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Officials Thanked for Mentoring MWCC Criminal Justice Student Interns

Mount Wachusett Community College thanked police and other criminal justice community partners from communities including Ashburnham, Athol, Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Westminster, and Winchendon at a recent recognition luncheon. At the end of every semester, MWCC hosts a recognition luncheon where participating criminal justice students thank their internship hosts for all they have learned and for […]

MWCC Celebrates Small Gestures with Do One Thing Campaign

Small acts of kindness and generosity were celebrated during the Do One Thing (DOT) campaign that recently concluded at Mount Wachusett Community College. “People don’t have to do anything big… this is literally something as simple as holding the door for someone or smiling at someone,” said Director of the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center […]

MWCC Toy Drive Assists 60 Families

The third annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to more than 60 families this week. The toy drive was hosted by MWCC’s Parent Support Group that collected donations during December from faculty, staff, and students. The gently used or new toys, books, […]

Hillary Newsome Foundation Donates Truckload of Food to MWCC Food Pantry

The Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome Foundation donated 15 moving boxes of food to the Mount Wachusett Food for Thought Pantry Wednesday morning. The donations were made in honor of MWCC alumna Hillary Newsome who passed away last year. The food was gathered as part of a food drive at the Samoset School in Leominster with […]

MWCC to Save Students Money with New Open Resources Pilot Program

(Update: For the fall semester of 2018, 11 faculty redesigned their courses for a total savings of $52,353.82 for students.) Mount Wachusett Community College is moving forward with a pilot program aimed at reducing the cost of books for students by tapping into Open Educational Resources (OER). “When faculty do this in their classroom, it […]

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 […]