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MWCC Graduates Join the Nursing Profession in 2018 Traditional Pinning Ceremony

Family and friends came together to celebrate the achievements of Mount Wachusett Community College’s associate degree nursing class during a traditional pinning ceremony held May 17. “You are going to forth from here and you’re going to save lives,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told the gathered graduates. The 45th graduating class was made up […]

MWCC Students Recognized for over 125,000 hours of Volunteer Service

On Tuesday evening, 261 students were recognized for giving back over 125,000 hours of volunteerism efforts that Mount Wachusett Community College estimates are equivalent to a $2.5-$3 million value. “When you think about the collective impact, it’s more than just a number. Imagine if all of this just stopped tomorrow,” said Shelley Errington-Nicholson, Director of […]

19 MWCC Students Recognized at Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony

Nineteen students graduating on May 16 with their Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene degrees were honored Friday night during a special pinning ceremony. The ceremony held on May 11 is a time to recognize the hard work of the students and welcome them into the dental professions, according to Cindy Cadoret, the director of the […]

Student Launched Dog Biscuit Business During Her Time at MWCC

When Mount Wachusett Community College student Wendy Newcomb graduates on May 16, the ceremony will not only commemorate her education at the Mount, but be another chapter in her journey as an entrepreneur creating dog biscuits out of spent grains from breweries even as she battles a neurological disorder with no treatment or cure. Newcomb […]

MWCC Honors the Hard Work of 65 Outstanding Students at Evening of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the achievements of 65 students during its annual Evening of Excellence awards event last night at Theatre at the Mount. “Tonight is all about our students,” said Jason Zelesky, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs. “I am constantly reminded that Mount Wachusett is the college that changes lives,” said Zelesky. […]

Nate Johnson’s Advocacy Work to be Recognized with MWCC’s Service Above Self Award

Nate Johnson’s dedication to North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy association, which matches mentally disabled people with friends in an effort to improve their lives and integrate them into the wider community, is set to be recognized with Mount Wachusett Community College’s Service Above Self award. “Nate is the epitome of service above self. I am impressed […]

MWCC Inducts New Members to International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted new members and presented sizable donations to community service organizations last week. During the chapter’s induction ceremony on May 3, the newest members of the organization were inducted into the honor society for high-achieving community college students. In addition to the ceremony, […]

MWCC’s Kimberly Cook to Receive 29 Who Shine Award

Mount Wachusett Community College student Kimberly Cook has been named one of the Bay State’s 29 Who Shine in recognition of her strong academic performance and commitment to fellow college students who are parents. “Kimberly is not only a standout student but is one of the founding members of the college’s Parent Support Group. The […]

United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities. Ethan Smith, from Leominster High School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Victoria Powers, from Oakmont Regional High School, and Samantha Collette, from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School were each awarded […]

Armand Savoie Named MWCC Alumnus of the Year

Armand Savoie has been named as Mount Wachusett Community College’s Alumnus of the Year in recognition of an accomplished engineering career that was grounded in an education at the college. “Savoie is a fantastic example of the grit and determination that so many of our students exhibit as they use their education from MWCC to […]