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Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel M. Asquino and Foundation Executive Director Carla DeFosse accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander David Caswell, past commander Don Progen and senior vice commander Joseph LeBlanc, and thanked the […]

Tributes to Veterans

Visitors from throughout New England joined the college community to honor fallen veterans of the Vietnam War during a memorial tribute sponsored by the college’s student Veterans Group, the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, and area supporters.The American Veterans Traveling Tribute brought its Traveling Wall to MWCC April 10 through 14. The wall,  an […]

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Traveling Wall Coming to MWCC

Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty. How far will you travel to honor their contribution? The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will bring its Traveling Wall to Mount Wachusett Community College April 10 through 14, in honor of the college’s […]

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 […]

MWCC Salutes its Veterans and Supports Local Initiatives

In recognition that “freedom is never free,” MWCC student veterans and the college community united to host several events in honor of Veterans Day. The month-long celebration began on Nov. 1, when members of the student Veterans Group hosted a “Lunch with a Hero” event to enhance communication between military and non-military members of the […]

Lunch with a Hero Links MWCC Student Veterans with Civilians on Campus

A growing number of colleges and affiliated groups are venturing beyond campus borders to try to bridge the military-civilian gap and so is MWCC’s Veterans Group. The Veterans Group, a student club on campus, organized a raffle in October for 12 of its members to share a one-on-one catered lunch with civilian students, faculty and […]

Veterans Success Center’s Leader Receives Unsung Hero Award

Kristine Larkin, assistant project director of MWCC’s Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, recently received an Unsung Hero Award from Veteran Homestead, Inc., a Fitchburg-based nonprofit organization that built and operates the Northeast Veteran Training and Rehabilitation Center, located on MWCC’s Gardner campus, as well as many other services and programs for veterans. Larkin […]

MWCC 9/11 Remembrance

MWCC’s Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, together with members of the student Veterans Group, hosted the Remember to Remember 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the Gardner campus to honor and reflect on those who lost their lives in the attacks in 2001. Remember to Remember is a silent memorial, except for […]

MWCC Named Top Military Friendly College

MWCC has been listed as a top military-friendly college by two organizations, including a new report that ranked MWCC No. 1 in a review of best career and technical colleges for veterans. Public community and technical colleges accounted for six of the top 10 spots in a new survey of best skills schools for veterans by […]

Mural Honoring Veterans Graces MWCC’s Veterans Success Center

When Liam Malley of Barre learned that the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at MWCC was in need of an artist to create a mural, he jumped at the chance to break out his paints. As an art student at MWCC, Malley had participated in service learning projects that entailed painting murals in downtown […]