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MWCC Receives $1.38M Upward Bound Math and Science Federal Grant

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $1,385,670 Upward Bound Math and Science Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. “Upward Bound Math Science has touched the lives of many families in North Central Mass as they search for ways to provide college opportunities to their children. The uninterrupted funding from the Department of […]

Boys & Girls Club COO Joins MWCC Board of Trustees

The Chief Operating Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner Donata J. Martin joined the Mount Wachusett Board of Trustees last week after being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to welcome Donata Martin to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. Her experience with the Boys […]

Boston Comedy Festival Winner to Host Veterans Benefit Show

A fundraiser for Mount Wachusett Community College veteran students hosted by Andrew Mayer, a winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, will take place on Oct. 21 featuring a collection of Boston stand-up comics. The event, Comics on a Mission II, will feature comedy from Sean Sullivan, Emily Ruskowski, and Nick Chambers. Host Andrew Mayer, encouraged […]

MWCC Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Devens Student Tours

Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated Manufacturing Day on Friday by holding tours of its Devens campus and three area manufacturers for nearly 100 students. As part of Manufacturing Day, students attended tours of MWCC’s Devens Campus, Nypro Healthcare, SMC Ltd., and WestRock. The students were from Shriver JobCorps and the Fitchburg Freshmen STEM program. The […]

MWCC Veterinary Technician Chair Speaks in Favor of Education Bill

Earlier this week, Certified Veterinary Technician and the Department Chair and Assistant Professor for the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College Alexandra McNamara traveled to the Massachusetts State House to speak in front of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee in favor of a bill to establish licensure requirements for Veterinary Technicians […]

Secretary Rosalin Acosta Visits MWCC Devens Campus During Manufacturing Week

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta joined Senior Vice President of Devens Thatcher Kezer III for a tour of Devens during Manufacturing Week that culminated in a discussion with local business leaders at MWCC’s Devens campus, which was facilitated by Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven. During the meeting, […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Testifies in Favor of Affordable College

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education in favor of affordable college Monday. The president was one of numerous community members and officials who spoke at the committee’s public hearing at Leominster High School on Monday, Sept. 11. The discussion centered around Senate Bill 702 […]

MWCC to Hold Public Reception for New Bemis Student Center on September 13

Mount Wachusett Community College will host an Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. on the Gardner campus in the new Bemis Student Center on Sept. 13. The public, past MWCC staff and faculty, and all community partners are encouraged and invited to attend. The open house will take place the same day as a […]

MWCC Launches Fitchburg High Nursing Program

Through a partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, a group of Fitchburg High School students will have the opportunity to earn their Certified Nursing Assistant certification before they graduate high school. “The Fitchburg High CNA Program is a unique opportunity for current high school students to earn college credits, while also attaining working credentials to […]

Community Leaders Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

Three community leaders joined the Mount Wachusett Board of Trustees last week after being appointed by Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to welcome these community leaders to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. I know that they will not only work to better the College but provide important insights into their communities […]