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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 […]

MWCC to Open Food for Thought Campus Pantry

Mount Wachusett Community College officials have announced that the school will open an on-campus food pantry at its Gardner campus this fall as the campus community seeks to address food insecurity among MWCC students. The announcement also kicked off a month-long food and fundraising drive. “Two out of three community college students are food insecure […]

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 […]

Mount Wachusett Police Get New Headquarters

(This article was published by The Gardner News on Saturday, Sept. 9 and written by Andrew Mansfield) With new headquarters located next to the new student center, the Mount Wachusett Community College campus police are a nearby resource for the people they protect. The new 4,500-square-foot student center is set to be unveiled next week […]

Summer UP Fun in Fitchburg

Doug Petersen, president and CEO of Workers’ Credit Union, and Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven joined Summer UP participants and staff at Lowe Park in Fitchburg in the last week of July. Petersen, whose company is one of the donors that makes Summer UP possible, stopped by to meet with the participants. Both […]

MWCC Instructor Honored for Online Class

Mount Wachusett Community College Adjunct Instructor Wesley Stanhope received a Course of Distinction award for his Renewable Energy Sources course at the 12th annual Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) E-Learning Conference that was held recently at Greenfield Community College. “This is great. It’s good to be able to reach out to students and just teach,” said […]

MWCC Students Working on Downtown Gardner Mural

(This story was written by Andrew Mansfield and appeared in The Gardner News) People will soon be able to take a trip across the whole city simply by walking along the West Street Parking Lot. Past and present Mount Wachusett Community College students have been working on a mural on the rear wall of the […]

MWCC Student Jana Murphy Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

Mount Wachusett Community College Student Jana Murphy has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to serving others by being named one of Campus Compact’s national 2017 Newman Civic Fellows Award winners. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions. Honorees are chosen for their leadership […]

MWCC Recognized with 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award

Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a 2017 Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence, and graduation rate. “We all enjoy our education. That is […]

MWCC Becomes One of Five NCTA-Certified New England Testing Centers

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Testing Services center has earned national recognition as just one of five centers in New England to have Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association (NCTA). During a 15 month process, the college’s testing center underwent a rigorous review of its testing procedures by the NCTA. The NCTA is […]