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75 New Members Join International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted new members in a virtual ceremony on May 8th, 2020. Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth through participation in […]

MWCC Confers Degrees and Certificates to the Class of 2020

Mount Wachusett Community College Confers 772 Degrees and Certificates to 727 Students Gardner – May 20, 2020 – Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the academic achievements of its graduates during the college’s 55th commencement, held virtually via live stream, on May 20. A total of 727 students graduated, with 564 associate degrees and 208 certificates […]

Early College Graduation Keynote, Commissioner of Higher Education, Carlos E. Santiago

GARDNER, MA – May 4, 2020 – Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts, Carlos E. Santiago, will deliver the keynote address during the Mount Wachusett Community College Early College Virtual Graduation on Friday, May 29, 2020. The 63 anticipated graduates have been participants in one of two MWCC dual enrollment programs, the Gateway to College […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Announces Commencement Speaker, Maria Milagros

Local author and TEDx speaker Maria Milagros will deliver the keynote address during the Mount Wachusett Community College Virtual Commencement on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. “In her work as an author, life coach and storyteller, Maria is known for finding hope in situations that are not particularly hopeful, for finding gratitude every day – even […]

MWCC Announces Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Gardner, MA – March 25, 2020 – Mount Wachusett Community College President Jim Vander Hooven announced today that the college will be hosting “virtual” commencement ceremonies this spring. He said the decision was not taken lightly. “Commencement is perhaps the most sacred event in higher education. It is the highest symbolic event we have to […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Welcomes Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Art Spiegelman

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator Art Spiegelman will discuss his graphic novel, “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale”, on Thursday, April 16, at Mount Wachusett Community College. “Maus” tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist, coming to terms with his father’s story. According to a review in […]

NY Times Best Selling Author and Worcester Native Jarrett J. Krosoczka to Speak at MWCC

Worcester native Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been writing and illustrating books for young readers since the age of twenty-three. He has published over thirty titles, such as the popular graphic-novel series Lunch Lady and is a contributing writer to the Star Wars Jedi Academy series. Krosoczka has earned numerous accolades, including Eisner and Charlotte Award […]

MWCC Tea Time Series Highlights Gateway to College Opportunity for High School Students

Mount Wachusett Community College is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 Gateway to College program and offering several opportunities for community members and potential students to learn more about this Early College program. On February 24, the Tea Time Speaker Series will present “Alternative Education: Gateway to College” from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at […]

MWCC Presents “Race, Pop Culture, and the Black Panther Phenomenon” Discussion at the Heywood Library

How the Black Panther movie reversed Hollywood stereotypes and how race is depicted in pop culture will be the subject of a lively conversation led by Candace Shivers, Associate Professor of Human Services and Sociology, Wed., Feb. 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Levi Heywood Memorial Library in Gardner in a presentation entitled “Race, Pop […]