MWCC e-News

Dec. 16, 2015

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Attorney Richard A. Cella Reappointed to Board of Trustees
$30 Courses Available Through Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program
Leominster Teens Explore STEM Careers at MWCC Devens Campus
Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Annual Celebration
New Fitness Center Director Aims for More Success at MWCC (Telegram & Gazette)
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Attorney Richard A. Cella Reappointed to Board of Trustees

Attorney Richard A. Cella, center, with Board of Trustees Chair Tina Sbrega and President Daniel M. Asquino.
Leominster and Gardner attorney Richard A. Cella has been reappointed to the Mount Wachusett Board of Trustees by Governor Charlie Baker.

Attorney Cella, who first joined the board in 2010, was officially sworn in on Thursday, Dec. 10 during a brief ceremony at the college.

"Attorney Cella is a dedicated community leader and we are delighted with his reappointment to the Board of Trustees," said MWCC President Daniel M. Asquino. "He is a tremendous asset to the college and the greater community as we continue our mission of providing students with access to quality, affordable education and expanding economic development partnerships and opportunities in our region."

Among many community affiliations, Attorney Cella has served as secretary of the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation and as a trustee for the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.

$30 Courses Available Through Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership at MWCC
High school and home schooled students interested in saving money while getting a head start on their college education can choose from several upcoming courses available through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) at Mount Wachusett Community College. The three-credit courses are being offered at the grant-funded price of $30, including textbooks, for the spring semester beginning January 20. Managed and supported by the Massachusetts departments of Higher Education and Elementary and Secondary Education, CDEP provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses at a discounted price and earn credit toward their high school diploma and future college degrees. The program is one of several dual enrollment opportunities available at MWCC.

Leominster Teens Explore STEM Careers at MWCC Devens Campus
Dozens of seniors from Leominster High School and the LHS Center for Technical Education Innovation explored career options in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields during a STEM College Day at MWCC's Devens campus. More than 60 students who participate in the Math Modeling program at the schools attended the half-day event, which included demonstrations and hands-on activities ranging from capturing their own DNA to 3D printing, mechatronics, quality assurance and quality control.

Early Childhood Education Program Hosts Annual Celebration
MWCC's Early Childhood Education program recently hosted its fourth annual alumni event at the Garrison Center for Early Childhood Education. It was an evening full of friendship, inspiration, and networking. More than 80 current students, faculty, staff, Garrison teachers, alumni and their families attended the Seuss-inspired event. Alumni events, such as this one, are an important opportunity for current students to make connections with alum who may work in the field.

New Fitness Center Director Aims for More Success at MWCC (Telegram & Gazette)
The Fitness and Wellness Center at Mount Wachusett Community College is a busy place, from early morning through the evening hours. Every day, members flock to the facility, with its modern equipment, six-lane swimming pool, accessible weight-training and cardiovascular workout areas, plus basketball and racquetball courts. "The No. 1 New Year's resolution for people has always been to get in shape," said Jared Swerzenski, the center's new director. "In January, that's when people are looking for a place to begin the year with that goal in mind, and we want to be the best option in this area."

Upcoming Events
  • Practical Nurse Pinning Ceremony: Dec. 21
  • New and Transfer Student Orientation: Jan. 14
  • Magic of Motown at the Mount: Jan. 22

For information about upcoming events, click here.


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