Mount Wachusett Community College
Nov20

Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts on our 269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts and satellite sites are located in Devens, Fitchburg, and Leominster.

We offer:

over 45 associate degree and certificate programs
adult basic education/HiSET (GED) programs
education and training for business and industry
noncredit community service programs

Our students enjoy many support services & resources:

Fitness & Wellness Center
Academic Support Center
555-seat Theatre at the Mount
Garrison Center Childcare Facility
Green Street Cafe
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
LaChance Library

Courses are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, and online.

The main campus includes an academic building with fully-equipped classrooms, laboratories, studios, library and theatre. In addition, the MWCC Fitness & Wellness Center offers a gymnasium, athletic field, running track, racquetball courts, pool, weight room, and fitness center.

MWCC’s facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who may require accommodations to participate fully in program activities should contact the program director or the counselor for students with disabilities.

Specialties

Workforce Training, Flexible Scheduling, Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Fast-Track Programs and Certificates

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MWCC FITNESS CENTER GIRLS’ SOFTBALL CLINIC

GARDNER – The Fitness & Wellness Center at Mount Wachusett Community College is offering a softball clinic for girls ~ ages 8 to 14 ~ beginning March 6. The fourweek series will be directed by Galaxy U14 and U18 coaches, and will cover the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, base running and pitching in the game of women’s softball. The clinic will take place Sundays ~ March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $70 for the series, and MWCC Fitness Center members will receive a 10 percent discount. Enrollment is limited. For information or to register, call (978) 630-9212.

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Mount Wachusett Community College Campuses
Oct03

Mount Wachusett Community College Campuses

MWCC’s 269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, MA. Satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. Directions to each campus are listed on the individual campus pages. You can use the menu at left to visit each page.

Looking for directions to our campuses? Click one of the locations in the menu for directions.

Main Campus, Gardner

The main campus features a 555-seat theatre, a fitness center, many of the student service offices, and a cafeteria. Office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm and Fridays from 8:00 – 4:00 pm. The main phone number is 978-632-6600.

Leominster Campus

The Leominster campus features the Leominster Adult Education Center. Office hours are Mondays through Thursdays 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:30 to 4:00 pm. The main phone number is 978-630-9810. The fax is 978-840-1231. You can also email the campus.

The Leominster Adult Education Center for Adult Basic Education and English As A Second Language programs is located at 100 Erdman Way. The phone number is 978-534-1563.

Devens Campus

    One Jackson Place
    27 Jackson Road
    Devens, MA 01434

The Devens campus office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The main phone number is 978-630-9569.

The Devens Learning Center office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The main phone number is 978-630-9569. The fax is 978-772-2594. The Devens campus can be emailed.

Fitchburg Campus

    326 Nichols Road
    Fitchburg, MA 01420

The Fitchburg Campus (formerly Burbank Campus) features the Dental Hygiene Program. The phone number is 978-630-9413.

The Adult Education Center is located at the McKay Campus School on Rindge Road in Fitchburg. The phone number is 978-343-4620, and the fax is 978-343-4758.

Public Transportation

MWCC is served by the Montachusett Area Regional Transit Authority (MART) bus system. Go to the MART site for more information.

Transportation is now available that links towns from Winchendon to Gardner and Gardner to Athol, Orange and Greenfield.

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Mount Wachusett Community College
Aug31

Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College is a two-year community college in Gardner, Massachusetts. It offers associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to other colleges. MWCC offers more than 40 academic programs that allow the students to earn an associate degree of science, associate degree of arts, associate of applied science, or a certificate.

Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The 269-acre (1.09 km 2) main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens. The college offers over 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, English for speakers of other languages, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including the Fitness and Wellness Center, the Academic Support Center, and the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount. Courses are offered in the day, evening, on weekends, and online.

The college has been praised for its use of renewable energy, winning the National Wildlife Federation’s ‘Chill-Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming’ competition in the spring of 2007.

Renewable energy technologies at the college include: Solar PhotoVoltaic panels originally producing 5 kilowatts and upgraded to 97.24 kilowatts in September 2009. and a biomass plant which heats the college by burning waste woodchips.

The college also uses a biomass gasification generator, where woodchips are turned into combustible gases, which are used in a gasoline engine, powering a generator that produces 50 kilowatts of electricity. This is a research and development project contracted with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Two Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines were activated in March 2011 which are expected to generate 97 percent of the college’s annual electricity demand.

The college’s theatre hosts a sizable community theatre program. Started in the autumn of 1976 (under the name ‘Theatre North Central’), Theatre at the Mount has enjoyed considerable local and regional acclaim for its over 280 productions, notably through the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) and New England Theatre Conference (NETC)

TAMY Awards

In 2006, Theatre at the Mount launched the TAMY Award program for high school musical theatre. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the TAMYs evaluate high school performances within a 50 mile radius of the college based on a number of criteria, including (among others)’Best Actor,’ ‘Best Actress,’ ‘Best Featured Ensemble’ and ‘Best Overall Production.’

TAMY Award Winners by Year

Best Overall Production

Evita – Westford Academy

Best Actor

Andrew Francis ( Marius in Les Misérables) – Chelmsford High School

Doug Thoene ( Percy in The Scarlet Pimpernel) – Chelmsford High School

Alex Norton (Mark Cohen in Rent – Worcester Academy

Steve McCarthy ( Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof) – Marlboro High School

Shayan Sobhian ( Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde) – Chelmsford High School

Best Actress

Melanie Tata ( Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun) – Leominster High School

Susan Davies ( Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden) – Chelmsford High School

Carly Grayson (Ti Moune in Once on this Island) – Westborough High School

Kelly Letourneau (Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie) – Wachusett Regional High School

Caroline Pisinski (Hildy in On the Town) – Wachusett Regional High School

Best Supporting Actor

John-Michael Breen (Armand in The Scarlet Pimpernel) – Chelmsford High School

Kyle Mendes (Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady) – Nashoba Regional High School

Owen McCarthy (Willard in Footloose) – Wachusett Regional High School

Edward Andrews (Reverent Moore in Footloose) – Hudson High School

Best Supporting Actress

Lisa Billingsley (Eponine in Les Misérables) – Chelmsford High School

Meg Culkeen (Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress) – Gardner High School

Elizabeth Wall ( Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables) – Algonquin Regional High School

Amy Bullock (Little Sally in Urinetown) – Acton Boxborough Regional High School

Megan McGuire (Little Sally in Urinetown) – Oakmont Regional High School

Emma Romasco (Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!) – Nashoba Regional High School

Best Featured Actor

Caleb Cedrone (Guard in Chicago) – Westford Academy

Ryan LaForest (Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown) – Acton Boxborough Regional High School

Mac Muscara (Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown) – Oakmont Regional High School}

Luke Dombroski (Harry the Horse in Guys and DollsSt. John’s High School

Best Featured Actress

Jessie Damour (Soupy Sue in Urinetown) – Gardner High School

Erin Glenny ( Fantine in Les Misérables) – Oakmont Regional High School

Leah Gibson (Berthe in Pippin) – Algonquin Regional High School

Leah DeTolla ( Peron’s mistress in Evita) – Westford Academy

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Helen J. Raduazo Obituary
Aug12

Helen J. Raduazo Obituary

Obituary:

Helen J. (Seabury) Raduazo, 81, of 27 Green St., Gardner, died Tuesday in her residence following an illness.

Born in Manchester, NH on May 16, 1923, she was the daughter of Harold and Nora (OConnor) Seabury.

She was a Registered Nurse last employed in her husbands office for 34 years until retiring in 1989. She was formerly a resident nurse at Stoneleigh Prospect Hill School in Greenfield. She was a nurse employed at Columbia – Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Dartmouth, NH and Worcester City Hospital, Worcester.

She was a 1942 graduate of Simonds Free High School, Concord, NH and graduated from NH Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She received a degree in Orthopedics and Pediatrics at The Childrens Hospital of Portland, ME in 1946 and did post-graduate studies at MA General Hospital in Boston.

Mrs. Raduazo was a member of First Congregational Church of Gardner, taught Sunday School and was a member of its Flower Committee. She was a Boy Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader, a board member of Knowlton Foundation, founded the Easter Seals Swim Program at Greenwood Memorial Pool, and in 1968 received the Jaycee ‘Woman of the Year Award. Helen enjoyed sewing, gardening, swimming at the Fitness & Wellness Center at MWCC, walking with the MWCC Walking Group and spending time with her many children and grandchildren.

She was a 35-year Breast Cancer Survivor.

Her husband of 50 years, Dr. Rocco Raduazo, died in 1998.

She leaves 2 sons, Rocco R. Raduazo and his wife Celeste of Bolton, Rico D. Raduazo and his wife Lauran of Weathersfield, CT; 7 daughters, Susan A. Crandall and her husband, Colonel Walter Crandall of Fountain Valley, CA, Sally Ann Johnson and her husband Ernest Johnson of Gardner, Sandra H. Mack and her husband John Mack of Chepachet, RI, Sylvia M. Bunnell and her husband Richard Bunnell of Plymouth, Sharron J. Szymcik and her husband Charles Szymcik of Otter River, Sharleen E. Goguen and her husband Allen Goguen of Gardner, Stephanie L. Smith and her husband Richard Smith of Merrimack, NH; 16 grandchildren, Jason, Taryn and Joseph Goguen, Walter Crandall IV, Timothy Caouette, Lindsey and John Mack, Andrew, Allissa, Alex and Angela Szymcik, Anthony and Nicholas Raduazo, Matthew and Hannah Smith, Raffael Raduazo, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Nora French who died in 1998.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3rd at 10:30 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, 28 Green St., Gardner. Rev. Janet V. Skagerlind will officiate. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 3rd at 1:30 p.m. in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.

Calling hours at the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner are Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Raduazo Nursing Memorial Scholarship, c/o Robert Gillis, Gardner High School, 200 Catherine St., Gardner, MA 01440 or to MWCC Fitness and Wellness Center, Pool Handicapped Accessibility Fund, c/o Steve Washkevich, MWCC, 444 Green St., Gardner, MA 01440.

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MWCC Receives Nine NCMPR Medallion Awards for Excellence in Communications

GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College received nine Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), District 1, for excellence in communications.

The college’s Marketing and Communications department received five gold awards, three silver awards and one bronze award for communications projects developed over the past year including television advertising, overall marketing campaign, feature writing and recruitment brochures.

‘Our students inspired a great team to do great work,’ said Lea Ann Scales, Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and K-12 Partnerships. In addition to Vice President Scales, the Marketing and Communications team includes Sarah McMaster, director of marketing and new media, Janice O’Connor, director of public relations, Stephanie England, assistant director of marketing, Briana Nobrega, coordinator of college graphics, Brett Moulton, web & new media specialist, and Joyce Cormier, administrative assistant.

MWCC received gold awards for brochures that provide prospective students with supplemental information on veterans’ services, the college honors program, and the new science and technology building currently under construction; a career map poster designed to help students pair strengths and interests with academic programs and careers; a booklet for newly accepted students; a banner promoting group fitness programs at the Fitness & Wellness Center; and a magazine feature article about a Graphic and Interactive Design alumnus now employed at Google.

The college received silver awards for its multi-channeled ‘Build Your Future’ marketing campaign; its 2013-2014 annual President’s Report; and ‘Build Beyond Tomorrow’ novelty seed packets given out during the new building’s groundbreaking ceremony.

MWCC received a bronze award for its TV advertisement, ‘Take it On,’ which promotes the college’s science, technology, engineering and math programs and STEM Starter Academy. The ad can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.emalaniz.com
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The awards were announced on Oct. 6 during the NCMPR District 1 conference in Hershey, PA. NCMPR’s District 1 encompasses community colleges in the eastern U.S. from Maine to the District of Columbia, as well as the maritime provinces of Canada and the United Kingdom. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, the NCMPR is the only organization of its kind that exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at community and technical colleges.

Lea Ann Scales, Vice President of External Affairs, Communications and K-12 Partnerships at Mount Wachusett Community College, and Brett Moulton, MWCC Web and New Media Specialist, display the college’s nine NCMPR Medallion Awards.

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