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 […]

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 […]

5 Questions Families Should Ask College-Bound Students

1. What is your goal? College is expensive, challenging, and time-consuming. Understanding why you and your student are investing in college will help you make better decisions. Ask your student: “why are you going to college?” Discuss the answer. It may be surprisingly difficult to get to a definite answer, but for most families, the […]