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Adult Education Students Awarded 2021 First Literacy Scholarships

On September 15, 2021 three Mount Wachusett Community College Adult Education students were honored by First Literacy with scholarships in a virtual ceremony. First Literacy Scholarships are awarded in recognition of educational achievements and potential, community service, and perseverance in the face of hardship. This year First Literacy awarded 30 scholarships to deserving individuals from […]

MWCC Welcomes Senator John Cronin and North Central Mass Legislators to Devens Center for Advanced Manufacturing Education

Members of the North Central Massachusetts legislative delegation visited the Devens campus of Mount Wachusett Community College for demonstrations and discussion to kick off Manufacturing Month on Monday, October 4 and to recognize Senator John Cronin and the delegation for support of advanced manufacturing efforts at Mount Wachusett Community College. This investment will help to […]

Dean’s and President’s Lists for Summer 2021 Semester

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the summer 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. President’s List Karissa Alyrd, Douglas […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Announce Vaccine Requirement

Students, faculty, and staff at the Commonwealth’s 15 community colleges must be fully vaccinated beginning in January 2022 MWCC President Jim Vander Hooven and the Presidents of the Commonwealth’s community colleges announced today that students, faculty, and staff at the Commonwealth’s 15 community colleges must be fully vaccinated by January 2022. The statement released by […]

MWCC Holds Pinning Ceremony for Dental Assisting Students

The Class of 2021 Dental Assisting Program held a pinning ceremony for nine new graduates on Friday, September 10, 2021 outdoors at the Mount Wachusett Community College Fitchburg campus. “We are here to recognize your hard work in this program and welcome you to the field,” Cindy Cadoret, Director of Dental Education Programs at MWCC, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Department of Education Talent Search Program Grants

The US Department of Education has selected Mount Wachusett Community College to received funding under the Talent Search Program in two grants totaling $662,926. Launched in 1965, the Higher Education Act created Talent Search. Along with the Upward Bound Program and Student Support Services, the three services make up the TRIO of federally funded programs […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Federal Grant to Help Displaced and Underemployed Adults Continue Path to Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Mount Wachusett Community College will receive a federal Educational Opportunities Center (EOC) grant of $273,793 to help unemployed workers, low-wage workers, and returning high school and college students enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. In operation since September 2002, The North Central Educational Opportunity Center at […]

QCC and MWCC Collaborate on New Program Partnerships

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) President James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D. have forged a new transfer agreement between the two Central Massachusetts community colleges, strengthening an already strong partnership. The agreement will enable QCC students to seamlessly transfer to MWCC after they have completed their […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Students Complete Clinical Rotations Thanks to Care Central VNA

This spring, the Mount Wachusett Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program students were in danger of a delay in their graduation due to the lack of clinical placement sites. The lack of clinical placement impacted all health students, with the impact on physical therapist assistant students more pronounced due to fewer facilities available in the […]

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 […]