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MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for Students

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five years. The five-year grant project was fully funded […]

Monty Tech Delivers Furniture Made from MWCC Trees

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School students recently delivered furniture to Mount Wachusett Community College made from three maple trees that had previously been located at the college’s Gardner campus. The trees were removed during the construction of the Asquino Science Center but were put to a new use in keeping with the college’s commitment to […]

19 MWCC Students Recognized at Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Pinning Ceremony

Nineteen students graduating on May 16 with their Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene degrees were honored Friday night during a special pinning ceremony. The ceremony held on May 11 is a time to recognize the hard work of the students and welcome them into the dental professions, according to Cindy Cadoret, the director of the […]

Nate Johnson’s Advocacy Work to be Recognized with MWCC’s Service Above Self Award

Nate Johnson’s dedication to North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy association, which matches mentally disabled people with friends in an effort to improve their lives and integrate them into the wider community, is set to be recognized with Mount Wachusett Community College’s Service Above Self award. “Nate is the epitome of service above self. I am impressed […]

MWCC’s Kimberly Cook to Receive 29 Who Shine Award

Mount Wachusett Community College student Kimberly Cook has been named one of the Bay State’s 29 Who Shine in recognition of her strong academic performance and commitment to fellow college students who are parents. “Kimberly is not only a standout student but is one of the founding members of the college’s Parent Support Group. The […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Inaugurated

James Vander Hooven was officially inaugurated as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College on Wednesday in front of a crowd of family, friends, community members, students, faculty and staff. The inauguration took place at 2 p.m. on March 28 at MWCC’s theater at the Gardner campus just over a year after Vander Hooven […]

Community Invited to Celebrate President Vander Hooven’s Inauguration

Mount Wachusett Community College invites community members to attend the inauguration of the college’s third president James Vander Hooven on Wednesday, March 28. The formal inauguration will begin at 2 p.m. on March 28 with a ceremony at MWCC’s theater at the Gardner campus. The ceremony will feature student, legislative and faculty speakers in addition […]

MWCC Student Cristen Comptois Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Cristen Comptois has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2018 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. “Cristen has not only excelled as a student at MWCC, but has really embraced community involvement during her time here. She served for […]

MWCC Students Receive Diversity Scholastic Competition Awards

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recently honored as the winners of the 6th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition, receiving certificates and a free class. The three winners and their entries are Hafsa Asfa (of Fitchburg) – My Blood Type, Linda Maher (of Spencer) – Invisible Disability and Gina Vilayphone (of Westminster) […]

Vander Hooven excited for MWCC’s future

In a way, James Vander Hooven experienced his first school year at Mount Wachusett Community College in reverse. Vander Hooven took the reins as college president in March of last year, not long before commencement and the associated ceremonies. “To be able to see those things and experience them right away gave me this yearlong […]