MWCC e-News

Feb. 10, 2015

In This Issue
From MWCC to ESPN: Alumnus Nate Haney Shares His Career Journey with Current Students
MWCC Hosting FAFSA Day for Financial Aid Assistance
MA Community College Students Invited to Apply for New UK College Scholarship
MWCC Humanities Project on Thoreau's Walden Continues with Spring Events
Theatre at the Mount Opens 2015 Season with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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From MWCC to ESPN: Nate Haney

How do you get from Studio B in the basement of Mount Wachusett Community College to the advanced television studios at ESPN? MWCC alumnus Nate Haney shared how he did just that during presentations to Media Arts and Technology students on February 5 at the college's Gardner campus.


Haney, a 2006 graduate of MWCC who now works full-time as a stage manager at the Bristol, CT-based sports station, shared how he navigated the journey from classroom to dream job and what it's like to work for the "Worldwide Leader in Sports."


Internships, networking, volunteering and making the most of every opportunity that comes along were among the key tips he shared.


"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of internships due to the competitiveness. Be bold and daring, but not pushy. Make the most of every opportunity to learn and to network. Even if it's 8 a.m. on a Saturday, do it. It will be worth it in the end."

 

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 MWCC Hosting FAFSA Day for Financial Aid Assistance

MWCC will host FAFSA Day Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Gardner campus. Every high school senior, college student, and adult student who will be attending college during the 2015-2016 academic year needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, part of the national College Goal Sunday program, provides free help statewide to students and families looking to complete the FAFSA. Families are encouraged to visit www.FAFSADay.org to register and see a list of items to bring to the event.

  
MA Community College Students Invited to Apply for New UK College Scholarship

Massachusetts community college students interested in starting careers in business and entrepreneurship will have a unique opportunity to study abroad and earn their bachelor's degree for free through a new scholarship program launched by Shorelight Education in partnership with Bath Spa University and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Shorelight, a Massachusetts-based company, has established the Shorelight Global Scholarship Program to give two Massachusetts students a full two-year scholarship worth an estimated $85,000. Students will attend the undergraduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Bath Spa University in Bath, England.

 

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MWCC Humanities Project on Thoreau's Walden Continues with Spring Events

MWCC's Humanities Project, "East Meets West in a Cabin in Concord: Walden and Beyond," continues during the spring semester with several community book discussions and a poetry reading. The events, inspired by Henry David Thoreau's Walden, are free and open to the public.

 

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Theatre at the Mount Opens 2015 Season with Tony Award-Winning Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

MWCC's Theatre at the Mount kicks off its 2015 season with the scamming, scheming, double-crossing hit Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels beginning February 27.Based on the popular 1988 MGM film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Performances are February 27, 28, March 6, 7 at 8 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m.

 

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Upcoming Events
  • Black History Month events: Feb. 11 & 19
  • NEH Humanities Project Book Discussion, Being Henry David: Feb. 11
  • Mardi Gras Carnival: Feb. 12
  • FAFSA Day: Feb. 22

For information about upcoming events, click here.

 

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