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MWCC Graduates 22 in First Class of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program at MCI-Shirley

A group of 22 inmates of MCI-Shirley received their Small Business Management certificate last month from Mount Wachusett Community College as part of a national pilot program designed to provide education as a means of reducing recidivism and easing the transition out of prison. “Many of the students had their families visiting for the ceremony […]

Talent Search Students Learn about Sustainable Landscaping and Composting at MWCC

Students participating in the Mount Wachusett Community College Summer Program, an extension of North Central Massachusetts Talent Search, learned about landscaping and composting last week and then used that knowledge to map out their ideas for a new section of landscaping at the college. The students from communities that include Gardner, Clinton, Winchendon, Athol and […]

Peter Sennett Hired as MWCC VP Of Human Resources

Peter Sennett has returned to Mount Wachusett Community College as the new Vice President of Human Resources and Payroll. Sennett, a resident of Peterborough, N.H., left his position at Greenfield Community College as the Executive Director Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Public Records Access Officer to return to MWCC where he previously served as MWCC’s Director […]

Rotary Club of Gardner Donates $2K to Benefit MWCC Students

The Rotary Club of Gardner donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation last month in recognition of the ongoing partnership in producing the Rotary’s annual televised auction fundraiser. The telethon-style auction is produced in the broadcast studios at MWCC. Approximately 25 students and the college’s entire Media Arts and Technology team volunteer their […]

MWCC Awarded $100K for Adult Education Transitions Program

Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded a $99,830 continuation grant for the college’s Adult Education (AE) Transition to Community College program that will allow MWCC to continue assisting over 38 students a year transition from completing their high school equivalency to pursuing a college-level degree. “The program allows students to build the social, academic, […]

MWCC Creating Classes for Quincy Nursing Students

To meet the needs of Quincy College students, Mount Wachusett Community College has created the opportunity for qualified students to complete their nursing degree at MWCC’s Devens campus. “This option will allow nursing students from Quincy College to continue their studies together and finalize their degree,” said Dr. Eileen Costello, Dean for Health Professions, Public […]

MWCC Receives $440K for Lab Upgrades to Improve Training

Mount Wachusett Community College has received $439,850 through the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program that will improve the college’s nursing, paramedic, and EMT training and education with new equipment for two labs. “This investment will provide improved real-life scenarios so that all students may advance their nursing skills,” said MWCC Dean of the School of […]

MWCC Awarded for Creating Student Destination with New Student Center

Mount Wachusett Community College has received an award for its Bemis Student Center that opened last fall and has transformed a previously unused portion of the campus into a vibrant location for student life on campus. “The Bemis Student Center has become the epicenter of student life at MWCC,” said MWCC Dean of Students Jason […]

MWCC Celebrates Graduation of 16 Adult Education Students

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the graduation of 16 students from the college’s Adult Basic Education program on Wednesday. “However you got here, I hope that you have that moment tonight where you feel the joy in yourself for what you have done,” said Rachel Frick Cardelle, MWCC’s Interim VP for Lifelong Learning and Workforce […]

MWCC Students Donate Over 750 Books to Promote Early Childhood Literacy

For the fourth year, hundreds of kindergarten and first grade students in Gardner will end the school year with engaging summertime reading to take home, thanks to a donation of over 750 books from a group of Mount Wachusett Community College students. Otaku United, a club that celebrates Asian culture, donated over 750 books to […]