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MWCC Students Begin Fall Classes

Mount Wachusett Community College sprang to life on September 5 as classes began at the college’s classrooms in Gardner, Devens, Leominster and Fitchburg. “The beginning of the semester is an exciting and energetic time on all our campuses. Whether students are brand new to the school or returning for another year, faculty and staff are […]

MWCC’s passion, civic commitment attracted new president

By Paula J. Owen of the Telegram & Gazette Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) is more than half a century old, yet the school has only had a few presidents – the newest is James L. Vander Hooven, 45, who officially took the post as MWCC’s third president on March 19. His predecessor, former president […]

Mission to help students succeed: Vander Hooven takes reins at MWCC, with eye on community

(Article courtesy the Sentinel & Enterprise) James Vander Hooven was expecting a lot of tough questions his first day this Monday as Mount Wachusett Community College president. Is the tuition going to go up? Is there something you can do about the price of textbooks? What is your educational philosophy? But one question caught him off-guard. “I […]

MWCC Announces Winners of 5th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition

Four MWCC students have been honored in the fifth annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition that sought out poems, essays and artwork highlighting the value diversity brings to learning and working. This year’s winners are Rachel Adams of Fitchburg, Kennedy Owino of Fitchburg, Rebecca Schlier of Westminster, and Gemini Walter of Leominster. Each will […]

Mount Wachusett Community College to Begin Spring Classes and Second Semester of Commonwealth Commitment

Mount Wachusett Community College will spring to life on January 17 as students return to the school for the first day of the spring semester. The first day of classes will begin next week for both the college’s semester-long courses as well as an accelerated option that allows students to split their semester into two […]

Advanced Manufacturing Programs On Target for Meeting Future Employment Needs

While there’s not a lot of pomp and circumstance, there’s definitely a feeling of accomplishment and new possibilities. This past August, another group of students received its certificates in Industry Readiness from the Advanced Manufacturing program at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Devens campus. The graduates are a diverse group ranging in age from 19 to […]

STEM Starter Summer Academy Gives Students A Jump Start on College

Mount Wachusett Community College’s third annual STEM Starter Academy came to a close on Thursday, Aug. 18, following a seven-week schedule that provided two free academic courses with textbooks, academic support, and a stipend for participants. More than 30 students from throughout the region enrolled in one or two courses such as a four- credit […]

Green Street Café, Fitness Center & Student Clubs Share During the Season of Giving

MWCC’s Green Street Café is continuing its holiday tradition of supporting Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty around the world. Dining Services Manager Lynne Franciose and her team are collecting loose change and other donations through the end of January with the goal of raising $1,000 for the non-profit organization, which operates the […]

Performing Arts Showcase

Theatre, voice and dance students will showcase their talents in end-of-semester performances in December. All three performances are free and open to the college community. Students in the Musical Theatre Dance Styles course, taught by Jerianne Warren, will present a dance styles showcase on Monday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in room 182. Students in […]

New and Returning Students Welcomed as New Academic Year Begins

MWCC welcomed thousands of new and returning students onto its main campus in Gardner and satellite campuses in Leominster, Devens and Fitchburg, as well as students enrolled in online courses. The new academic year began Sept. 5.  More than 1,000 of the new students recently attended day, evening and program-specific orientations, marking a dynamic start to the 2012-2013 academic […]