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MWCC Students Hosting Opioid Addiction Awareness Panel

A panel organized by psychology students at Mount Wachusett Community College will discuss opioid addiction on Tuesday, May 1. The discussion will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the North Cafe and is open to the public. It will cover treatment centers, legislation and other state-level developments in Massachusetts and personal journeys of recovery. Panelists […]

Student Leaders Elected at MWCC

Nine Mount Wachusett Community College students were elected by their peers to student government leadership positions recently. The vote that took place on April 12 set the student representation at the college for the next year. Those representatives are:   Sophomore Representatives: Allison Guthrie of Templeton Riya Patel of Ashburnham Ethan Williams of Leominster   […]

Students Paint Wall with “Hope” at Mount Wachusett Community College

This semester, inspired by recent tragedies, the MWCC Art Club decided to take action through creation. “We wanted to show that in dark times there is still hope,” said Camilo Almarales, an art major who will graduate in 2019. Almarales, together with Art Club members Alyson Bois, Nick Lutz and Blake Denmark, painted a mural […]

MWCC Initiates First Ever Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Members

Five Mount Wachusett Community College students were inaugurated into the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society Thursday as the college became the eighth college in Massachusetts to host a chapter of the honor society recognizing high-achieving college and university students with disabilities. “You are joining an elite group of honors students across this country,” said Dean […]

MWCC Students Inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society

Fifteen students from Mount Wachusett Community College were inducted into the Chi Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma international business honor society recently. The honor society recognized the hard work and effort of the students at an induction ceremony on Friday, April 13. Alpha Beta Gamma was established in 1970 to recognize and encourage […]

Choosing the Mount by Ashley McHugh

If you met me three years ago, you knew I had no intentions of going to college. My high school didn’t push college, so I felt as though I didn’t have to apply myself and went straight into the work force after graduation. I can tell you from personal experience that it was not my forte. […]

MWCC Student Cristen Comptois Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Cristen Comptois has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. “Cristen has not only excelled as a student at MWCC, but has really embraced community involvement during her time here. She served for […]

MWCC Students Voice Need for Affordable College at Advocacy Day

Mount Wachusett Community College Students and Student Government Members Samantha Stiles and Ashley McHugh went to the Massachusetts State House Monday to advocate for funding increases for public higher education and a debt free higher public education in Massachusetts. As part of the day, Stiles and McHugh were scheduled to learn about advocacy, participate in […]

MWCC Students Receive Diversity Scholastic Competition Awards

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recently honored as the winners of the 6th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition, receiving certificates and a free class. The three winners and their entries are Hafsa Asfa (of Fitchburg) – My Blood Type, Linda Maher (of Spencer) – Invisible Disability and Gina Vilayphone (of Westminster) […]

MWCC Volunteers Give Back to Nonprofit

A group of students from Mount Wachusett Community College recently volunteered their time to assist the local organization Voices of Truth (VOT) in a painting project. “I love helping the clubs interact with the community and seeing them learn about the many ways this organization helps people,” said MWCC SliCE team member Tammy Goodgion who […]