MWCC Honors Outstanding Students
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College celebrated the achievements of 68 students during its annual Evening of Excellence awards event last night.
“I stand in awe of the achievements that you have made both inside and outside of the classroom. Getting good grades is only part of it. You’ve distinguished yourself to a level that has caught the attention of faculty as well as your fellow students,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven who explained that all the students worked hard to overcome various obstacles to get to this point. “You have earned this opportunity.”
The ceremony recognizes student accomplishments both inside and outside of the classroom, as well as in their communities. The ceremony gave time to each student, with faculty members telling a brief version of their story and what prompted them being honored. It became clear that many students balanced not only their school work but their personal lives and other outside obligations.