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MWCC Students Recognized for over 125,000 hours of Volunteer Service

On Tuesday evening, 261 students were recognized for giving back over 125,000 hours of volunteerism efforts that Mount Wachusett Community College estimates are equivalent to a $2.5-$3 million value. “When you think about the collective impact, it’s more than just a number. Imagine if all of this just stopped tomorrow,” said Shelley Errington-Nicholson, Director of […]

19 MWCC Students Recognized at Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony

Nineteen students graduating on May 16 with their Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene degrees were honored Friday night during a special pinning ceremony. The ceremony held on May 11 is a time to recognize the hard work of the students and welcome them into the dental professions, according to Cindy Cadoret, the director of the […]

Student Launched Dog Biscuit Business During Her Time at MWCC

When Mount Wachusett Community College student Wendy Newcomb graduates on May 16, the ceremony will not only commemorate her education at the Mount, but be another chapter in her journey as an entrepreneur creating dog biscuits out of spent grains from breweries even as she battles a neurological disorder with no treatment or cure. Newcomb […]

Reflections of MWCC by Ashley McHugh

With graduation right around the corner, I would like to reflect on my years here at Mount Wachusett. If you had met me during high school – first, I am sorry! And second – you would know that I was not a good student by any means. I did not take my education seriously and […]

MWCC Student Tackles the Ethics of Nanomedicine at the Undergraduate Research Conference

Recently I had the pleasure and opportunity to meet with one of Mount Wachusett Community College’s most promising and driven students, Djihane Abdelkebir. Djihane moved from Algeria to the U.S. less than two years ago, and has been diligently working towards on an associate’s degree in biology. Although she has only attended the Mount for […]

Choosing the Mount by Wendy Newcomb

At home, I have a poster of Rosie the Riveter. For those of you who don’t know who she is, she is a national heroine from the 1940’s who empowered women and is known for saying: “You can do it.” To keep myself motivated, I often find myself saying, “you can do it,” several times […]

MWCC Inducts New Members to International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted new members and presented sizable donations to community service organizations last week. During the chapter’s induction ceremony on May 3, the newest members of the organization were inducted into the honor society for high-achieving community college students. In addition to the ceremony, […]

Meet Two Amazing Students in the Graphic & Interactive Design Program

The Mount’s Graphic and Interactive Design (GID) major caters to students from all walks of life including first-year students, dual enrollment students, transfer students, and post-traditional students. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum which will prepare students for the workforce or the transfer college or university of their choosing. I got to talk with a few […]