MWCC e-News

Sept. 23, 2014

In This Issue
MWCC Continues Standing as Military-Friendly School
Phillip Stan Appointed Student Trustee
United Way Day of Caring
Theatre at the Mount Presents Les Miserables
Upcoming Events
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MWCC Continues Standing as Military-Friendly School

For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized as a top military-friendly school for creating a culture of positive energy and academic support for veterans, active military members and their dependents.


The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list, released by Victory Media, names the top 20 percent of American colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.


"It is our responsibility to foster an environment in which student veterans can thrive, both in the classroom and on campus," said  President Daniel M. Asquino. "This award is a testament to our student veterans who courageously serve our country and then make the decision to transition to college life. We also have a wonderful staff in the Center of Excellence for Veteran Affairs and a supportive group of faculty and students." 


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Phillip Stan Appointed MWCC Student Trustee

Phillip Stan, a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Music, has been appointed to Mount Wachusett Community College's Board of Trustees after being elected to the one-year position by his student peers this past spring. The chamber music enthusiast and father of five was sworn in as the college's student trustee on the afternoon of Sept. 11 and attended his first board meeting immediately following the ceremony.


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MWCC Hosts Annual United Way Day of Caring

Capitalizing on students' eagerness to participate in community engagement activities and a successful first year, Mount Wachusett Community College hosted its second annual United Way Day of Caring at its Gardner campus on Thursday, Sept. 18. Through the leadership of the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, more than 200 volunteers packaged 20,736 meals for food pantries and veterans centers in North Central Massachusetts. An additional 200 meals are being made available to MWCC students struggling with food security through the college's Students Serving Our Students (SOS) program.


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Theatre at the Mount Presents Les Miserables
Let the Tony Award-winning musical triumph sweep you through an epic tale of passion and redemption in 19th century France when MWCC's Theatre at the Mount presents Les Miserables Oct. 10 through 19. Featuring a cast of nearly 60 actors, ages 7 to 70, TAM's production is directed by Peter Landry, with musical direction by Joanne Landry. The original Broadway production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It is the world's longest-running musical and has been seen by over 60 million people in 42 countries.

Upcoming Events
  • Thoreau and Climate Change: Oct. 1
  • Advanced Manufacturing Career Expo: Oct 3.
  • Healthcare Programs Info Fair: Oct. 9
  • Transfer Fair: Oct 9

For information about upcoming events, click here.

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Janice O'Connor
Director of Public Relations
Mount Wachusett Community College