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Vanessa Hill Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Vanessa Hill was elected by her fellow Student Government Association members to represent the students of MWCC on the College Board of Trustees and sworn in on October 21 during the virtual Board of Trustees meeting. In addition to her position on the Board of Trustees, she will also serve […]

Mount Wachusett Community College to host Open House Online November 4th

Mount Wachusett Community College is hosting their annual fall open house online from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The virtual event will include breakout sessions to showcase programs, cover the admissions and enrollment process and explain how to apply for scholarships and financial aid. “Whether students are looking to begin classes […]

Gateway to College Program Earns National Award at Peer Learning Conference

Gateway to College Network Celebrates 20 Years Gateway to College National Network celebrated 20 years working with at risk youth and vulnerable populations at their National Peer Learning conference which was held virtually in July. MWCC Gateway to College alumni Eden Shaveet, Jasson Alvardo-Gomez, Sidney Myers, and Abraham Bravo joined Gateway to College Resource Specialist […]

MWCC Awarded $4.7 Million US Department of Education Student Support Services Grant

September 28, 2020 – Gardner, MA – Mount Wachusett Community College has been awarded three U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Support Services grants totaling $4.7 million to continue to support programs that help low-income students, first-generation college students and students with disabilities succeed in college. Federal Student Support Services grants are renewed every five […]

MWCC Pays Tribute to James O. Garrison, Longtime Community Supporter and Philanthropist

On Thursday, September 17, MWCC hosted a gathering of family and friends to honor the life of longtime trustee, supporter, and community leader James O. Garrison in front of the MWCC Garrison Center for Childhood Education which he made possible. Joining family members were current and former members of the MWCC Foundation Board of Trustees […]

Nine Students Recognized at Dental Program Pinning Ceremony

Students who graduated this past August with their Dental Hygiene associate degree were honored on Friday, September 18, during an outdoor, socially distant pinning ceremony at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus. This honor is particularly special for this group of students who passed the ADEX Clinical Board Licensing Exam after spending their final semester […]

Tea Time Series Returns for 2020-2021 Events

The nationally recognized Tea Time Speaker Series returns this fall with “Leadership is Not a Title, It’s an Action” from award-winning speaker Erika Gilchrist on October 26, 2020. Gilchrist, a 20 year veteran of the speaking circuit, is the author of over a dozen books, creator of the WTF – Women Thriving Fearlessly! Brand, and […]

MWCC Students Named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to announce Hannah Bennett and John Maron have been included among the 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars and will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled […]

MWCC Welcomes New Director of Veterinary Technology Program – Tara Novak

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to welcome Tara Novak as the new Chair and Program Director of the Veterinary Technology Associate Degree Program. Novak joins MWCC after ten years with Becker College in Leicester, Mass where she was most recently the Director of Veterinary Technology as well as clinical instructor and certified veterinary technician. […]

MWCC Receives Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant

The MWCC Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of the 2020 Career Readiness and Educational Access Grant Program, facilitated by the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. The grant of $28,000 will be used to support a new MWCC Student Stabilization Scholarship Fund that will be awarded to North Central Massachusetts residents to cover […]