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Fitchburg’s Victor Rojas Named GEAR UP Professional of the Year

Victor Rojas, Assistant Director of GEAR UP, has been named GEAR UP Professional of the Year by the National Council for Community Education Partnerships (NCCEP) at their annual conference. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative is one of the largest and most effective programs focused on increasing the college […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Over $1.1M to Support Adult Education

The Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded Mount Wachusett Community College grant monies totaling $1,108,106 to support basic skills education, occupational training, and post-secondary enrollment for adult learners in our region. The Adult Education Services Continuation grant of $958,106 funds free access […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives 2021 Career Readiness and Educational Access Action Area Grant Agreement

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has granted Mount Wachusett Community College $30,000 to continue the highly successful work of the MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund. The MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund was established during the early months of the COVID-19 and has provided support to students to cover unmet costs for tuition, fees, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation Awarded Community Fund Grant from Bemis Community Investment Fund

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation has been awarded a $30,000 grant as part of the Bemis Community Investment Fund via the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. “We are thankful for the continued generous support we receive from the Bemis Corporation,” stated MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “Partners like our friends at Bemis are […]

Auto Tech Program Earns Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation from the ASE

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has found that the automotive technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College meets the strict industry standards required for ASE Program Accreditation. “We commend you and your staff for maintaining your program’s standards and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements,” noted ASE President Michael Coley in a […]

MWCC Spring 2021 Semester Presidents List and Deans List

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the spring 2021 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible. The Dean’s List requires a 3.30 to 3.99 grade point average while the President’s List requires a 4.0 grade point average. Presidents List Ashburnham Rajkumar Desai, […]

Paramedic Program Director Awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the Central Mass EMS Corporation

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Paramedic Programs, Peter Laitinen was presented the EMS Educator of the Year award during the organization’s Annual Meeting and EMS Awards Celebration. “Peter Laitinen has been practicing compassionate care for his patients in our area for more than 30 years. His medical care and […]

MWCC Early College Program Gateway to College Graduates Thirty-Two Students in the Class of 2021

Ten students earned an Associate Degree in addition to their high school diploma Mount Wachusett Community College, in partnership with Gardner Public Schools, celebrated the thirty-one students who graduated from the Gateway to College Early College program during a virtual event on May 28, 2021. Founded in 2006 thanks to a grant from the Bill […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Students Recognized for Over 11,184 Hours of Volunteer Service

Service Value Estimated at $391,231 On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement recognized 11,184.8 hours of volunteerism from students, including thirty-one students who contributed over 100 hours of their time. Keynote Speaker Maria Milagros thanked the students and partners for their work and the impact they have made. […]