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MWCC Pays Tribute to James O. Garrison, Longtime Community Supporter and Philanthropist

On Thursday, September 17, MWCC hosted a gathering of family and friends to honor the life of longtime trustee, supporter, and community leader James O. Garrison in front of the MWCC Garrison Center for Childhood Education which he made possible. Joining family members were current and former members of the MWCC Foundation Board of Trustees […]

MWCC Honors the Memory of and Pays Tribute to Philanthropist, Business and Community Leader James Garrison

The greater Gardner community could not have predicted the impact that James O. Garrison would have when he relocated to Massachusetts and purchased a struggling manufacturer. From turning the small company around and increasing employment, to his membership on the boards of numerous local foundations, Jim Garrison made a profound impact on the lives of […]

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 […]

Early College Summit Highlights Successes and Importance of Early College Investments

On October 24, the North Central MA Early College Summit brought together educators, students, and civic leaders for a day of discussion and advocacy. The Early College partnership between Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, Gardner High School, Leominster High School and Center for Technical Education, and the Sizer School creates a pipeline to […]

North Central MA Early College Summit Coming October 18 to Leominster Doubletree

Day-long event will feature keynote speakers Carlos E Santiago, Commissioner of Higher Education and Chris Gabrieli Chairman of the Board of Higher Education Leominster, MA – On Friday, October 18, 2019, North Central MA Early College Academy member superintendents and educators, higher-ed representatives, early college students, and local economic and civic leaders will come together […]

Panel of Local Latinx Leaders Urge Students to Step into Future Leadership Roles

GARDNER— Over 200 students from Mount Wachusett Community College and two local middle schools were urged to step into future leadership roles by a panel of local LATINX leaders in North Central Massachusetts as part of the college’s Tea Time Speaker Series, Monday, September 30. Students in the MWCC GEAR UP program from McKay and Longsjo […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project to Explore Graphic Novels; Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Author Art Spiegelman to Speak

GARDNER– How graphic novels are used to talk about such topics as Alzheimer’s and the Holocaust will be the subject of a year-long Humanities Project at Mount Wachusett Community College, culminating with a lecture from the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Art Spiegelman, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. Upcoming events will focus on films, art exhibits, and […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Gateway to College Program Receives National Recognition 4th Year in a Row

(NEW HAVEN)–Achieving the Dream’s Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has received a Program Excellence Award in recognition of exceeding all four benchmarks used to assess the performance of Gateway to College programs nationwide. The four benchmarks used to establish the Program Excellence Award are: first term success, one-year persistence, two […]

MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

Early College Designation Announced

Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Sizer School and Gardner High School will launch a new early college high school program that will give students an opportunity to earn 12 college credits while still in high school. The Early College Designation was among several announced Thursday by Gov. […]