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Mark Shirman Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees

Mark Shirman, president and chief executive officer of Westford-based RiverMeadow Software, Inc., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Mount Wachusett Community College. “Mr. Shirman’s business acumen and entrepreneurial success in the field of Information Technology will be a tremendous asset to the college and the greater community as we continue our mission […]

Tina Sbrega Appointed Chair of MWCC Board of Trustees

Tina Sbrega, president and chief executive officer of GFA Federal Credit Union in Gardner, has been appointed chair of the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees. She has served on the board since 2005, most recently as vice chair. “Our community colleges are at the center of our efforts to close the skills gap […]

AAC&U Official Visits Quality Collaborative Project Team

Dr. Susan Albertine, vice president for engagement, inclusion and success at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), met with faculty and staff from MWCC and Fitchburg State University on Oct. 18 as part of the Quality Collaborative Grant awarded by the association and the Lumina Foundation. The purpose of the Quality Collaborative Project […]

Vice President Robin A. Duncan Receives NCMPR Communicator of the Year Award

MWCC Vice President of Marketing and Communications Robin A. Duncan received the 2012 Communicator of the Year Award from District 1 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. The award was presented on Oct. 15 during the district’s conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Duncan came to MWCC more than 15 years ago to […]

MWCC and the SHINE Initiative Host Mental Health Conference

Mental health problems affect more than 50 million Americans and their families, including as many as 300,000 students and young adults in Massachusetts at any given time. To help raise awareness about mental health issues affecting young people, The SHINE Initiative and Mount Wachusett Community College hosted a mental health conference on Thursday, Oct. 11 […]

MWCC Joins QCC and Fitchburg State on Manufacturing Partnership

Mount Wachusett Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Fitchburg State University recently signed articulation agreements that will allow for seamless training and educational opportunities for members of the state’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Officials from the Patrick-Murray Administration joined U.S. Rep. James McGovern, state legislators and officials from Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the presidents and […]

Four Chambers of Commerce Partnering with MWCC on Business Trends Survey

Four regional chambers of commerce are joining forces with Mount Wachusett Community College’s business department to conduct the first annual joint survey of North Central Massachusetts business owners and executives. The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of […]

Governor Patrick Announces $37.9 Million Investment in MWCC for New Science and Technology Building

Governor Deval Patrick visited Mount Wachusett Community College on Oct. 3 to announce $37.9 million in capital funds for the college’s new science and technology building, furthering the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to building an affordable, world-class system of public higher education in Massachusetts. The college will use the funds to modernize the Haley Academic Center […]

MWCC Partners on Industrial Skills Training and Assessment

Mount Wachusett Community College is collaborating with the North Central Massachusetts Economic Development Council, the North Central Career Center, and area manufacturers to deliver customized industrial skills training designed to solve the industrial skills shortage affecting local industry. The program has been developed in cooperation with Scientific Management Techniques (SMT), Inc., the global leader in […]

Governor Patrick Announces $4 Million for Community Colleges

Governor Deval Patrick has announced $4 million in grants to support increased skill training and workforce alignment, improved student learning outcomes and efficiency measures at community colleges across the Commonwealth. These grants deliver on the goals of the Governor’s community college initiative to put more people in Massachusetts back to work and to strengthen the […]