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MWCC Graduates Join the Nursing Profession in Pinning Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing graduates from 19 communities were welcomed as nursing colleagues during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “This is a career and a path that is going to make a true difference in our communities,” said MWCC President […]

Winterfest raises over $4,000 to benefit the College’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,091 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and other small daily expenses. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket and wreath raffles and a wide variety of hand […]

Fitchburg, MWCC Sign Nursing Agreement

Students will have more opportunities to pursue rewarding careers in nursing thanks to a new agreement signed today by the presidents of Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University. The agreement, effective beginning with the fall 2018 nursing class, confirms that all students admitted to Mount Wachusett’s registered nurse (RN) program will have the […]

MWCC Practical Nurses Present Service Learning Projects

Students from the Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing program presented their semester-long Service Learning Projects last week. “I’m very proud of the work you have done and am looking forward to hearing the presentations,” MWCC James Vander Hooven said at the beginning of the presentations made on Thursday, Nov. 30. “You own the information […]

MWCC Ranked 1st in New England for Veterans

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named by Military Times as 7th in the country among two-year schools in their latest Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings. “Mount Wachusett Community College is first and foremost a student friendly school. With that kind of inherent culture, it is not a difficult stretch to being a military […]

Vietnam Veterans Donate $2K to MWCC Veteran Students

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. “This donation makes a real difference,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven who accepted the donation on behalf of the college. The Veterans Memorial Scholarship was established to assist student veterans […]

Legislators Donate to MWCC Food Pantry

The North Central region’s legislative delegation donated $300 to Mount Wachusett Community College’s on-campus food pantry Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. “We were talking about the issue of hunger and it was Rep. Higgins out of Leominster who suggested this was something we could do together,” said State Rep. Jon Zlotnik. “This entire delegation […]

MWCC’s Kelly Morrissey Named to National Committee

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Director of Financial Aid Kelly Morrissey has been selected as one of two financial aid administrators to serve on the U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. “I am so proud that Kelly has been selected for the Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. She will bring her compassion for […]

MWCC Students Present Independent Research

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students recently presented their research at Fitchburg State University’s 4th Annual Science Symposium. The symposium was held on October 26 as an opportunity for FSU faculty from multiple science disciplines to present their research in a poster format. This year, Brett Hamel, Michael Troche and Brandt Bodley-Gomes joined the presentations […]

MWCC Hosting Discussion with Jim Polito

Mount Wachusett Community College will host conservative radio commentator Jim Polito for a discussion on media bias and making a difference in the community on November 15 at the college’s Gardner campus. “As much as I feel you can illuminate the mind of any person at any age, there’s nothing better than being before an […]