MWCC e-News

Oct. 21, 2013

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50th Anniversary Events Net $120,000 for Student Scholarships
MWCC Announces New Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center
MWCC Receives Grant to Provide Childcare Stipends for Students
First Release from MWCC's Newest Recording Studio
MWCC Hosts Gardner Debates
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50th Anniversary Events Net $120,000 for Student Scholarships 
MWCC President Daniel Asquino receives an anniversary citation from Senator Stephen M. Brewer

As Mount Wachusett Community College's year-long 50th anniversary celebration comes to a close, the varied events and activities provided an opportunity for members of the college and greater community to reflect on the past, reconnect with classmates and faculty, and make a positive impact on future students.

 

Signature anniversary events sponsored by the MWCC Foundation throughout the year, including a Presidential Harvest Ball held October 5 at the Chocksett Inn in Sterling, raised more than $120,000 for the foundation's endowment for student scholarships.

 

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MWCC Announces New Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center  
Approximately 100 members of the North Central Massachusetts business community joined Mount Wachusett Community College to celebrate the second annual National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4 and the opening of the Manufacturing Workforce Certification Center at the college's Devens campus.
  
 MWCC Receives Grant to Provide Childcare Stipends for Students 
MWCC has received a four-year, $317,388 federal grant to continue its Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program, which provide childcare subsidies and other support services to eligible students. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, will assist students with reliable child care needs so they can remain focused on their studies. Established at MWCC in 2009, it is the only CCAMPIS program funded in Massachusetts.
  
First Release from MWCC's Newest Recording Studio  
Kellianna, an internationally recognized singer songwriter of Celtic myth and magic, accepted an invitation from MWCC to present a full concert in the college's theater in March, which allowed students in Audio Engineering and Video Recording to practice their craft. As part of their course work, students recorded the concert and later edited the video and mixed the sound to create both a full concert DVD and a half hour television program.
  
MWCC Hosts Gardner Debates  

Gardner's two mayoral candidates squared off in a debate on Oct. 16 at MWCC's Gardner campus in advance of the Nov. 5 election. Incumbent Mayor Mark Hawke and Ward 2 Councilor Christine Wilson shared their views on economic development, the municipal budget, taxes and other priority topics during the 90 minute debate co-sponsored by MWCC's Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement and the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Upcoming Events
  • Gardner City Council Debates Oct. 22 & 23
  • Discover MWCC & College Majors Expo Oct. 24
  • Scary Karaoke Oct. 24

For information about upcoming events, click here.

 
 
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Janice O'Connor
Director of Public Relations
Mount Wachusett Community College
978-630-9547