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Student Art Exhibit Taking Place at MWCC

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating student artwork with a special exhibition of advanced student work that runs until January 25. The Exhibition of Student Work is currently on display in The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The public is encouraged to […]

Student-Run Toy Drive Assists 61 Families

The fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive and Fair organized by the Parent Support Group and Child Care Access Means Parents In School at Mount Wachusett Community College distributed presents to 61 families last week, bringing smiles to over 130 children. Donations for the toy drive were collected during December from faculty, staff, and students at […]

39 Nursing Students Pinned During Year-End Ceremony

On Monday night, 39 licensed practical nursing students from 25 communities were welcomed into the nursing profession during the traditional nurses pinning ceremony that marks the end of their schooling at Mount Wachusett Community College. “The pinning ceremony is always my favorite,” MWCC President James Vander Hooven told a theater full of friends and family […]

MWCC Foundation Awarded $180K in Scholarships in Fall Semester

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation awarded $182,108.10 in scholarships in the fall semester of the 2018 – 2019 school year, meeting student needs and allowing them to further their education at MWCC. “We are the last hope for some of our students. They have no one else to lean on,” said Carla Zottoli, MWCC’s […]

Hillary Newsome Foundation Donates 700 Pounds of Food to MWCC Food Pantry

Members of the Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome Foundation donated 700 pounds of food, which was gathered during a Leominster food drive, to the Mount Wachusett Community College Food for Thought Pantry on Friday. The donation of 1009 items were made in honor of MWCC alumna Hillary Newsome who passed away last year. The food was gathered […]

Winterfest raises $4,410 to benefit MWCC’s Emergency Student Loan Fund

Mount Wachusett Community College’s student life office raised $4,410.85 last week to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other small expenses that can be a barrier to attending school. The funds were raised through the two day “Winterfest” which featured gift basket […]

MWCC Nursing Students Volunteer 1,528 Hours

Forty Mount Wachusett Community College Practical Nursing students recently completed 1,528 volunteer hours as part of their semester-long Service Learning Projects with area nonprofits. “These projects are a win-win with our students getting experience out in the field while assisting area nonprofits,” said Shelley Errington Nicholson, the Director of the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and […]

MWCC Staff Raising Student Loan Funds with Holiday Basket Raffle

Mount Wachusett Community College’s staff will be holding the annual Winterfest gift basket and wreath raffle on December 5 and 6 to benefit the college’s Emergency Student Loan Fund that helps students buy textbooks, food, bus passes, gas and pay for other daily expenses. Winterfest will be held at the college’s Gardner campus from 9 […]

A Statement from Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven on the passing of Arthur F. Haley, Founding President

While I never had the chance to meet President Haley, I feel as though I did each and every day. His passion for education, our community and building our college is clearly seen even today. The main academic building of the Gardner campus is named in his honor in recognition for his exemplary service of […]

MWCC Hosting Discussion of Peace and Prayer

Mount Wachusett Community College will explore different perspectives on war, peace, prayer and growth at the Hope and Moving Forward symposium on Wednesday, November 28. “I really hope people take away a message of inspiration and motivation. By having these community leaders speak with us I want people to remember that there is always something […]