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MWCC Holding Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

Mount Wachusett Community College will be hosting a Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit featuring a panel of multicultural mental health professionals, suicide prevention trainings in English and Spanish, and a resource fair on Monday, October 29 as part of the Tea Time Speaker Series. “Mental health and suicide prevention are tough topics, but ones we […]

MWCC Art Department Celebrating 50 Years

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a special exhibition of work by the college’s original art faculty. The 50th Anniversary Show is currently on display at The East Wing Gallery in the Raymond LaFontaine Fine Arts Center at the college’s Gardner campus. The show features the work of […]

MWCC to Launch Study Abroad Program after Receiving Federal Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College will soon provide students the opportunity to study abroad while increasing the focus on international studies as part of a new program made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant. “I am pleased that we will be able to offer this tremendous opportunity […]

MWCC Hires First-Ever Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Paul Hernandez has been hired as Mount Wachusett Community College’s first-ever Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs who will oversee both the student experience within the school and the education within MWCC’s classrooms. Hernandez began his role at MWCC after most recently working as the Chief Diversity Officer at Lansing Community College in Michigan. […]

Dylan Doyle Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Dylan Doyle has been sworn in to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by his peers as the board’s student representative. As the student trustee, it is Dylan’s role to be an official representative for his fellow students. He is a full voting member of the board, […]

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 […]