MWCC Hosts National Weather Service Hydrologist Jason Elliott for Earth Day

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Earth Day celebrations will include a presentation from Jason Elliott, Director, Hydrologist –in-Charge (Acting) at the National Weather Service (NSW) Northeast River Forecast Center. The Northeast River Forecast Center, located in Norton, MA, creates, calibrates, and maintains forecast models and model forcings yielding hundreds of daily river forecasts in New England […]

MWCC Launches New Banking Certificate with Support from Local Banking Partners

On March 9, 2023, representatives from the local banks and credit unions joined staff, faculty, and students at the newly renovated Leominster campus of Mount Wachusett Community College to celebrate the launch of the new Certificate of Banking Fundamentals program. “Providing relevant education and training opportunities that directly support our community and industry partners is […]

MWCC Names Two New Trustees to Board

The Board of Trustees at Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed two new members, and a renewed commitment from three current members at its regular meeting on February 9, 2023. Joining the Board of Trustees are long-time Gardner businesspeople Patti Bergstrom, owner of The Velvet Goose, and Rick Walton, owner of the Moon Hill Brewing Company. […]

MWCC, Fitchburg State University and Athol High School Partnership Achieve Early College Designation

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has granted Early College designation to Athol High School in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and Fitchburg State University. Early College programs combine deep career and college exploration with the opportunity for students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and at least 12 college […]

MWCC Continues Standing as Military Friendly School for 2023-2024 Cycle

Mount Wachusett Community College continues its standing as a Military Friendly School for the 2023-2024 Military Friendly Cycle. MWCC Veteran Services were set specifically to address the needs of Veterans transitioning from service member to student. The staff members in MWCCs Veterans Services Office, Director Robert Mayer, and Certifying Official Sarah Savoie work closely with […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Names Dr. Mattie Castiel Commencement Speaker

Mount Wachusett Community College’s 58th commencement ceremony will be held on May 17, 2023. The graduates will be joined by speaker Matilde “Mattie” Castiel, M.D., Commissioner for Health and Human Services for the City of Worcester. “We are thrilled to have Mattie join us for commencement,” notes MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “Her leadership in […]

Statement on the passing of Congressman John Olver from President Vander Hooven

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman John Olver. He was a giant in our region and a valued friend and partner of Mount Wachusett Community College. He was a strong voice in both the Massachusetts State Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives, serving with incredible integrity. Representing the First Congressional […]

Kimberly Shea, DNP, the College’s Dean of Nursing has accepted a position on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Kimberly Shea, DNP, Dean of Nursing at Mount Wachusett Community College was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW). The MCSW works to promote rights for women and girls by offering recommendations regarding policy that help improve access and equal opportunity. Dean Shea will offer unique insights to the Commission based […]

MWCC Celebrates Black History Month with Music and Speaker

In honor of Black History Month, the Student Government Association at Mount Wachusett Community College is hosting a day of entertainment featuring singer/songwriter Rocky Peter and speaker Ron Jones. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 beginning at 4:30 pm. The event will begin with a performance from Rocky Peter and after […]

MWCC Selected for Nursing Pathways Expansion Exploration Grant

Mount Wachusett Community has been selected by the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet Executive Office of Education (EOE) to receive a Nursing Pathways Expansion Grant with a total grant award of $525,000. The Nursing Pathways Expansion Exploration Grant was developed by the Commonwealth to provide resources to public colleges and university nursing programs, including nurse aid […]