Mount Wachusett Community College
|Motto||Start near...Go far|
|President||James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D.|
|Students||4,170 (2006 est.)|
|Location||Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
|Nickname||MWCC, The Mount|
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 km2) 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.
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.
Theatre at the Mount
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)
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||Les Misérables (school edition) – Chelmsford High School||Brigadoon – Acton Boxborough High School||Rent – Westford Academy||Once on This Island – Westborough High School||Miss Saigon – Tyngsboro High School||The Wizard of Oz – Billerica High School||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||Max Carmel (Che in Evita) – Keene High School||Shayan Sobhian (Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde) – Chelmsford High School||Owen McCarthy (Chip in On the Town – Wachusett Regional High School|
|Best Actress||Melanie Tata (Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun) – Leominster High School||Shay Gibson (Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie) – Algonquin Regional 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||Lizzie Cross (Roxie Hart in Chicago) – Nashoba Regional 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||Brett Rochford (Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!) – Clinton High School||John-Michael Breen (Armand in The Scarlet Pimpernel) – Chelmsford High School||Kyle Mendes (Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady) – Nashoba Regional High School||Adam Ouellet (Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls) – Quabbin Regional High School||Owen McCarthy (Willard in Footloose) – Wachusett Regional High School||Wesley Young (Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) – Leominster 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||Evann Normandin (Ensemble in Godspell – Littleton 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 Dolls – St. 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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