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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 […]

MWCC Welcomes Winchendon Architect, Artist and Philanthropist J. Robert Jennings

On March 4, 2020, Mount Wachusett Community College welcomes Winchendon resident J. Robert Jennings for a college and community-wide discussion of his life and work as a structural engineer, environmental designer, architect, peace activist and co-founder of Noonday Farm, a nonprofit serving the residents of Winchendon with educational programs and free organic food to those […]

Fall 2019 Semester President and Deans Lists

We are pleased to announce our Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall 2019 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours are eligible for the lists. The Dean’s List requires a 3.0 to 3.99 grade point average while the President’s List requires a 4.0 grade point average. Dean’s List Connecticut Dayville: Jamison […]

Congratulations to our First Paramedic Class

On January 9, 2020, Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed nine new Paramedics to the profession during a pinning ceremony at the Gardner campus. Surrounded by loved ones and supporters, the inaugural class was pinned by Program Director Peter Laitinen, RN, BSN, NRP, who expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him and MWCC by […]

Barr Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to MWCC

Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be […]

Grant to Fund Free Six Sigma Lean Green Belt Training for Small Businesses

The Six Sigma Green Belt training beginning in February will train 45 local employees from qualified companies with 100 or fewer employees free of charge through a Workforce Training Fund Small Business Direct Access Grant. Businesses large and small in North Central Massachusetts have access to a multitude of resources to improve their competitiveness and […]