Mt. Wachusett Community College Recognizes Criminal Justice Partners

January 22, 2019
Fitchburg District Court Probation Officer Tiaz Butler, MWCC student Edwin Feliz, and Chief Fitchburg District Court Probation Officer Rebecca Ramirez pose at a recognition luncheon at MWCC where participating criminal justice students thanked their internship hosts. SUBMITTED PHOTO Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

GARDNER -- Police officers and other criminal justice community partners of Mount Wachusett Community College from area communities including Ashburnham, Gardner, Westminster and Winchendon were recognized for providing internship opportunities to 12 MWCC students at a recent luncheon.

MWCC’s Criminal Justice Department hosts this recognition luncheon at the end of every semester. It gives criminal justice students the opportunity to thank their internship hosts for their real-world learning and for the mentoring each has enjoyed. To thank the hosting sites for providing real-life, career experiences for the students, department Chair Reed Hillman presented certificates of appreciation during a gathering at the Gardner campus that took place in late December.

Police and criminal justice officials throughout the region provided internship opportunities for a number of MWCC Criminal Justice majors during the fall semester. Participating students completed a minimum of 120 hours with their sites over the 15-week semester.

Not pictured in the photos but in attendance were Ashburnham Police Chief Lorring Barrett, Jr., MWCC Criminal Justice Student Ivan Quiles, and Ashburnham police Lt. Chris Conrad.

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