Browse by Category

Student Stories

Food Pantry Opens at MWCC’s Gardner Campus

A food pantry has opened at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus as the school community seeks to address food insecurity among MWCC students. “When we started the Food for Thought Campus Pantry project, it was very important for us that the pantry be a space in which students feel welcome and safe. Today’s opening […]

MWCC Hosting Resource and Volunteer Fair

Mount Wachusett Community College will host over 20 area nonprofits for a resource and career fair next Thursday. “This is an excellent opportunity for students and community members to explore both volunteer opportunities and services within their communities,” said Southern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Jana Murphy who organized the event. Beginning at 10 […]

Bemis Student Center Unveiled at Mount Wachusett Community College

The Bemis Student Center was unveiled at Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner Campus Wednesday, with students, faculty, staff, area guests and officials celebrating the new student space. “I am very excited that we now have this new space that provides a place to be separate from our academic responsibilities, while remaining on campus. I know […]

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 […]

MWCC Students Begin Fall Classes

Mount Wachusett Community College sprang to life on September 5 as classes began at the college’s classrooms in Gardner, Devens, Leominster and Fitchburg. “The beginning of the semester is an exciting and energetic time on all our campuses. Whether students are brand new to the school or returning for another year, faculty and staff are […]

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 […]

Gina Vilayphone Sworn in as MWCC Student Trustee

Mount Wachusett Community College student Gina Vilayphone was sworn in last week to the college’s Board of Trustees, following a spring election by her peers as the board’s student representative. On Thursday, Aug. 10, the Communications major was sworn in and participated in her first trustee meeting. The Leominster resident, originally from Gardner and having […]

Gardner Mural Painted by MWCC Students Unveiled

A mural depicting local landmarks and welcoming visitors to the city was unveiled recently after a summer of hard work by a group of Mount Wachusett Community College Art Students. “Thank you to the students and everyone else that has been involved with this,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven at the unveiling on August […]

MWCC Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates Pass Licensure Exam

In a testament to the hard work of students and Mount Wachusett Community College’s ongoing effort to maintain high standards and practical relevance for its Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s Degree Program, 100 percent of recent graduates who took their licensure exam in July passed. “The PTA faculty expect excellence and the students deliver,” said Margaret […]

MWCC Announces Free Laptops for Liberal Arts Students

In a push to get technology into the hands of future writers, designers and scientists, Mount Wachusett Community College will be giving away 60 laptops to first-time, full-time liberal arts and science students enrolled in the fall semester. “For all of our students, but especially liberal arts students, written communication is incredibly important,” said Laurie […]