English Learners Graduate with CNA Certificates from New MWCC Program

Ten students received Certified Nurses Assistant certificates from Mount Wachusett Community College at a graduation last week for a free program that pairs the certificate with continued English for Speakers of Other Languages classes. “This is a group who is focused and committed and who are going to do great things,” said MWCC President Vander […]

MWCC Celebrates Africa with Tea Time Series Event

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”– Marian Wright Edelman February is an important and meaningful month to many families and individuals across the country as it celebrates black history and culture. MWCC always celebrates Black History month, and this year will […]

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Study Abroad with MWCC & Broaden Your Perspective

Have you ever dreamed of studying in another country during your college career?  Are you desperate for change and culturally diverse scenes?  Now’s your chance!  Mount Wachusett is offering the PERFECT opportunity to cure that case of wanderlust while you learn about and experience the world through new eyes. MWCC’s Study Abroad Opportunity Next year, […]

MWCC Students Highlight Diversity; Awarded with Free Class

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized last week with the 7th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition awards for work they did in defining what diversity means to them. “This is a very big occasion for the college every year and it speaks to our commitment to have an inclusive and inviting […]

Tips to Help You File the FAFSA 2019-2020

If you need financial aid help paying for college, you need to fill out the FAFSA. Filling out your FAFSA can seem daunting, but in actuality, applying can be easy if you go into it with the right information and a basic understanding of the process. Step #1: Create your FSA ID Your FSA ID […]

MWCC Art Department Raising Funds for Sculpture by Former Professor

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is raising funds to acquire a sculpture by former MWCC professor Gene Cauthen who helped establish MWCC’s art department. Gene Cauthen was an accomplished artist and the first sculpture professor at MWCC. He dedicated 35 years to teaching sculpture and bronze casting while inspiring countless students, according to […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

MWCC Returns to Costa Rica in 2019

From June 1st – June 8th, 2019, nine of our students will be across the globe, making an impact in the world!  The International Service Trip, sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, will be hosted by True Nature Travels. Grab Your Spot! There’s only […]

MWCC Practical Nurses Pass Licensure Exam

In a testament to the hard work of students and Mount Wachusett Community College’s ongoing effort to maintain high standards for its Practical Nursing Program, 94.87 percent of recent graduates passed their licensure exam on their first try. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the […]

On your mark, get set, study!

This article originally appeared in the opinion section of the Telegram & Gazette.  For a student, going to college is amazingly similar to a runner competing in a marathon. There is a start and a finish, lots of steep hills and terrain to climb, plateaus that require much less effort, and the exhilarating feeling of […]