves Verneret with First Literacy Scholarship

Mount Wachusett Community College student Yves Verneret, of Leominster, was honored on Tuesday with a First Literacy Scholarship in a ceremony held at Boston City Hall featuring remarks from Boston Mayor Martin J. “Marty” Walsh. “You’ve earned this scholarship with your hard work and by following your dreams. You are an inspiration to me, to […]

MWCC Graduates 22 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at MCI-Shirley

A group of 22 inmates of MCI-Shirley received their Small Business Management certificate last month from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Many of the students had their families visiting for the ceremony […]

MWCC Awarded $100K for Adult Education Transitions Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $99,830 continuation grant for the college’s Adult Education (AE) Transition to Community College program that will allow MWCC to continue assisting over 38 students a year transition from completing their high school equivalency to pursuing a college-level degree. “The program allows students to build the social, academic, […]