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MWCC Students Highlight Diversity; Awarded with Free Class

Three Mount Wachusett Community College students were recognized last week with the 7th Annual President’s Commitment to Diversity Scholastic Competition awards for work they did in defining what diversity means to them. “This is a very big occasion for the college every year and it speaks to our commitment to have an inclusive and inviting […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

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 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 […]