Paramedic Program Director Awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the Central Mass EMS Corporation

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Paramedic Programs, Peter Laitinen was presented the EMS Educator of the Year award during the organization’s Annual Meeting and EMS Awards Celebration. “Peter Laitinen has been practicing compassionate care for his patients in our area for more than 30 years. His medical care and […]

MWCC Early College Program Gateway to College Graduates Thirty-Two Students in the Class of 2021

Ten students earned an Associate Degree in addition to their high school diploma Mount Wachusett Community College, in partnership with Gardner Public Schools, celebrated the thirty-one students who graduated from the Gateway to College Early College program during a virtual event on May 28, 2021. Founded in 2006 thanks to a grant from the Bill […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Students Recognized for Over 11,184 Hours of Volunteer Service

Service Value Estimated at $391,231 On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement recognized 11,184.8 hours of volunteerism from students, including thirty-one students who contributed over 100 hours of their time. Keynote Speaker Maria Milagros thanked the students and partners for their work and the impact they have made. […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Honors Newest Paramedics in Pinning Ceremony

The Paramedic Technology Program at MWCC welcomed eight new practitioners to the Paramedic profession in a pinning ceremony on May 20, 2021. This is the second class of students to graduate from MWCC’s Paramedic program. Peter H Laitinen, Paramedic Program Director congratulated students and recognized them for their perseverance despite the interruptions to their clinical […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Confers 665 Degrees and Certificates to 608 Students

Mount Wachusett Community College held its 56th Annual Commencement Ceremony in a virtual livestream on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. “While I am unable to shake your hand as you cross the stage, understand that what we are celebrating today is just as special and just as impactful as any other ceremony. It is a celebration […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Celebrates Class of 2021 Dental Program Graduates with Pinning Ceremony

On Friday, May 14, 2021, MWCC welcomed fourteen students to the dental hygiene profession with a socially distant pinning ceremony outside the main entrance of the Gardner campus. “This is not totally normal, but this is the most normal event that I have been to in about fifteen months. Thank you for this moment,” opened […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Names Christopher Shaddock Alumnus of the Year

United States Army Veteran and cancer survivor Christopher Shaddock, Class of 2019, has been named Mount Wachusett Community College Alumnus of the Year. Shaddock, a Boston native, served in the 4-101st Airborne and Assault Division which was deployed to Iraq and Kuwait as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his tour, he struggled with substance […]

MWCC Graduate Paige Landry Honored for Extraordinary Service and Perseverance as one of the Commonwealth’s “29 Who Shine”

On May 13, 2021, higher education leaders, students, faculty and staff will be joined virtually by Governor Charlie Baker for the 10th Annual “29 Who Shine” celebration. MWCC’s “29 Who Shine” honoree is Paige Landry. The “29 Who Shine” awards recognize a student from each 15 community colleges, nine state universities, and five UMass campuses. […]

MWCC Students Inducted into Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society

Fourteen new students were inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society in a virtual ceremony on April 28, 2021. The Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) is an academic honor society that recognizes students with disabilities for their academic achievements. There are over 170 DAPi chapters with over 3,200 members across the United States. Established in […]