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MWCC Art Department Raising Funds for Sculpture by Former Professor

The Mount Wachusett Community College Art Department is raising funds to acquire a sculpture by former MWCC professor Gene Cauthen who helped establish MWCC’s art department. Gene Cauthen was an accomplished artist and the first sculpture professor at MWCC. He dedicated 35 years to teaching sculpture and bronze casting while inspiring countless students, according to […]

Scholarship Applications Open at MWCC Foundation

Applications for the wide array of scholarship opportunities from the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation have opened to current and future MWCC students, providing students with access to thousands of dollars to help fund their education. “There’s a lot of help available,” said Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli. “We want people to graduate.” The application […]

MWCC Foundation Awarded $180K in Scholarships in Fall Semester

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation awarded $182,108.10 in scholarships in the fall semester of the 2018 – 2019 school year, meeting student needs and allowing them to further their education at MWCC. “We are the last hope for some of our students. They have no one else to lean on,” said Carla Zottoli, MWCC’s […]

Hillary Newsome Foundation Donates 700 Pounds of Food to MWCC Food Pantry

Members of the Hillary A. (Bartlett) Newsome Foundation donated 700 pounds of food, which was gathered during a Leominster food drive, to the Mount Wachusett Community College Food for Thought Pantry on Friday. The donation of 1009 items were made in honor of MWCC alumna Hillary Newsome who passed away last year. The food was gathered […]

Vietnam Veterans Donate $2K to MWCC Veteran Students

Members of Gardner-based Chapter 907 of the Vietnam Veterans of America recently donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. The donation is part of the group’s annual giving with the funds primarily being raised during the group’s Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial Ride that takes place on the Sunday before […]

Rotary Club of Gardner Donates $2K to Benefit MWCC Students

The Rotary Club of Gardner donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation last month in recognition of the ongoing partnership in producing the Rotary’s annual televised auction fundraiser. The telethon-style auction is produced in the broadcast studios at MWCC. Approximately 25 students and the college’s entire Media Arts and Technology team volunteer their […]

MWCC Receives $30K Community Foundation Grant for Early College Planning

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts that will fund planning the future of early college education in the region. As a result of the grant, a large regional summit will take place, and involve the area business community, K-12 education institutions, higher education institutions, […]

MWCC Student Veterans Receive Continued Support from Gardner VFW

The Ovila Case Post 905 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Gardner recently donated $1,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veterans Memorial Scholarship. President James Vander Hooven, Foundation Executive Director Carla Zottoli, and Director of Veteran Services Bob Mayer accepted the generous donation on May 15 from Quarter Master Howard Sands and Past Commander […]

MWCC President Vander Hooven Inaugurated

James Vander Hooven was officially inaugurated as the third president of Mount Wachusett Community College on Wednesday in front of a crowd of family, friends, community members, students, faculty and staff. The inauguration took place at 2 p.m. on March 28 at MWCC’s theater at the Gardner campus just over a year after Vander Hooven […]

Rotary Club of Gardner Donates $2K to Benefit MWCC Students

The Rotary Club of Gardner donated $2,000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation last Tuesday in recognition of the ongoing partnership in producing the Rotary’s annual televised auction fundraiser. “We’re pleased to be able to support the college and the media department that does such a great job,” said Auction Logistics Coordinator Mike Ellis. […]