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German Students Visit MWCC as Part of Whirlwind Tour

A group of students and teachers from Kleve, Germany visited MWCC on Oct. 9 as part of their tour of the region. Pictured in the center, MWCC President Daniel Asquino with MWCC alumna Irene Hernandez, aide to Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong.

A group of more than 30 students and three teachers from Kleve, Germany, Fitchburg’s sister city, took a moment during their whirlwind tour of the area to stop by MWCC’s Gardner campus.

The students, who all participate in a band and have been performing at several area schools, paid a visit on Oct. 9 and received a tour of the campus led by Ryan Forsythe, Associate Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Financial Aid. The students were also greeted by President Daniel Asquino and Vice President of Marketing & Communications Robin Duncan.

David Barber, a guitarist in the band, said the trip to MWCC was incorporated into the activities to help the students gain insight into the public higher education system in the United States.

“Everybody is having a great time. It’s really nice for all of us to have a chance to visit America,” he said. The group stayed in the region for a week, visited Boston, and will conclude their trip with a visit to New York City.