MWCC e-News

March 26, 2014

In This Issue
UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address
Student Leader Kathy Matson Receives 2014 Newman Civic Fellow Award
MWCC Hosts Naturalization Ceremony
MWCC Mentors Honored During Women's History Month
Information Session Scheduled on New Health Information Management Degree
Pathways Early College Innovation School Accepting Applications for Fall 2014
Job Fair 2014 Scheduled for April 2
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UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan to Deliver MWCC Commencement Address
Marty Meehan, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts, Lowell and former seven-term Congressman, will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College's Commencement on May 21.
  
"We are delighted to welcome Chancellor Marty Meehan to our campus as this year's Commencement speaker," said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. "His passion for community engagement was ignited while he was a Massachusetts public higher education student, and he brought that commitment to the state, national and campus levels. These same values of civic engagement are instilled in a Mount Wachusett education. Given his accomplishments in law, government, politics and higher education, Marty Meehan represents to our graduates a model of engagement at every level," he said.
  
"I look forward to speaking to the members of the Class of 2014 about how a high-quality, public higher education positions them for success in life," Chancellor Meehan said. "I encourage them to continue along the path of lifelong learning by pursuing bachelor's master's and doctoral degrees at UMass Lowell or other institutions of higher education. I know their studies at Mount Wachusett Community College have prepared them well."
  
  
Student Leader Kathy Matson Receives 2014 Newman Civic Fellow Award

For her dedication and commitment to serving others, MWCC student leader Kathy Matson has been presented with Campus Compact's national 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award. A Business Administration major, Matson represents college students across Massachusetts in her role as the student member on the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and as a liaison between the board and the state-wide Student Advisory Council, on which she also serves.

 

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MWCC Hosts Naturalization Ceremony 
Mount Wachusett Community College served as the backdrop welcoming 222 Massachusetts residents from 47 different countries as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony on March 19 in the Fine Arts theatre. For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services selected MWCC as the setting as part of its ongoing initiative to bring ceremonies to local communities. This semester, MWCC's Leominster campus is partnering with the United Neighbors of Fitchburg nonprofit organization to provide citizenship preparation classes. 
  
MWCC Mentors Honored During Annual Women's History Month
Faculty and staff members who play an instrumental role in the lives of MWCC students were recognized on March 26 during the college's annual Women's Appreciation Day. The celebration capped a month-long of activities and events in celebration of Women's History Month.
For the past several years, students in Professor Susan Goldstein's Journalism I class have interviewed and penned feature articles on women who are making a difference in the lives of others. The Women's HerStory project this year recognized 13 mentors.
  
Information Session Scheduled on New Health Information Management Degree Program
MWCC will present an information session on its new Health Information Management associate degree program and career opportunities in this growing field. The free information session, led by Associate Professor Mary Jo Bowie, MS, RHIA, RHIT, will take place April 2 at 5 p.m. Health information management is a vital component of the healthcare process. Individuals working in HIM are at the intersection of medicine, business and legal, and play a key role in ensuring that the healthcare organization is compliant with state and federal regulations regarding capture, storage and release of all medical data.
  
Pathways Early College Innovation School Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

Motivated teens interested in paring two years of time and expenses off their college education should check out the Pathways Early College Innovation School at Mount Wachusett Community College. Praised by state education officials, parents and participating students, the two-year, dual enrollment program allows high school juniors to simultaneously earn their high school diploma and a transferable associate degree in the academic program of their choice. Twenty new students will be accepted into the program for the fall semester, beginning Sept. 3. A series of required, two-day information schedules, have been scheduled throughout the spring and summer.

 

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Job Fair 2014 Scheduled for April 2 

Students and area employers are gearing up for MWCC's annual job fair, which will take place Wednesday, April 2 in the Commons. The event is open to MWCC students from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and to students and the general public from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress for success and bring their resumes. The MWCC Job Fair is an annual event on-campus that is growing in popularity each year as evidenced by the increased attendance of participating employers, students, and community members.

 

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Upcoming Events
  • Indian Hill Big Band free jazz concert
  • Annual Job Fair 
  • Information sessions

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