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MWCC Professors Present at Trauma-Informed Care Colloquium for Early Childhood Education Faculty and Administrators

Mount Wachusett Community College Education Department professors Thom Linehan and Maureen Provost joined Quinsigamond Community College faculty members Karen O’Neill and Julie Tripori to organize and present the Trauma-Informed Care Colloquium for Early Childhood Education Faculty and Administrators at Quinsigamond Community College on Friday, September 8, 2023. In attendance were early childhood education faculty, administrators, […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Fall Semester Kicks Off

Mount Wachusett Community College began its 61st school year with a twelve percent increase in enrollment, and it showed as students packed the campus for New Student Welcome events last week. “I am feeling so fortunate and excited about the start of the fall semester,” noted MWCC President James Vander Hooven through the college’s new […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrates Pinning of Dental Assistant Certificate Graduates

On Friday, September 8, 2023, graduates of the Class of 2023 Dental Assisting Certificate program celebrated their achievements in a traditional pinning ceremony at the Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner campus. Cynthia Cadoret, CDA, RDH, MPH, Director of the Dental Education Program at MWCC, welcomed students, family members and supporters to the ceremony and extended […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Celebrate the Launch of MassReconnect Free Community College Program

MWCC President James Vander Hooven joined Governor Maura T. Healey today to launch MassReconnect, her administration’s new program establishing free community college for Massachusetts residents aged 25 and older, and awarded $100,000 to each of Massachusetts’ 15 community colleges to support the quick implementation of the program this fall. Governor Healey and President Vander Hooven […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Child Watch Expansion Grant from Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. This grant will enable MWCC to expand its Child Watch drop-in program for student-parents to use while they are on campus attending classes, meeting with advisors, participating in study groups, or otherwise working toward […]

MWCC Veterans Services Receives 2023 Operation Money Wise Grant

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, the Division of Banks, and the Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation announced the recipients of the 2023 Operation Money Wise grants. The Operation Money Wise grant provides resources for financial education programming to veterans serving institutions and agencies in Massachusetts. A total of $64,432 is being […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Names Ana M. Gaillat Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Mount Wachusett Community College has named Ana M. Gaillat, PhD its new Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. Gaillat joins MWCC from Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont where she served as the Dean of Academic Affairs – Chief Academic Officer with responsibility for college-wide curriculum development and evaluation, course and program assessment of […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Statement on Affirmative Action Ruling

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled that colleges and universities can no longer take race into consideration as a specific basis in admissions. “We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse affirmative action in college admissions,” states MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “We remain committed to ensuring equal educational opportunities for […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Receives Robinson Broadhurst Foundation Grants to support College Success Academy and Winchendon Scholarship

The Robinson Broadhurst Foundation has awarded two $20,000 grants to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation to support scholarships for Winchendon residents and the College Success Academy, a collaboration between Murdock High School and the college. The College Success Academy provides seminars and college readiness activities to sophomores, juniors, and seniors to prepare for college […]

Justina Johnson Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Justina Johnson was elected by her fellow Student Government Association (SGA) members to represent the students of MWCC on the Board of Trustees. Johnson was sworn in on May 18 during the Board of Trustees meeting. A Gardner resident, Johnson is the mother of two boys, ages four and twelve. […]