Mount Wachusett Community College officials thanked police and other criminal justice partners from communities including Ashburnham, Gardner, Westminster, and Winchendon at a recent recognition luncheon.
At the end of every semester, MWCC’s Criminal Justice department hosts a recognition luncheon where participating criminal justice students thank their internship hosts for all they have learned and for the incredible mentoring each has enjoyed. To thank the hosting sites for providing real-life, career experiences for the students, department chair Reed Hillman presented certificates of appreciation during a gathering at the Gardner campus that took place on May 9.
Criminal Justice student Stephanie Neal thanked all the gathered officials, especially Lieutenant Kevin Wolski from the Winchendon Police Department for letting her intern at the department. She said that she learned a lot from everyone in the department.
“I gained insight on the day-to-day operations of how the local law enforcement operates, observed court hearings, rode alongside some wonderful police officers, and really learned a lot. This program is a great experience for anyone that is keen on wanting to become a police officer or in any law enforcement field of work,” said Neal.
Police and criminal justice officials throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC Criminal Justice majors during the fall semester. Participating students completed a minimum of 120 hours over the 15-week semester.