MWCC e-News

Oct. 21, 2014

In This Issue
MWCC Student Presents at "Go Public!" Event
Delegation of Nepalese College Administrators Visit MWCC
Hike for the Humanities Fundraiser at Wachusett Mountain
MWCC Student Leader Honored for Enthusiasm and Dedication
Presentation for Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Humanities Project Continues with Book Discussion and Performance
Upcoming Events
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MWCC Student Presents at "Go Public!" Event
Gov. Deval Patrick and MWCC pre-engineering student Louis Ayisi at the Department of Higher Education's Go Public! event in Worcester.
Mount Wachusett Community College pre-engineering and Honors Program student Louis Ayisi delivered one of six student speeches to a large assembly at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's "Go Public!" event, held Oct. 15 at Worcester's North High School. With Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Education Matthew Malone on hand, Ayisi helped showcase MWCC to 350 high school seniors from Worcester's North, South and Burncoat high schools.


"Go Public!" brings together impending graduates at high schools throughout the state, promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and the merits of an education at one of the Commonwealth's 29 public campuses. Ayisi, who emigrated from Ghana to the United States seven months ago, has found his niche at MWCC and in North Central Massachusetts.


Delegation of Nepalese College Administrators Visit MWCC as Part of US Tour
Mount Wachusett Community College welcomed a delegation of six Nepalese educators seeking exposure to the best practices in higher-education administration on a multi-college US tour. Far-Western University in Nepal was established in 2010, and top administrators selected MWCC due in large part to its commitment to sustainability, as well as its applicable educational models and comparable rural setting. 


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MWCC Volunteers Reach Summit of Wachusett Mountain during Fundraising Event
With President Daniel M. Asquino leading the way to the summit of Wachusett Mountain, Mount Wachusett Community College began an annual tradition on the mild morning of Saturday, Oct. 18.

In the first "Hike for the Humanities" fundraiser, a group of MWCC faculty, staff and alumni simulated Henry David Thoreau's 1842 hike of Wachusett Mountain, collectively raising over $5,000 for the college's Humanities Project.

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MWCC Student Leader Honored at State Level for Enthusiasm and Dedication
Mount Wachusett Community College student leader John Day was recognized for his enthusiasm and dedication, qualities demonstrated by Dean Richard Sullivan, formerly of Cape Cod Community College (CCCC). Day received the Dean Sullivan Award at the Community College Student Leadership Association's (CCSLA) annual conference, held Oct. 16 through 17 in Wakefield, months after receiving the MWCC Peter J. Trainor Leadership Award.

MWCC to Offer Powerful Presentation for Alzheimer's Awareness Month
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November, Mount Wachusett Community College and its Nursing Advisory Board will welcome author and Alzheimer's caregiver Olivia Hoblitzelle. The presentation is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the college's theater. The presentation is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the college's theater.

MWCC Humanities Project Continues with Book Discussion, Performance
The Mount Wachusett Community College Humanities Project, focusing this year on the lasting relevance of Henry David Thoreau, moves to the North Quabbin region on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Athol Public Library will host a book discussion of "Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Athol Public Library. On Thursday, Oct. 30, the program returns to MWCC's Gardner campus with a performance by Thoreau re-enactor Richard Smith of the Thoreau Society from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the college's theater.

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Upcoming Events
  • Scary Karaoke: Oct. 23
  • Sinatra at the Mount: Oct. 24
  • Humanities Project Book Discussion: Oct. 28
  • Alzheimer's Presentation: Oct. 30
  • Humanities Project Performance by Thoreau Re-Enactor: Oct. 30
  • Michael Remillard art exhibit through Oct. 31
For information about upcoming events, click here.

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