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Community College: How It Works

Other than the popular series about an unlikely group of misfits attending community college, community colleges don’t get much attention in popular culture, so many people aren’t sure how they work. Firstly, you may hear people call community colleges two-year colleges because they award two-year degrees, called associate degrees. Or, some may call them junior […]

How COVID Changed Me for the Better

Like all of you, I’ve learned many things over the past 15 months and those lessons have changed me forever in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Many people suffered greatly during this pandemic, most managed to survive, and a few flourished. Wherever you found yourself, I’m sure you too have changed, but […]

Reasons to Go Back to School

If you’re considering reasons to go back to school, you’re in luck! There are so many benefits to returning and finishing your degree. Going back to school has a high return on investment — meaning you receive more than what you put in — financially, professionally and personally. Around 60% of adults who went to school […]

July 11 – 17 is Hurricane Awareness Week in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has developed a “tool kit” to help Commonwealth residents prepare for weather emergencies. Before a Hurricane Know Your Zone – Learn if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Find out whether your property is in a flood-prone or high-risk area by viewing the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) […]

Student Artist Recognized for Windows of Opportunity Project

Kathleen Hastings, a student at Mount Wachusett Community College, was selected for the 2021 “Windows of Opportunity” project held in downtown Worcester. Kat stated that she was excited, nervous, and wondering how she would get it all done! Who wouldn’t be on a project as big as this? With the help of her friends, family, […]