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Congratulations to our First Paramedic Class

On January 9, 2020, Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed nine new Paramedics to the profession during a pinning ceremony at the Gardner campus. Surrounded by loved ones and supporters, the inaugural class was pinned by Program Director Peter Laitinen, RN, BSN, NRP, who expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him and MWCC by […]

Barr Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to MWCC

Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be […]

Grant to Fund Free Six Sigma Lean Green Belt Training for Small Businesses

The Six Sigma Green Belt training beginning in February will train 45 local employees from qualified companies with 100 or fewer employees free of charge through a Workforce Training Fund Small Business Direct Access Grant. Businesses large and small in North Central Massachusetts have access to a multitude of resources to improve their competitiveness and […]

Health Career Opportunity Program Students Awarded $21,000 in Scholarships

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Health Care Opportunity Program (HCOP) has awarded scholarships to 14 students who have completed the unique grant-funded program elements which helped them to discern and plan for a career in a health profession. These students will continue their academic journey in their selected programs of study, utilizing this scholarship […]

Inaugural Veterinary Technology Class of MWCC Holds Pinning Ceremony

The Mount Wachusett Community College Veterinary Technology program recognized its inaugural class of graduates during a pinning ceremony held at the Gardner campus on Thursday, December 19th. The honorees received their pins and took the official veterinary technician’s oath, administered by department chair Alexandra McNamara, CVT.  Receiving their pins were Emily Adams, Faith Bradley, Jasmine […]

Pinning at MWCC honors the newest members of the Nursing Profession

Family and friends gathered at Mount Wachusett Community College on Monday, December 16, as the college celebrated the achievements of the graduating class of nursing students during a nurses pinning ceremony. The pinning ceremony is a long tradition in the nursing field, symbolizing the completion of educational requirements for nurses and welcoming them to the […]

MWCC Business Administration Students Guaranteed Admission to FSU

Students in Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree program in business administration will be guaranteed admission to the baccalaureate business administration program at Fitchburg State University under a new agreement signed by the presidents of the two institutions. “We both agree that regionalization is important,” Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus said. “The smoother we […]

Dean of Student Affairs, Jason Zelesky, Receives Community College Professional Award

We are pleased to announce the recognition of Jason Zelesky, our Dean of Student Affairs, as the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region I Community College Professional award recipient. Award recipients in Region I were recognized during a ceremony at the NASPA Region I Conference in Providence, RI on Tuesday, November 19, […]

Tea Time Speaker Series: School to Prison Pipeline and Cultural Competency

Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline: Systems of Oppression with Dr. Haner Hernández In conjunction with the CHNA9 Racial Justice Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Gardner Coalition Action Team (GCAT), LUK Inc, Mount Wachusett Community College’s Tea Time Speaker Series is pleased to host Dr. Haner Hernández, Senior Consultant to the Massachusetts Department of […]

North Central MA Early College Summit Coming October 18 to Leominster Doubletree

Day-long event will feature keynote speakers Carlos E Santiago, Commissioner of Higher Education and Chris Gabrieli Chairman of the Board of Higher Education Leominster, MA – On Friday, October 18, 2019, North Central MA Early College Academy member superintendents and educators, higher-ed representatives, early college students, and local economic and civic leaders will come together […]