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March 23, 2010

In This Issue
Gardner Native, Entrepreneur Joyce Landry to Deliver 2010 Commencement Address
MWCC's Institute for Nonprofit Development Re-grants $90,000 to Area Service Organizations
MWCC Students Serve Community During Alternative Spring Break
CAPP Students Ski to Success at Wachusett Mountain
MWCC Sponsors 10th Annual Juniors Symposium
MWCC Celebrates Women's History Month
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Gardner Native, Entrepreneur Joyce Landry to Deliver 2010 Commencement Address

Joyce Landry
Joyce Landry
Gardner native Joyce Landry, co-founder and CEO of Landry & Kling, Inc., a $30 million, Miami-based company specializing in cruise event services, will be the featured speaker at Mount Wachusett Community College's 45th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. in the college's Fitness & Wellness Center.
A 1973 graduate of Gardner High School, Landry is the daughter of Jeannette Kacian and the late John Kacian. Her father was a cabinet maker at the Heywood-Wakefield Company for 30 years and her mother worked for local dentist Dr. Charles Martel.
"We are delighted and honored to welcome Joyce Landry as our commencement speaker this year," said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. "Joyce is making an indelible mark on the world as an entrepreneur, volunteer and adventurer, while her roots remain firmly planted in Gardner and in North Central Massachusetts."
"It's a rare privilege to be asked to speak to a graduating class - and especially exciting because it's MWCC," Landry said. "The Gardner community has played an important role in my life and influenced me in many ways. I look forward to coming home and contributing to the festivities!"
Landry and her business partner, Josephine Kling, started their company in 1982 with $26,000, an office in Manhattan and a list of contacts. They are credited as being the first to specialize in corporate events at sea and the company has become a textbook example of how to successfully build a niche market. The entrepreneurs pioneered the use of cruise ships as floating hotels, and have been at the forefront of many projects involving dockside charters including the 1992 Barcelona Olympics; Super Bowl 2005 in Jacksonville, Fla.; the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies; the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad; and the upcoming World Cup 2010 in South Africa and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Landry began her career in the cruise industry at age 23, when she implemented the first air/sea department for Holland America Line. Prior to launching Landry & Kling, she also served as regional sales director of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. She received an associate degree in travel and tourism from Prospect Hall College in Florida.
An avid adventure traveler, Landry has visited six out of seven continents for business and pleasure. She trekked solo in the Himalayas in 2002, and in 2007, she and her husband, Gene Meehan, were married on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. After learning how to row in 2006, she won her first gold medal in 2008 in the women's master 1,000 meter race at the Miami International Regatta.
Landry is a founding member of the Deborah Natansohn Foundation, which awards scholarships to women in need to advance their journalism and tourism careers. She also volunteers as a mentor to other women through organizations like the Commonwealth Institute, the International Women's Forum, and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Landry is an advocate in Florida for historic preservation and environmental conservation, and as a Kampong fellow, she supports the research and preservation of tropical habitats. In addition, she volunteers with the American Humane Association, and was recently certified to serve on disaster relief animal rescue teams.
She has received several prestigious awards from organizations including the Athena Foundation, which recognizes women for their professional excellence and community service. She was chosen as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Meeting News Magazine, and last year, she and her business partner were inducted into the Cruise Industry Hall of Fame by the Cruise Industry International Association (CLIA).

MWCC's Institute for Nonprofit Development Re-grants $90,000 to Area Service Organizations

INPD grant recipientsSix North Central Massachusetts nonprofit organizations working to strengthen communities have been awarded $90,000 in funding through a federal Compassion Capital Fund grant administered by Mount Wachusett Community College's Institute for Nonprofit Development.
Representatives from the organizations were recognized during the INPD's 2010 Community Engagement Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 10 at the college's Gardner campus.
The Institute for Nonprofit Development, a program of the college's Center for Democracy and Humanity, was awarded the three-year, $600,000 grant in October, 2007 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide North Central Massachusetts nonprofits with intensive, collaborative strategic and financial planning. As an intermediary organization of the CCF, the Institute for Nonprofit Development is required to re-grant at least $80,000 each year to community and faith-based organizations.
This year, MWCC has been able to increase the amount awarded from $80,000 to $90,000 - the direct result of pro-bono contributions by professional workshop presenters at the Institute's annual conference, held last September. MWCC reallocated the additional $10,000 from the grant's training budget to supplement an investment in the 2010 awardees and maximize the effect these funds would have. These additional funds will be awarded as stipends to support five MWCC students each working 150 paid hours, as well as many volunteer hours, to assist in the successful completion of the funded projects.
During the three year period, 27 organizations have been granted a total of $250,000 and received approximately 1,500 hours of student assistance. Recipients have also benefited from more than 700 hours of one-on-one-coaching sessions and 500 hours of training skill-building workshops valued at over $100,000
The community organizations competitively selected in this third round of grant awards are:
Athol Orange Community Television of Athol is awarded $18,000 to develop a comprehensive revenue development model. Jessica Gloriant of Fitchburg, a Computer Graphic Design major at MWCC, will be working with AOTV to support this grant.
The CASA Project, Inc., based in Worcester with 30% of its clients in north Worcester County, is awarded $18,000 to modernize donor software and work with consultants to develop a three to five year strategic plan for the organization. Julian Fox of Orange, a Liberal Arts & Sciences - Theater major at MWCC, will assist the CASA Project with their grant activities.
Growing Places Garden Project, which is based in Clinton and serves 22 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts, is awarded $16,500 to implement strategic initiatives and improve evaluation to better communicate the measureable positive impact of their work in the community. Kyle Carlson of Gardner, a Liberal Arts & Sciences - Elementary Education major at MWCC, will be supporting GPGP in achieving grant objectives.
Habitat for Humanity, North Central Massachusetts, located in Fitchburg, is awarded $18,000 to train staff and expand its social enterprise - a for-profit retail business (Habitat ReStore) to generate income in support of its non-profit mission. Bryan Klink of Templeton, a Business Administration major enrolled in the MWCC/Nichols College 3+1 Program, will be placed at HHNCM to support implementation of this grant.
WHEAT Community Services of Clinton is awarded $18,000 to fund significant organizational development, as well as the professionalization and modernization of long-standing practices into more formal policies and procedures. Taryn Holly of Winchendon, a Liberal Arts & Sciences major at MWCC, will be working with WHEAT to implement grant-funded initiatives.
In addition, a mini-grant award of $1,500 was made to the Friends of the Athol Council on Aging, a small, all-volunteer organization. This funding will allow for the opportunity to plan an effective strategic process.
Pictured above: MWCC's Institute for Nonprofit Development re-granted $90,000 from a federal Compassion Capital fund grant to area nonprofit agencies during a Community Engagement Awards ceremony. Pictured: front row: Megan Foley (Habitat for Humanity, North Central Massachusetts); Lynn Price (Athol Orange Community Television); Jim Sheehan (WHEAT Community Services); back row: Elizabeth Johnson Tsang (CASA Project, Inc.); Carol Ambrozy (Friends of the Athol Council on Aging), Genevieve Fraser (Athol Orange Community Television); Carol Courville (Athol Orange Community Television); Phyllis Farrell (WHEAT Community Services); Jodi Breidel (Growing Places Garden Project); Gina Kovach (Growing Places Garden Project); MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino.

MWCC Students Serve Community During 3rd Annual Alternative Spring Break

Habitat helpers included Business Administration major Aaron Chatigny, and Computer Graphic Design-Web major Tom Cutaia, on roof of storage facility; and Hannah Fletcher, a Liberal Arts major; Joyce Kulig, Learning Specialist for the Visions program; Assistant Dean of Student Services Greg Clement; Alicia Stevens, a dual-enrolled high school student majoring in Liberal Studies, pictured with Mike Nobrega, right, construction project manager for the nonprofit organization.

Alternative Spring Break 2010
MWCC students took part in the college's third annual Alternative Spring Break, assisting Habitat for Humanity-North Central Massachusetts with roofing and storage reorganization projects in Fitchburg and helping the college paint and reorganize its garage.
Whether they were painting walls, roofing, or assisting in the organizational projects, the students were energetic and excited about the opportunity to lend a hand. The office of Student Life introduced the alternative spring break program in 2008. This year's volunteer effort took place on March 16.
"What makes this day great and amazing is that students from all areas of the college -  dual enrollment and various majors - get an opportunity to get to know each other and also get to know themselves better by learning new skills, while helping the community," said Greg Clement, assistant dean of student services.
Habitat for Humanity NCM is gearing up for a new home construction in Hudson this spring, and needed assistance organizing materials and equipment in preparation for that project, said Mike Nobrega, construction project manager for the nonprofit organization. The storage facilities needed to be re-roofed, and the materials needed to be sorted and organized.
While one group of students and staff volunteers assisted Habitat with that effort, another group of students helped stock and organize the Habitat ReStore, located at its Fitchburg headquarters. Habitat ReStores are outlets that accept donated construction and home improvement materials for resale to the general public at a fraction of the retail price.
Nobrega, an alumnus of MWCC, said the local Habitat affiliate greatly appreciates the college's annual assistance during spring break week and during leadership camp in the summer. "We needed this assistance. Their efforts have definitely helped organize us for the next project."

CAPP Students Participate in "Skiing to Success" Event at Wachusett Mountain

The Skiing to Success event at Wachusett Mountain celebrated the achievements of students who participate in MWCC's College Access & Preparation Programs and the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center.
CAPP ski day
Skiing conditions were ideal for 60 area high school and middle school students and 15 chaperones during a free ski day provided by Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton on Tuesday, March 16. The students - who are enrolled in College Access & Preparation Programs through Mount Wachusett Community College's Division of Access & Transition or are members of the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center in Fitchburg - were invited to enjoy a day at the mountain courtesy of the Crowley family, owners and operators of the ski area.
"We're happy to do it," said David Crowley, general manager and chief operating officer of the ski area, who helped tend the grill during a barbecue lunch for the students. "The mountain has been doing this type of event for years for the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, Special Olympics and others. It's a great way to introduce kids to skiing and help them develop a love for the outdoors in the winter."
MWCC and the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center teamed up this year to provide the "Skiing to Success" excursion to a group of mostly novice skiers who were selected in recognition of their academic achievements over the past year. The event included equipment rental and ski lessons from Wachusett Mountain instructors.
Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong stopped by to greet the students and thank the sponsoring organizations. She was joined by Dolores Thibault-Munoz, executive director of the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center; Joan David, legislative aide to state Rep. Stephen DiNatale; MWCC Trustee Yvonne Hunter; and other representatives from the college and the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center.
"We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Crowley family for donating the use of the mountain," said Pati Gregson, vice president of MWCC's Division of Access & Transition.
Students from Gardner, Leominster, Fitchburg, Athol, and Murdock high schools, as well as the North Central Charter Essential School and area middle schools participated. "It's an activity outside of their comfort zone, which keeps them striving to succeed," Gregson said.
"Every student received permission from their school to attend and it's all because of their great academic standing," said Kristin Sweeney Moore, assistant vice president of MWCC's College Access and Preparation Programs. CAPP annually provides more than 3,000 area students with academic and leadership programs, including GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, Gateway to College, Upward Bound Math Science and MCAS Works!

MWCC Sponsors 10th Annual Juniors Symposium

Gardner High School students Nicolas Magalhaes, Anna Sarcinelli and Nicholas Landry joined other area students for a game of "College Lingo Bingo" during MWCC's 10th annual College Symposium for Juniors.
2010 Juniors Symposium

More than 275 area high school students got a glimpse of college life when they attended the College Symposium for Juniors, sponsored by MWCC's division of Access & Transition. The 10th annual conference, designed to help juniors thoroughly plan for college, drew high school students from Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, Athol, Lunenburg, Oakmont, Murdock, Mahar, Montachusett and North Central Charter Essential schools on March 17 and 18.

According to Kristen Sweeney Moore, associate vice president of MWCC's College Access and Preparation Programs, the Juniors Symposium provides a fun and interactive way to raise awareness about the tools students will need to apply to and prepare for college.
The students were greeted by Vice President of Access and Transition Pati Gregson before attending a half-day of workshops on SAT preparation, choosing a major and a career, financial aid myths and realities, college lingo, transitioning to college, admissions requirements for student athletes, college fairs and writing a memorable college essay.
"I was hoping to learn more about college, specifically the application process," said Gardner High School student Joe Santana. "The workshop about writing essays was definitely a big help."
Presenters Drew Goodwin, director of MWCC's Upward Bound Math Science, and Melissa Bourque, Academic Liaison with the college's GEAR UP program, demonstrated the foolproof way of writing a college application essay. Goodwin said that the most important aspect to remember is that the essay is all about you, the writer. Bourque summarized this by saying, "The essay is the best way to express yourself."
When choosing a topic, students should make sure it is something they are familiar with. Bourque listed a variety of tips to use to improve any essay, including concise writing, avoiding clichés and repetition, and proof reading for grammatical and spelling errors. Goodwin suggested the idea of asking a friend or family member to check for mistakes.
Veronica Guay, and Shaunti Phillips, academic facilitators for the college's Upward Bound Math Science program, led a session on dual enrollment programs that enable high school students to earn college credits while completing their high school requirements.
Benefits of dual enrollment include easing transition to college, decreasing educational costs and the amount of time it takes to earn a degree, and greater success at the college level, Guay explained.
Natalie Mercier, a resource specialist with MWCC's Gateway to College program, led a Jeopardy-style SAT game, which brought out the competitive side of the students. "Not only did the students have fun, but they learned something, which is really the whole point," she said.

- Joseph Benavidez

MWCC Celebrates Women's History Month

  Herstory 2010
Whether they help students succeed in their academic studies or create a safe, fun and pleasant campus environment, a group of MWCC women are making a lasting, positive impression on campus. Twelve women from MWCC who play an important role in the lives of students have been recognized for their dedication through the "Herstory Project."
Professor Susan Goldstein's Journalism I class and the office of Student Life established the service learning project last year to recognize influential women on campus.
This year's honorees are: Sandra Arsenault, Program Assistant; Student Life; Susan Blake, English Professor; Linda Bolduc, Business Professor; Pat Brewerton, Career Development Counselor; Helen Butler, Staff Assistant/Information Center; Heather Conn, Assistant Professor, Biology; Lynn Francoise, Dining Service Manager; Eleanor Gauthier, Maintainer I; Karen Kolimaga, Chief/MWCC Public Safety and Security; Heather Layton, Director/Grant Development; Kathy Lewis, Community Outreach Counselor; Heidi McCann, Coordinator Library Services; Paula Pitkiewicz, English Professor; Maureen Provost, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education; Kara Roche, Adjunct Faculty, English; Bonnie Wicklund, Math Lab Coordinator/Instructor.
Goldstein and Greg Clement, assistant dean of student services, agreed this project provides a wonderful opportunity for the journalism students to participate in a service learning project. The students were responsible for most aspects of the multi-faceted project, including selecting the women to feature, conducting interviews and writing articles about the honorees.
Photographs of the honorees and accompanying articles are on display throughout the month in the South Café hallway. The women featured in the Herstory Project will be recognized during a celebration on Wednesday, March 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the South Café.
Additional events celebrating Women's History Month include:
Poetry Reading: Ohio poet Diane Gilliam Fisher will read from her latest full-length collection of poetry, Kettle Bottom, during a presentation on Tuesday, March 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the North Café. Set in 1920-21, a period of violent unrest known as the West Virginia Mine Wars, Gilliam Fisher's collection tells the stories of the men who descend into the mines and the women and children who wait for them to emerge at the end of each shift. The poets' family was part of the Appalachian outmigration from Mingo County, West Virginia, and Johnson County, Kentucky. The event is sponsored by the English Department, the Diversity Committee, and the School of Liberal Arts, Math and Developmental Education.
Women's Appreciation Day, featuring "The Billies:" The singers The Billies will perform Wednesday, March 31 from 12:30 to 1:30 in the South Café. The Billies have been together professionally and as a duo since 2006 and are quite at home in coffeehouses, campus centers, pubs and theatres. Chrisie Santoni is an award-winning songwriter and also runs Dancing Bears Music, a music and movement program for children.

Upcoming Events

SGA Collection Drive for the Troops: The Student Government Association, in conjunction with MWCC's Center for Democracy & Humanity, will be collecting care package items to help support men and women from Massachusetts serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This endeavor is being held as part of a community service project for the Community College Student Life Association's Student Leadership Conference taking place on Friday, March 26 at MWCC. Donations of food, candy, travel-size games, personal care items and other items may be dropped off at the Student Services office, room 141 or the Student Life office, room 151, through March 24.
The 2010 STEM Career Conference for Fitchburg, Leominster and Lunenburg middle school students will take place Saturday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MWCC. The conference will provide workshops in a variety of math and science careers, including architecture, biotechnology, clinical lab science, computer technology, conservation biology, engineering design, forensics, green chemistry, nursing, public health, robotics, and veterinary medicine. The STEM Career Conference is presented by MWCC's Division of Access & Transition, Fitchburg State College and the participating middle schools, and is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 
Employers from throughout the area will be on campus Wednesday, March 31, to participate in the 2010 Job Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons at the Gardner campus. The job fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with employers and to explore career opportunities in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to business, human services, computer information systems, computer graphic design, automotive, biotech, natural resources, medical office and criminal justice. Some of our participating employers include Federal Medical Center, Northeastern Lumber, Micron Products, LUK, Seven Hills, Marriot Coco Key, MA State Police, MA Dept of Corrections, Worcester County Sheriff's Dept., Millipore, Aerotek, Target, Jiffy Lube, Health Alliance and the Census Bureau to name a few. For more information, contact Patricia Brewerton at (978) 630-9254 or email
Division of Workforce Development is offering free training sessions for area businesses in April.
A session on "Managing Team Communication" will take place Tuesday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Gardner Campus, Murphy Conference Room. Effective communication is important in any team dynamic. Managers will receive tips on assuring their teams are communicating and discuss strategies to maximize productivity.
A session on "Writing Persuasively" will take place Wednesday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Devens Campus, room 108, 27 Jackson Road. The session will explore ways to infuse business writing with persuasive techniques.
A session on "Memory Skills: Your Brain and Its Potential" will take place Thursday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Leominster. In this training, participants will learn a variety of simple, effective methods for retaining important information beneficial in the workplace, including names, faces, numbers and lists.
A continental breakfast will be provided at each session. Seats are limited and registration is required. To register, go to For more information, call (978) 630-9575 or email
A panel discussion focusing on the first year of President Barack Obama's presidency will take place Thursday, April 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the North Cafe. The presentation, moderated by Dr. Vincent M. Bates, dean of Liberal Arts, Math, Education and Developmental Studies, was originally scheduled in February during Black History Month but was postponed due to inclement weather. Panelists will reflect on the highs and lows of the past year and what they believe are challenges for the future.
Jason R. Durkin, director of marketing development at Nypro, Inc., will be the guest speaker during the Alpha Beta Gamma Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 16 in the South Café. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. For tickets, contact Professor Linda Bolduc, ABG advisor, at (978) 630-9385.
MWCC's financial aid office is offering FAFSA Filing Workshops to assist students and parents with online filing of the 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
The free workshops will take place at the Gardner campus, room 240, on Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The workshops are open to students who are preparing to attend any private or public college or university this year. 
The FAFSA helps students and parents determine their eligibility for federal and state student financial aid, including Pell grants, Stafford loans, MASS Grants and other state and federal programs. In addition, the FAFSA form is used by colleges to determine awards for non-federal aid. 
Registration is not required; families may stop in anytime during the workshop hours for assistance with filing the FAFSA. Students and parents are advised to bring the following documents: 2009 W2 forms; 2009 federal tax forms; value of assets; and Federal FAFSA PIN (if a prior-year filer). The MASS Grant deadline for filing the FAFSA is May 1.
Theatre at the Mount presents its annual spring children's production, Disney's Mulan Jr. in April. Travel back to the legendary, story-telling days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaption of Disney's Mulan. The Huns have invaded, and it's up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Mulan Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and a fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like Reflection; Honor to Us All and I'll Make a Man Out of You, as well as new songs. Special matinees for school groups are scheduled for April 13, 14, 15 and 16 at 9:30 a.m. and noon. Performances for the general public are scheduled for April 17 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All seats are $6. Information and tickets are available at the TAM Box Office, Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (978) 632-2403 or online at
Free assistance with 2009 income tax returns is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers through Mount Wachusett Community College in cooperation with the IRS. Trained volunteers will assist with basic tax forms and help residents understand tax benefits. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is being offered Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at MWCC's Gardner campus. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (978) 630-9124. Area residents interested in receiving assistance are asked to bring documents to the appointment, including their 2008 return, 2009 W-2s, 1099 forms and all other information relevant to income and expenses for 2009. Photo identification is necessary, and both spouses must be present for those filing a joint return. Due to the enactment of the Massachusetts Health Reform Act, Massachusetts residents must bring verification of health insurance. If a taxpayer does not prove insurance or becomes denied for an exemption, a penalty is applied. Insured taxpayers should bring the 1099 HC form, mailed to them in January by private insurers, or proof of government issued insurance, such as a MassHealth/Medicare card.
The Enrollment Center is offering Information Sessions on a number of academic programs. Upcoming sessions will take place on the following dates: Associate Degree Nursing Program: May 11 from 2 to 3 p.m., Gardner campus, Wetmore Wing, room 12; Practical Nursing Certificate: April 13 and June 8 from 2 to 3 p.m., Gardner campus, Wetmore Wing, room 12; Dental Hygiene: April 7, May 5 and June 2 from 2 to 3 p.m., Gardner campus, Wetmore Wing, room 12; Complementary Health Care/Massage Therapy/Physical Therapist Assistant: April 13, May 11 and June 15 from 2 to 3 p.m., Enrollment Center; Clinical Laboratory Science: March 24 and May 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster and April 21 and June 23, Heywood Hospital, Laboratory Education area; Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing: March 24, April 2 and June 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Devens campus; Energy Management, April 15 and June 17 from 3 to 4 p.m., Gardner campus, room 201 and May 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., Devens campus; Accelerated Business Administration: April 20 and June 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and May 11 from 6 to 7 p.m., Gardner campus, room 125. In addition, small group information sessions are offered daily Monday - Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. Prospective students interested in the Biotechnology/Biomanufacturing program are asked to call Tami Morin at (978) 630-9578, (TTY (978) 632-4916), or email Prospective students interested in all other information sessions are asked to call the Enrollment Center at (978) 630-9284 (TTY (978) 632-4916), or send an email to 
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