MWCC e-News

Feb. 26, 2015

In This Issue
Four Community Leaders Appointed to MWCC Board of Trustees
Teens Take 1st Place in MWCC Business Plan Competition
MWCC Employees Raise $61,878 for COMECC/United Way NCM
MWCC Veterans Services Director Presents at National Conference
Free North Central MA Business Resources Forum
Reggae Fusion Band to Perform Free Concert
MWCC Celebrates Women's History Month
Upcoming Events
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Four Community Leaders Appointed to Board of Trustees

 

Four community leaders with professional experience in healthcare, manufacturing and social services have been appointed to the Mount Wachusett Community College Board of Trustees.

 

Sheila M. Daly, president and chief executive officer of Clinton Hospital, has been reappointed to the board. New appointees are Kenneth C. Tomasetti, owner and president of Advanced Cable Ties in Gardner; Suzanne Farias, general manager of the Double Tree by Hilton in Leominster; and Amanda Landry, community outreach specialist at HealthAlliance Hospital, Leominster.

 

"We are very fortunate to have these dedicated community leaders join our Board of Trustees, said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. "Their leadership and expertise will be an asset to the board, the college and the community."

 

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Teens Take 1st Place in MWCC Business Plan Competition
A team of Leominster teenagers came a step closer to manufacturing an exercise devise designed to improve flexibility and prevent injury, after taking first place in MWCC's Business Plan Competition. During a close, but friendly competition, three finalists presented their proposals during the Feb. 24 competition finale. A panel of judges comprised of local business and community leaders concurred that each finalist presented strong, well-researched plans, though the KRAM Wellness Group, which is gearing up to manufacture its first product - a mobile compact stretching devise called the FLEXFIT - edged out the competition.
  
MWCC Employees Raise $61,978 for COMECC/United Way NCM

Mount Wachusett Community College faculty and staff have donated $61,978 to the 2015 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC) and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts. Over the past five years, college employees have contributed more than $309,000 to aid those in need.

 

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MWCC Veterans Services Director Presents at National Conference
Veteran services officials from colleges and universities throughout the country had the opportunity to learn about Mount Wachusett Community College's Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success during a recent national conference. MWCC Director of Veterans Services Bob Mayer was selected to present on "Student Veterans' Centers: Designing to Implementation to Upgrading," during the 2015 NASPA Veterans Conference in February.
  
Free North Central MA Business Resources Forum

Massachusetts business owners, presidents and human resources professionals are invited to attend a free North Central Massachusetts Resource Forum on Thursday, March 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 at MWCC's Leominster campus. The event will include representatives from the college, state agencies, the city of Leominster and regional Chambers of Commerce, who will present information on the amenities, benefits and incentives available to businesses of all sizes.

 

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Reggae Fusion Band to Perform Free Concert at MWCC
The Wicked Hangin Chads, a Boston-based reggae fusion band influenced by Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff among others, will perform a free concert Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in MWCC's Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center. The band offers a mix of original reggae, reggae hybrid and ska, with a Latin blues flavor and has played numerous venues, including the Hard Rock Cafe and the Barking Crab in Boston. The concert will serve as a live training event for students enrolled in MWCC's Media Arts and Technology program, as well as provide hands-on experience for students in other disciplines.
  
MWCC Celebrates Women's History Month
MWCC is celebrating Women's History Month with several events in March including a poetry reading with Gail Thomas, author of "No Simple Wilderness: An Elegy for Swift River Valley" and "Finding the Bear"; a documentary about the life of Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai; the Women's HerStory project; and a performance by singer-songwriter Christa Gniadek.
  
Upcoming Events
  • NEH Humanities Project book discussion The Transcendental Murder: March 5
  • STEM Awareness Day: March 6
  • Theatre at the Mount: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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