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MWCC Hosts Reception for Alumnus Art Show

A reception will be held on Friday for Mount Wachusett Community College Alumnus Taylor French Benoit at the MWCC East Wing Gallery to mark the beginning of an art show featuring his new work. “Primarily concerned with painting as process, my paintings seek to describe a perceptual process in and of themselves and become frameworks […]

MWCC Student Featured Speaker at Department of Higher Education GO HIGHER! Event in Worcester

Mount Wachusett Community College student and Worcester resident Jasson Alvarado Gomez was a featured speaker to nearly 300 high school seniors from North, Burncoat, and Doherty High Schools in Worcester on Wednesday October 12 at the Department of Higher Education’s GO HIGHER! event, a partnership with Massachusetts’ 29 public colleges and universities to raise awareness […]

MWCC’s ESL Program Celebrates Students’ Achievements

Jose Mangual, academic counselor for students enrolled in MWCC’s English as a Second Language program, has a ready answer for prospective students who feel they are too busy, too old or not ready to enroll in courses. He introduces them to students who once had the same concerns, but now are succeeding not only in […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Local VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars recently donated $1,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President Daniel Asquino, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation from VFW Commander Joseph LeBlanc and past Commander and MWCC alumnus Donald Progen, and thanked […]

61 MWCC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 61 new members and presented donations to community organizations from funds raised through a variety of events this academic year. During the May 5 induction ceremony, the chapter presented checks of $500 each to the Gardner Community Action Council, the Winchendon Community Action […]

Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke Named MWCC 2016 Alumnus of the Year

Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke has been named Mount Wachusett Community College’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. He will be recognized during the college’s 51st Commencement on Wednesday, May 18. “We are extremely proud to honor Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke as our 2016 Alumnus of the Year,” said President Daniel M. Asquino. “Like many of our […]

MWCC Alumni Network Hosts “Dine for a Cause” Fundraiser at Gardner Ale House

The MWCC Alumni Network held its first Dine for a Cause event, hosted by the Gardner Ale House on March 29, raising $800 for the alumni scholarship fund. Alumni, members of the college community, supporters and friends enjoyed a delicious meal, and each others company, all in support of student success. The Ale House generously donated […]

MWCC Speaker Series Continues with Immigration and the Undocumented Student

Whether their relatives relocated to the U.S. generations ago or arrived just recently, participants in Mount Wachusett Community College’s dialogue on immigration realized their family histories share a common theme: Their parents, grandparents, ancestors or even they themselves emigrated for the hope of a better life and greater opportunity. More than 80 students, faculty, staff […]

MWCC Alumni Network 2nd Annual Quiz Night Tests the Best

Trivia buffs from Mount Wachusett Community College and the greater community made a spectacular showing at the MWCC Alumni Network’s second annual “Quiz Night” scholarship fundraiser, held March 16 at the Gardner campus. In a dynamic game of question and answer, 17 teams tested their knowledge related to a variety of topics. Teams were encouraged […]

MWCC Students, Faculty, Join Forward in Health on Mission Trip in Haiti

A weeklong medical mission in Haiti gave a team of Mount Wachusett Community College students and faculty a close-up look at poverty in one of the world’s poorest countries, and an opportunity to do something about it. The students and educators traveled to Fonfred, Haiti in January with MWCC nursing alumna Paula Mulqueen, who with […]