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MWCC Hosting Financial Literacy Fair

Mount Wachusett Community College will host a public financial literacy fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the college’s Gardner campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Although it is hosted by the college’s Financial Aid Office, the goal is to provide a greater understanding of personal finances regardless of whether a person is in school […]

MWCC Receives $4.5M GEAR UP Grant to Assist over 800 Fitchburg Students

Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg Public Schools have received $4.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will help over 800 students get more out of high school and navigate the path to college. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program will provide comprehensive support […]

MWCC Professors to Discuss Surveillance in the Age of Alexa at Gardner Library

Two Mount Wachusett Community College Criminal Justice professors will be discussing modern surveillance techniques and their repercussions on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Levi Heywood Memorial Library at “Big Brother Meets Alexa: Surveillance in 1984 and 2018.” The discussion will be led by MWCC Criminal Justice Program Chair Reed Hillman […]

Massachusetts Community Colleges Launch STEM Deans Council

A collection of STEM deans from all 15 of Massachusett’s community colleges has formed a STEM Deans Council with the goal of cutting costs and building collaboration across the schools. The need for this group grew out of the different nature of STEM deans oversight compared to other academic deans, said MWCC Dean of the […]

Jamy Gaynor Sworn in as MWCC Trustee

Jamy Gaynor returned to the Mount Wachusett Community College family earlier this month when she became the newest member of the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. Gaynor is a Lunenburg resident who works as a school nurse in the Marlborough public school system. She also currently teaches at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster. She […]

MWCC Tea Time Asks: What is Fake News?

From “news not based on fact” to news that “toys with your emotions” to “lies to achieve a certain end”, the definition of fake news took center stage yesterday at the first Mount Wachusett Community College Tea Time Series panel discussion of the school year. The discussion, moderated by MWCC Professor Michelle Valois, also delved […]

MWCC Named an Anchor Institution of New Prison Education Consortium

Mount Wachusett Community College has been named one of four anchor institutions for a new education consortium announced today that will be headed up by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by a $250,000 grant from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) along with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “We are excited to be […]

MWCC Students Fill 135 Backpacks for Foster Children

Last week, Mount Wachusett Community College students packed 135 backpacks that will be distributed to children in foster care ahead of the coming school year. The supplies were donated by faculty and staff at the college across all three of MWCC’s campuses. The work was done by a group of incoming students from the school’s […]

MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five years. The five-year grant project was fully funded […]